I don’t often blog at Mind Candy but because hiring is one of the most important parts of my job I thought I’d put this out.
Mind Candy has a pretty audacious/fun/crazy vision:
“To create the greatest entertainment company in the world for this new digital generation”
Moshi Monsters has been a phenomenon on and offline but it’s just the start of our journey. We’ve learned a great deal about creating digital entertainment and now have many new projects bubbling away for different audiences. We’re inspired by the culture and quality of Pixar and want to create extraordinary entertainment that captivates the next generation across new platforms and devices.
We’ve just moved into a new 30,000 square foot HQ in Shoreditch and are looking to expand the team rapidly. Last year we hired over 100 people and we’ll likely increase that in 2013.
We get dozens of applications every day so it’s vital to stand out from the crowd. Linkedin profiles are important but we often pay more attention to covering letters. Why? Well, we put more value on attitude and ambition than experience. Many people in the company started in one area but have progressed rapidly into new areas. Divinia Knowles started as a PA at Mind Candy just a few years ago and is now our COO and CFO.
We want to work with people who are passionate about their particular area of expertise and love what they do. This is a far cry from the average office worker who wants a 9-5 job and doesn’t really mind what they do all day. We receive a lot of generic covering letters like the one below and they suggest the applicant isn’t particularly fussed where they end up working:
“Dear Sir/Madam, I’m a results orientated team player…”
Covering letters that allow us to learn a little more about you, your passions and your skills are great but if you’re feeling particularly creative feel free to make a short video as a covering letter instead.
Some of the key roles we’re currently looking for include:
Head of Legal
Head of Licensing Operations
Senior Talent Specialist
A word of warning – high growth companies like Mind Candy are definitely not for everyone. The work can be intense, deadlines tight, and expectations very high, but creating entertainment that delights and inspires millions is never going to be a straightforward or simple job.
If all this sounds intriguing then we’d love to hear from you. Our careers page is here:
In addition to applying, feel free to come along to Mind Candy this Friday (22nd February 2013) for Silicon Drinkabout to meet myself and the rest of our recruitment team: Flo, Amanda and Penny
Michael Acton Smith
Mind Candy CEO and Founder