MCV Jobs Weekly: Rissik joins RailSimulator, top vacancies

In MCV’s weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, RailSimulator hires an industry veteran and we look at the best job opportunities.

The train simulation developer has appointed Jon Rissik as VP of brand and acquisition.Rissik previously worked at Electronic Arts and Codemasters as VP.

He will head a team to develop’s brands and product lines.

Jon will bring an important product focus, as well as many years’ experience and expertise in the games industry,’ said PAUL JACKSON OBE, COO of As our company continues to expand, it is vital that we take steps to strengthen our brand and product lines. Jon’s appointment is part of our preparation for an exciting future, for us and for our customers.”

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TOP FIVE VACANCES – week beginning September 10th, 2012

Capcom – PR Strategy Manager

THQ – Export Sales Account Manager

Intent Media – Production Executive

via OPM Recruitment – Product Manager, London, Social/Mobile Games

via OPM Recruitment – Sales Manager Games Distribution, Germany

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Juergen Stark has joined the headset and peripheral firm as its new CEO. Stark takes over from Carmine Bonnano, who founded the company with Fred Romano in 1975.

Both Bonanno and Romano will maintain their roles on Turtle Beach’s board of directors.

Stark’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience in developing and marketing hardware on a global scale is a perfect match for Turtle Beach,” said executive chairman Ron Doornink.

He’s very passionate about consumer electronics, especially those that have real value via technology, are designed and delivered with excellence in every detail and endeavour to capture the favour of consumers.”

Stark was previously COO for Motorola Mobility Holdings for nine years and before that worked as CEO of Centerpost Corporation and president and founder of Advanced Micro Systems.

AskMen’s Bex May has been promoted from junior writer to staff writer. May will now work at the men’s lifestyle website full time.

She joined the site in November 2011 and writes about video games and more, under AskMen’s new leadership team of publisher Mike Goldstein and editor Charlie Parrish.

I’m delighted to welcome Bex to AskMen full-time as the site goes from strength-to-strength,” said Ian Chambers VP and managing director.

She’s a talented journalist who is quickly becoming a powerful voice in men’s media.”

Craig Brown has taken the role of UK product manager at Capcom.

Brown will be in charge of all the marketing for all Capcom products in the UK including popular brands such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter and Lost Planet.

Brown previously worked at MindShare, which he joined in Before MindShare, he worked at JCDecaux as a sales executive.

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