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Career @ 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 Creative 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

VP, Strategy & Creative
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 VP of Strategy and Creative that loves the idea of growing a business through partner relationships. This position is responsible for driving the development of a robust partner ecosystem as well as producing great creative. 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? You like to take calculated risks and push things forward? This one is for you. We only consider candidates with prior video game marketing experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  •  10+ years of experience in a video game marketing position (Senior brand manager, Marketing Director, etc) 
  • Many strong relationships in the video game marketing industry 
  • Demonstrated ability to sell a product or service 
  • A degree in business and/or design 
  • Traits: extroverted, persistent, bent on success, the love of a job well done 
  • Knowledge and passion for video games and the entertainment industry 
  • Great communication skills with the ability to take and give constructive feedback
SNAPSHOT:

 Salary: Competitive  Other Pay: 2% commission on gross new biz, no cap
 Equity: Earn up to 20% equity Education: A Degree
 Job Type: Business Development Experience: Video game mkg experience
 Location: Los Angeles, CA Industry: Video games / advertising
 Resume & letter to: hr@waypoint.la Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage small and large scale Marketing related creative projects
  • Lead a team of marketing artists to greatness
  • Present WAYPOINT’s services to leads and contacts
  • Contributing to company culture, team management, and work flow
  • Make the most of our in-house team and external vendors (Factories, Printers, specialized services, etc)
  • Develop a new business model for Collector’s Edition projects
  • Best efforts to achieve sales targets set together with the CEO
BENEFITS:
  • 15 days (3 weeks) paid vacation + 3 days sick leave
  • Group medical plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Gym membership
  • Company paid cell phone plan
  • Team building leisure activities on work time (escape rooms, rock climbing, etc)
  • Private covered parking space



Production and Office Coordinator

Position Filled!


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, and Ubisoft. We are provider of graphic design, video and collectible item projects. We are looking for an extremely positive person to be our Production and office manager to keep our schedules up to date and help out with various office related tasks. This position is responsible making the wheels turn smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes. We only consider candidates with prior video game marketing experience or gamers.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • A passion for the game industry
  • A good juggler of projects
  • Good working knowledge of Excel/Numbers
  • Eye and head for detail and cost control measures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with internal staff and vendors
  • Self-motivated and task-accomplishment driven
  • Almost always smiling and cheerful
  • Very, very organized

SNAPSHOT:


  Education: A Degree   Type: Full time
  Experience: 2+ years   Job Type: Coordinator / Office Manager
  Location: Los Angeles, CA   Industry: Video games
  Starting: As of October or November   Resume & letter to: hr@waypoint.la

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Create and maintain centralized production schedules
  • Hold weekly meetings to review production schedules
  • Fedex and Post Office mailing
  • Collections
  • Send vendors Independent Contractor Agreements, Purchase Orders, requests for W9/W8 forms
  • Close out projects with a provided to-do list
  • Archive source files
  • Enter vendor payments in Quickbooks
  • Complete tax forms for clients
  • Research vendors/costs for certain projects
  • Plan and participate in team building activities
  • Manage company blog
  • Add finished and released videos to the company’s YouTube account
  • Maintain records of software accounts (usernames, passwords)
  • Print and keep all receipts from all purchases, expenses, invoices, mail monthly to the book keeper
  • Book travel, restaurant reservations
  • Purchase office supplies

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



Graphic Designer-Creative Manager

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:

Type: Full timeEducation: A Degree
Job Type: Graphic Design / Art DirectionExperience: Graphic design employment
Industry: Video games/advertisingLocation: Los Angeles, CA
Portfolio to: hr@waypoint.laStarting: 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
 




Strategic Partnerships Manager

Position Filled!

WAYPOINT is an international video game creative agency with offices in the US, Europe and China. The Los Angeles team is a tight-knit and growing creative services 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 an extremely bright Strategic Partnerships Manager that loves the idea of growing a business through partner relationships! This position is responsible for driving the development of a robust partner ecosystem. The focus is to drive revenue and create a tightly integrated ecosystem to ensure customer retention. We will only consider candidates with prior video game marketing experience.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1+ years of experience in a video game marketing position (associate brand manager, product manager, 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.
  • Professional phone manner and good communication skills


SNAPSHOT:

 Type: Full time Education: A Degree
 Job Type: Business Development Experience: Video game mkg experience
 Industry: Video games/advertising Location: Los Angeles, CA
 Resume & letter to: hr@waypoint.la Starting: ASAP

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and write a sales plan/strategy with the CEO
  • Propose a plan of networking activities. e.g. E3 party
  • Identify and qualify leads
  • Transform leads into contacts
  • Present WAYPOINT's services to leads and contacts
  • Face to face meetings with interested prospects and the Creative Director
  • 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, Zoho) with new leads or updates at every available opportunity 
  • Respect the company policy of turning around 90% of all estimates within 24 hours
  • Develop a new business model for Collector’s Edition projects
  • Best efforts to achieve sales targets set together with the CEO


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






Creative Copywriter - Freelance

Position Filled!


WHAT YOU DO:
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

DESCRIPTION:
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.

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




Web Developer

Position Filled!

WHAT YOU DO:
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.

DESCRIPTION:
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.

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





            						
Junior Motion Graphics  Artist

Position Filled!

WHAT YOU DO:

  • 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!


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.

HOW YOU THINK:
  • 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 


SNAPSHOT:

Type: Full-Time (40h)

Education: A Degree

Job Type: Motion designer

Experience: 0-1 years

Industry: Video games                                           

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Demo reel to: hr [at] waypoint [dot] la

Starting: ASAP



BENEFITS
(*Full time)

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