MCV Jobs Weekly: Konami strengthens PR and social media teams

This week Konami UK welcomes two new recruits, IGN appoints JoeSkrebels as its UK news editor and Future promotes two members of GamesRadar’s editorial team.

Konami recruits Asim Tanvir andDanielle Mounsey

The Pro Evolution Soccer firm has recruited two new faces to its UK team. Asim Tanvir (pictured, far right) is joining as online and social media manager. He used to run NextGen Gaming Blog and WENB for Kitana and also worked on Sky’s social side.

Meanwhile, the business has named Danielle Mounsey (pictured, right) as senior PR manager for the UK. Mounsey previously worked for Square Enix as a PR executive, where she handled campaigns for titles such as Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Hitman and Deus Ex.

We’re busy looking forward to exciting projects within Konami, and Danielle and Asim bring unique skills that will help us elevate both PR and social media elements to a much wider audience,” said Konami’s head of communications Jay Boor. Both come with excellent track records and will be integral in extending the reach of our titles.”

IGN hires UK news editor

The media giant has named Joe Skrebels as its UK news editor.

He previously worked at Future as the Official Xbox Magazine community manager. He has also been a freelance writer for the likes of Edge, Official Xbox, Official Playstation, Official Nintendo, Kotaku UK and GamesRadar+.

Skrebels commented: I’m absolutely delighted to be joining IGN, and will demonstrate my delight by changing my name to Ian-Graham Nicholmas. Please update your address books.”

Promotions at GamesRadar+

Future has promoted two members of GamesRadar’s editorial team.

Susan Arendt, has worked as the site’s managing editor, is now the US executive editor.

I’m pleased to cap my first year at GamesRadar+ by stepping into my new role,” she said. The shifting sands of web media are an ongoing challenge, but I have complete confidence in our team’s ability to adapt and thrive. We’re focused and committed to finding ways both silly and serious to cover everything you love in gaming and entertainment.”

Meanwhile, commissioning editor Matt Elliot has joined the global editorial team as senior commissioning editor.

Elliot stated: It’s enriching to be surrounded by such bright and brilliant people, and I look forward to sharing my hot takes on gargantuan RPGs, Star Wars and my inevitable, doomed search for companionship in Mass Effect: Andromeda.”

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