Animation & Video Game Liaison
Job #: 2015-29
TWC Job #: 7015205
Opening Date: 04/20/2015
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 10%
Monthly Salary: *$3,520.33 - $3,833.33
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B19
*Salary Commensurate With Experience
This Marketing Specialist position is hired to work at the Texas Film Commission within the Office of the Governor/ Economic Development and Tourism Division OOG/EDT) and it reports to the Texas Film Commission Director. Develops and implements plans to improve the climate for growing animation, video game and visual effects business (A, VG &VFX) in Texas. Provides the OOG with specialized knowledge on the A, VG & VFX industries. Collects, compiles and manages production information from Texas A, VG & VFX industries and develops methodologies for reporting this spending activity and its economic impact. Provides information and guidance regarding the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP). Develops marketing plans and coordinates special events for the Texas Film Commission. Represents Texas at A, VG & VFX trade shows, conferences marketing events and film festivals. Coordinates special projects. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Develops and implements strategic plans to increase Texas’ market share in the animation, video gaming and visual effects production industries.
- Manages outreach and information used to analyze the economic impact of each industry.
- Markets Texas as a production center at film and game industry festivals, tradeshows, and marketing events.
- Provides specialized knowledge to agency staff on the A, VG & VFX industries.
- Provides information on the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and its Administrative Code to potential program applicants, applicants, industry stakeholders, legislators, the Office of the Governor, and the general public.
- Provides guidance to A, VG and VFX companies on the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentives Program and collaborates with potential applicants, applicants and the Texas Film Commission incentives team to facilitate the application process.
- Maintains data for the Texas Film Commission on Texas educational institutions offering curriculum in Film, Television, Video Game & Animation related studies.
- Liaises and advises in all aspects of video gaming and animation production in Texas, including financial incentives, community development and troubleshooting state or industry challenges.
- Connects A, VG & VFX industry teams with support organizations, regional entities, and post secondary education programs that provide workforce to the pipeline.
- Performs research projects specific to workforce training programs. Identifies industry needs in workforce skill development and collaborates with internal and external entities to develop training programs.
- Establishes internal and external working relationships to facilitate Film Commission special programs.
- Develops A, VG & VFX related web content for the Commission and marketing materials.
- Maintains regular attendance at work.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of matters.
Valid Texas driver’s license for any driving assignments.
This position requires a college graduate with an undergraduate degree in marketing, advertising, business, communication, public relations, filmmaking or video game production, or a related discipline. Must possess three (3) years of marketing, research, technical writing and/or direct related experience in the animation/video game industry. Additional education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Candidate must clearly demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of proper research techniques and resources, project management, English grammar, punctuation, spelling, language use, and standards of business writing. Demonstrate proficient use of multiple video game platforms such as PC PlayStation, Wii U or Xbox, automated information tracking systems and advanced used of Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
- Thorough knowledge of animation and video gaming production industries.
- Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
- Knowledge of current marketing practices
- Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
- Skill in video game play of multiple platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox.
- Skill in verbal and written communications.
- Skill in planning.
- Skill in writing and compiling plans and reports.
- Ability to develop marketing strategies.
- Ability to identify problems, evaluates alternatives, and implements effective solutions.
- Ability to establish goals and objectives, to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
- Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
- Ability to develop and evaluate program policies.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to coordinate.
To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.
The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to background check and required to complete authorization form.
- E-Verify Participation Poster (English)
- E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish)
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- Right to Work Poster (Spanish)
Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit: http://www.sss.gov/
Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:
Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.