BAFTA is now hiring the Head of Games, looking for a strategic planner with “exceptional knowledge of the games industry.” Although the job requires a lot of responsibilities and experience, the organization offers an annual salary of about £40,000.
The job posting was spotted by Rock Paper Shotgun founder John Walker. He was confused by the salary, saying that “£40k is what Kotaku pays an entry-level staff writer.”
The list of responsibilities for the future Head of Games includes delivering the long-term Games strategy, turning the BAFTA Games Awards into a global event, attracting industry professionals and ambassadors, and producing regional networking events. A candidate also must have at least a 3-year experience in the industry.
So @BAFTA is hiring a “Head of Games,” with the remit to create and implement a strategy to overhaul their approach to gaming. A huge role with a lot of responsibility.
And they’re offering… £40k.
£40k is what Kotaku pays an entry-level staff writer.https://t.co/7SoSpvUFJs
— John Walker, National Treasure (@botherer) September 28, 2021
Considering all these responsibilities and required skills, Walker went on to say that “when they’re offering a salary like this, it makes clear just how not seriously they’re taking games.”
Pocket-lint editor Mike Lowe, however, noted that charities like BAFTA have a “banded structure for roles,” citing the organization’s old job posting for Head of Films with the same annual salary.