In MCV's weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, GAME expands its social media team and we look at the best job opportunities.
GAME HIRES TING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
The retailer has hired Craig Ting as community manager. He will be responsible for developing and nurturing GAME’s growing social community.
Ting has plenty of experience in the field of community management having worked in the position of community and online marketing manager at EA and the community manager at Giffgaff. He joins GAME from a community manager role at mobile device firm HTC.
“I am really delighted to be joining GAME at such an exciting time. I can’t wait to get cracking with the team, continue to cultivate GAME’s social community and develop exciting new offerings for them, all to help build the UK’s most valuable community of gamers,” said Ting.
“This opportunity will allow me to draw on previous experience working in gaming and mobile social media, content and community – all areas I greatly enjoy. As a result I’m really looking forward to working with GAME’s partners to mutually develop and share some great events and content with the highly passionate UK gaming community.”
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Koch hires social media manager
Mark O’Connell has become the latest addition to team Koch Media, taking on the role of UK social media manager on the company’s range of games and films. O’Connell joins Koch with experience in the games industry stretching back to 2004 when he worked for THQ as project co-ordinator. He has also worked as The Creative Assembly’s PR and online media manager on the Total War series.
EA founder joins Extreme Reality board
Founder of Electronic Arts, 3DO and Digital Chocolate Trip Hawkins has joined the board of directors at Extreme Reality.
Hawkins joins the developer of motion and gesture technology in a role to help the company progress its market strategies and cement relationships within the games industry.
“Trip’s knowledge and experience in the gaming industry is a priceless asset for our company, and we are excited to welcome him to our board of directors,” said Elad Dubzinski, chief executive officer of Extreme Reality.
“His ability to help guide our strategy for the gaming industry will allow us to develop the strategic relationships necessary to accelerate our business.”
Hawkins arrives with decades of experience in the industry having worked for Steve Jobs at Apple from 1978 to 1982 before founding Electronic Arts.
Hawkins also founded Digital Chocolate in 2003 where he served as chief executive officer from 2003 to 2012.
“As gaming evolves, how people interact and participate in the games themselves evolves,” said Hawkins.
“Motion and gesture control continues to gain popularity across the game industry, and working with Extreme Reality gives me the opportunity to play a role in this exciting new evolution of the gaming experience and make motion capture more accessible for a much broader audience.”