Jobs at Evolve

Work at Evolve

At Evolve, we’re committed to not sucking. If you’re someone who’s also interested in not sucking, and who has hobbies like… oh, playing video games, reading about the games industry, promoting video games, trying to understand why games still cost $60, etc., you might be interested in working for us!

Why work at Evolve?

Just because! Oh fine, you need more real reasons. How about…

  • Work from anywhere—home, the beach or even an alley. If your alley has internet.
  • Flexible work hours and a 35-hour work week. Focus on the “life” part of “work-life balance.”
  • Health and dental benefits.
  • Be part of an agency with an exceptional reputation, aiming to break free from traditional PR in creative and exciting ways.
  • Liberal vacation time!
  • Work on a wide range of games, from AAA blockbusters to underdog indies.
  • Educational allowance so you can get better at… well, whatever you’re doing.
  • Enjoy working on a small team, wearing various hats. No funny hats, though. Oh, who am I kidding? Wear whatever hat you want, you weirdo.
  • Pants optional.
  • We <3 diversity.

PR Account Executive

Evolve is looking for a mid-to-senior-level PR Account Executive to manage publicity campaigns for some of the best game developers and publishers in the world, from indie to AAA. We’re looking for people at the top of their game (hurr hurr, game pun), who thrive in an agency environment or who want to make the jump from in-house PR rep to tackle a wider range of projects. Ideal candidates not only love video games, but have experience promoting them, as well as communicating effectively with a range of people, including media, executives, developers, and influencers.

This is a remote, work-from-home position in Canada. While we will prioritize Canadian applicants, we are open to receiving applications from experienced professionals throughout North America and Western Europe/UK. Just note: anyone hired outside Canada would be a contractor and will need to factor in currency exchange (the salary range for this role is set in $CAD). Our goal is to fill this role before the end of March, but can be flexible.

Responsibilities

  • Drive strategic vision for client and product PR, shooting for the stars with creative and effective campaigns across a range of indie and AAA clients.
  • Craft, pitch, and secure stories to get attention for clients and their games, aiming for both industry/enthusiast and mainstream coverage.
  • Write and edit announcements, interviews, fact sheets, and other PR materials.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with media, influencers, developers, platform partners, and publisher contacts.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams, working with our our Community, Insights, and Originals teams to develop holistic marketing campaigns, assets, social media content, and more.
  • Gain and retain your clients’ trust. You’ll cheer on their victories, provide strategic and tactical insight, and be willing to share bad news or reel in expectations when necessary.
  • As a senior member of our PR team, provide insight and advice for junior and senior staff about PR activities/strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to improve practices within the department and in PR roles.
  • Uphold principles of kindness, inclusiveness, compassion, accountability and excellence.

Qualifications

Nobody’s perfect, but the ideal candidate has some combination of the following:

  • 3+ years experience planning and executing entertainment launches in a publicity role.
  • Strong relationships with video game, tech, and consumer media and influencers in North America (global experience is a big plus, as we work on a lot of international releases).
  • Natural storyteller, able to distill what makes a game, person, or company interesting and relevant to a given audience or to broader trends.
  • Exceptional project management and organizational capabilities. You understand what needs to be done to execute your plans, you stick to deadlines, and know how to communicate effectively when things go off the rails.
  • Experience using cloud-based project-management tools. We use ClickUp, but experience with Asana, Monday, Trello, etc. is likely also relevant.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the video game and PR fields/industries, platforms, and trends.
  • Able to work on several projects at once, maintaining equanimity even when the world seems to be falling apart around you.
  • Experience developing and managing company presence at trade shows and conventions like PAX, E3, etc. You know how to go through the whole process of booking a booth, scripting demos, securing media appointments, media training, and so much more. You know. Trade show stuff.
  • An excellent communicator—written and verbal—capable of talking to C-level executives as comfortably as to a random gamer on Twitter.
  • Highly self-motivated, you’re a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated to excellence, you are a lifelong learner and maybe a bit anti-establishment. You read about PR, marketing, and management, and are never content to maintain the status quo.

Ready to apply?

Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected], citing the PR Account Executive position.

PR Coordinator

Evolve aims to fill an entry-level role on our industry-leading PR team. You’ll get an opportunity to assist with publicity campaigns for some of the best game developers and publishers in the world, from indie to AAA. As an ideal candidate, you love video games and the gaming industry, and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. You’re a natural storyteller and know what makes a game special. To top it off, you have a tremendous desire to learn and grow in a fast-paced agency environment.

This is a remote, work-from-home position in Canada. We will heavily prioritize Canadian applicants, though may be open to international contractors who blow us away with their applications.

Responsibilities

  • Craft, pitch, and secure stories to get attention for clients and their games, aiming for both industry/enthusiast and mainstream coverage.
  • Write and edit announcements, interviews, fact sheets, and other PR materials.
  • Get to know content creators and streamers, and get them excited to play the games you work on.
  • Develop target lists of media and content creators to engage in campaigns.
  • Craft compelling stories and creative ideas to promote a wide range of games.
  • Coordinate with our PR, Community, Insights, and Originals teams to develop holistic marketing campaigns, assets, social media content, and more.
  • Work with our Insights team to produce reports that effectively demonstrate to clients the impact of the work we’ve done.
  • Uphold principles of kindness, inclusiveness, compassion, accountability and excellence.

