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Careers @ WAYPOINT

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Do you have a very particular set of skills? Whether you’re a web developer, graphic designer, illustrator or an After Effects guru, we’re curious to hear about your talents and find your place in the team.

Working in a boutique video game creative agency is a bit more novel than other office jobs. One evening you may find yourself designing an explosive CG animation and the next you’ll be wardrobe shopping for a life size statue. Though the nature of the work isn’t always predictable, it’s never boring.

WAYPOINT is located in Sawtelle, West LA. Often referred to as “Little Osaka”, Sawtelle has a phenomenal cultural and culinary scene, neither of which go to waste at WAYPOINT.

As the cliché goes: “work hard, play hard.” Celebratory meals and team building activities keep our tight-knit office synchronized and harmonious even during pre-launch blitz.

Available Positions

Available Positions

E-commerce Marketing Associate

DESCRIPTION:

WAYPOINT is a video game creative agency. We are a tight-knit and growing group, specialized in creating top-tier marketing assets for mid-sized to AAA clients such as Mattel, Disney, Warner Bros, Machine Zone, Square Enix, Ubisoft and more

The E-commerce Marketing Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and operations for video game publisher e-shops. Reporting to the Business Development Director, this role will manage revenue targets, operational efficiency and project launches. This person will maximize sales on the site, increase new customers obtention, retain existing customers, and increase conversion, traffic and revenue. He or she will be a key player in ensuring that the merchandising data, site features, and overall customer experience is the best that it can be.

The successful E-Commerce Marketing Associate will combine an understanding of what drives merchandise sales, an interest in the video games and entertainment, and a passion for user experience. They will be passionate, organized, and comfortable managing multiple cross-functional projects at once and will have proven success managing a team.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2+ years of experience in an e-Commerce related role
  • Passionate about the customer with a strong interest in understanding and driving user behavior
  • Analytical and process-oriented, comfortable working with large data sets and making data-driven decisions. Experience with web analytics strongly preferred
  • Experience in affiliate marketing, SEO, SEM, email marketing, and other digital marketing
  • Able to manage many projects and drive multiple threads of work to completion
  • Superb communication skills, clear and concise in both written and verbal communication
  • Able to quickly learn necessary technical tools. Experience with SQL a plus
  • Knowledge and passion for video games and entertainment industry

SNAPSHOT:

Salary: 2% comm. on net revenue in addition to base salary  Education: A Degree
Job Type: Full or part time  Experience: E-commerce
Industry: Video games  Location: West Los Angeles
Resume & short letter to: hr(@)waypoint.la  Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive revenue and profitability through SEO, email marketing, and other digital marketing initiatives
  • Develop creative ideas and improvements for site content, enhancements, and site functionality
  • Maintain and manage warehouse inventory of products, shipping and receiving, and work closely with the International Production Manager for product manufacturing updates
  • Execute, document, and improve site operations and processes including merchandising, marketing, and creative roadmap
  • Work with the business development Director for all marketing and promotional strategies for Direct Marketing
  • Participate in planning and administration of E-commerce budget. Provide projections and report. Monitor expense and labor costs to meet budget guidelines
  • Execute and identify product descriptions, listings, and other updates to enhance online sales and customer interfacing
  • Communicates with customers in a timely manner by responding to inquiries, complaints, and general information regarding products through our website
  • Analyze site metrics and related data to identify opportunities to improve merchandising and the customer experience across the site and various product categories
  • Oversee and execute all digital marketing to drive traffic and revenue

BENEFITS:

  • 5 days paid vacation for full time employees + 3 days sick leave
  • Group medical plan for full time employees
  • Paid holidays
  • Team building leisure activities on work time (escape rooms, rock climbing, etc)
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Business Development Director, Mobile games

DESCRIPTION:

WAYPOINT is an independent video game creative agency. We are a tight-knit and growing group, specialized in creating top-tier marketing assets for mid-sized to AAA clients such as Mattel, Disney, Warner bros, Machine Zone, Square Enix, Ubisoft and more. We are a multi-million dollar provider of graphic design, video and collectible item projects. We are looking for an extremely bright Business Development Director that loves the idea of growing a business through partner relationships. This position is responsible for driving the development of a robust partner ecosystem. Do you want to be entrepreneurial and part of an exciting company focused on video game marketing? You don’t mind rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to make it? This one is for you. We only consider candidates with prior video game marketing experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7+ years of experience in a video game marketing position (brand manager, product manager, PR, Marketing director, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to sell a product or service
  • A degree
  • Traits: extroverted, persistent, bent on success, the love of a job well done
  • Knowledge and passion for video games and the entertainment industry
  • Strong computer and “internet” skills. You know what Slack is
  • Great communication skills with the ability to take and give constructive feedback

