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Creative Story Editor

San Francisco, California, United States
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Editorial Director

San Francisco, California, United States
A Gaming start-up located in the heart of the Silicon Valley have openings for creative story writer/editors for their narrative gaming app called CHAPTERS - INTERACTIVE STORIES!  Chapters is a top-grossing narrative game featuring stories reimagined and brought to life on your mobile device! We're looking for several full-time, superstar story editors to work on a successful narrative mobile game at our studio in Sunnyvale, California. You'll be working with a team of other story editors and freelance contract writers to adapt licensed popular fiction stories into interactive narratives that target a young female audience. This position involves extensive editorial work, a good amount of creative writing, and tasks related to formulating the creative direction of the selected stories. Candidates MUST be located in the San Francisco Bay Area to be able to report daily to an onsite location at Sunnyvale. This is not a remote position! The ideal candidate possesses the following: 1. Strong creative writing skills ✔️ At least one professional writing credit. This can be a published book, a purchased screenplay, work on a released video game, etc. ✔️ Ability to utilize stories and testimonies to create inspiring communications and create emotional connections with potential and existing audiences. ✔️ Ability to meet deadlines and stay organized in a fast-paced environment. ✔️ Write clear, engaging copy for different needs - long form, short form, tag lines, campaigns, e-newsletters, brand and style guidelines, etc. Bring strong conceptual ideas to life in a clear and concise manner 2. Good gameplay skills and the ability to identify design and content issues 3. Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful 4. Copywriting/copyediting experience highly desirable 5. Passion for working in a gaming industry and past experience would be an asset 6. Relevant work experience ✔️ Three to five years of experience in informational or promotional writing with a portfolio of samples. ✔️ Bachelor’s Degree preferred in communications or related field. 7. Experience working creatively and collaboratively with a team. ✔️ Excellent written communication skills. 8. Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure MATERIALS REQUESTED ✔️ A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing; ✔️ A current resume, highlighting writing or editing work and educational experience. ✔️ A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional prose samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance for the young adult audience. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one Thank you for applying, we look forward to connecting with you! Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is a gaming studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley. With the top grossing app called Chapters: Interactive Stories and a passionate team bringing their creative best for other projects, we are looking to expand our search for a passionate Editorial Director to join our team.   What do you do? The Editorial Director will work closely with Crazy Maple Studio, Inc to define, develop, and execute the books from concept through publishing strategy. The ED for our new project will be responsible to maintain a consistent and multi-faceted proposal pipeline in accordance with the team strategy. Come join our team and enjoy living/working in the Bay Area! The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: ✔️ Develop 40+ books and ancillary products annually ✔️ Concept, brief, and acquire a steady stream of proposals for development on our app ✔️ Develop timely, on-trend products with strong, well-positioned authors. ✔️ Perform continual research to remain on top of trends and competition in the marketplace ✔️ Responsible for P&L on project acquisitions and project development. ✔️ Bring the author's expertise and feedback in-house to team meetings (acquisitions, cover/design, sales). ✔️ Write marketing materials including Advance Information sheets, jacket copy, and book descriptions. Requirements:   ✔️ 7+ years in publishing ✔️ Manuscript management experience. ✔️ Able to work with authors to develop excellent content ✔️ Skilled in understanding book offers, publishing terms, and understanding of sales and distributor channels.  ✔️ Comfortable in a fast-paced tech company environment What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option COMPENSATION: TBD Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Social Media Manager( Community Manager)

San Francisco, California, United States
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Animation Director

