Excited by communications, strategy, and interacting with players worldwide?
Bungie is looking for a seasoned communications expert to lead our communications and community teams on our upcoming title, Marathon. At Bungie, we value that teams are stronger than heroes, and in this role, you will be part of a vibrant and collaborative team committed to making Marathon our players’ new obsession.
This role is a key member of Marathon’s marketing team driving strategic alignment, innovation, and end-to-end execution attached to the GTM and commercial goals of Marathon. As a leader, this person will impart their deep communications and community knowledge to their team – working through individuals but also getting work across the finish line daily. This role is a consummate strategist and able to deftly navigate even the most challenging of communication scenarios.
The ideal candidate has an extensive background working with development teams and understands the nuances to game development. As the foremost community and communications expert on the team, they know how to tell stories and inspire diverse audiences - both internally to the team and externally to the players, across local and international regions. This person has built many game communities before and ideally in a live service and/or PvP environment. We believe in building trust and two-way communication with the Marathon community.
Always thinking about the future, this candidate must have strong opinions, loosely held, on trends and where channels, community, and the industry are heading. This role craves innovation and isn’t afraid to try risky initiatives in service of breaking ground on the next hottest thing. Proficient in both reactive and live settings, including on camera, this person educates and motivates their peers to do the same.
This role reports to the Franchise Marketing Director, who definitely isn’t Durandal in disguise.
In close collaboration with the Marathon development team and franchise marketing leadership, develop, manage and execute creative and strategic communications and community plans for the global launch and daily Marathon live game that is seamlessly integrated into the broader marketing campaign and sets a gold standard for the industry.
Build trust with players worldwide by being an advocate internally and creating authentic and transparent communication for players.
Create a data-informed culture among teams in idea conception and results. Seamlessly blends data and player insights into recommendations that secures cross-functional alignment and drives measurable, customer-oriented executions in partnership with business intelligence and analytics.
Articulate strategy but also roll up the sleeves and execute tactics as needed. Align strategy and results through effective collaboration across multiple teams.
Direct, mentor and support the daily priorities, work deliverables, and overall team bandwidth.
Provide feedback and manage the day-to-day execution of the communications budget with the franchise marketing and international leadership teams.
Evaluate, on-board, and manage agencies who assist in executing marketing campaigns. Hold those agencies accountable to industry best KPIs.
10+ years of experience in gaming, technology, or entertainment companies in a community role, with broad communications expertise. Deep familiarity and experience with live game franchises and their respective online player communities.
Established experience working in a community or communications capacity on a live service game or product across international communities and time zones.
Proven experience building and managing player communities.
Strategic thinker and a modern communicator with proven results that clearly drive commercial goals.
Management experience with proven experience driving results from a talented team of high-performing individual contributors.
Concise communicator in presentation, verbal, and written copy, with the ability to transform complex principles into consumer-friendly messages on deadline.
Experience finding proactive and creative solutions to unplanned challenges and changing objectives.
Ability to quantify results with sophisticated data analysis and metrics.
High level of organization with excellent time-management skills.
Crisis-management experience being able to anticipate upcoming situations, escalate a solution-driven plan, communicate to stakeholders, and execute in a timely manner relevant to the crisis.
Bonus points for experience in related genres: first person shooters and competitive online games
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Bellevue Pay Range
Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:
20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked
Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
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