NI Screen announces new Community Management scheme for aspiring video game marketers

  • Northern Ireland Screen is looking for an aspiring video game marketer for a new 12-month trainee programme working on games from across the region.

    Back in 2018, industry body Northern Ireland Screen launched the Pixel Mill game development incubation hub. The space was designed to bring Northern Ireland's game development start-ups together in one place in the west wing of the Ormeau Baths building and help kick-start their success with a series of workshops, schemes, and on-hand mentors.

    The scheme move into a purely digital format this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, but it gave three start-up game development studios a significant boost with £60,000 in funding delivered through the new Platform accelerator. Now NI Screen is looking for trainees who want experience in the games industry to join the Pixel Mill.

    The new Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 (Community Management) scheme for aspiring video game marketers is kicking off next month. One place is available for a Trainee Community Manager, who will be given a 12 month contract with NI Screen (paid at national living wage) and will work with the Pixel Mill companies on a range of different game projects to gain a year of hands-on community management experience.

    The role will involve creating video content, gifs, and other assets for marketing games, generating marketing ideas around seasonal events, and curating game communities for current and upcoming titles. There are no specific qualifications required, but applicants should be able to demonstrate some experience in creative media production or marketing. Experience with creating video or curating online forums and a passion for the games industry are more important.

    The deadline for applications for the scheme is 12 noon on Friday 3rd July 2020, and NI Screen expects there to be a lot of competition. Head over to the application page for more information or to apply.

    Source: NI Screen, application page

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