Hot Job: Social Media Specialist for PlayStation


Looking for a job? Here's a cool opportunity that just might be a great new start for the right person.

The position: Senior social media specialist for PlayStation

Location: Foster City, Calif.

Job duties: Will be responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the PlayStation blog and related content streams on YouTube, iTunes and other sites. This person will be expected to help enhance the program and broaden its reach by offering new ideas for the social media program. Will also be required to develop and maintain relationships with industry bloggers as well as internal company contacts. Must also be able to help enhance and expand the current inventory of media resources such as video, photo and other multimedia elements. Specific duties include copy editing, fact-checking and moderating posts/comments. Will also produce a bimonthly audio podcast.

The company: PlayStation is produced by Sony (Stock Quote: SNE) Computer Entertainment America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Requirements: A college degree in communications or equivalent work experience is required, along with four years of experience in electronic media with a branded blog or Web site. Must have excellent written communication skills. Knowledge of current video game landscape is preferred. Good interpersonal skills are essential because this position involves dealing with the public. Ideal candidate will have skills in a diverse range of Web tasks, including HTML and video production. Must be comfortable appearing on camera and preferably have experience conducting on-camera interviews. Still photography experience preferred.

Extra perks: There's a credit union, employee referral bonus and a Sony Family Style Center. Employees also get discounts on company products. And since you are expected to be familiar with the company's games, you can now legitimately call it a "work-related duty" when you spend hours on your PlayStation3.

Interesting info: PlayStation's social media program reaches millions of readers/viewers each week.

Other opportunities: The company has openings for character artists, financial analysts, animation technicians and supervisors and technical support reps. In addition, there are many temporary openings and internship opportunities.

Apply online here.

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