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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. El Segundo, CA

  • Product Manager

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is seeking an experienced Product Manager to manage all aspects of the digital game portfolio for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG). She or he should be passionate about managing top-tier consumer brands and marketing campaigns. This position will work closely with the Card Business team in the U.S. and developers in Japan HQ to propose and execute large and small-scale marketing plans. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of the marketing landscape for launching and supporting a spectrum of digital (mobile and live games) and physical games on consoles (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam). The Product Manager should be metric-driven, pro-active, innovative, and a self-starter. This is a fast-paced work environment, candidates need to be driven and have great time management skills.

    Department: Card Business Division
    Reports to: Director, Organized Play, Marketing & Events

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop comprehensive strategies and execute all aspects of the marketing plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! digital game portfolio, including, but not limited to target market identification and analysis, budgeting, category and competitive analysis, with a focus on new user acquisition and strong ROI.
    • Collaborate with the Card Business department to improve integration of various programs with official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG digital channels and events, such as social media campaigns, influencer marketing, and offline Organized Play initiatives and events.
    • Work closely with Digital Publishing to create and implement cross-promotional campaigns.
    • Manage and measure all marketing activities through quantitative/qualitative research and analysis to provide input on how to improve processes.
    • Oversee the daily execution of marketing campaign responsibilities, including creating and managing the asset calendar, including third-party approvals.
    • Manage marketing creatives and product copy by working closely with in-house creative teams, development teams and external business partners.
    • Create presentation materials as needed for sales meetings, trade shows, and consumer events.
    • Oversee the placement of online, print and TV advertising and the development of key assets including ad copy, scripts and editorial messaging.
    • Manage the daily execution of product promotions, ensuring campaigns and materials are created on schedule and within budget.
    • Obtain necessary approvals for all marketing-related activities to ensure compliance with licensors, first-parties, etc.
    • Assists with the implementation of cross-promotional opportunities with other licensees.
    • Report campaign and creative performances of activities such as campaign performance, PR/Event execution, and creative performance.
    • Responsible for administrative tasks related to all marketing activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

    • Basic understanding of digital marketing tools and techniques using SNS.
    • Experience with placing both online and offline advertising.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work with limited supervision.
    • Personal initiative and sound business judgment required to identify, evaluate and respond to job needs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to write product copy. Must be comfortable speaking to all levels of management.
    • Professional, with exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task in a high-stress environment.
    • Proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • 4-5 years of experience in marketing digital games, including mobile, live, and console games, and/or digital entertainment industries.

    PLUS:

    • Experience marketing licensed products.
    • 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

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is seeking a Social Media and Content Manager who is passionate about social media marketing, content creation, nurturing a community of fans, researching and working with influencers, and the trading card game (TCG) industry. The ideal candidate will be a knowledgeable TCG fan with a passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. They will also have extensive knowledge of visual communication, social media platforms, influencer marketing campaigns, and working with and managing agencies. This individual needs to be a creative self-starter with experience creating content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. This position will work closely with the Card Business team and developers in Japan HQ to produce/design social strategy and creative to support analog and digital Yu-Gi-Oh! product launches, events, tournament livestreams, and other marketing campaigns, while maintaining consistency with the Konami and Yu-Gi-Oh! brands. This is a fast-paced work environment, candidates need to be driven and have great time management skills. The candidate’s ability to handle directives and assess situations are key to the company’s growth in the global market.

    Department: Card Business Division
    Reports to: Senior Director, Organized Play, Marketing and Events
    Position Location: El Segundo, CA

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Creation and editing of written and photo content.
    • Attend events and produce live social media content.
    • Maintain a unified brand voice across different social media channels and company blog.
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to create and manage social media calendar.
    • Monitor social media channels for industry trends.
    • Schedule social media calendars, posts, and live events.
    • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.
    • Interact with and moderate Facebook groups
    • Develop and manage social media marketing and influencer marketing strategy.
    • Influencer management – own the entire process dealing with influencers (sourcing, communication, payment requests, reporting, etc.)
    • PR support – Assists in partnering with PR and our marketing team to ensure orders are created and sent out in a timely manner.
    • Live prep – In charge of prepping Instagram live set up and event coverage for marketing and video teams.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications or equivalent work experience
    • Must have 5+ years of experience in social media management.
    • Wide-ranging experience working on social media platforms such as Facebook, Facebook groups, Instagram, Tik Tok, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.
    • Knowledge of scheduling platforms. Ex: Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.
    • Proven track record of growing a social media fan base
    • Involvement in growing and nurturing a thriving online community
    • Experience working with licensing partners and lengthy/strict approvals processes
    • Experience in visual communication with basic graphic design skills.
    • Understand digital marketing concepts such as keyword research and SEO and how they interact and influence one another
    • Knowledge of digital marketing metrics and reporting
    • Ability to develop influencer strategy, manage multiple personalities and deliverables, and report results to show ROI
    • Basic WordPress and HTML knowledge is highly preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English.
    • Multi-tasking and problem-solving ability.

