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GAME STUDIO MANAGER: I'm Involved In Everything Not Related To Game Product Developement

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Angela, a Studio Manager for a small gaming company, shares what her job entails and what a typical day looks like for her. She also describes what her career path was and talks about a surprising aspect of her field which didn't discover until she got into the gaming industry.

Degree: Political Science - Business Management
Job Title: Studio Manager
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='14840'>games.</span> <span m='15850'>And</span> <span m='16100'>I'm</span> <span m='16640'>involved</span> <span m='17000'>with</span> <span m='17260'>everything</span> <span m='17750'>else</span> <span m='18360'>that</span> <span m='18590'>is</span> <span m='18720'>not</span> <span m='18940'>related</span> <span m='19410'>with</span> <span m='19500'>product</span> <span m='19960'>development,</span> <span m='21080'>and</span> <span m='21270'>that</span> <span m='21450'>is</span> <span m='21680'>marketing,</span> <span m='22560'>that</span> <span m='22890'>is</span> <span m='23290'>all</span> <span m='23550'>the</span> <span m='23710'>administrative</span> <span m='24360'>tasks</span> <span m='25800'>and</span> <span m='26110'>jobs</span> <span m='26470'>that</span> <span m='26725'>a</span> <span m='26980'>company</span> <span m='27410'>needs</span> <span m='27980'>to</span> <span m='28410'>do,</span> <span m='28750'>like</span> <span m='29350'>payroll,</span> <span m='30100'>business</span> <span m='30510'>taxes,</span> <span m='31180'>corporate</span> <span m='31620'>taxes,</span> <span m='32650'>all</span> <span m='32950'>the</span> <span m='33020'>government</span> <span m='33410'>reports.</span> </p><p><span m='34810'>I</span> <span m='35210'>also</span> <span m='36210'>in</span> <span m='36390'>charge</span> <span m='36810'>of</span> <span m='36880'>the</span> <span m='37000'>contracts</span> <span m='37650'>with</span> <span m='37810'>our</span> <span m='38000'>employees</span> <span m='39320'>and</span> <span m='39990'>building</span> <span m='40430'>contracts,</span> <span m='41350'>and</span> <span m='41580'>I</span> <span m='41690'>also</span> <span m='41920'>do</span> <span m='42190'>all</span> <span m='42350'>the</span> <span m='42430'>business</span> <span m='42770'>development</span> <span m='43330'>for</span> <span m='43450'>the</span> <span m='43550'>company.</span> <span m='44350'>So</span> <span m='44630'>I</span> <span m='44780'>try</span> <span m='45040'>to</span> <span m='45200'>meet</span> <span m='45650'>potential</span> <span m='47740'>partnerships,</span> <span m='48330'>to</span> <span m='48570'>meet</span> <span m='49970'>with</span> <span m='50260'>potential</span> <span m='50810'>publishers,</span> <span m='52580'>investors.</span> <span m='53220'>So</span> <span m='53590'>I</span> <span m='53970'>have</span> <span m='54270'>done,</span> <span m='54520'>for</span> <span m='54650'>example,</span> <span m='55080'>the</span> <span m='55150'>businessman</span> <span m='56000'>or</span> <span m='56180'>business,</span> <span m='57170'>and</span> <span m='57430'>I</span> <span m='57520'>try</span> <span m='58235'>to</span> <span m='58690'>present</span> <span m='59160'>it</span> <span m='59270'>to</span> <span m='59400'>different</span> <span m='59870'>people</span> <span m='60140'>that</span> <span m='60300'>could</span> <span m='60460'>be</span> <span m='60570'>interested</span> <span m='61210'>in</span> <span m='61390'>investing</span> <span m='61820'>in</span> <span m='62020'>us.</span> <span m='62830'>And</span> <span m='62930'>I</span> <span m='63100'>also</span> <span m='63150'>present</span> <span m='63490'>the</span> <span m='63580'>company</span> <span m='64209'>for</span> <span m='64519'>all</span> <span m='64810'>the</span> <span m='64930'>governmental</span> <span m='65360'>programs</span> <span m='66380'>that</span> <span m='66510'>are</span> <span m='66680'>available.