MCV Jobs Weekly: Lick PR hires journalist Ian Dransfield

Dransfield joins Lick PR as junior account manager, Imagine promotes Josh West and Keywords brings on new chief customer officer

Journalist Dransfield joins Lick PR

Freelance journalist Ian Dransfield has joined the London-based PR agency Lick as junior account manager.

Dransfield previously produced written and video content for the likes of The Guardian, Kotaku, PC Gamer, GamesTM and Eurogamer. Before that, he also worked at Imagine Publishing as senior staff writer for over three years.

I’m very happy to make the leap to PR with such an experienced and downright bloody smart team as the one here at Lick. Also: dogs in the office (but don’t tell the building manager),” he said.

New features editor for GamesTM

Former senior staff writer Josh West has been promoted to features editor at GamesTM magazine. West joined Imagine Publishing in 2012 as staff writer, having spent seven years as a freelancer. He also worked for other magazines at the publisher, such as X-One magazine and NowGamer.

I am incredibly psyched to be appointed features editor on GamesTM. I’ve spent the last few years working in print and I still believe that magazines are the very best place to read about video games and the culture that surrounds them,” West said. Working alongside a brilliant team, the plan is the same as it has always been: to continue finding creative and awesome ways to cover the latest and greatest in gaming.”

Gine joins Keywords Studios

The service provider for the video games industry has hired JaimeGine as chief customer officer. Gine was EA’s VP of international development services for the past 15 years.

Chief executive Andrew Day stated: The appointment of Jaime ushers in a new phase of development at Keywords in which we will be working with clients to configure services and talent from Keywords studios around the world to best fit with publishers’ needs.”

Gine added: I consider Keywords Studios to be the leader in the market for the delivery of high quality services, and I am delighted to be joining them.

"I look forward to working with a team of remarkable talented people and helping them deliver integrated development services to our clients, allowing content creators to focus on what is most important to them and giving them the space and time to unleash their creativity.”

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