Qualifications

Nobody’s perfect, but the ideal candidate has some combination of the following:

  • Natural storyteller, able to distill what makes a game, person, or company interesting and relevant to a given audience or to broader trends.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English). You’re a stickler for grammatical accuracy, and can clearly and succinctly communicate your thoughts.
  • Exceptional project management and organizational capabilities. You understand what you need to get done, you stick to deadlines, and know how to communicate effectively when things go off the rails.
  • Good understanding of the video game, tech, consumer media, and influencer landscapes.
  • Experience using cloud-based project management tools. We use ClickUp, but experience with Asana, Monday, Trello, etc. is likely also relevant.
  • You’re totally anal about details; you cringe when document formatting is a little bit off, when a small part of a tiny job isn’t done, when a name is spelled incorrectly, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the video game and PR fields/industries, platforms, and trends.
  • Able to work on several projects at once, maintaining equanimity even when the world seems to be falling apart around you.
  • Highly self-motivated, you’re a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated to excellence, you are a lifelong learner and maybe a bit anti-establishment. You read about PR, marketing, and management, and are never content to maintain the status quo.
  • While a degree in PR or marketing isn’t necessary, it certainly helps.

Ready to apply?

Send your resume, cover letter, any relevant writing samples, and salary requirements to [email protected], citing the PR Coordinator position.

Social Media & Community Specialist

Evolve is looking for a mid-to-senior-level social media and community specialist with experience in video games to join our growing Community team. You’ll work with our PR, video, and research teams to help our roster of indie and AAA game clients plan and execute industry-leading, community-focused campaigns. You’ll help to develop our best practices and define what an industry-leading community agency looks like.

This is a remote, work-from-home position in Canada. There is no set closing date for this position; we’re actually not in a huge rush to hire, but are interested in hearing from interested applicants, and may move quickly with folks we really like!

Responsibilities & Expectations

In this role, your day-to-day work will vary depending on the game, client, and budget. Much of the job, however, involves:

  • Social media management: plan, execute, and report on social media activities. You’ll be producing assets, writing and editing copy, and developing reports and analytics.
  • Community-focused campaigns: Conceptualise, plan, and execute creative campaigns to build and maintain communities around our clients’ brands.
  • Best practices and team development: Develop our best practices for social and community engagement, as you work with executive teams to ensure our services and work are top quality
  • Audits: Assess the owned channels of our clients, understand their overall awareness and impact in the community, and develop recommendations of how to improve upon their existing presence.
  • Coaching: Work with clients to identify their goals and priorities, so as to help implement best practices in-house.
  • Events (online & in real life): From booth staffing to online player events, plan and manage event presence from the community side.
  • Project assessment: Work with the executive team to assess incoming and potential projects for quality, fit, and opportunities.

Experience & Skills

Nobody’s perfect, but the ideal candidate has many of the following traits and skills:

  • 2+ years of experience managing social media and community campaigns for video games, whether in-house at a developer or publisher or in an agency capacity. Sorry, you have to have experience running successful campaigns for games; if you did so in a marketing or PR role, we’d still be interested in hearing from you!
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be expected to work with a remote team alongside clients located around the globe, take client calls, provide updates, and more.
  • Solid English writing abilities. You will be expected to write and edit copy for client community accounts, as well as the Evolve and Terminals channels at a professional level.
  • Top-notch collaboration. This position involves working alongside our PR, Insights, and Originals teams, as well as a wide range of clients. Teamwork!
  • Deep interest in video games and the games industry. This position involves speaking independently and directly with players via client accounts, and industry professionals via Evolve accounts. You know games inside and out.
  • Analytical and flexible. You are more than a ‘doer’ but also will question why a strategy is working or not working and act quickly to adjust accordingly. You can move from a tiny indie client to a AAA juggernaut without losing stride.
  • Exceptional organization and project management. This job requires keeping track of lots of different things—big and small. It’s literally impossible to keep it all in your head, so you need to be good at task management and organization.
  • Self-driven. While you’re working with a team, it’s still a remote gig. You need to be self-motivated and ready to drive activities forward, consistently.

Tools

Ideally you are experienced with the following tools:

  • Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Gmail, etc.)
  • Slack, Discord, Teams, Skype, etc.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Instagram, and their respective media and analytics backends
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere)

Nice to Have

While we need someone who embodies the traits and skills above, it’s always nice to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Some areas of expertise we’d love to see among applicants include:

  • Graphic design and/or video mania: You can make things look pretty, whether we’re talking about still images and memes or videos and gifs.
  • Spreadsheet wizardry: You’re an Excel/Sheets magician, able to work your way through complex formulae, pivot tables, etc. 
  • Influencer relations: You have a great network of streamer or content-creator friends, and/or have experience working on influencer campaigns.
  • Unreal or Unity: You know your way around these tools, and could potentially set up and create in-engine assets.

Ready to Apply?

Send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples—you know, hilarious content you’ve produced, effective campaigns you’ve run, etc.—to [email protected], citing the Social Media & Community Specialist position.

    Tips For Applying

    1. Read the job description fully, and ensure you’re qualified. Sure, it’s nice to shoot for the stars, but if you have none of the qualifications, you may want to hold off on applying.
    2. We value creativity, so don’t feel like you need to come across as a corporate robot when applying.
    3. Make sure you’ve actually submitted the things that are required to apply!
    4. Sharing links to your relevant social media accounts is really helpful; saves us having to dig for them!
    5. We focus our hiring on Canadian residents, but if you’re exceptionally qualified, we’re happy to consider non-Canadian applicants on a contract basis. Just know that you wouldn’t be eligible for the same health/dental benefits as our staff in Canada. Taxes and logistics and all.

     

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