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Privateer Press Seeks No Quarter Magazine Assistant

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES®, the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high-quality miniatures.

Job Description

The No Quarter Assistant reports directly to the No Quarter editor-in-chief (EIC) and will assist the EIC with each issue of No Quarter magazine through its entire life cycle, from concept to deployment.

Responsibilities

  • Provide basic copyediting and proofing: The No Quarter Assistant will assist with basic copyediting and proofing of articles, ads, and marketing materials.
  • Generate content: The No Quarter Assistant will generate content for non-canonical articles, such as News from the Front, Modeling & Painting Challenge, and the Player Gallery. There may be opportunities for additional writing depending on skill level and experience.
  • Traffic management: The No Quarter Assistant will be responsible for tracking the progress of No Quarter articles and features from setup to final draft and provide updates to the EIC.
  • Maintain subscriber databases: The No Quarter Assistant will be responsible for inputting and maintaining data for No Quarter subscriptions in the subscription database. The assistant will also be responsible for coordinating with Privateer Press customer service to ensure subscription promotional items are sent out to customers in a timely manner.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to pass a Privateer Press editing test.
  • Familiarity with editorial style guide usage, preferably Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Hobby game experience/knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Upbeat and positive attitude.
  • Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc. in and outside the U.S.

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies

  • Familiarity with WARMACHINE, HORDES, and the Iron Kingdoms.
  • Writing ability, particularly the ability to translate technical text into reader-friendly text.
  • Working knowledge of wikis, databases, MS Excel, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Basic knowledge of project management software such as Trello.
  • Basic knowledge of photography.

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Product

Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Negotiable

Application Process

1)   Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2)   Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3)   Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “No Quarter Assistant – [your name]”. Example: No Quarter Assistant – John Doe.

Please note that this is a full-time salaried position at our Bellevue, Washington location.


Privateer Press Seeks Production Artist/Graphic Designer

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES®, the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high-quality miniatures.

Job Description

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will produce high-level, detail-oriented print and web materials including book, magazine, packaging, logo, photographic, website, flash, and content artwork. The Production Artist/Graphic Designer must be proficient with industry standard creative software on an Apple platform and possess a strong knowledge of production layout and printing standards. The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will work closely with the Art Director as part of the creative design team.

Responsibilities

Production of High-Quality Materials

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be expected to produce high-quality, detail-oriented print and web materials on time and accurately, including packaging, book and magazine content, banners, media, prize support, branded clothing, and web graphics. This will require the ability to coordinate with other crew members on art direction, content, job specs, job quoting, legal content, and editing. Production of all materials should be done with a keen eye for design, consideration for the target audience, and a strong knowledge of print production and web design standards.

Product Layout

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be required to lay out magazines, books, packaging, and other print-related material using InDesign. Candidates must have an excellent eye for composition and be able to balance art assets with copy and negative space. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount, as is the ability to quickly switch gears between projects to meet deadlines.

Creation of Art Assets

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be required to create high-quality art assets including logos, graphic elements, backgrounds, textures, typefaces, and other artwork for use in print and web projects. These elements must be branded to the worlds in which our games are set. These art assets will require both digital and traditional art skills. The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will also photograph miniatures for product and/or marketing use.

Management of Art Library and Resources

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer is responsible for properly archiving completed projects on internal servers. They will also have to answer solicitations for previous art assets and prepare files for delivery to outside partners.

Delivery of Finished Product to Vendor

The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will possess a strong knowledge of file preparation for delivery to vendors. They will troubleshoot issues that arise and will work with internal editors to achieve a quick proofing turnaround to ensure all print projects are delivered on schedule.

Desired Skills

  • A keen eye for graphic design and a strong passion for art and design culture
  • Ability to quickly and effectively demonstrate an idea through thumbnails and mock-ups
  • Experience with photography, the use of studio equipment, and photo composition
  • Strong passion for gaming culture and the tabletop gaming hobby
  • Proficiency in the use and troubleshooting of Apple computers, design software, and necessary peripheral hardware
  • High level of technical print knowledge for application in print projects
  • Knowledge of graphic production for web and flash media
  • Ability to work in an organized and responsible manner to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferred, but not required: a college level education in art, graphic design, or web design and industry experience

Familiarity with Privateer Press products is a plus, but it is not necessary.