</span> </p><p><span m='67100'>And</span> <span m='67160'>my</span> <span m='67250'>career</span> <span m='67630'>path</span> <span m='68090'>has</span> <span m='68330'>been</span> <span m='68460'>actually</span> <span m='68860'>quite</span> <span m='69190'>interesting.</span> <span m='69910'>I</span> <span m='70080'>have</span> <span m='70370'>training</span> <span m='70660'>in</span> <span m='70950'>business</span> <span m='72280'>and</span> <span m='72750'>I</span> <span m='72850'>did</span> <span m='73120'>a</span> <span m='73530'>BA</span> <span m='74020'>in</span> <span m='74160'>finance</span> <span m='74790'>and</span> <span m='74920'>political</span> <span m='75370'>science,</span> <span m='76060'>because</span> <span m='76250'>I</span> <span m='76570'>like</span> <span m='76740'>politics.</span> <span m='77350'>But</span> <span m='77520'>then</span> <span m='77820'>I</span> <span m='78090'>got</span> <span m='78310'>involved</span> <span m='79310'>more</span> <span m='79820'>into</span> <span m='80210'>the</span> <span m='80300'>business</span> <span m='81220'>part of</span> <span m='81590'>things.</span> <span m='82080'>So</span> <span m='82290'>I've</span> <span m='82470'>been</span> <span m='82630'>working</span> <span m='83030'>actually</span> <span m='83390'>for</span> <span m='83640'>small</span> <span m='83890'>businesses</span> <span m='84580'>to</span> <span m='84700'>help</span> <span m='85010'>them grow.</span> </p><p><span m='86140'>What</span> <span m='86360'>I'm</span> <span m='86740'>the most</span> <span m='87000'>passionate</span> <span m='87440'>about</span> <span m='87770'>is</span> <span m='87980'>business</span> <span m='88310'>development,</span> <span m='89450'>and</span> <span m='89670'>that</span> <span m='90100'>involves</span> <span m='90740'>different</span> <span m='91110'>fields</span> <span m='91480'>of</span> <span m='91560'>the</span> <span m='91670'>company.</span> <span m='92540'>Especially</span> <span m='93000'>when</span> <span m='93200'>you</span> <span m='93310'>work</span> <span m='93620'>in</span> <span m='93680'>a</span> <span m='93730'>small</span> <span m='93960'>business,</span> <span m='94880'>you</span> <span m='94990'>have</span> <span m='95360'>to</span> <span m='95630'>have</span> <span m='95870'>to</span> <span m='98450'>multitask.</span> <span m='99280'>I</span> <span m='99400'>do</span> <span m='99810'>sales.</span> <span m='100100'>I</span> <span m='100390'>do</span> <span m='100470'>marketing.</span> <span m='101730'>I</span> <span m='101920'>do</span> <span m='102020'>contacts.</span> <span m='102820'>I</span> <span m='102920'>manage</span> <span m='103300'>partnerships,</span> <span m='105122'>and</span> <span m='105500'>I</span> <span m='105740'>do</span> <span m='105810'>management</span> <span m='106790'>and</span> <span m='106920'>administrative</span> <span m='107610'>stuff.</span> <span m='108430'>So</span> <span m='108490'>business</span> <span m='108840'>development</span> <span m='109130'>is</span> <span m='109420'>everything</span> <span m='109890'>you</span> <span m='109990'>need</span> <span m='110130'>to</span> <span m='110250'>do</span> <span m='110370'>to</span> <span m='110520'>make</span> <span m='110770'>a</span> <span m='110860'>business</span> <span m='111290'>grow.</span> </p><p><span m='111880'>I</span> <span m='112010'>think</span> <span m='112240'>one</span> <span m='112440'>thing</span> <span m='112760'>I</span> <span m='113626'>have</span> <span m='114000'>found</span> <span m='114250'>very</span> <span m='114440'>surprising</span> <span m='115110'>in</span> <span m='115500'>the</span> <span m='115990'>video</span> <span m='116270'>game</span> <span m='116560'>industry</span> <span m='117050'>is</span> <span m='117250'>passion.