How to get a job in… Games distribution

Distribution has gone through some drastic changes over the last six months, with the sad demise of EUK and Pinnacle.

However, there are a number of new smaller distributors that offer their own unique service to a number of sectors in the marketplace.

To begin with you need to look at who is distributing what and decide where you would like to work. There are a number of specialist entertainment-based distributors ranging from Gardner’s (specialising in books) to Sony DADC.

Going direct
Initially, as with many jobs, the first port of call should be the HR department, but if you have decided what function you would like to work in, you can also try approaching the head of the department/division.

A number of positions operate across the distribution world including sales, marketing, operational, finance and IT.

Understanding your role
The key to working within the distribution market is being able to work across functions. The simple part of getting something from A to B has a number of processes behind it.

To deliver the service to the client you must understand the pressures, resources and process that are required to both complete the job and keep the client informed and happy.

A job in distribution requires a number of key skills, too, such as an eye for detail, enthusiasm, the ability to work under pressure with tight timelines and very strong customer service skills.

You can get started applying for your career in games distribution on the MCV Jobs Board.

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