San Francisco, California, United States
Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is a rapidly growing gaming studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley and has a top-grossing visual narrative game called, Chapters: Interactive Stories. Our goal is to give a compelling live experience to the female audience through our interactive games. We are a passionate bunch of people who will get you hooked up to our liveliness!  To expand our Marketing team, we are looking for an amazingly out-going individual that is self-driven, motivated, creative, and attention to detail. What You'll Do: ✔️ Own content creation and development (e.g., contests, videos, livestreams, and social marketing promo) ✔️ Create and manage content across social channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc ✔️ Manage and build relationships with social influencers ✔️ Coordinate and work with cross-function teams to ensure message consistency ✔️ Create and manage blog content ✔️ Conduct and manage cross-promotion opportunities Qualification: ✔️ Technical skills: Photoshop, Digital Art, Basic Video Editing or Illustration ✔️ Strong communication and grammar ✔️ Minimum 2 years+ of relevant community management experience ✔️ Avid users of social media channels ✔️ Bachelor's Degree ✔️ Gaming industry experience is an asset  ✔️ Mandarin speaking, an asset but not required  Bonus: ✔️ Love stories and stay updated on current trends. What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is growing big and how!? Our First Narrative Visual Game, Chapters: Interactive Stories is amongst the top grossing RPG game on Android & iOS and gearing up to expand the team to reach newer heights! Our studio located in the Silicon Valley, is looking to fill the role of an Animation Director to join the growing team. A strong candidate would be someone who is Bilingual, highly collaborative and has strong Vision and Ideas to contribute for the organizational growth.  Your skills and knowledge are the real asset! This is how we can utilize it... ✔️ Bilingual: Fluent in English and Mandarin ✔️ Work on a custom-built scripting program to turn written word into a full visual experience. ✔️ Dissect and visualize written scripts on every level from characters, backgrounds, music, and more, using pre-conceptualized designs from our art team ✔️ Experience working with Storyboard and Video Editing  ✔️ Be able to verbally and concisely describe all necessary art/animations needed for a visual story to work properly. ✔️ Work alongside the art team to create new art assets that can properly function within our app and stay on brand. ✔️ A firm understanding of the game industry, preferably in the choice-based narrative design.  ✔️ Experience and knowledge of basic camera movements/definitions to visually describe the scene to other departments. ✔️ Be able to adapt to sudden shifts and changes in tech, workflow, or any complications that may arise throughout the creative process. ✔️ Good collaborator who can carry a vision across multiple departments while keeping the proposed idea intact. Basic Requirements:  ✔️ Bachelors in Gaming and or Animation ✔️ 3-4 years of Animation experience in gaming industry would be an asset What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option Interested candidates please submit your cover letter, work sample and resume highlighting your experience and interest for this position. Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
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Creative Story Editor

San Francisco, California, United States
A Gaming start-up located in the heart of the Silicon Valley have openings for creative story writer/editors for their narrative gaming app called CHAPTERS - INTERACTIVE STORIES!  Chapters is a top-grossing narrative game featuring stories reimagined and brought to life on your mobile device! We're looking for several full-time, superstar story editors to work on a successful narrative mobile game at our studio in Sunnyvale, California. You'll be working with a team of other story editors and freelance contract writers to adapt licensed popular fiction stories into interactive narratives that target a young female audience. This position involves extensive editorial work, a good amount of creative writing, and tasks related to formulating the creative direction of the selected stories. Candidates MUST be located in the San Francisco Bay Area to be able to report daily to an onsite location at Sunnyvale. This is not a remote position! The ideal candidate possesses the following: 1. Strong creative writing skills ✔️ At least one professional writing credit. This can be a published book, a purchased screenplay, work on a released video game, etc. ✔️ Ability to utilize stories and testimonies to create inspiring communications and create emotional connections with potential and existing audiences. ✔️ Ability to meet deadlines and stay organized in a fast-paced environment. ✔️ Write clear, engaging copy for different needs - long form, short form, tag lines, campaigns, e-newsletters, brand and style guidelines, etc. Bring strong conceptual ideas to life in a clear and concise manner 2. Good gameplay skills and the ability to identify design and content issues 3. Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful 4. Copywriting/copyediting experience highly desirable 5. Passion for working in a gaming industry and past experience would be an asset 6. Relevant work experience ✔️ Three to five years of experience in informational or promotional writing with a portfolio of samples. ✔️ Bachelor’s Degree preferred in communications or related field. 7. Experience working creatively and collaboratively with a team. ✔️ Excellent written communication skills. 8. Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure MATERIALS REQUESTED ✔️ A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing; ✔️ A current resume, highlighting writing or editing work and educational experience. ✔️ A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional prose samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance for the young adult audience. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one Thank you for applying, we look forward to connecting with you! Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Editorial Director

