MCV Jobs Weekly: Premier appoints new senior publicist

Bradley makes the leap to PR, Supermassive Gamesstrengthens its VR team and Wargaming hires a new head of marketing.

Premier hires new senior publicist

Former journalist Lee Bradley has joined Premier PR as a senior publicist.

He previously worked for the likes of Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies. Dom Peppiattis replacing him as features editor on both sites. He joins from Imagine Publishing, where he worked on Gadget Magazine and 3DArtist Magazine.

Premier director Gareth Williams said: I’m delighted Lee has joined Premier as we continue to expand our business. Lee’s enthusiasm and drive is something I rate highly, and I’m sure he’ll do great things.”

Supermassive Games reinforces VR team

The indie dev announced three key hires in its VR team.

Former Lionhead employee Steve Brown (pictured, left) joins as audio director. Before Lionhead, he was at Brighton’s Zoe Mode, where he worked on Haunt and Guitar Hero.

Sony’s lead designer Gary Napper (pictured, middle) has also been hired as game director. He has 16 years of experience in the industry from studios such as EA UK, Bright Light, Criterion, Creative Assembly and Sony.

Finally, Ian Palmer (pictured, right) has been appointed as art director. He previously worked at EA UK, Criterion and Codemasters.

MD Pete Samuels stated: We are very pleased to be welcoming Gary, Steve and Ian to the Supermassive Games team. They bring a combined 44 years of development experience across a wide range of disciplines. These hires signify our ambition to be a leading UK studio producing powerful VR and storytelling experiences.”

Wargaming appoints head of global marketing and PR

The World of Tanks developer has hired Juuso Myllyrinne as its new head of global marketing and PR. He will be in charge of the company’s global communications and marketing strategies.

Myllyrinne joins from TBWA’s Digital Arts Network, where he was VP and head of strategy. He previously worked for McDonald’s, Nissan and Nokia.

Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi commented: The success Juuso has had in building brand and digital strategies, and leading successful teams, means that he is a perfect fit to lead our marketing and PR efforts.”

Myllyrinne added: I’m excited to be embracing the challenges and opportunities that will help Wargaming bolster its positions.”

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