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We make games. But you probably knew that already.


At DSS Games, we’re passionate about having fun and making hilarious, creative and original products. Our games are more about having fun with friends than winning or losing.

The success of our original party game, Drunk Stoned or Stupid, has led to a whole catalogue of best-selling games.

We’re usually headquartered in Santa Monica, CA (with free coffee) but are currently practicing Work From Home operations. Still, our remote start-up environment offers competitive salary, benefits and vacation time. 

Make killer product and have fun doing it. Sound good?

Check out current opportunities below then email your resume to:

careers@dssgames.com

Career Opportunites:

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EDITORIAL MANAGER 

The DSS Mission: We create social games made for you and your best friends. You’re welcome. 

The DSS Vision: Millions of friends and families got together for the best Friday night ever. We’re the reason why. 

As a leading creator of one-of-a-kind social games, we are committed to getting people off their phones and into the here and now. 

 

Welcome to DSS GAMES. 

 

As our EDITORIAL MANAGER you will be responsible for the development and delivery of all editorial work on new games published by the Company as you work with and manage various freelancers. The EDITORIAL MANAGER oversees, as project manager, these same new games from conception through to finished files. This position also involves setting up and managing a system of play testing and product review of new titles in development. 

 

Exempt, full-time position with benefits 

 

Reports To: CREATIVE DIRECTOR 

 

Editorial Development – 50% 

- Oversee development and delivery of all editorial for all new games working with partners, freelance writers, playtesters etc. 
- Help write initial sample content for new projects working with Creative Director 
- Synthesize playtest notes into clear feedback on how to improve revised content 
- Working with Creative Director, edit and refine game content, game rules and package copy 
- Work with writers as they work through rounds of content giving them feedback and direction 
- Propose and write copy for game packaging and marketing materials

     

    Project Management – 25% 

    - Oversee and ensure timely completion of all new games in production from initial concept to finished files 
    - Manage freelance writers working on new games, and cultivate new writers 
    - Manage freelance copy editors working on new games, and cultivate new editors 
    - Manage freelance designers, and cultivate new designers 
    - Lead weekly production meetings for titles in production 
    - Ensure project files are up to date and properly stored
    - Develop and refine systems, working with Operations Manager, to ensure best practices are in place 
    - Manage editorial schedules for all new titles in development 

       

      Play-Testing/Product Review – 15% 

      - Develop, implement and publish systems by which all games in development will be fully play-tested and reviewed 
      - Source groups to playtest and review games in development as well as new ideas for games. 
      - Manage playtest/product review events 
      - Compile and review playtest/product review results with Creative Director and others 

         

        Creative Development – 10% 

        - Working with Creative Director and others, refine games in development as well as new ideas for games. 
        - Contribute to New Idea meetings 
        - Work with Creative Director to refine new ideas for games 
        - Manage and maintain a “New Ideas” list for possible new games 
        - Prepare materials, as needed, for playesting of select new ideas for games

           

          Minimum qualifications: 

          - College graduate 
          - 4 years relevant editorial experience 
          - Experience managing freelancers 
          - Skilled editor 
          - Experienced project manager 

               

              Preferred qualifications: 

              - Creative thinker 
              - Enjoys playing social games 
              - Good sense of humor
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                  The DSS Mission: We create social games made for you and your best friends. You’re welcome. 


                  The DSS Vision: Millions of friends and families got together for the best Friday night ever. We’re the reason why. 

                   

                  As a leading creator of one-of-a-kind social games, we are committed to getting people off their phones and into the here and now.


                  Welcome to DSS GAMES. 

                   

                  As our Production Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the printing of all games and other products published by DSS GAMES. You will work with our printers and other manufacturers, primarily located in China. 

                   

                  As Production Manager, you will be a key player in defining and specing out new product that the Company is looking to publish.

                  As the Company continues to grow, you will hire and manage a Production Coordinator to work with you. 

