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Archive for July 28th, 2010


   
 

Job Openings at SEGA of America

SEGA of America

There are a few questions that we get asked fairly often. “What’s it like to work at SEGA?”, “How do I get started in the gaming industry?”, and “Do you have any job openings?” are some of the most frequently asked. Well, we have two entry-level job openings in our San Francisco, CA offices to tell you about, and if you get hired you can find out what it’s like to work here!

Best of luck to all applicants!

Publishing Assistant

Ever wonder how publishers pick which titles to develop and support?  Here’s your opportunity, including the chance to be a part of complex discussions pertaining to SEGA’s business strategy.

The Publishing Assistant will interface with product development and marketing teams to assist in managing the greenlighting process from start to finish, with responsibility for ensuring that action items are tracked, documented and acted on.  This is a key role in our Publishing department, and the successful candidate will need to be exceptionally organized and possess intermediate to advanced skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Publishing Manager with organizing weekly publishing meetings by setting agendas in advance, as well as ensure that required paperwork is ready for review.
  • Support the greenlighting and prototyping (Inline) processes of all Sega West titles by assisting project teams in the preparation of presentation documents.
  • During publishing meetings, take notes and draft detailed meeting minutes.
  • Maintain and update information via project tracking documentation (action trackers in particular).
  • Pro-actively seek out information and updates from project teams across the organization, to maintain visibility on action points established; assess risks on an ongoing basis for each project and present them to the Publishing Manager for possible escalation.
  • Organize and archive all Inline documentation (forms, P&L, presentations) as approved throughout the greenlighting process.
  • Keep an updated record of project milestones: by working closely with the Production, Finance and Legal Departments, ensure milestone payments are accurately tracked across the organization. This particular duty also requires that all milestone changes are documented, addressed and communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Constantly assess and critique internal processes, and provide feedback to the Publishing Manager on potential ways to increase efficiencies.
  • Other publishing responsibilities as assigned or needed.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The Publishing Assistant must be able to work independently, and with multiple departments/countries at once.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Openness, patience and honesty are essential in assessing potential risks.
  • Must be willing to work as a part of an international team and think globally.
  • Must be very well-organized to manage and track multiple titles in multiple regions and keep all involved parties informed and up to date.
  • Must have an understanding of video games and the video game publishing process. Understanding gamers and market trends is required to accurately assess potential project acquisitions. A passion/love of games is an added bonus.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have an excellent eye for detail as well as the ability to understand larger scale issues.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computers and general business software, including MS Excel, Word, MS Access, ftp programs, etc. required.

*Japanese language skills highly desired.

Apply for this position.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will provide efficient and effective support to the Digital Marketing Team.

The ideal Candidate will:

  • Be an avid gamer
  • Be proficient in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Have good organization skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing or equivalent experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Track and analyze digital product sales and impact of promotional initiatives
  • Assist with 1st party art submissions of marketing assets to Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and Apple
  • Coordinate ESRB ratings submissions
  • Coordinate approvals for marketing assets
  • Prepare briefs for microsite and art asset creations while managing approvals
  • Assist with capturing footage and screenshots for games in development
  • Track and analyze trends for competitive and first party platform marketing initiatives, feature sets, and pricing
  • Assist Digital Brand Managers with marketing initiatives from start to finish on smaller game launches
  • Manage Sega titles’ pricing document
  • Assist with executing marketing promotions
  • Assist with updating iPhone roadmap presentation
  • Draft powerpoint templates that Digital Brand Managers can use

Apply for this position.

 
   
   
 

Shogun 2 Gameplay Trailer at GameTrailers.com

We are very excited to show you our newest gameplay trailer for the upcoming Creative Assembly game, Shogun 2. It is now available for your viewing pleasure at Gametrailers, enjoy!

shogun2trailer

 
   
   
 

Thor Teaser Trailer

If you were at San Diego Comic Con,  you may have seen this teaser trailer in our section of the Marvel booth. Re-live that memory, or see it for the first time, below.

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This is just a teaser, and we’ll have much more to show in the coming months.

 
   
   
 


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