Community Manager

  • 105 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Intern

Company Description

Epoch Games is a volunteer-based, all-online, global game development team. We have no centrally-located headquarters and are unincorporated at this time. Most of the original founding members were modders developing the total conversion Middle Earth Roleplaying Project (MERP) mod for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/merp-middle-earth-roleplaying-project

Currently Epoch Games is developing The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (LoA:SO). LoA:SO is an in-development indie open-world RPG set in an original fantasy world. The game is being developed using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 (UE4):
https://www.unrealengine.com/

For more information about the game, please check out our IndieDb page:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-lays-of-althas-sundered-order

NOTE: The address listed is N/A. We are a fully-online team with no central headquarters at this time. Communication is mostly done via Slack (an instant messaging application) and Trello (an online project collaboration tool).

Job Description

In this volunteer position you will be doing public relations for The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order through advertising and communicating with fans on social media. To go into more detail:

  • Communicating with the public about The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order through our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Discord
  • Advertising our game to third-party communities
  • Assisting with public updates through our update sites: our WordPress, our Discourse Forum and our IndieDb page.
  • Taking screenshots and videos within Unreal Engine of Game Development Progress

Communication is key to this job title: you must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with other team members as well as the public community for our game. You also should not be afraid to ask any questions should any problems arise. We are an English-speaking team, so English fluency is an absolute must.

If you are comfortable with teaching, you may be called upon to aid the more junior members of the team in any relevant area.

Other duties include: attending Slack meetings (Slack is an instant messaging we communicate with); completing monthly reports; and following team policies.

This is a volunteer position, so no monetary compensation is being offered.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Previous experience with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Discord
  • Previous experience with Unreal Engine (not much is required). You must have a machine that can run the software (in order to take screenshots): https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Recommended_Hardware
  • The ability to take high-definition screenshots and video
  • Fluent English Writing
  • Online communication and Team-collaboration skills

Optional Requirements:

  • Previous experience with public relations and community management
  • Previous experience with job recruitment and interviewing

Additional Information

Required Software:

  • Unreal Engine 4 (https://www.unrealengine.com/register)

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.