Hello! Kill Screen is looking for research associates.

Research associates are the first line of defense of Kill Screen's strategy and content offering. Associates are broken into a variety of domains that help us stay educated on games, play and interactivity. Associates conduct research, brainstorm, write, and help guide our thinking.

And it's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry. There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do.

What we're looking for:

This is a position meant to train young researchers on how a day-to-day media and creative services operation works. You'll be researching one of our big tentpoles -- games/play, esports, VR/AR, and/or PC Gaming. We're much more interested in hiring curious individuals than just "gamers," and even if you do like play, we're just as interested in your interests outside of games than those within them. You'll work alongside and learn from the CEO.

What you'll do:

  • Scour the landscape of play and interactivity in search of new ideas
  • Produce a weekly report on your subject area
  • Identify current and future trends
  • Research for client projects as assigned

Timeline/Details:

  • Associates rotate on a renewable 3-month term.
  • This is paid at $20/hour.
  • This is not a writing fellowship. If you're interest is in writing, we'd encourage looking at another opportunity.
  • We're looking for a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week.

About us:

Kill Screen is a media and creative services company that inspires a life well-played.

We know all things interactive from virtual reality to esports to game development. As a content strategy and development house, our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more.  We've worked with brands and agencies to help them unlock the power of play and we’re big believers in how story can transform the way you speak to your audience.

As an editorial house, Kill Screen publishes a website and a magazine of the same name as well as Versions, our virtual reality culture property. We produce events such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art and the Kill Screen Festival which Mashable called “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called us "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously."

Kill Screen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.

Hey! Kill Screen is looking for a design associate to join our team. This role involves assisting in creating social assets, pitch decks, and any other graphic design-related elements we might need for various projects. The ideal candidate for this role should be fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (InDesign and HTML/CSS knowledge a plus).  

So what are we looking for? We're looking for a detail-oriented, extremely organized individual, fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (InDesign and HTML/CSS knowledge a plus).  

It's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry! There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do. Most important to us is building a diverse, inclusive team of people who know what they’re doing.

While one need not be currently living in LA to apply, ideally this job is located in our Los Angeles office.

This is a part-time job.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Presenting solutions to design challenges
  • Collaborating with writers and clients
  • Ability to grasp business objectives and client needs 
  • Motivation to juggle a variety of projects in a fast paced environment 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor of Design Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience required with established track record including experience working autonomously.

  • We’re small and young, so a must is an ability to be a self-starter and create independence while providing outcomes

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of Kill Screen and of course, games and play.

  • Candidates must exhibit excellent verbal and written.communication skills, have dynamic interpersonal skills, be comfortable with firm deadlines and juggling multiple moving parts, and must possess the ability to interact across all levels of our organization. Everyone wears a lot of hats.

ABOUT KILL SCREEN

Kill Screen is a videogame arts and culture company that wants to inspire a life well-played.

We've worked with brands and agencies on content strategy and development to help them unlock the power of play. Our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more. As a natively editorial company, we're big believers in how story can transform experiences.


Based in Los Angeles, Kill Screen publishes a website and a magazine as well as organizes events such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art and Kill Screen Festival, which Mashable called  “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called Kill Screen "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously."


Kill Screen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.

Hey! Kill Screen is looking for a freelance junior strategist to join our team. 

So what are we looking for? We're looking for someone who loves the creativity of virtual and augmented worlds but also understands how to connect those to the real world. You've been thinking about digital media since it was just a twinkle in DARPA's eye and are passionate about the medium as a writer and thinker. You know how to communicate what a new space is to newbies and can win over even the staunchest detractors. 

While one need not be currently living in LA to apply, this job is located in our Los Angeles office.

