MCV Jobs Weekly: Comic Con organisers hire new COO

Tete joins MCM Central, VideoGamer lands junior content editor,Crossley joins Creative England andKonami’s Edwards moves to Sony.

New COO for Comic Con organiser

Board member Gital Tete has been appointed as COO of MCM Central, the firm behind London’s Comic Con, amongst other pop culture events. She will take from the role on January 1st, 2017.

Previously, Tete was CEO at Rektorsakademien Utveckling, a Swedish company focusing on digital learning in the education sector. Before that, she worked as business development manager at exhibition organiser Artexis Easyfairs, and as head of events at Artexis Nordic, where she co-founded Sweden’s first ever gaming exhibition, GAMEX, and introduced Comic Con to the region.

She commented: I did not have to think long before I accepted this challenge. MCM Central is courageous, competent and has an unusually clear drive to create something new. I am looking forward to developing and expanding MCM’s modern pop culture portfolio, as well as some other really interesting opportunities.”

New junior content editor at VideoGamer

Sam Riley has joined VideoGamer as junior content editor. He has been a games writer for over four years, working for the likes of GamesRadar and Games Rant.

Editorial director Tom Orry stated: I’m incredibly excited that Sam is now part of the VideoGamer team. We were looking for someone who would continue VideoGamer’s mission to entertain readers and viewers, and Sam is a perfect fit. I’m looking forward to everyone seeing what he is capable of.”

Crossley joins Creative England

Former Develop online editor Rob Crossley has been hired as head of games at Creative England.

He joins following a stint at GameSpot, where he was UK editor. Prior to that he held the role of associate editor at CVG for over two years.

Konami’s Edwards moves to Sony

Konami’s Jon Edwards has joined PlayStation as UK product manager.

Edwards spent over three years at Konami, where he started as marketing executive in 2013 before being promoted to senior brand and communications executive in 2014, and then became brand and communications manager at the beginning of 2016.

At Sony, he will be working on Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon Zero Dawn and the PlayStation FC activity.

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