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EVIL EMPIRE
91 Rue Nuyens
33100 Bordeaux
France

Date : 15.06.2022
Reference : AFJV-EINF1697-23182

Evil Empire

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Evil Empire is a studio formed in early 2019 by a few ex-Motion Twin people with the intention of creating more Dead Cells and using that as a stepping stone towards making our own games. We work in the same open space as Motion Twin and regularly beat them in Nerf wars and Smash.
The name of our studio is a dig at some of the shadier aspects of the game industry and, if you have a sense of humour, a signal that we're all about being the exact opposite (also, some people didn't like the "Cat Nap Studio" suggestion...in spite of it clearly being the better choice).
As we start work on incredimazing new projects, alongside continued support for Dead Cells, we need to ensure that we're working with the latest technology and bringing in a talented and experienced team capable of leading ambitious projects.
While we're currently growing rapidly, we pay a lot of attention to ensuring that we maintain small autonomous teams (10-15 people max). This not only means we work on a more "human" scale, but also that everyone can really impact the game with their ideas and initiatives.

What We Do Differently
If you're working at Evil Empire you will NEVER crunch (it's nuts that this has to be said), you will have excellent health cover, five weeks paid leave (plus public holidays), subsidized meals, flexibility with work time, free fruit and other noms and of course as much coffee as you can drink.
We also do regular trips to some of the most legendary gaming events in the world, including excursions to National Parks and other such shenanigans (team building right ? ), so there's plenty of opportunities for motivated people to get out and see the world. Well, at least, we were doing this before Covid happened, and plan to do it again if events are ever a thing in the future...
While we're an indie company, our financial stability allows us to offer the kind of work environment that we always wished we could have, so we're always scheming new ways to make our work lives enjoyable.

Comfortable Work Environment
We're always open to suggestions regarding new tech and hardware, learning resources like books, patreon subscriptions, or training and of course everyone gets to pick what goes in the junk food cupboard. So you should always have access to everything you need to be happy in the office.
In addition, Bordeaux is an awesome city as it's big enough to have plenty to do, but small enough that you can walk across it in half an hour. Beautiful 19th century architecture and more restaurants than you can poke a stick at make it a great place to live. You're also 45 minutes drive from the beach and 3 hours from the ski slopes. While access to a very well connected airport and a 2 hour high speed train ride to Paris mean you're never far away from anything.
Evil Empire recrutement

Marketing / Video Artist


Fixed term contract Bordeaux (33)

Position Duties

Joining the existing marketing team, your responsibilities will include :

Marketing Artist tasks such as :
  • Participating in the definition of the visual identity of our brands and new games based on data, trends, your personal culture, and creativity
  • Converting this identity into key marketing inputs with high-quality consumer-facing visuals (logos, banners, social media assets and websites...)
  • Testing the performance of your creatives by working closely with the Marketing Team
  • Staying updated on the latest trailers, announcements, marketing trends & tools, and thinking within digital design.
  • Be able to give constructive feedback to occasional service providers (communication agencies etc...)

Video Marketing Tasks such as :
  • Video Editing : you edit video footage while eliciting and incorporating rolling stakeholder feedback from multiple sources
  • Gameplay Capture : you work with marketing and game development team to ensure that the correct content is captured for the correct purposes (often capturing it yourself).
  • Post-processing and Motion Graphic : you add additional effects, 2D/3D animations, information, or flourishes in order to fully portray the intention of the games and trailers.
  • Filming : you create videos and take photos for different events (shootings, making of, events, social media...)
  • Streaming : you help setting up (and why not presenting ? ) regular dev stream sessions

Responsibilities may vary and expand with career progression if you're a good fit with the team.

Candidate Profile

You'll need to have these skills :
  • Experience in a videogame environment and/or experience in a communication agency (on the area of interactive media) but a junior profile can be considered
  • Excellent English creative written and oral skills.
  • Mastery of social networks, its tools & Analytics (Forums, Reddit, Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and more...)
  • Graphics abilities
  • At ease with videos, photos technical specifications
  • Experience with shooting and directing videos for social media or cross support
  • Goal-Oriented, you are autonomous and pay a lot of attention to details
  • A driven, invested individual with great communication skills.
  • Your jokes are less funny than those of the CEO

Strongly desired :
  • Creative, you can express ideas using the relevant support
  • Passion for the video game industry and entertainment at large and good knowledge of the video games platforms

Optional Experience :
  • Good knowledge of the Asian Market and its specificities is a plus

Additional Information

  • Salary depending on experience and profile but linked to the industry standards (reference SNJV salaries survey).
  • Short term contract of 1 year on a 35 hours basis per week.
  • Based in our office in Bordeaux.
  • Financial and logistical help with relocation (basically we take care of it all).
  • Fringe benefits include restaurant cheques, as much junk food fruit and good stuff as you can eat, game lounge and pool table, flexible working hours, access to any books and professional development resources as you want and more.

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Resume, cover letter, references, portfolio or website (the most relevant for us ! )
To: Sophie DOSIERE
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