Game Capture Artist / Video Editor – Sonic Mobile Team

Mar 20, 2024
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Position at Hardlight

Game Capture Artist / Video Editor – Sonic Mobile Team

Sega HARDlight is looking for a Game Capture Artist/Video Editor to capture and craft video content for our successful live mobile games, Sonic Forces and Sonic Dash, and support our other titles on Apple Arcade and Netflix. You’ll be part of the team that help bring players to our games, and keep existing players informed and excited about new updates.  
Alongside video content you will also have the opportunity to work on static marketing artwork (adverts, screenshots, key art)  
The ideal candidate is creative, proactive, can prioritise their tasks and times and react quickly to the dynamic nature of live service games.  


  • Capture gameplay from device and directly from the game engine that clearly demonstrates the best features of our games.
  • Create and edit marketing videos using game footage.
  • Work with the creative teams to concept and develop the style of our marketing assets.
  • Create static marketing artwork for use on social media, SEGA websites and App stores.
  • Work with the User Acquisition, Live Ops, Marketing, social media and game teams at HARDlight and SEGA of America to ensure video content reflects the best features of the games, delivers on current market trends and improves the performance of our games.
  • With an eye for detail, quality checking your own work to ensure smooth delivery and react to any feedback in a timely manner.
  • Keep files and documentation meticulously organised.
  • Ensure all assets created adhere to the Sonic IP guidelines.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Basic knowledge or an interest in learning how to use Unity to record gameplay and set up custom cameras (or similar experience of Unreal or other game engines).
  • A keen eye for framing and lining up video footage to bring the best aspects of the game to the forefront.
  • A good understanding of video editing and video production to help create an optimised pipeline with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Graphic design skills - composition, colour theory and typography.
  • Good understanding of games and the gameplay experience.
  • Technical understanding of different video and compression formats.

Bonus experiences

  • An understanding of AB experiments to improve the performance of marketing assets.
  • Basic knowledge of 3D software.
  • Experience and an understanding of live ops and games as a service.
  • Motion graphics skills.
  • Concept / Illustration skills.

Why work at HARDlight?

  • You'll have access to a comprehensive flexible benefits package that includes ULEV car salary sacrifice, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Wellbeing and work life balance support that includes duvet day, volunteer day, access for you and your family to the Calm meditation app, free health check and annual flu jab, access to counsellors and EAP, access to our financial wellbeing advice and support hub
  • 20 working from home days
  • Refresh station within the studio to help with cost of living
  • Calendar of social events including team building and Christmas parties
  • Competitive salary and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making HARDlight the best it can be
  • For gaming buffs, we offer free SEGA games on Steam and a home technology scheme
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride-to-work scheme
  • You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy
  • We pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to help work fit around you
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • We pride ourselves on helping you achieve your ambitions and offer 12 days of training a year to help improve your skills to become better equipped to further your career
We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome!  
This role is based on site at our Leamington Spa studio, UK. We offer hybrid working allowing Monday and Friday working from home.  
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