Jem Alexander joins from Riot Games,HTC hires new community manager and Yogscast bolsters Xbox On.
Develop appoints new editor
MCV’s sister title Develop has appointed Jem Alexander (pictured, right) as editor, joining from Riot Games.
He spent nine months at the studio as an eSports writer and has recently worked as a freelance PR and journalist.
He previously worked at Square Enix as PR and community manager, at Future Publishing as acting online editor of OXM, at Sony as social media manager and at Joystiq as a games journalist.
Alexander stated: I’m thrilled to be taking the helm at Develop. It’s an opportunity to take a franchise with a rich, respected history in the industry and, alongside a new editorial team, continue its evolution to best reflect the constantly changing world of development. I’m looking forward to being able to delve deeply into the super-technical nitty gritty of games and picking the brains of some of my favourite developers.”
He will be working alongside Sean Cleaver, the newly appointed deputy editor.
HTC lands new community manager
Creative Assembly’s Craig Laycock (pictured, left) has joined HTC Vive as EMEA community marketing manager.
He will be working across Europe on Vive VR community management and will be handling the social output in the EMEA region.
He previously spent eight years working across all areas of global community for the Total War series at Creative Assembly.
Laycock said: The Vive headset is insanely good and the team here are working on some incredibly exciting things. I’m so happy to be a part of it and can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Yogscast bolsters Xbox On
Following the relaunch of Xbox’s official UK channel, Xbox On, Yogscast has strengthened its team.
Adrian Ruiz-Langan has been promoted to lead editor and head of post-production. He has been working at the Yogscast since 2013 as video and audio editor, joining from Phoenix Audio where he was dubbing editor.
YouTuber and former Call of Duty pro BennyCentral has also joined as co-presenter alongside Ginx TV presenter Lydia Ellery.
They will all be working under the editorial direction of editor-in-chief Matthew Castle, who was appointed earlier this year.
(Pictured, below from left to right:Adrian Ruiz-Langan,BennyCentral,Lydia Ellery andMatthew Castle)