Game Developer and Producer

Website GameHead

GameHead is a new tabletop games publishing company.

GameHead is a new tabletop games publishing imprint from Pastimes and GamerMats, a pair of established retail, event, and accessory brands. Its mandate is to publish a catalog of small- to midsize card and board games.

The person we hire for this job will manage the development and production of the games in our pipeline, as well as coordinating contract contributors like game designers, artists, and graphic designers.

The person in this position will report to the company’s owner and work with our in-house design and sales team.

Key Skills

  • Tabletop game development experience, including an expert understanding of different tabletop game styles and audience preferences.
  • A detailed understanding of the tabletop game publishing production pipeline.
  • The ability to work independently and keep projects moving under loose and sporadic supervision.
  • Experience managing contact contributors.
  • At least some experience working with the Adobe Creative Suite.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and manage development and production timelines.
    Work with outside game designers and internal collaborators to develop game prototypes into high-quality products that can be profitably manufactured and sold.
  • Draft art and graphic design requirements, identify artists and graphic designers, commission illustrations and graphics, provide feedback about work in progress, and oversee the creation and submission of final assets.
  • Manage all aspects of production processes including the creation of RFQs, analysis of quotes, assembly and submission of accurate production files, review of digital and physical proofs, and delivery of high-quality and on-time manufactured games.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing staff to create and prepare sales collateral like in-store displays, convention signage, digital ads, and print ads.

Things You’ll Want to Know

GameHead is a new imprint of an existing company with 6 full-time employees who work closely with our retail and events company, Pastimes, an established company of over 30 years with 16+ great team members. You will have partners and collaborators, but at the same time will be developing new processes and spearheading new endeavors.

Full Time

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. In practice, we expect a $35,000–$65,000 salary range for this position.

Applicants for this full-time position must be able to legally work in the United States from our office near O’Hare airport in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Part Time

There may be opportunities for Part Time/Contract positions for this same role but at a smaller work load. This position may be on-site or remote.


There may be an opportunity for this to be a contract position for an individual or company in a remote location.

To Apply

To apply, contact Alan Hochman by email: Attach exactly one PDF to your email. It should contain both your cover letter and your resume. Please make the file’s name “lastname_firstname.pdf”.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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