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Product Manager


salary: DEPENDENT UPON EXPERIENCE

location: Watford HQ. Partial Remote would be considered.

Application closing date: 31 October 2022


We’re on the hunt for someone who can fill an essential role within Wired Productions. You must have an attention for detail, a love of concepts, and a passion to see a job through. You’d get to own the games you work on; they will become your babies… from logos, arts, trailers to campaigns, trade, pricing and events, you will cover it all. We’re welcoming applications from industry and non-industry, but ideally someone with some level of project and product management experience. And of course, a passion for Gaming would be a good start. Read on for more information:

About the Role:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised Product Manager to join our award-winning marketing team and help drive our global product strategy. On joining the Project Management team, the successful candidate will define everything to do with their products. From core product messaging, strategy and budgets, to the micro level of asset preparation and delivery. You’ll drive strong product launches across a variety of platforms with both physical and digital distribution. Initially working at our HQ as you work on the latest product plans to flying to San Francisco (eventually!) for meetings with key platform holders, you’ll create strong strategies that ensure the games we choose to publish, are heard, seen and most importantly, played… and just as importantly as creating these strategies and plans, you’ll be the one who delivers them.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with our leading in-house team in the development of naming, positioning, messaging, and go-to-market strategies for Wired Productions titles.
  • Full management of the product lifecycle on a selection of new and existing Wired Productions titles.
  • Work alongside the internal Communications, PR, Business Development, Influencer and Creative Service teams, as well as external agencies to support effective marketing activity across multiple regions.
  • Management and accountability for the sign-off of product-oriented messaging and assets along with necessary localisation to support our international markets.
  • Close collaboration with the Business Development team to develop strong trade marketing campaigns that support both digital and physical launches.
  • Meeting deliverable dates and ensuring timely delivery for international marketing needs.

Experience

We’re looking for an experienced Product Manager who will be an evangelist for video games, with unparalleled attention to detail, and a drive for delivering the best product we can.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 2+ years’ experience within the video games industry, ideally within product or brand marketing.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills including demonstrable copywriting experience.
  • Experience of working with production and development teams.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, organised, quality-focused and driven to consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player, able to balance and blend various department needs and views into all aspects of marketing strategy and work with other teams to complement and support each other’s plans and objectives.
  • Experience in managing campaign budgets.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of first-party procedures.
  • Knowledge of games and the game industry markets – including player audiences, genres, preferences, and trends.
  • Understanding of trade marketing.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with and managing IP stakeholders, a strong basic understanding of emerging platforms and technology and experience with physical products would be highly advantageous.
  • Understanding of Steam, communities and all things viral.
  • Ability to think outside of the box. And turn problems into opportunity’s

 

About Wired Productions:

Wired Productions are a true Indie Publisher and are proud to present a specially curated and unique range of diverse and award-winning titles, from some of the greatest storytellers and independent developers.

With over 100 games published and produced for PC, console and handheld gaming systems, Wired have built a global publishing and distribution network with product availability including physical retail and digital download, alongside its own online store, home to exclusive products such as the Black Label variant and only at the Wired store. Wired is developing a legacy built on creativity, integrity, hard work; and working with respect whilst fighting for every developer and their games.

If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future of indie games, join us and Become Wired.

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