Several job openings at Marvel — both in Burbank and New York.
You’ll notice that several of them are in the games division. I’ve confirmed that a couple of weeks ago there were some layoffs at Marvel Interactive due to some restructuring, including the VP of games, TQ Jefferson. The number of people who left was in the single digits and reflects a new way of working with licensing partners, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Although this seems like weird timing in light of the huge success of Guardians of the Galaxy, obviously they are hiring new people who fit in with the new direction. Marvel Interactive mostly dealt with mobile games and the like including that Facebook Avengers game that people still give me gifts for even though I haven’t played it in two years. Gaming is a pretty volatile industry, as I’m sure everyone in it knows. Anyway, good luck to those job hunting, whatever the reason!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.