Hello there and welcome to the first of a new series of blogs introducing you to some of the team here at Junkfish, as well as giving you a peek behind the curtain at what we do all day (spoilers, it’s not just playing games 😥).
For this first one, we thought we’d jump straight into the deep end with our Community Manager, James (he might be the best person on staff just fyi).
Who are you and what do you do?
Hey there! I’m James High (He/Him), and I run the Community Team here at Junkfish.
What exactly does a Community Manager do?
Ahahaha where do I start?! First off I think that Community Managers are some of the most misunderstood roles in the industry, to a point where you could ask thirty CM’s this question and get thirty totally different answers.
I think that the easiest thing to do is just to tell you what my team and I do all day! We create all the content you see on our socials, manage our Discord, deal with most customer feedback, and a few other bits and pieces.
We’re also your voice within the studio. Anytime one of you makes a suggestion, we let the other devs know and fight your corner to try and get it added or changed (as long as it makes sense!). We’re also Junkfish’s dedicated wordsmiths, so we’re the aching fingers behind any blogs and announcements you might see.
It’s a little too much to explain in a few short paragraphs, but if you’re interested to know more, just give us a shout on any of our socials, my eyes are everywhere…
What’s the best part about your role?
Such an easy one, I’m gonna cheat and give you two:
All the magnificent fanart and goofy conversations I end up having with community members never fails to brighten my day.
Getting to write blogs that pretend I’m being interviewed and not just sitting at my computer talking to myself.
What are the hardest things about your role?
Well the obvious answer is dealing with those ne'er-do-wells coming in trying to cause trouble or just being straight up pests, but I think the more challenging aspect is the constant grind of content creation for social media. The pressure to stay creative and keep churning out content can be a little tough sometimes, but it’s usually good fun so I can’t complain too much!
What do you love most about working at Junkfish?
Easily the people I work with. Junkfish is just such a friendly place to work. Anytime I need anything it’s just a simple message or call away, everyone’s just so eager to help and collaborate. And I’d be a fool for not mentioning the Community Team and how dang awesome they are, 10/10 peeps.
See you in the next one!
And that’s the end! We hope you’ve enjoyed having a quick look at what our community team do around here and we can’t wait to do another one. Have an area of Junkfish you’d like to know more about? Join our Discord and let us know.