COMBAT DESIGNER - NOVATO, CA Who We Are: Hello! We’re Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world. We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking. Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work, and happiness in our lives. Oh, almost forgot to mention that we’re currently making the next BioShock!! I know, right? Our passion and love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going. What We Need: We are looking for a dedicated, passionate and personable Combat Designer to join the team and create industry-leading combat gameplay . You'll be the team's foremost expert in your field, and be an example for the rest of the team in your ability to inspire and create outstanding work. We want you to help us breathe life into a new and fantastical world. Together, we will set the stage for a stunning narrative and systems-driven experience. Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit: You're an expert in your craft and want only to dive in and make incredible content. You've got a wealth of experience and information that you're excited to share with the team around you. You're also excited by pushing boundaries and trying risky experiments that haven't been seen before. You love the idea of player expression, and get excited by emergent design and experiences. You're proficient at good encounter design, understanding how AI, tactical space, and player verbs combine to create magic in both scripted and unscripted settings. You’ve shipped at least one AAA title as a combat designer, and know what it takes to execute an idea from concept to ship You have Lead experience managing process and a history of leading through example. You are self-motivated with great communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. And of course, we're looking for someone who knows, loves, and plays games and who cares deeply about pushing the medium forward What You Will Do: Take ownership over combat systems and the gameplay framework for encounters Develop an FPS combat paradigm that is accessible, satisfying, and allows for a high degree of player expression and experimentation within a highly reactive world Get creative: look beyond direct conflict, accommodate various play-styles and design encounters that can be resolved through player ingenuity If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us, we’d love to meet you. Join us in creating worlds that move people. #LI-CC
GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER - GO TO MARKET - 2K, CENTRAL LONDON / WINDSOR Who We Are: Founded in 2005, 2K publishes some of the most popular video games on the planet including Borderlands, BioShock, Mafia, NBA 2K, WWE 2K, XCOM and Sid Meier’s Civilization. Our Global Go to Market team is comprised of highly experienced Marketing, Project Management, and Brand specialists who are passionate about these games and work together to facilitate Global Go to Market strategies to help to drive sales for 2K’s multi-format videogame releases in the marketplace. What We Need: Reporting to the Sr. Social & Community Manager (Global), the Manager, Global Social Media (GTM) will take a lead in building, maintaining, and engaging 2K Label & 2K Franchise communities. Communicating directly with relevant audiences in the channels they are already engaging on, these direct and on-going conversations ensure we acquire and retain strongly engaged consumer advocates. Working closely with the Territory Community and Social teams across the region as well as with the Global Community & Content Team, the Manager, Global Social Media (GTM) will play a key role in creating and managing the global community & content strategy for growing our audience. Building engagement with consumers across the variety of community channels at our disposal, such as but not limited to - YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Steam, Forums, etc. The Manager, Global Social Media (GTM) will communicate & engage with the gaming community on an ongoing & daily basis and help build the 2K Label and 2K franchise fan bases. The role is also responsible for helping to increase 2K’s share of voice on all community channels through the creation and communication of relevant, exciting, engaging on-brand content that appeals to our various communities and turns them into loyal evangelists. What You Will Do: In collaboration with global project leads (Social and Community Management as well as Brand), assist in the development of global Social and Community strategy Assist in representation of the Strategic plan, ensuring alignment with international territories to maximize support and execution of both the local and global go-to-market efforts Partner with and influence the Global Community & Content Team from project kick-off through launch and beyond to contribute to building and executing world-class community & social plans across the region In collaboration with global brand teams and territory Social leads, curate schedule of social copy and assets for deployment on the worldwide 2K publishing channels Develop a thorough awareness of relevant online community members and fan-sites across all key territories. Contribute to building a strategy that allows the territory teams to maintain and leverage relationships with key community members Monitor and report on community channels (growth, reach, engagement, sentiment, etc.) sharing learnings across the business and recommending activity or content that could further benefit from amplification Attend global, international and local territory shows, conventions and expos with a view to engaging directly with and rewarding our communities Build and maintain excellent working relationships with key community and social platform stakeholders Build close relationships with the Marketing/Comms teams in territory and global offices whilst maintaining relationships with all T2 / 2K departments Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit: The ideal candidate will be a strong team collaborator (locally and abroad), a quick learner, has the ability to multi-task, and is passionate and responsible for his/her work in a multi-cultural team Demonstrable experience in effective community management at the local or international level Competent understanding of the community landscape and channels and a passion and desire to engage with communities Passion for community and creativity a must Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines Works well under pressure A strong interest in videogames and a good knowledge of the wider entertainment industry Be capable of presenting and demonstrating videogames, both internally and externally Fluent in English, in both oral and written communication Professional and mature attitude and communication at all times Budget management IT Literacy Willingness to travel True team player with a collaborative approach About 2K: Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high-quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise, and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise. 2K is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com 2K is an equal opportunities employer and as such will endeavour to provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process where required. We invite candidates to notify us should they wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments.
GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST - NBA 2K, MyTEAM Temporary Who We Are: 2K publishes some of the most popular video game franchises on the planet including Borderlands, BioShock, NBA 2K, WWE 2K, XCOM, and Sid Meier’s Civilization. The NBA 2K Marketing Team is comprised of experienced and talented marketing professionals and an exceptional communications team working together and across the company to create memorable and innovative campaigns for NBA 2K’s latest offering. What We Need: A social media enthusiast who understands both the ins and out of our NBA 2K MyTEAM mode and all social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Steam, and first-party platform community hubs. This individual should have experience with social media copywriting, asset coordination, and executing posts for multiple accounts. This person must have experience with social community management as it relates to interacting directly with verified followers, accounts, and the community at large. It’s important that this individual is able to create efficient processes and maintain organization in their execution tasks from maintaining content calendars to establishing community management processes. This person must be creative at heart, have the ability to contribute to social media content plus general channel enhancements, and see ideas through execution. It’s a must that this individual has a thorough understanding of the holistic social media strategy and overall brand marketing strategy so they can make informed day to day decisions that contribute to the bigger picture goal of our social media and brand departments. What You Will Do: Coordinate day to day content calendar executions for @MyTEAM. This includes filling out briefs, coordinating assets with creative teams, drafting copy, utilizing test accounts, and sending content for review. Assist with day to day executions for other accounts as needed Act as the lead publisher to the @MyTEAM channel Assist with managing the @MyTEAM social calendar. Ensure it's organized and up to date on a daily basis Lead community interactions after posts Liaise with the Live Service leads and Dev counterparts Utilize social listening tools to recommend channel enhancements Assist with other tasks as needed which can include community management responsibilities Report to the Global Social Media Lead Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit: We are looking for someone who is extremely passionate about social media and is always on. This someone must know the NBA 2K MyTEAM mode in and out. This individual must be extremely independent, proactive, and always ideating ways to enhance what we do on social media while having the skillset to logistically execute ideas. This person must have the capacity to understand and always think about the big picture to make daily decisions that are aligned with the overall social and brand strategy. This person must be extremely thorough, detailed oriented, and organized while maintaining efficiency. NBA 2K is bigger than a video game as it extends to so many areas of lifestyle culture. With this in mind, this individual must have a comprehensive understanding of lifestyle, basketball, and video game culture to excel in this role. At least 2 years experience working in a social media-focused role, ideally within the basketball, sports, or video game industries Requires a thorough understanding of the NBA 2K MyTEAM mode Requires understanding of how to use all social media platforms, their tools, and awareness of the specific nuances within each platform. Must understand the concept of how to best utilize each platform based on their strengths and also providing clear value to each platform Excellent copywriting skills for all social platforms that’s informed by the brand’s social voice, tone, and style Experience with coordinating assets. Knowledge of creative dimension sizes and the different nuances of how they display on each platform Experience with social community management and ability to maintain the brand’s social voice, tone, and style when interacting with the community Ability to ideate and the skillset to execute ideas through the execution phase Ability to think #BigPicture. This position must make informed day to day decisions based on the social media and brand strategy at large. This individual must have the capacity to understand that their role is contributing to common social media, brand, and business team goals Requires thorough knowledge of the #NBA2K franchise Requires strong knowledge of basketball, lifestyle, and video game culture Extremely thorough, detail oriented, and organized Requires strong communication, collaboration and diplomacy skills Experience with social media listening and insight tools Proactive in nature and can operate independently, but also has the ability to effectively collaborate Experience with statistical analysis and KPIs is a plus Strong understanding of photoshop, illustrator, and premiere is a plus Experience with paid advertising is a plus #LI-2K