SNAPSHOT:

Salary: Base+4% comm. on new biz gross, no cap, 2% on provided leads = $200K+

Equity: Earn up to 7% equity

Job Type: Business Development

Resume & short letter to: hr<a>waypoint.la

Other Pay: Merit and Annual Increases

Education: A Degree

Experience: Video game mkg experience

Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and qualify leads
  • Transform leads into contacts
  • Present WAYPOINT’s services to leads and contacts
  • Face to face meetings with interested prospects
  • Conference calls with interested prospects and the Creative Director
  • Transform discussions with contacts into requests for estimates by contacts
  • Transform estimates into signed contracts for service work
  • Regularly add to and update a list of leads and contacts (CRM database) with new leads or updates at every available opportunity
  • Propose a plan of networking activities. e.g. E3 party
  • Respect the company policy of turning around 90% of all estimates within 24 hours
  • Best efforts to achieve sales targets set together with the VP
  • Invoicing
  • Own customer projects from start to finish

BENEFITS:

  • 10 days (2 weeks) paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Group medical plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Company paid cell phone plan
  • Team building leisure activities on work time (escape rooms, rock climbing, etc)
  • Paid exterior parking lot
http://waypoint.la/careers/#business-development-director-mobile-games
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Part Time Accounting Clerk

DESCRIPTION:

WAYPOINT is an independent video game creative agency. We are a tight-knit and growing group, specialized in creating top-tier marketing assets for mid-sized to AAA clients such as Mattel, Disney, Warner bros, Machine Zone, Square Enix, Ubisoft and more. We are looking for an extremely positive, smart and organized Accounting Clerk / Book Keeper to work on money matters and admin tasks.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-motivated and task-accomplishment driven
  • Almost always smiling and cheerful
  • Very, very organized
  • A master of Quickbooks online
  • Basic accounting knowledge

SNAPSHOT:

1day per week, Wednesday, at the office
Budget: $22/ hour
Computer, desk, software, etc available
Pleasant work environment

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Book keeping: Weekly data entry and monthly reconciliation
  • Invoicing and collections
  • Paying bills for vendors monthly
  • Compliance (To be responsible for ensuring our compliance with government regulations on time using a provided todo list)
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Creative Copywriter - Freelance

DESCRIPTION:

Position Filled!

WAYPOINT is a creative services agency unlike any other. We are based in Los Angeles, California. As a supplier, we cater exclusively to the game marketing industry. This enables us to have a hand in every step of the video game creative design process. We even handle the unexpected needs that may arise, like printing promotional brochures and signage, managing the interior design of your trade show kiosk or executing DVD replication for a unique press book. We already have connections with several vendors to seamlessly handle projects that not many boutique agencies can manage.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to write succinct and impactful texts under various constraints such as SEO optimization and press releases
Effective at quickly absorbing the gist of a storyline and writing copy that succinctly delivers the client’s marketing message
A good sense of video timing and what is possible with the animation and sound design at your disposal

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Write a variety of copy, whether it appears in the marketing materials or behind the scenes as guiding text
Express client and designer ambitions coherently on paper
Script writing to guide TV spots and other cinematics

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Graphic Designer - Creative Manager

DESCRIPTION:

Position Filled!

WAYPOINT is a tight-knit and growing video game creative agency specialized in creating top-tier marketing assets for mid-sized to AAA clients in the video game and entertainment industries. We are a multi-million dollar seller of graphic design, video and collectible item projects.

We are looking for a designer who will be responsible for translating client/brand strategy into graphic design. This position is responsible for developing consistent designs for a variety of communication materials including collectors edition mockups, banners, print media, billboards point-of-sale merchandising, etc. After a trial period, the graphic designer may become responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of campaigns produced at WAYPOINT. An understanding of typography, layout and art direction will be needed to help the team produce the best work possible. We will only consider candidates with prior video game industry experience and/or gamers

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of and passion for video games
  • 1+ years of experience in graphic design related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create graphic art used for marketing purposes
  • A degree
  • XP working on projects such as: Packaging, App store assets, Web banners, CE mockups, etc
  • Master of Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign + secondary: general proficiency in Cinema 4D for stills
  • A solid portfolio demonstrating your graphic design abilities
  • Ability to draw by hand and or tablet is a great plus.

