Thursday, November 11, 2010

Activision Blizzard Free Style Games Recruitments for PR Manager UK/Ireland


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PR Manager UK/Ireland
UK & Ireland Marketing


PR Manager - UK & Ireland

Plan and implement public relations activities to ensure that products published and/or distributed by Activision Blizzard (Products) are well represented in the media and hence to the public in the UK market. Strategies and programmes should be developed within a strategic framework agreed with the Head of UK PR, and be in accordance with the PR Mission Statement, the overall corporate policy of Activision Blizzard, and within any specified budgetary constraints.

The main focus of the role is to secure coverage for the products in the specialist gaming press and to drive broadened coverage (dependant on product and brand / PR strategies) to a broadened audience through kids press, technology press and lifestyle press. The role requires the management of one or more external PR agencies to deliver broadened PR exposure.

The PR Manager is expected to take responsibility of the PR for their allocated Products, and to be proactive in planning and implementing campaigns with a high degree of autonomy.

Activision Blizzard Free Style Games Recruitments for Brand Manager - Hero


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Brand Manager - Hero

UK Marketing

Assist the UK Marketing Manager to develop Franchises long-term business strategy. Assist as directed in the successful implementation of key aspects of the marketing of forthcoming titles.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

Brand Management 50%
- Support the UK MM in the creation and execution of integrated UK brand plans on all Hero titles.
- Support in the financial management of the franchise, to ensure brand decisions are made in the context of the P&L
- Take a proactive approach to communication and relationship with the virtual UK team Sales/ Trade Marketing/ PR/ Consumer Intelligence etc
- Proactive approach UK Hero Brand management contribute to driving Best Practice thinking in product and marketing practices

Activision Blizzard Free Style Games Recruitments for PROGRAMMERS / SENIOR PROGRAMMERS (Ongoing)


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PROGRAMMERS / SENIOR PROGRAMMERS (Ongoing)

Competitive

Bizarre Creations is always interested in hearing from exceptional programming candidates who would like to join our game and core tech teams. Industry experience is always valuable, ideally having shipped multiple AAA titles. Candidates should be highly motivated individuals who can define their own effective and creative solutions to problems when working individually, but also integrate with a team and provide technical mentoring and/or leadership where needed. Effective communication with other programmers, as well as production and content creators is also important.

Key skills:
- Games industry experience, ideally 5+ years and several shipped titles
- Strong technical ability in chosen area (or several areas)
- Excellent technical design skills
- Excellent C++, including experience with 360 and PS3

Location: Liverpool, England

Activision Blizzard Free Style Games Recruitments for SENIOR 3D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST


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SENIOR 3D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

Competitive

FreeStyleGames is looking for an enthusiastic and creative Senior 3D Environment Artist to create outstanding in-game venues for a leading music game. The Senior 3D Environment Artist is responsible for individual environments from design and reference material collection through concept, 3D mesh construction, texturing and lighting, to final creation and testing of in-game assets. The individual must have excellent design skills and work effectively with others.

Responsibilities:
- Concept, design, prototype and create all aspects of 3d in-game venues for a music game
- Monitor polygon budgets, texture budgets and test each level
- Level optimization while working within budgets and best working practices
- Test in-game assets to ensure quality and standards
- R&D potential new techniques and improvements
- Work collaboratively and effectively with all members of the development team
- Mentor less experienced artists

Activision Blizzard Free Style Games Recruitments for SENIOR TECHNICAL & SPECIAL FX ARTIST


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SENIOR TECHNICAL & SPECIAL FX ARTIST

Competitive

FreeStyleGames is looking for an enthusiastic and creative Senior Technical & Special FX Artist to design and create outstanding in-game SFX for a leading music game. The ideal candidate must have proven experience within a similar role and be an exceptionally creative problem solver with outstanding technical knowledge of the process and tools for creating in-game artwork. The Sr. Technical Artist will report into the Creative Director and Art Manager and be expected to create artwork to the highest standards for all areas of SFX.

Responsibilities:
- Work with programmers and artists to aid the realization of art concepts using technical solutions both within the authoring pipeline and technical implementation
- R&D potential new techniques and improvements
- Shader creation and development
- Design, create and maintain tools and scripts
- Concept, design, prototype and create all aspects of real time SFX art work
- Drive the development of in house authoring, placement and triggering tools for SFX
- Development of SFX best practices
- Build and maintain SFX reference library
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with other developers