Games Community Manager/Marketing Assistant – part time

NZ residency or work visa required

Mad Carnival is an inclusive and diverse game studio creating joyful and beautiful games for everyone to enjoy. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Ōtepoti (Dunedin) in Aotearoa, we’re creating games that are wholesome, non-violent, for all ages, and provide safe and inclusive entertainment for kids and adults alike.

We’re mad about creating games that are all about enjoying moments of fun with friends and family and we’re looking for a positive, bubbly, enthusiastic and experienced part time Community Manager/Marketing Assistant to join our team.

You’ll be responsible for social media and community management as well as helping to execute marketing activities across our games. As the key interface between our community and our games you’ll help build and grow this community to generate enthusiasm and a strong following for our brands while also responding to player queries and feedback.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is excited and enthusiastic about creating a wholesome and beautiful community for gamers for our new studio and a new game launching later this year.

Working closely with our Managing Director and Producer you’ll help define and create our social media and community communications while also implementing marketing activities across key social channels including Discord, Twitter, YouTube, and Tik Tok. You’ll be knowledgeable across social media and have the ability to research and identify trends to ensure our community engagement and social media marketing is on track while providing relevant feedback to the senior team.

You’ll be regularly creating and managing content alongside our team – copy, images and video – all from our existing brand and game design materials so it’s important you have design layout and copywriting skills as well as a good handle on the English language. You will also be managing relationships with influencers and streamers so you’ll need great written and verbal communication skills.

We’re looking for someone with a sunny personality, naturally optimistic mindset who thrives on creating fun and safe communities.

Ideally the role will be based at our Dunedin studio to work alongside our core team however there is an opportunity for the right person to work remotely or from our Auckland office.
Skills, Experience and Requirements

  • Ideally marketing, social or community management experience
  • Games industry experience would be advantageous
  • Passion and understanding of games
  • Copywriting and layout skills (social media friendly)
  • Organised and can work to deadlines
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Tech and social media savvy with experience across posting/streaming on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and Tik Tok
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and helpful
  • Can work 20-24 hours work per week


As a small studio focussed on family, fun, diversity, and inclusion we have a supportive, collaborative and creative working environment where your ideas and opinions are heard and respected. We’re committed to supporting your personal and professional growth and can provide ongoing learning opportunities.

We offer flexible working opportunities and a friendly and fun team who have a combined vision and ethos. We enjoy regular social activities and the opportunity to attend local and international game conferences as well as being part of the CODE community which offers added value through regular workshops and game dev meetups.

This is an exciting opportunity for a like-minded person to join our exciting journey in creating wholesome games that bring joy and fun to our players and our team. We invite and encourage applicants from a diverse range and implore people from typically under-represented groups to apply.

If this sounds like your type of studio and team please apply here with your CV, a covering letter and the name/s of your favourite game/s:

Applications close

August 31, 2022