Development Communications Manager – Total War: ELYSIUM

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Job Title Development Communications Manager – Total War: ELYSIUM
Job Category Marketing
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Development Communications Manager for our new title Total War: ELYSIUM a CCG coming to mobile and PC. This role will see you the product expert both internally and externally, and the link between the game development and the players. You play a crucial role in defining the product strategy, and roadmap, using player and market insight. You are the external face of the development team, crafting messaging and representing the game and Creative Assembly.

Key Responsibilities

The Development Communications Manager works closely, and daily, with the Brand Manager, Community Manager, Game Experience Manager and Product Manager in a Live Ops environment.

In this role, you will become a pivotal hub of deep game knowledge, representing the game with the community, and representing the community with the development and Live Ops teams. You will deliver player insight and reflect player needs in product and roadmap planning. Player insight will come from building and managing game test groups, including private groups and early access groups, ensuring members are active. You will then deliver insight to the project team, CA leadership team and publishing partners. You will follow competitor activity and communities, adding to the market insight to project planning and communications crafting.

Your role will focus on two-way communication between the community and Development team. This could include surveys, polls, taking part in livestreams, online AMAs and any other channels that you find to suit the game and community. You will write core internal and external communications for the game, including updates and responses to the community. In addition, you will showcase and demo the game at external events, and to business partners and players, being responsible for scripting the demo and delivering it.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience 

  • Community management experience, ideally throughout multiple stages of product life  such as closed tests pre-launch, launch and post launch updates.
  • Community sentiment analysis.
  • Solid creative writing skills for crafting external communications (such as press releases, announcements, community posts ).
  • Able to build constructive relationships within the organisation and with key community members.
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills , including presenting and audience engagement, from players and influencers to business stakeholders.
  • Strong interest in strategy and collectable card games.
  • Willing to travel to industry events.
  • Experience working closely with a game development team and some understanding of the development process.
  • Experience in a writing or communications role.
  • Experience working with Discord, Brandwatch or sentiment analysis tools.
  • Long-time CCG player.
  • Willing to take part in livestreams.
Starting Date: 26th September 2019
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits
Closing Date: 24th October 2019
Location: Horsham, West Sussex

We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. 

We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
  • Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases.
  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.   
Salary Based on experience
Location South East
Job Category Marketing
Date posted 06/09/2019
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