Influencer and Media (PR) Team Manager

Publishing PC and Console Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Description

Kwalee is a leading independent mobile game developer and publisher based in Leamington Spa – the UK’s biggest gaming hub outside Greater London and a great place to live – along with growing teams in Bangalore and Beijing.

Now the largest hypercasual games publisher in the UK, Kwalee is a company known globally thanks to half a billion downloads for hit mobile games including Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky and many more. These successes have driven rapid growth in recent years and with exciting new projects in the works for Nintendo Switch and PC alongside the studio's hypercasual specialism, Kwalee shows no signs of slowing down!

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of mobile gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays. Could your idea be the next global hit?

Our ideal Influencer & Media Team Manager will have plenty of experience in PR and Influencer management for PC and console games and can think outside the box. They will have led a PR and/or Influencer team and be experts with Social Media.

You can choose to work from our headquarters in Leamington Spa, or a combination of office and remote, at the discretion of the Head of PC & Console Publishing. 

What you tell your friends you do

“I identify and support the Influencers that play Kwalee’s PC & console games and devise new initiatives to help the games grow.”

 What you will really be doing

  • Developing and executing strategies to establish Kwalee’s PC and console titles among gaming media & influencers.

  • Leading & managing a team of skilled PR, Influencer and media communication experts.

  • Becoming a recognised figure in the media landscape for Kwalee’s PC & Console games.

  • Establishing Kwalee as a recognised curator of premium third-party PC & Console games amongst media, influencers and other tastemakers.

  • Establishing a working framework of systems and processes to plan & deliver effective Influencer and media campaigns and manage your team’s workload.

  • Leading outreach to influencers across various platforms and making it easier for them to play Kwalee games.

How you will be doing this

  • You will lead an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 100 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and requirements

  • Previous experience on PC & Console games including min 5 years in a PR or communications management role

  • Ability to conceptualise and execute effective media strategies to cover a game’s entire lifespan

  • Passion for games and knowledge of industry trends and key players

  • Interested in gaming influencer trends, the successful candidate will use this mindset to assist with influencer outreach for new titles

  • Experience in establishing meaningful KPIs and metrics to monitor performance of the Influencer & Media team’s work and ability to report to senior management in a concise and timely manner.

  • Interested in gaming PR and media trends, familiarity with industry standards such as the Barcelona Principles - the successful candidate will use this mindset to assist with media and influencer outreach for new titles


We offer

  • You can either work remotely or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by an amazing team!

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.