MCV Jobs Weekly: Gem seeks designer, top jobs

In MCV’s weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, Gem is searching for a new web graphic designer and we look at the best job vacancies.

Gem Creative seeking web graphic designer
UK firm Gem Creative is looking for a web graphic designer to join its team. The successful applicant will be reponsible for creating new designs that can be used for both internal and external email communications, creating and maintaining web designs and bespoke microsites for customers and other Gem partners.

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TOP FIVE VACANCES – week beginning May 21st, 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – PR Manager

via OPM Recruitment – field-based sales executive, software, games

via OPM Recruitment – Games Analyst, Video Games

via Aardvark Swift – Market Analyst

via Aardvark Swift – Graphics/Engine Programmer

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Future reshuffles senior entertainment team
The media firm has made several changes to the senior management team for its Entertainment brands.

Don Ditri is now the division’s head of commercial development. Clair Porteous will take on his publishing duties on CVG and GamesRadar as well as her new role as head of digital development.

Richard Keith is still publisher for PC Gamer, Edge and the Xbox magazines. He will also drive Future’s ventures in mobile and tablet gaming, as well as the free-to-play market.

Lee Nutter continues as publisher for Future’s Nintendo titles, and picks up additional responsibilities for the Film portfolio from Porteous. He will now be responsible for Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes, while handing GamesMaster over to James Kick. Kick adds that to his role as associate publisher of the PlayStation portfolio and the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards.

Finally, Tim Clark’s job title has changed from editor-in-chief of games to group senior editor of games.

We have realigned the structure of the Entertainment portfolio to provide a great focus on delivering rapid digital growth, increased and additional revenue streams, greater audience engagement and the agility to move into emerging markets,” said group publishing director Simon Maxwell.

Lis Welsh hires industry veteran
Becky Lindon has joined the recruitment specialist as business development director. She previous held various positions at Future Publishing as well as an international sales role at the BBC. She later became business manager for Gamer TV, and most recently spent four years as European trade marketing manager at Bethesda.

"Becky has joined at a crucial time as we expand into the digital media market,” says Lis Welsh Search & Selection founder Lis Naylor (ne Welsh). We are keen to leverage our expertise by providing key openings into digital media and Becky will spearhead this for us. We are delighted to welcome Becky into the business.”

GREE expands with Funzio acquisition
Japanese social gaming firm Gree has hired a number of new members as part of its acquisition of Funzio, developer of iOS titles Modern War, Kingdom Age and Crime City.

Former Funzio CEO Ken Chiu and COO Anil Dharni join Gree International as senior vice presidents. Meanwhile CTO Ram Gudavalli and VP of engineering Andy Keidel join as VPs. Gree shares our vision of a mobile world where people can play together wherever and whenever they are,” said Chiu.

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