SNAPSHOT:

Taype: Full time

Job Type: Graphic Design / Art Direction

Industry: Video games/advertising

Portfolio to: hr@waypoint.la

Education: A Degree

Experience: Graphic design employment

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Use software such as: illustrator, photoshop, in-design, Cinema 4d, and other Creative cloud applications
  • Write weekly blog posts about graphic design
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

BENEFITS:

Immediate  3+ months
  • Nespresso coffee and hot/cold spring water
  • Leisure activities on work time (escape rooms, rock climbing, gaming, etc)
  • The occasional lunch!
  • 7 days paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Group medical plan
  • Paid holidays
 12+ months  24+ months
  •  9 days paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Gym membership
  •  12 days paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Company paid cell phone plan
 36+ months
  •  Unlimited paid time off
http://waypoint.la/careers/#graphic-designer-creative-manager
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Web Developer

DESCRIPTION:

Position Filled!

WAYPOINT is a creative services agency unlike any other. We are based in Los Angeles, California. As a supplier, we cater exclusively to the game marketing industry. This enables us to have a hand in every step of the video game creative design process. We even handle the unexpected needs that may arise, like printing promotional brochures and signage, managing the interior design of your trade show kiosk or executing DVD replication for a unique press book. We already have connections with several vendors to seamlessly handle projects that not many boutique agencies can manage.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Familiarity with producing social media content – you’ll be asked to develop Facebook ads as well as other digital social ads that will tempt viewer to action
Ability to curate an online interactive experience is a challenging task to say the least
Adapt our existing CMS and hosting capabilities to meet clients’ our needs

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide comprehensive content management system and intuitive front end design so clients can autonomously manage their e-commerce websites
Work closely with the graphic design department to implement their key art illustrations into website skins and animated banners
Utilize an effective ad layout whether through animated or static banners, to engage online audiences and maximize user acquisition.

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Junior Motion Graphics Artist

DESCRIPTION:

Position Filled!

  • Create videos like these: waypoint.la/video
  • The entire process of creating a game trailer from product shoot to VFX edits whether they be 2D animation or 3D animation.
  • Work closely with the business development manager and copywriter to deliver a marketing message with gamer style
  • Contribute innovative ideas and collaborate with a team to resourcefully produce marketing videos

We are a tight-knit, growing and agile Creative Services Agency in Los Angeles, specializing in creating top-tier marketing assets for clients in the video game industry. Every day is different and there is no shortage of diversity both in terms of our clients and our projects. From videos, print, digital, collectibles and everything in-between, we tackle it all. But we also make sure to have fun doing it. This isn’t a position for those looking to drop in and check out. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, then we want to hear from you!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A passion for the game industry
  • Demonstrated ability to create primarily motion design videos using raw video clips and artwork
  • Understanding and appreciation of storytelling structure and mechanics, and how motion graphics and editing integrate into that structure. A demonstrated sense of visual rhythm and sense of composition and style.
  • Ability to understand and execute on client feedback and/or team notes to achieve desired end product.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team on both short term and long term projects.
  • AfterEffects + secondary: general proficiency in Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • 2+ years of experience in motion graphics or related experience.
  • A solid demo reel showing more motion graphics work than editing.
  • Self-motivation and deadline-driven focus
  • The versatility to adapt creative visions to a variety of video types. A project could be a long storyboard editing and post production for a dev diary or it could be as quick as an animated interstitial trailer, end card or pre-roll video.
  • Ability to use motion and music effectively to deliver a message
  • Ability to work with deadlines. Whether it’s a gameplay trailer for a new release or trade trailers to explain a product or service, we go through a few a week
  • Nice to haves: 3D modeling and rigging – we’re sometimes given a digital rendering with which we’re supposed to create all the trade show merchandise, from the small figurines to life size statues.

SNAPSHOT:

Type: Full-Time (40h)

Job Type: Motion designer

Industry: Video games

Demo reel to: hr@waypoint.la

Education: A Degree

Experience: 0-1 years

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work is not work; it’s your livelihood; it’s that thing you do because you can’t believe you get paid to do it
  • Ideas energize you; you thrive in sharing them and are driven by them
  • If you can’t be passionate about what you do and with whom you work, what’s the point?
  • Time and timeliness matter, but you have no patience for clock-watchers
  • Details are never to be ignored
  • You believe a positive work environment and culture fosters team spirit
  • You believe in an upbeat and positive attitude to get the job done
  • Getting results with your team is your measure of success
  • A dynamic and evolving environment is never boring
  • Agency life is a customer service profession
  • There’s a solution around every corner and you’re not afraid to look

BENEFITS:

Immediate

3+ months

  • Nespresso coffee and hot/cold spring water
  • Leisure activities on work time (gaming, driving range, escape rooms, etc)
  • The occasional lunch!
  • 7 days paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Medical plan
  • Paid holidays

12+ months

24+ months

  • Start accumulating 9 days paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Company paid cell phone plan
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