Work With Us

 

You will be part of a small, tight-knit, and dynamic publishing team that is passionate about comics, books, and consuming any kind of creative media. We believe in inclusivity, work-life balance, and we value creativity and a willingness to learn.

What We Promise You

  • Room to grow and learn: We’re invested in helping you reach your personal and professional goals. We have an annual learning fund for permanent staff to use at your discretion. If you want to learn to fly drones or take sign language classes—the fund is there to support you
  • A commitment to your overall well-being: We believe in work-life balance and are committed to ensuring our staff maintain good mental and physical health. We have a mental wellness fund and regular free yoga sessions for employees
  • A creative and fun working environment: We love experimenting and trying new things. We have regular book club meetings, gaming days, and a team bonding fund for role-playing games (and other activities)
  • Diverse culture: We expand each other’s work and life experiences through interactions and activities shared with a larger group of co-workers within the holdings group company, Potato Productions
  • Flexible work arrangement: We’re able to collaborate remotely but we have a cool office space where we meet to facilitate discussions and in-person meetings. If you need a desk there, you’ll have it.

 

We are currently hiring a Community Engagement Specialist and a Design Intern.

 

 

Community Engagement Specialist

As part of the marketing and business development team, you will report to the publisher and work closely with senior team members to develop and manage relationships with our stakeholders. You will be responsible for day-to-day communications with our social media and business partners and will manage and execute our book launches and events. You will be part of a small, but dynamic publishing team, and will be an integral part of our work process.

 

Main Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day communication of the brand on social media platforms, including and not limited to generating leads through targeted online interactions, providing necessary support to customers and followers, as well as interacting and keeping up-to-date with major partners and influencers
  • Curate and maintain timely, personable, and positive interactions with major partners and followers in line with company’s branding, and help identify and connect with brands that have similar values with the company
  • Assist the marketing team with content development & production (including and not limited to pitching content creative briefs, researching on social media trends, and writing social media copies)
  • Contribute in ideation and execution of social campaigns to grow social media subscribers and engagement
  • Promote engagement and acquisition of followers through social media communication channels
  • Collaborate with other members of the marketing and business development team to drive marketing and sales strategy forward, and assist with executing and maintaining the company’s social media and events calendars
  • Work closely with the team to conceptualise and manage events using both traditional and new media channels
  • Coordinate community events such as book launches and meet-ups, including organising vendors, catering, security, live stream/video, registration and venues
  • Research and experiment with new and existing engagement formats across stills, gifs, videos, contests, pools, livestreams, etc.

 

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum 2-3 years of community management, or social media experience. Fresh graduates may apply if they are a self-starter with relevant volunteer or internship experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator, with the ability to talk to a variety of people from different backgrounds; prior customer service experience is a bonus
  • Confident, approachable, and professional, with the ability to cultivate strong, long-lasting relationships with followers and influencers
  • Positive outlook, with the ability to adapt to dynamic, fast-paced environments and situations, both on and offline
  • Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to be proactive, and handle uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multitask
  • Fluent in writing and speaking English; proficiency in Mother Tongue and other languages/dialects commonly used in Southeast Asia is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and knowledge of social media marketing tools on major social media platforms

 

Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge of comics, Singapore’s literary scene, has an understanding of how online communities and interactions are created, and keeps up-to-date with social media trends
  • Graphic design or illustration background, video editing skills, or knowledge of using the Adobe Creative Suite and basic IT troubleshooting skills

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST POSITION

Interested candidates should write to us at hr@differenceengine.sg (do not send your application via the contact form, or to our general email). Please include these items in your email:

 

  • Your resume with contact details
  • A cover letter with some background about yourself and why you would like to work with Difference Engine
  • Your expected salary range and notice period
  • Two writing samples:
    • A social media post promoting a Difference Engine comic or event (of your choice)
    • A writing sample (500 words max) about your favourite comic book and/or comic book writer/illustrator. Points if you include a four-panel comic—we accept stick figures.

 

 

DESIGN INTERN

As a design intern with Difference Engine, you will be part of a small and dynamic comics publishing team. Your main responsibilities will be to assist our marketing and design teams to conceptualise and create print and digital/interactive collateral to supplement our publicity efforts. You will also learn how professional editors and designers work with creators on comic and graphic novel projects, and observe first-hand how books are developed, designed, and published. When needed, you will be asked to assist with our events at bookstores, literary festivals and comic conventions. We value self-starters who are keen to contribute, open to learning (including new software and processes) and figuring out different ways to solve problems.

 

What We’re Looking For

  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite specifically Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Some experience with PremierePro and AfterEffects.
  • Experience and interest in graphic design with a keen eye for creating clear and engaging content for print and web
  • Able to communicate ideas effectively using a variety of methodology such as colour, typography, imagery, and layout
  • Savvy with social media and blogging platforms
  • Creative, analytical, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to work after regular office hours and on weekends on occasion for book events and launches

Bonus Skills

  • Video editing, animation skills, photography, and HTML
  • Strong interest in reading and storytelling (books and comics; print and digital)
  • Keen interest or experience in publishing
  • Enjoys reading SingLit or Southeast Asian literature

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DESIGN INTERNSHIP POSITION

Interested candidates should write to us at hr@differenceengine.sg (do not send your application via the contact form, or to our general email). Please include these items in your email:

 

  • Your resume with contact details
  • A cover letter with some background about yourself and why you would like to work with Difference Engine
  • Your portfolio with examples showcasing your design experience with your application.