REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The video game publishing giant Electronic Arts is hiring idea guys across all departments effective immediately, the company announced today in a press release.
“Electronic Arts is constantly looking to inspire the world through the possibilities of video games, and idea guys are the lifeblood of our business,” said Electronic Arts COO Laura Miele in an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Alley announcing the news. “That’s why we’re hiring idea guys, senior idea guys, and idea guy managers throughout EA with no maximum on headcount through the rest of 2022. Really, these people are worth infinitely more than whatever we pay them, so we’ll take as many as we can get.”
The news of the hiring mandate has led to increased confidence that the favorable idea guy job market will continue for some time, especially the gaming industry which employs the largest number of professional idea guys in the United States.
“Anyone can build a video game, but it takes a special kind of person to come up with the idea to build a video game,” said professional job interview coach Marshall Prince, explaining how candidates for idea guy roles can easily command seven figure salaries in current market conditions. “I don’t imagine this will end until they find a way to make coming up with ideas obsolete. And you know who’s going to have to come up with that idea? That’s right, an ideas guy.”
At press time, EA said they also planned on supporting the development of emerging talent in the gaming industry by creating a partnership program with indie idea guys who have smaller, less ambitious ideas.