Hiring: Crowdfunding Producer
Games is seeking a person to produce Kickstarter campaigns and manage
subscription programs. Although we can easily imagine hiring a
part-time employee to do this work, we are also open to engaging a
contractor or service provider to meet these needs.
Description of Needs
is the work we need to have done:
- Spearhead Kickstarter campaign prep. Gather internal information,
draft and and deploy Kickstarter pages, craft graphics or manage
graphic design, produce or manage video production, solicit and
coordinate third-party preview content.
- Manage and market active campaigns. Reply to backer comments and
communications, draft and deploy mailing list communications, draft
and deploy backer updates, manage stretch goals, manage PR outreach,
draft and deploy social media, design and place ads and/or manage
- Manage post-campaign communication and logistics. Set up and deploy
pledge management, draft and deploy backer updates, coordinate
fulfillment operations with internal logistics staff.
- Manage direct-to-gamer subscription programs. Craft marketing and
sign-up messaging, stand up and administer subscription channels,
manage subscriber communications.
capabilities are required in order to successfully complete this
- A detailed, expert knowledge from firsthand experience of the
tabletop crowdfunding marketplace generally, and the Kickstarter
- Excellent copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills.
- A bulletproof system for managing tasks and responsibilities.
- An understanding of what constitutes excellent visual design and
video production that you can explain in concrete terms other than “I
know it when I see it,” and a working knowledge of Photoshop and/or
- The ability to effectively get work done while managing up, down, and
across an ersatz org chart of employees and contractors.
capabilities are not explicitly required, but would help us identify
- Excellent graphic design skills.
- Experience with web design and related technologies.
- Artistic skill in digital or freehand illustration.
- Page layout experience with InDesign.
Scope, Compensation, and Location
reiterate, we are open to hiring a part-time employee, or engaging a
contractor or service provider, to meet the needs described here.
understand both the moral and tax-reporting differences between
employees and contractors. Our flexibility should not be interpreted
to mean that we are looking for a contractor we can treat as an
under-the-table employee. Those uncomfortable with invoicing,
maintaining their own workspace and equipment, managing their own
schedule, and filing their own taxes may not be a good fit for a
time demands of this work will vary week by week and month by month.
During campaigns, they may approach or exceed 40 person-hours per
week. In the weeks and months when campaigns are approaching, they
are likely to require 10–20 hours per week. In the times most
distant from active campaigns, they may require as little as 5–10
hours per week. We aim to produce 3–4 campaigns per year, so this
work probably requires 750–1,000 person-hours of work per year.
Games currently only hires employees who live in (or are willing to
move to) Minnesota, and prefers employees in the Duluth area to those
elsewhere in the state. Employees within Minnesota living outside the
Duluth or Twin Cities metro areas must be able to work remotely.
contractors and service providers, a preference will be shown for
those generally available during US Central time business hours.
will be commensurate with skills and experience. We anticipate that
an employee meeting these needs would earn between $16–20/hour at
Atlas Games, with the possibility for a truly phenomenal candidate to
earn somewhat more. We would hope to pay a contractor or service
provider $17.50–22/hour to do this work, but are open to any
proposed pricing for these services, whether hourly or under some
apply, email a single PDF document to jeff at atlas dash games dot
you live in or would relocate to Minnesota and are applying to be an employee, your PDF
should comprise a cover letter, resume, and supporting materials.
Your cover letter should make it clear that you are applying to be an
employee. In addition to anything else you would like to include,
your supporting materials should succinctly explain what key factors
you believe lead to successful crowdfunding campaigns. They should
also include links to crowdfunding campaigns you’ve been involved
with, and provide a description of your role(s) in them.
applying for a contract position or making a pitch for your services
company, your PDF should include a cover letter, whatever supporting
materials make the best case for your offer, and your proposed rate
or schedule or fees. Your supporting materials should include links
to crowdfunding campaigns you’ve been involved with and a clear
description of your role(s) in them.
Use the subject line “Crowdfunding Producer” for your email, and assume that only the PDF (and not the body of your email) will be seen by decision-makers.