                   

                  Reports To: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 

                   

                  Exempt, full-time position with benefits

                   

                  Production Work - 70%

                   

                  - Primary point person to the Company’s printers and manufacturers 
                  - Create and maintain production schedules for multiple titles 

                  - Source quotes and negotiate final print cost, prior to new print runs, pending partner approval
                  - Collaborate with the Editorial Manager to ensure all files are accurate prior to approving new print runs
                  - Oversee delivery of print files to printers
                  - Review proofs and dummies from printers  
                  - Coordinate with sales department to ensure product is prepared according to retailer and warehouse requirements
                  - As required, oversee safety testing of products to ensure domestic and international compliance
                  - Track all changes for reprints from a product and content perspective 
                  - Approve print and other manufacturing bills and provide to Accounting for payment
                  - Oversee systems to ensure timely delivery of product, to highest quality standards possible 
                  - Spearhead Company’s efforts to always be moving closer to becoming a fully “green” Company 
                  - Source new printing partners and other manufacturers
                  - Travel to China (and elsewhere as needed) to maintain relationships with print and other manufacturing suppliers 




                    Product Development - 15%

                    - Define and develop specs and cost out new games and additional products 
                    - Work with product developers on package specs, components and the like for new products 
                    - Critique new products in development from a production standpoint, obtain dummies, and revise
                    - Work collaboratively with Creative Director in defining specs for new products 




                      Shipping - 15%

                      - Oversee shipping of product from manufacturers to our domestic warehouse
                      - Communicate order instructions to manufacturers for FOB orders from retailers and distributors 



                        Requirements 

                        - College graduate 
                        - Four or more relevant years prior work experience in manufacturing
                        - Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple projects
                        - Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities



                        Preferred 

                        - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
                        - Comfortable in small, casual office environment 
                        - Experience with international ocean freight shipping
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                        MARKETING ASSISTANT

                         

                        We believe in making games that are more about having fun with friends than winning or losing.

                        We believe in making games that take 10 seconds to learn because no one likes reading rules.

                        We believe in making games that get you off your phones and into the here and now.

                         

                        Welcome to DSS GAMES. 

                         

                        As the Marketing Assistant you will be an integral part of our marketing efforts for our entire catalogue of new and best selling games. You will work directly with the Head of Marketing to build our brand and our audience of millions of friends and families getting together for the best Friday night ever! We’re looking for someone well rounded in a full suite of social and digital media channels with lots of creativity and strong attention to detail. 

                         

                        Exempt, full-time position with benefits 

                         

                        Social Media - 50%

                        - Manage content calendar for primary and secondary social media channels including but not limited to: TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat
                        - Create original and engaging photo and video content
                        - Monitor and respond to our growing audience on all social platforms
                        - Research & develop meaningful relationships with relevant influencer partners

                             

                            Marketing - 40%

                            - Manage ecommerce storefronts and product pages - (product shots, videos, and keyword rich descriptions) on Shopify and Amazon
                            - Develop library of assets to populate product pages including product shots + videos
                            - Assist in development of creative campaigns & new product launches
                            - Assist in full digital media suite of Email, PPC, and Paid Social Marketing strategies
                            - Assist in monthly marketing performance review and analytics

                                 

                                Admin - 10%

                                - Initiate outbound/PR Outreach
                                - Coordinate mailers - press kits and new game samples
                                - Some misc administrative tasks as needed

                                     

                                    Minimum qualifications:

                                    - College graduate
                                    - Proactive + Self starter
                                    - Effective communicator 
                                    - Passionate about small business with entrepreneurial spirit
                                    - 2-3+ years experience (internships included) working in Social Media, Marketing, or PR
                                    - Up to date on social trends, social media and pop culture 
                                    - Proficient in design, photography and short form video editing [Overall content creation]

                                       

                                      Bonus qualifications: 

                                      - Confident copywriter 
                                      - Experience in Amazon selling or Shopify 
                                      - SEO a plus
                                      - PR a plus
                                      - Memes Memes Memes

                                         

                                         

                                        Please email Careers@DSSGames.com with resume, cover letter and job title in the subject line.