San Francisco, California, United States
Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is a gaming studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley. With the top grossing app called Chapters: Interactive Stories and a passionate team bringing their creative best for other projects, we are looking to expand our search for a passionate Editorial Director to join our team.   What do you do? The Editorial Director will work closely with Crazy Maple Studio, Inc to define, develop, and execute the books from concept through publishing strategy. The ED for our new project will be responsible to maintain a consistent and multi-faceted proposal pipeline in accordance with the team strategy. Come join our team and enjoy living/working in the Bay Area! The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: ✔️ Develop 40+ books and ancillary products annually ✔️ Concept, brief, and acquire a steady stream of proposals for development on our app ✔️ Develop timely, on-trend products with strong, well-positioned authors. ✔️ Perform continual research to remain on top of trends and competition in the marketplace ✔️ Responsible for P&L on project acquisitions and project development. ✔️ Bring the author's expertise and feedback in-house to team meetings (acquisitions, cover/design, sales). ✔️ Write marketing materials including Advance Information sheets, jacket copy, and book descriptions. Requirements:   ✔️ 7+ years in publishing ✔️ Manuscript management experience. ✔️ Able to work with authors to develop excellent content ✔️ Skilled in understanding book offers, publishing terms, and understanding of sales and distributor channels.  ✔️ Comfortable in a fast-paced tech company environment What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option COMPENSATION: TBD Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Social Media Manager( Community Manager)

San Francisco, California, United States
Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is a rapidly growing gaming studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley and has a top-grossing visual narrative game called, Chapters: Interactive Stories. Our goal is to give a compelling live experience to the female audience through our interactive games. We are a passionate bunch of people who will get you hooked up to our liveliness!  To expand our Marketing team, we are looking for an amazingly out-going individual that is self-driven, motivated, creative, and attention to detail. What You'll Do: ✔️ Own content creation and development (e.g., contests, videos, livestreams, and social marketing promo) ✔️ Create and manage content across social channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc ✔️ Manage and build relationships with social influencers ✔️ Coordinate and work with cross-function teams to ensure message consistency ✔️ Create and manage blog content ✔️ Conduct and manage cross-promotion opportunities Qualification: ✔️ Technical skills: Photoshop, Digital Art, Basic Video Editing or Illustration ✔️ Strong communication and grammar ✔️ Minimum 2 years+ of relevant community management experience ✔️ Avid users of social media channels ✔️ Bachelor's Degree ✔️ Gaming industry experience is an asset  ✔️ Mandarin speaking, an asset but not required  Bonus: ✔️ Love stories and stay updated on current trends. What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option Note: Crazy Maple. Studio, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Animation Director

San Francisco, California, United States
Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is growing big and how!? Our First Narrative Visual Game, Chapters: Interactive Stories is amongst the top grossing RPG game on Android & iOS and gearing up to expand the team to reach newer heights! Our studio located in the Silicon Valley, is looking to fill the role of an Animation Director to join the growing team. A strong candidate would be someone who is Bilingual, highly collaborative and has strong Vision and Ideas to contribute for the organizational growth.  Your skills and knowledge are the real asset! This is how we can utilize it... ✔️ Bilingual: Fluent in English and Mandarin ✔️ Work on a custom-built scripting program to turn written word into a full visual experience. ✔️ Dissect and visualize written scripts on every level from characters, backgrounds, music, and more, using pre-conceptualized designs from our art team ✔️ Experience working with Storyboard and Video Editing  ✔️ Be able to verbally and concisely describe all necessary art/animations needed for a visual story to work properly. ✔️ Work alongside the art team to create new art assets that can properly function within our app and stay on brand. ✔️ A firm understanding of the game industry, preferably in the choice-based narrative design.  ✔️ Experience and knowledge of basic camera movements/definitions to visually describe the scene to other departments. ✔️ Be able to adapt to sudden shifts and changes in tech, workflow, or any complications that may arise throughout the creative process. ✔️ Good collaborator who can carry a vision across multiple departments while keeping the proposed idea intact. Basic Requirements:  ✔️ Bachelors in Gaming and or Animation ✔️ 3-4 years of Animation experience in gaming industry would be an asset What We Offer? ✔️ Fun and Collaborative work environment that dwells into the world of a gaming industry ✔️ Travel Expense Reimbursement ✔️ 24/7 Open Snack and Healthy Drinks Bar ✔️ Workstation Set Up Reimbursement ✔️ Dinner Reimbursement after 7:30pm ✔️ Fun Collaborating events such as BBQ, Boba parties, Birthdays, Bowling, Christmas party and A LOT MORE!! ✔️ Full Benefit Package and 401K ✔️ WFH option Interested candidates please submit your cover letter, work sample and resume highlighting your experience and interest for this position. Crazy Maple Studio, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
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