Pay rate is hourly @ $50/hour.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding our clients' market & category, audience, and competitors
  • Supporting the strategy team with research and creation of presentations and other elements of projects
  • Producing a variety of documents (articles, sales presentations, guidelines, case studies, design briefs, etc)
  • Digesting, summarizing, simplifying and restructuring complex content
  • Developing compelling presentations through smart content & data visualization
  • Staying up-to-date on relevant category innovations & trends
  • Working with the team and input to day-to-day client contact in a professional manner
  • Planning and delivering own projects independently under the supervision of your line manager

Required qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in the digital communications space
  • Must be passionate about quickly-evolving media environment (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Be creatively charged + enthusiastic when working on social projects
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively and proactively within a team setting

It's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry! There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do. Most important to us is building a diverse, inclusive team of people who know what they’re doing.

About us:

Kill Screen is a media and creative services company that inspires a life well-played.

We know all things interactive from virtual reality to esports to game development. As a content strategy and development house, our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more.  We've worked with brands and agencies to help them unlock the power of play and we’re big believers in how story can transform the way you speak to your audience.

As an editorial house, Kill Screen publishes a website and a magazine of the same name as well as Versions, our virtual reality culture property. We produce events such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art and the Kill Screen Festival which Mashable called “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called us "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously."

Kill Screen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.

Hey! Kill Screen is looking for a Sales Analyst to join our team. You'll be working with our founder and CEO, Jamin Warren, to develop new business opportunities and help our clients leverage the power of play.

So what are we looking for? We're looking for someone detail-oriented with a good nose for leads. You don't make mistakes and have a meticulous eye for perfection. You are interested in becoming a salesperson and see this as a way to look for new opportunities.

It's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry! There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do. We're trying to build a diverse, inclusive team!

This job is a part-time hourly position at $20/hour.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating a matrix of Kill Screen categories of potential sales contacts
  • Working through channels to generate leads by doing research
  • Sorting through Kill Screen's existing database
  • Finding company email addresses and making contacts.
  • Looking through ecommerce purchases for potential leads
  • Mining potential clients via Linkedin/Twitter and other social media.
  • Identifying primary contacts
  • Submititing phone numbers, email, Linkedin and social profiles into CRM
  • Researching job description and general company information along with their own investors, sponsors and previously established collaborations. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years related experience required with established track record including experience working autonomously.
  • Interested in growing as a salesperson
  • We’re small and young, so a must is an ability to be a self-starter and create independence while providing outcomes
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of Kill Screen and of course, games and play.
  • Computer literate with Macintosh Apple systems and other digital marketing systems.
  • Candidates must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills, have dynamic interpersonal skills, be comfortable with firm deadlines and juggling multiple moving parts, and must possess the ability to interact across all levels of our organization. Everyone wears a lot of hats.

ABOUT KILL SCREEN

Kill Screen is a videogame arts and culture company that wants to inspire a life well-played.

We've worked with brands and agencies on content strategy and development to help them unlock the power of play. Our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more. As a natively editorial company, we're big believers in how story can transform experiences.

Based in Los Angeles, Kill Screen publishes a website and a magazine as well as organizes events such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art and Kill Screen Festival, which Mashable called  “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called Kill Screen "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously." 

Kill Screen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.

Kill Screen is looking for a branded content editor. 

The branded content editor is in charge of the cohesion and direction of all Kill Screen’s client-facing editorial projects, including print, online, and one-off creative projects. They report directly to the our client services director. The editor will set the tone for all client editorial programs, source and oversee freelance writers, and lead editorial production for multiple branded-content projects. This includes conducting research; brainstorming, writing, and editing branded content; as well as developing and managing our editorial network.

In particular, Kill Screen is interested in working with and hiring women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with nontraditional educational backgrounds.

And it's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry. There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do.

