MCV Jobs Weekly: MCV hires news editor

Byrne joins from Expert Reviews,Sold Out hires Sega’s Walker andDouble Jump appoints head of biz dev.

Katharine Byrne joins MCV

MCV is delighted to announce that Katharine Byrneis joining the team as news editor.

She has been reviews editor at Expert Reviews for the past year, after climbing the ladder at the company where she started in 2012 as staff writer. She also wrote for the likes of Nintendojo, Official Nintendo Magazine, GamesMaster, Official Xbox Magazine, Nintendo Gamer and Nintendo Life.

MCV editor Seth Barton stated: I’m excited to be working with Katharine again. Her extensive multi-platform publishing experience will be invaluable in rebooting MCV.”

Sega’s David Walker joins Sold Out

Former Sega Europe UK sales director David Walker has joined Sold Out.

He will take over the role of sales director, looking after UK and international accounts.

Walker also previously worked for the likes of Virgin Interactive Entertainment, MTV and cDV.

He stated: I’m absolutely thrilled to have joined such a vibrant and forward-thinking publisher. Sold Out
has a solid track record in choosing products that sell extremely well – both in boxed and digital format – so I’m looking forward to help grow the business further.”

CEO Garry Williams said: We’re delighted to welcome David to the Sold Out family. He brings with him
a wealth of industry experience, particularly in dealing with supermarket buyers, which sits extremely well with that fact that we have an exciting roster of new titles coming out over the coming months.”

Double Jump strengthens team with head of biz dev

Games-focused creative agency Double Jump has hired Zac Shing as new head of business development.

He joins from the 3D printing industry, having worked for over two years as marketing executive at start-up My Mini Factory, where he helped grow and develop the firm’s online community, focusing on gaming.

Double Jump was launched earlier this year by Cam Robinson and Seb Ford, formerly of GameSpot UK.

Shing commented: I can’t wait to get stuck into the role. DoubleJump is in an exciting, creative industry that has so much potential to excel. I’m really looking forward to working with such passionate people and to be a crucial part of the team that will help continue to grow and be successful.”

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