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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading, international digital entertainment company that publishes video games for game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile games. The company’s popular franchises include Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top titles. Konami also manufactures the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. We are looking for talented people that have a passion for gaming and the skills and experience listed below.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Hawthorne, CA

  • Associate Product Manager – Digital Products

    An individual contributor that supports the Digital Products Team with brand and product marketing for Yu-Gi-Oh! digital properties. Also responsible for coordinating marketing schedules, stakeholder approvals, and marketing analytics.

    Department: Card Business

    Reports to: Associate Director, Digital Products

    Revised: 8/27/2021

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Oversee marketing asset development for digital titles, including creating and managing the asset schedule, managing external vendor communications, and managing approvals process, including third-party approvals.
    • Manage marketing creative and product copy by working closely with in-house creative teams, development teams and external business partners.
    • Manage the execution of marketing activations and product promotions, ensuring campaigns and materials are created and delivered on schedule and within budget.
    • Manage price promotions calendar and activations in partnership with 1st Party team, HQ team, and other cross-functional partners, including obtaining all approvals.
    • Obtain necessary approvals for all marketing-related activities to ensure compliance with licensors, first-parties, ESRB, etc.
    • Manage and measure all marketing activities through quantitative/qualitative research, digital reporting, and analysis to provide campaign performance and business insights.
    • Create presentation materials as needed for sales meetings, trade shows, and consumer events.
    • Support internal accounting and financial processes on behalf of Digital Card team, including PO creation, invoices, etc.

     

    Accountable:

    • Assist Associate Director, Digital Products in developing all aspects of the marketing plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! digital game portfolio, including, but not limited to positioning, target market identification and analysis, strategic marketing plan development, budgeting, category and competitive analysis, campaign execution, and campaign reporting, with a focus on new user acquisition and strong ROI.
    • Collaborate with the Card Business department to improve integration of various marketing programs with official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG digital channels and events, such as TV campaigns, social media campaigns, influencer marketing, and offline Organized Play initiatives and events.
    • Collaborate with Product Manager, Digital and Senior Digital Products and Livestream Specialist to deliver reporting and business insights for Digital Card business.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

    • Exceptional time management and organization skills, with ability to help organize assets, track deadlines, and help create processes to streamline the business.
    • Strong visual communication and presentation skills, with proficiency in Powerpoint.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work with limited supervision.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to write product copy. Must be comfortable speaking to all levels of management.
    • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.
    • Personal initiative and sound business judgment required to identify, evaluate and respond to job needs.
    • Professional, with exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytic skills with the ability to intake large amounts of data to create insights, including Excel proficiency.
    • Proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment.
    • Basic understanding of digital marketing platforms and strategies using SNS.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • 2-4 years of experience in marketing digital games, including mobile, live, and console games, and/or digital entertainment industries.

     

    PLUS:

    • Experience marketing licensed products.
    • Experience working on global brands.
    • Japanese language ability (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand
    • Creative writing skills

     

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

     

  • Social Media and Content Manager

    POSITION SUMMARY: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is seeking a Social Media and Content Manager who is passionate about social media marketing, digital content creation, developing and nurturing a community of fans, working with influencers, and is passionate about both gaming and the trading card game (TCG) industry. The ideal candidate will possess an expertise in social media platforms and tactics, have extensive knowledge of visual communication, influencer marketing campaigns, and have had experience working with and managing creative agencies. This individual needs to be a creative self-starter with experience developing and distributing content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Experience with Twitch, Discord, and TikTok a plus. This position will work closely with the Digital Products and Card Business teams’ marketing leads, as well as developers at Tokyo HQ, to produce/design social media campaigns and assets to support digital and physical Yu-Gi-Oh! product launches, while adhering to industry best practices and maintaining consistency with the KONAMI and Yu-Gi-Oh! brands. Candidates must be self-driven and have great time management and organizational skills. The candidate’s ability to handle directives and assess situations are key to the company’s social media presence and growth in the global market.

    Department: Card Business Division

    Reports to:  Associate Director, Digital Products

    Position Location: Hawthorne, CA

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work with Digital Product Manager and Senior Marketing Manager to develop social media strategies and campaigns that grow our organic social media presence and drive KPIs for Yu-Gi-Oh! Digital and TCG products.
    • Create, edit, write, and route for approvals, both written and visual content for social media campaigns. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to publish content across social platforms.
    • Collaborate with marketing leads to create and manage social media programming.
    • Ensure all TCG and Digital Product social media platforms are regularly updated with content.
    • Maintain a unified voice across various KDE-US Corporate and Brand/Product social media channels.
    • Monitor social media channels and report on industry trends.
    • Help manage live events that have social media components.
    • Assist with development and management of digital influencer campaigns. As the primary social media stakeholder for the Digital Products and TCG teams, this position has responsibility toward identifying key influencers that are the best fit for our campaigns.  Work with strategic marketing leads to identify talent and help drive influencer campaigns.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications or equivalent work experience.
    • 5+ years of experience in social media management.
    • Experience working on multi-platform Social Media campaigns, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube.
    • Experience with scheduling platforms. Ex: SproutSocial, Hootsuite, Sprinklr
    • Proven track record of growing a social media presence for a large entertainment brand.
    • Familiarity with social media KPIs, reporting processes and best practices.
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English, with strong creative writing skills.
    • Multi-tasking and problem-solving ability.
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
    • Experience working with licensing partners and detailed/strict approvals processes.
    • Experience in visual communication with basic graphic design skills, basic proficiency in Adobe CS etc.

     

    PLUS:

    • Experience with video game or entertainment properties
    • Passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand
    • Experience working on a global brand with multiple stakeholders
    • Video, photography, and design skills

     

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

  • USER ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

    Job description

    1. Result-Driven User Acquisition Digital Marketing (40%)
    – Develop, manage, and optimize user acquisition/engagement campaigns across mobile platforms through research, and measurement of key KPIs to meet ROI goals. Also, develop and manage creatives and copies to provide the most effective multi-language marketing activities in the global market by working closely with our in-house creative team, related departments, and partners. Uses Adobe Creative Suite, SQL, SPSS, R, Python and Adobe Analytics.
    2. Marketing Research and Data Analysis (40%)
    – Analysis and data investigation of KPI’s from both performance-based and brand marketing and conduct in-depth post-campaign analytics and other ad-hoc analysis – leading marketing measurement efforts, targeting, segmentation, and media mix modeling. Also, conduct general marketing research within competitors and the current market.  Uses SQL, SPSS, R, Python, Adobe Analytics
    3. Global marketing and branding for PES brand, focusing on mobile gaming (20%)
    – Create framework for managing, analyzing, and optimizing marketing activities together with user acquisition. Also, create marketing collateral and strategize mobile advertising, and implement new marketing partners. Furthermore, collaborate with cross-functional teams, including international production team to identify opportunities and implement recommendations in an effort to improve the game
    Required to travel to Japan 2 times a year for approximately 3 weeks per trip
    · Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Industry Management or Marketing (with emphasis in digital entertainment)
    · 5 months experience as Mobile Marketing or Search Strategist or using analytical skills in a metrics-driven organization.  Internship experience is acceptable
    · Experience working for digital entertainment company and/or entertainment research company. Internship experience is acceptable
    · Experience using the following:  Adobe Creative Suite, SQL, SPSS, R, Python, Adobe Analytics.
    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

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