This is a contract position at $50/hour.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create high-quality branded content in collaboration with other editors, writers, designers, project managers, developers, and other team members
  • Brainstorm and help write original program concepts in response to brand/agency RFPs
  • Write and edit primary- and secondary-source reporting and writing for Kill Screen branded projects
  • Provide copy for headlines, blurbs, descriptions, and other short-form copy
  • Source and manage an expanding network of freelance writers, editors, and related contributors
  • Maintain knowledge of new or evolving tech/games/interactive media trends and information as it relates to our clients
  • Stay up to speed on custom editorial executions at competitive publishers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3–6 years reporting and/or editing experience in a journalistic role
  • Copywriting/copyediting experience
  • Knows how to find the sweet spot between journalism and advertising
  • Excited by the publisher branded content sphere and up to speed on competitors’ programs
  • Management experience
  • Highly proactive, thrives in startup atmosphere
  • Happily wears more than one hat
  • Collaborative by nature, values others’ good ideas

SUBMISSION NEEDS

  • Cover letter & resume


ABOUT KILL SCREEN

Kill Screen is a digital media company that focuses on games, play and interactivity.

We know all things interactive, from virtual reality to esports to game development. Based in Los Angeles, we create editorial through three websites and a magazine as well as organize events, such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Kill Screen Festival, which Mashable called “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called Kill Screen "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously."

As a content strategy and development partner, our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more.  We've worked with brands and agencies to help them unlock the power of play and we’re big believers in how story can transform the way you speak to your audience.

Hey! Kill Screen is looking for a dynamic, thoughtful and organized project manager. You’ll be tasked with coordinating with our new and existing accounts and bringing new projects to completion.

So what are we looking for? We want someone who can jump between acting as an internal project manager. You understand our portfolio of offerings and how to apply them to solve client business problems. You are diplomatic and can work internally to ensure smooth delivery.  You are an agency driver that works to keep the agency operations moving along.

You'll be working alongside the founder and our content agency team. We're a small company but we've worked with some big clients like Intel, GE, MailChimp, and more. The content agency develops content strategy and development programs for clients to help them unlock the power of play.

And it's worth noting, we're not "gamers" at Kill Screen, although we love games and play! So if you have a stereotype of who belongs at a game company or are worried that you don't play enough, don't worry! There's no Super Mario Kart test. We just want someone who sees the same potential and possibility for games as we do. We're trying to build a diverse, inclusive team!

Pay is by the hour @ $60/hour.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drives major account activity to completion, with oversight.
  • Capable of writing simple creative briefs and POV’s with supervision.
  • Oversees plan development, execution, and follow-up (contributes, where appropriate.)
  • Collaborates with Strategic Planning to develop/execute research initiative.
  • Able to adequately represent client interests to team.
  • Issues change orders, with oversight.
  • Responsible for weekly/monthly project status reports.
  • Sets up meetings, includes the correct people, and provides accurate agendas and precise, actionable meeting notes.
  • Coordinates development of client marketing strategy.
  • Knows when and how to escalate potential problems.
  • Collaborates with specialists at appropriate times to ensure consensus around project approach
  • Documents rigorous scope tracking, and scope creep identification.
  • Monitors critical project hand-offs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • 1-3 years related experience required with established track record including experience working autonomously.
  • We’re small and young, so a must is an ability to be a self-starter and create independence while providing outcomes
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of Kill Screen and of course, games and play.
  • Computer literate with Macintosh Apple systems and other digital marketing systems.
  • Candidates must exhibit excellent verbal and written.communication skills, have dynamic interpersonal skills, be comfortable with firm deadlines and juggling multiple moving parts, and must possess the ability to interact across all levels of our organization. Everyone wears a lot of hats.

ABOUT KILL SCREEN

Kill Screen is a media and services company that wants to inspire a life well-played.

We've worked with brands and agencies on content strategy and development to help them unlock the power of play. Our past and present clients include GE, Intel, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker and more. As a natively editorial company, we're big believers in how story can transform experiences.

Kill Screen publishes a website and a magazine as well as organizes events such as the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art and Kill Screen Festival, which Mashable called  “the TED of videogames.” The New Yorker called Kill Screen "the McSweeney's of interactive media" and TIME said the writing was so "polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously." 

Kill Screen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.