MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot’s new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams.

GameSpot promotes Hussain to UK editor

The media site has appointed former news editor Tamoor Hussain as its new UK editor. Before joining GameSpot in early 2015, he was features editor at Future.

I have been reading GameSpot since I was a kid,” Hussain commented.

Being appointed UK editor is a dream come true and I couldn’t ask for a better team to be working with. GameSpot continues to produce some of the best video game content out there, and as we expand our scope into broader entertainment our talented writers and video producers will shine even brighter. I will bask in their reflected glory.”

New social media executive for The Hut Group

Jane McConnell has been hired by The Hut Group as senior social media executive. She joins from Pixelbomb.

It’s been a fascinating couple of years at Pixelbomb,” McConnell commented.

I wish them all the best with Beyond Flesh and Blood. I’m incredibly excited to be stepping up to the plate at The Hut Group. It’s a fantastic company with an extremely bright future ahead."

Substance Globalstrengthens its teams

The marketing agency behind the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign has strengthened its publicity and social media teams.

Former senior account manager Kayleigh Watson has been promoted to account director. She has been leading the team on its games projects, as well as on the Deadpool and Assassin’s Creed movies.

Sarah Knowles, previously at Disney, also joined Substance as social media account manager, while former community and online manager at NextGen Skills Academy Elisha Brown has been hired as social media executive.

(Below, from left to right:Kayleigh Watson,Sarah Knowles,Elisha Brown)

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