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About Secret Mode

Secret Mode is the publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Ltd. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of Sumo Group’s 19 game development studios across the UK, Canada, Europe, and India, as well as third party independent game developers. We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.

Day in the life of a Social Media Manager:

As our Social Media Manager, you'll be the driving force behind shaping our brand's online presence. You will craft and own the development of social media strategies that align seamlessly with our broader marketing objectives, collaborate closely with product management and development teams to provide expert guidance on tailored social media strategies for individual titles.

As a key player, you'll take charge of paid social media campaigns, from audience targeting to insightful reporting. Lead content curation, ensuring the delivery aligns perfectly with our brand guidelines. Work hand-in-hand with the community team, delegating and scheduling additional social content as needed. Develop and implement KPIs to measure and monitor the success of our campaigns, leading the charge in their evaluation and reporting.

Bring your creativity to the forefront as you provide thought leadership to drive audience growth. Stay ahead of the curve in social media trends, positioning Secret Mode as an industry leader. Build lasting relationships with key stakeholders and external partners across all departments. Please note that this role is anything but ordinary – it's dynamic, impactful, and non-exhaustive, with potential for additional responsibilities based on evolving business priorities. Join us and be a pivotal part of shaping the social media landscape for Secret Mode!

Please note, this is a hybrid role that will require you to work from our studio in Leamington on a weekly basis.

What you need to do this job:

  • Social media management experience within the video game or entertainment industries

  • Proven experience utilising social media management tools

  • Excellent copywriting skills, editing skills, and attention to detail

  • Strong organisational and time management skills

  • A passion for games and a knowledge of gaming culture and marketing trends

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and responsibility for campaign and content planning from creation through to execution

The Interview Process:

At Secret Mode, we take a holistic and engaging interview process that allows us to get to know you, your skills and your potential. For the Social Media Manager role, we have a two stage interview process:

1st Stage: One hour with our Director of PR & Communications. Here, we will talk with you about your experience, our expectations in the role and ask some competency based questions. There will, of course, be opportunities for you to ask questions!

Task: We will potentially ask for you to complete a task for the Social Media Manager role, a chance for you to show off your skills! If we do give you an activity, you will have a week to complete it.

2nd Stage: One hour with the Studio Marketing Director and Vice President of Secret Mode. This is a chance for us to discuss further technical aspects of the role and for you to meet some of the leadership team here at Secret Mode.

What’s in it for you?

Secret Mode also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.

Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.

Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*.

Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.

Personal Development: Structured My Development pathway, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5+ learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).

Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years’ service) and an annual gaming subscription.

*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt in selections.

Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Group:

We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.