In MCV’s latest rundown of the industry’s hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, BBC North is hiring a software engineer and Electronic Arts promotes Peter Moore and Frank Gibeau.
DEVELOPMENT JOB AVAILABLE AT BBC NORTH
BBC North is currently recruiting for a software engineer that wants to develop games and other interactive content.
The applicant will also be required to test software and understand web services. Should they be successful, they will join the BBC team in Salford.
TOP FIVE VACANCIES - week ending August 5th, 2011
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EA – Moore and Gibeau promoted
Peter Moore and Frank Gibeau have taken on new roles at Electronic Arts.
Moore (left) has left his role as head of EA Sports to become COO of EA. Before joining the firm, he was head of Xbox at Microsoft.
Gibeau (right) has been named president of all EA Labels, which include EA Games, EA Sports, EA Play and BioWare. He was previously head of the EA Games label only.
EA CEO John Riccitiello said: “It’s a great reflection on EA that we’re able to tap so much world-class leadership from within our own ranks. The depth of talent and leadership in this company is inspiring.”
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FREEFORM .LONDON – Zie heads up digital
The creative agency has appointed Jeff Zie as its new head of digital.
Zie previously built the BskyB interactive services division and launched the consumer online businesses for Emap and EA.
Freeform.London director Tony Roberts said: “Freeform.London has the structure and resource to offer all aspects of the creative process from strategy and development to digital, AV and creative design. We offer an inclusive service for our clients to meet all of their creative needs in-house. It’s a very exciting time in our growth and Jeff’s knowledge, experience and skills will enable us to expand our digital ability to offer a fully-integrated service; from strategy through to execution, operations and analysis.”
BASTION – Burns joins Bastion
Gary Burns has joined the PR agency as account manager.
He leaves his most recent position at Mischief, where he handled THQ, Sega and Square Enix products. He has also worked with clients such as BAFTA, UKIE and Codemasters, and is currently looking after 505 Games and its portfolio.
“Specialising in video games was an easy decision,” said Burns. “It’s always felt like a natural fit. I’m an avid gamer, have been since I was a kid, and can’t imagine anything I’d rather PR. I’m very happy to be joining Bastion. It’s great to be back working on specialist, trade and consumer campaigns for companies such as 505.”
LACE MAMBA – New product manager named
The publisher has hired Agnes Kwicien as product manager.
She has worked at Eidos, NCsoft and Triple-A Codes.
“Agnes is a great addition to our international marketing team,” Lace Mamba MD JASON CODD said. “Her expertise will be a great support to manage our constantly growing line up.”