Welcome to our new and improved regular article where we round-up the week's big movers and shakers across the mobile games industry.
The focus of this weekly article will be to compile all of the big job appointments and departures in one easy to read place, alongside some standouts from our own jobs board and some useful articles for those job seeking at this time.
Got any jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movers and Shakers
The chief content and advertising business officer at Spotify Dawn Ostroff has joined Activision Blizzard's board.
Ostroff has come on board as an independent director as of June 11th, 2020. Before joining Spotify, Ostroff held roles at the likes of United Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In 2011 she co-founded Condé Nast Entertainment and held that firm's president role until 2018.
Rovio has hired Jakob Longer as its new head of corporate development.
In his new role, Longer will be responsible for the company's M&A strategy, this includes structuring and executing new deals. He will report directly to Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta.
Ubisoft RedLynx has found success on the mobile platform with free-to-play real-time strategy card game South Park: Phone Destroyer, as well as the recently published Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Stadia.
Now the studio has opened its doors once more as it looks to bring on a whole host of new talent, with all roles listed expected to work on unannounced projects and influence major titles during their early stages of game development.
Rovio has come on board to help sponsor Pocket Gamer Connect's Digital Career Week, with the studio itself hiring for quite a few jobs across its Helsinki and Stockholm locations.
From recruitment-focused talks and roundtables at the event to our Discord channel specifically for jobseekers, there's plenty to get involved in - and a heap of jobs to peruse in our recruitment listings.
Check out a few select vacancies from our regularly updated jobs board:
Swedish studio and Word Domination developer MAG Interactive posted a number vacancies, including:
As mentioned previously, Angry Birds and Small Town Murders developer Rovio is hiring across a number of roles, including:
More job highlights
The jobs board list can be viewed in full here.
Got jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at email@example.com.