</span> <span m='119520'>I</span> <span m='120090'>used</span> <span m='120300'>to</span> <span m='120400'>work</span> <span m='120690'>before</span> <span m='121000'>in</span> <span m='121070'>the</span> <span m='121140'>manufacturing</span> <span m='121870'>world,</span> <span m='122600'>and</span> <span m='123080'>the</span> <span m='123310'>type</span> <span m='123560'>of</span> <span m='123660'>people</span> <span m='124000'>that</span> <span m='124420'>are</span> <span m='124670'>involved</span> <span m='125080'>in</span> <span m='125520'>manufacturing</span> <span m='126150'>are</span> <span m='126210'>very</span> <span m='126430'>different</span> <span m='127020'>than in</span> <span m='127360'>video</span> <span m='127645'>games.</span> <span m='128375'>In</span> <span m='128820'>video</span> <span m='128949'>games</span> <span m='129340'>you</span> <span m='129430'>find</span> <span m='129710'>people</span> <span m='130120'>that</span> <span m='130360'>are</span> <span m='130460'>very</span> <span m='130759'>passionate,</span> <span m='131890'>and</span> <span m='132080'>they</span> <span m='132270'>approach</span> <span m='132790'>work</span> <span m='133090'>differently.</span> <span m='134200'>It's</span> <span m='134340'>more</span> <span m='135070'>project</span> <span m='135980'>oriented,</span> <span m='137090'>so</span> <span m='137350'>the</span> <span m='137490'>main</span> <span m='137670'>drive</span> <span m='138060'>is</span> <span m='138440'>they</span> <span m='138760'>like</span> <span m='139060'>what</span> <span m='139210'>they're</span> <span m='139330'>doing.</span> <span m='140300'>And</span> <span m='140440'>if</span> <span m='140590'>they</span> <span m='140790'>like</span> <span m='141270'>what</span> <span m='141430'>they're</span> <span m='141540'>doing</span> <span m='141800'>and</span> <span m='142160'>they</span> <span m='142450'>fit</span> <span m='142740'>with</span> <span m='142920'>the</span> <span m='143040'>project,</span> <span m='144250'>they</span> <span m='144410'>will</span> <span m='144600'>give</span> <span m='144860'>you</span> <span m='146070'>1000%.</span> </p><p><span m='147250'>And</span> <span m='147530'>that</span> <span m='147890'>has</span> <span m='148110'>been</span> <span m='148270'>quite</span> <span m='148540'>surprising</span> <span m='149040'>to</span> <span m='149190'>me,</span> <span m='149760'>and</span> <span m='150770'>I</span> <span m='150970'>had</span> <span m='151150'>been</span> <span m='151550'>amazed</span> <span m='152430'>by</span> <span m='152620'>that.</span> <span m='153570'>Seriously,</span> <span m='154120'>people</span> <span m='154390'>are</span> <span m='154490'>so</span> <span m='154750'>passionate</span> <span m='155410'>and</span> <span m='156070'>you</span> <span m='156180'>meet</span> <span m='156400'>here</span> <span m='156750'>so</span> <span m='157140'>many</span> <span m='157470'>good</span> <span m='157770'>people</span> <span m='158260'>that</span> <span m='158500'>they</span> <span m='158630'>just</span> <span m='159020'>put</span> <span m='159160'>their</span> <span m='159300'>hearts</span> <span m='160210'>in</span> <span m='160280'>what</span> <span m='160470'>they're</span> <span m='160620'>doing.</span> <span m='161640'>And</span> <span m='162180'>in</span> <span m='162390'>my</span> <span m='162490'>previous</span> <span m='162850'>job,</span> <span m='163310'>it</span> <span m='163480'>was not</span> <span m='163690'>like</span> <span m='163860'>that</span> <span m='164070'>at</span> <span m='164180'>all.</span> <span m='164450'>So</span> <span m='164700'>I</span> <span m='164830'>think</span> <span m='165130'>that's</span> <span m='165630'>probably</span> <span m='166100'>the</span> <span m='166270'>nicest</span> <span m='166840'>surprise</span> <span m='167260'>about</span> <span m='167480'>this</span> <span m='167620'>industry.</span> </p>","file":{"id":382633,"video_id":"3415438788001","name":"2436-Angela-GamingStudioManager","duration":168879,"thumbnail_url":null}});