    PLUS:

    • Passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Brand
    • Passionate about customer relations and growing a community
    • Creative writing skills
    • Basic video, photography, and design skills

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

  • Business Development Manager, LATAM

    The Business Development Manager, LATAM will be responsible for the company’s revenue and profit targets of the digital games business (Console, PC Games & Mobile Games) within the LATAM Region, including developing strategy, identifying new business and licensing opportunities, negotiating distribution agreements, and performing business analysis. The Business Development Manager, LATAM will manage 1st Party Partners, Distributors and Key Account negotiations within the region to ensure package and digital business objectives are being met. This position will also support Product Licensing business in Latin America and maintain relationships with key partners (e.g. Football Clubs and related Football Federations). The Business Development Manager, LATAM will also support eSPORTS efforts in the region by participating in partner negotiations and strategy.

    The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    This position reports to the Sr. Director of Digital Business, responsible for Console and PC games. The responsibilities listed are not all inclusive and additional duties may be assigned.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Build and deliver sales forecast to achieve business profitability.
    • Manage and maintenance of our relationships with 1st Party Partners (Sony, MS).
    • Support and enhance relationships with Football Federations & Major Football Clubs at the Region.
    • Support product licensing of our titles at the Region.
    • Develop and oversee Trade Marketing strategies and executions over the Region.
    • Support the development of our eSports efforts.
    • Manage and maintain pricing strategy of all titles and titles with 1st Parties and Distributors.
    • Review and negotiate contracts (partnerships, licensing, distribution, etc) with current and new digital clients.
    • Assist in managing a growing portfolio of digital partners (Latin America).
    • Provide research and analytical support to determine business performance and create reports/presentations for management as needed.
    • Identify and pursue new business opportunities and make recommendations and proposals for management.
    • Develop, draft, and present financial models for new digital business.
    • Communicate regularly with internal teams to provide status reports.
    • Assist digital team in executing sales and marketing projects as needed.
    • Regularly travel in the LATAM region to meet with key partners and conduct business negotiation (up to 50%)

    Qualifications:

    • Business development experience with B2B negotiations required.
    • Experience with managing business negotiations in the LATAM region.
    • Trilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) fluency.
    • Experience with reviewing and negotiating contracts.
    • Previous P&L and Revenue responsibilities.
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple deals and projects at once.
    • Strong understanding of the video games industry and digital games (Console and PC Games).
    • Good understanding of digital technologies.
    • Strong financial and data analysis experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple groups (Sales, Marketing, Social, PR)
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Direct industry experience.
    • Experience in mobile gaming (plus).

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

  • Bilingual QA Tester - German

    Konami Digital Entertainment Localization team is currently looking for a Native German speaking bilingual QA Tester based in the Greater Los Angeles area. The QA Tester will do linguistic and functional QA testing for the German versions of our games.

    Responsibilities:

    • Perform QA tests checking text for context relevancy, content consistency, grammar and spelling in game and printed materials
    • Translate and proofread marketing materials, game assets, and other reports as needed
    • Follow through on bug tracking and regression testing as directed by Project Lead
    • Provide feedback to ensure that the content and quality of all documents for creative services and external publishers such as manuals, strategy guides and advertisements correspond with the most current localized assets

     

    Qualifications:

    • Able to read, write & speak German & English fluently
    • Strong written communication skills
    • Detailed-orientated and organized
    • Highly motivated with proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment
    • Team player with great communication skills
    • High school diploma or equivalent

     

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Previous testing and translation experience
    • Knowledge of Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game and anime series products
    • Understanding of the software test cycle process and video games in general
    • Working knowledge of QA methodology, terminology and tools

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

  • Marketing- User Acquisition Specialist

    Job description

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop, manage, and optimize user acquisition/engagement campaigns across mobile platforms through research, and measurement of key KPIs to meet ROI goals.
    • Develop and manage creatives and copies to provide the most effective multi-language marketing activities in our global market by working closely with our in-house creative team, related departments, and partners.
    • Collaborate with related departments to develop and manage other marketing activities such as social marketing, events, and PR.
    • Create and manage a user acquisition funnel by analyzing, planning, and executing app store optimization (ASO).
    • Manage and measure all marketing activities through quantitative/qualitative research and analysis to drive PDCA and provide input on how to improve processes.
    • Manage schedule and budgets to ensure appropriate allocation of resources.
    • Responsible for administrative tasks related to all marketing activities.

    MANAGING DATA DRIVEN PERFORMANCE MARKETING

    • Ensure games are measured, tagged and tracked correctly, so performance of in-app events can be quantitatively measured and adjusted as needed to meet objectives.
    • Collaborate with our analytics team and production team on implementation and testing.
    • Determine the appropriate methods and a system of metrics for measuring marketing effectiveness.
    • Analyze and investigate marketing KPI data from both performance-based and brand marketing perspectives.
    • Conduct in-depth post-campaign analytics and other ad-hoc analysis. Lead marketing measurement efforts, targeting, segmentation, and media mix modeling.

    TEAMWORK AND SELF MOTIVATION

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including our international production team to identify opportunities and implement recommendations to drive the success of Konami games.
    • Coordinate with content rights holders as needed to gain approvals of marketing materials or maximize co-marketing opportunities.
    • Take leadership and be passionate about developing and executing new ideas by overcoming challenges in high pressure situations.
    • Report performance of activities such as campaign performance, PR/Event execution, and creative performance to the Senior Marketing Manager.

    Requirements:

    • +2 years of mobile game marketing experience
    • Basic understanding of digital marketing tools and BI
    • Must be able to travel as needed
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related field
    • A passion for mobile gaming
    • Multi-Language speaker is a plus.

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

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