In MCV’s latest rundown of the industry’s hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, THQ is seeking an analyst and Gem has hired a new PR and marketing manager.
THQ HIRING EUROPEAN ANALYST
Homefront and uDraw publisher THQ is looking for a European market analyst to join its UK team.
The successful applicant will support the firm’s European head of market insight in creating and maintaining a toolset and knowledge base to provide THQ with better market insight and understanding.
TOP FIVE VACANCIES – week ending July 29th, 2011
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GEM CREATIVE – New PR & marketing manager named
Gem Creative has appointed Faye Le Duc as its PR and marketing manager.
She most recently held a senior position within the national accounts team at Gem, and has previously worked for AMD and Imacula PR. She will work alongside the Creative marketing team on bespoke marketing campaigns, trade events and offer assistance to other Gem divisions and brands.
Head of marketing Katie Rawlings said: “Faye brings with her an admirable approach to work hard and increase Gem Creative’s service offering to all Gem partners. Faye is an experienced and enthusiastic marketeer, her willingness to demonstrate her experience and meet the high expectations set will no doubt make her a huge asset to the team. I’m delighted with her appointment.”
NAMCO BANDAI – Bradley promoted
Lauren Bradley has been promoted to senior product manager. She joined the publisher in 2009.
“Lauren has showed incredible passion for Namco Bandai titles and the games industry in general. She demonstrates great commitment towards the titles she works on and has shown that she has dedication on new IP with titles such as Enslaved and masimising product potential and pushing the business forward.”
DISNEY – Former Blizzard man becomes Marvel VP
Bill Roper, the former VP of Blizzard North and CCO of MMO specialist Cryptic Studios, is to assume the role of vice president of the Disney-owned Marvel franchise.
He was also the founder of now-closed Hellgate London developer Flagship Studios.
"We are pleased to have Bill join our team,” Disney’s senior VP and GM Alex Seropian stated.
“With 17 years of experience in the worldwide gaming industry, we are confident that Bill has the creative vision necessary to help guide the next wave of development and product for DIMG's Marvel Games."
WARGAMING.NET – Menou heads up new Euro office
The online game developer and publisher has hired Frédéric Menou as managing director of its new European office in Paris.
He has previously worked as Euroupean MD and support services director at Blizzard Entertainment. He will oversee Wargaming.net’s operations on the continent as it recruits more than 40 people for the new office.
“We are not a small company, we are becoming a global player,” said Menou. “I am happy to be a part of the team and looking at the people around me I can say that there’s nothing that can hinder us from becoming the best company in the industry.”
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