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Head of Marketing & Communications

Palo Alto, CA | G&A

Job Description

The Head of Marketing & Communications is an integral piece to the unveiling of "Machine Zone 2.0" and reports directly to the CEO/Cofounder.  You should be a great writer/presenter, adept with social media outlets, and have experience launching products, especially in gaming.  You will be responsible for managing and driving our external PR firm as well as all external communications and initiatives.  Your work will directly impact the success of the new positioning of the company and the launch of new titles seen and heard around the world; this is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history!

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with our external PR firm to drive branding initiative, PR campaigns, social media outreach, and product launches
  • Responsible for building the Machine Zone brand worldwide
  • Develop viral, grassroots marketing movements
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure website is updated and well-represented
  • Explore and manage co-marketing activities with partners
  • Coordinate and work with recruiting team on trade shows, conferences, and events
  • Maintain schedule of campaigns, events, and conferences associated with various objectives and target markets/customers/segments
  • Work closely with vendors and the leadership team to create swag, marketing collateral, and other print/online branded materials
  • Ensure consistent adherence to brand guidelines for all marketing materials and presentations

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of PR or marketing communications experience
  • BA/BS in marketing, communications, or related field required
  • Experience in social gaming, MMOs, or mobile gaming
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Adept with social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Able to manage an external PR firm and external vendors
  • Previous experience in managing tradeshows and events
  • Proven history of managing multiple concurrent projects and meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Refer a Friend:

We rely on your referrals for our success, and to show our appreciation, Machine Zone offers a Referral Bonus Program.  If you refer someone to us for a full-time position and we hire them, you will receive a $1000 referral bonus after 90 days of successful employment. Certain rules, restrictions, and eligibility requirements apply. To make a referral or to learn more about the Referral Bonus Program, please contact us at referral<at>machinezone.com.

Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and flexible vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!

About Us: 

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including Game of War: Fire Age, iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, Global War, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

We are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for our gamers.  We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company.  Come and be part of the revolution!

 

Machine Zone does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources.  Machine Zone will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Machine Zone and will be processed accordingly without fee.

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