MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

Drake joins from the European Commission,Pocket Gamer appoints editor andKoch Media promotes UK PR manager.

UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

The UK games industry trade body just hired Marianna Drake as policy and public affairs officer.

She is a newcomer to the industry, joining from the European Commission where she was a trainee working in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology.

CEO Dr Jo Twist stated: We’re delighted to have Marianna join the UKIE team. She is super qualified with a tech law background, has just finished a prestigious traineeship at the Commission in Brussels, and has worked on a number of tech industry campaigns.”

Drake added: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining UKIE at such an exciting time for the industry and for the UK politically. The next few years will be crucial for ensuring the continued growth of the UK games industry, and I’m eager to be making the case for how the sector can thrive the digital economy in a post-Brexit world.”

Pocket Gamer promotes editor

Steel Media continues to grow its teams with a new editor at following the promotion of Glen Fox from deputy editor.

He started at Steel Media as an editorial intern in 2014, before becoming Quality Index editor and staff writer. He then joined Pocket Gamer as deputy editor.

Fox commented: I’m truly delighted to be appointed as Pocket Gamer’s editor and I’m proud to be a part of such an awesome team at Steel Media, who continue to thrive on the cutting edge of the industry.”

MD Chris James said: Pocket Gamer celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and is in the perfect position to grow. Glen has risen through the ranks at Steel Media rapidly because of his passion, talent and love of mobile gaming. We are all excited to see how Pocket Gamer evolves under his stewardship. The team are already working hard to come up with the best ideas for its redesign and relaunch.”

Koch Media promotes UK PR manager

Koch Media and Deep Silver’s PR and marketing assistant Dave Scarborough has been promoted to UK PR manager.

He arrived at Koch Media in 2014, joining from Imagine Publishing where he worked for over three years, first as staff writer and then as features editor.

Scarborough commented: It’s been an incredible couple of years working with Koch Media, and I’m thrilled to be stepping into the role of UK PR Manager. Koch Media continues to publish some of the most exciting titles in gaming, and I look forward to working alongside the team to deliver outstanding campaigns.”

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