Benefits

• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Negotiable

Application Process

  1. Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
  2. Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be either .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
  3. Prepare a PDF of your portfolio no larger than 5 megabytes. The filename of the PDF should be your first and last name followed by “PF”, all separated by underscores. The file must be a .PDF file. Example: John_Doe_PF.doc

Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Graphic Designer – [your name]”. Example: Graphic Designer – John Doe.

Please note that this is a full-time salaried position at our Bellevue location. Applicants must either live in the Seattle area or be willing to relocate.


Privateer Press Seeks Social Media Coordinator

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA.  We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ and the award-winning Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game as well as various board and card games including the High Command Deck Building Card Game and the series of LEVEL 7 board games. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine™ and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are a growing game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual experienced with social media and possessing a strong work ethic to join our expanding Social Marketing team as a Social Media Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for working under the Social Marketing Manager in executing the hands-on aspects of Privateer Press’ social media strategies and hands-on online audience engagement. This position requires a high degree of practical knowledge of diverse social media platforms and online community moderation practices. In some cases, travel to conventions for on-site social media coverage of Privateer Press events may be required.
Particular responsibilities may include the following, as directed by the Social Marketing Manager:

  • Day-to-day management of Privateer Press’ Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media platforms. This will include the curation of fan-created content.
  • Administration of the Privateer Press forums. This will include overseeing a team of volunteer forums moderators, escalation of forums issues by the moderation team, and personal engagement with forums posters relating to their questions and concerns with Privateer Press games and products.
  • Community and market research. The Social Media Coordinator will spend time reading and reporting on fan-sites, forums, and other sources of information pertinent to Privateer Press’ market and trends within that market.
  • Product review solicitation and review. The Social Media Coordinator will identify worthwhile reviewers of games and related products to be sent Privateer Press product for review. They will later review those submissions as they are published.
  • Fielding Customer Service inquiries made by audience members on social media.
  • Consumer advocacy. This position is responsible for identifying trends and concerns within the Privateer Press gaming community, determining which of those are significant, and then advocate for them within the company.
  • Identifying emergent social media platforms, apps, and related technologies that may be of use to Privateer Press.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work in our Bellevue location
  • Strong familiarity with dominant social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others
  • Familiarity with social media managements tools such as HootSuite
  • The ability to write in a “company voice”
  • A strong interest in social media technologies and understanding of online communities
  • Excellent skills in online community leadership and interpersonal relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Working familiarity with Macintosh/PC computers and common office software such as Word and Excel
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
  • Able to multi-task
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Solid knowledge of all Privateer’s products and product lines
  • Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc. in and outside the U.S.
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, climb, and crouch repeatedly while performing physical labor. In addition potential applicants must be able to stand and work on their feet for 8 hours a day when working conventions and trade shows 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of how to play all Privateer’s games
  • Basic familiarity with Adobe Photoshop
  • Thorough understanding of social media analytics and reporting

Benefits for full-time crew members

  • Vacation and sick pay
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Free and discounted product benefits
  • Performance-based profit bonus program (eligible after 1 year of continuous employment)

Application Process

1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages.  The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Word is preferred).  Example: Mary_Smith.doc

2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page.  The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores.  The file must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Again, Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe_CL.doc

3) Send the files to [email protected] and make sure the subject line says “Social Media Coordinator – [your name].” Example: Social Media Coordinator – Suzy Queue.


Privateer Press Seeks Volunteer Coordinator (Quartermaster)

The primary duties of the Volunteer Coordinator (Quartermaster) are to serve as leader and liaison of Privateer Press’ Press Gang volunteer force. The Quartermaster works closely with both the Convention Coordinator and Organized Play Coordinator to ensure that convention requests for volunteer support are met and that the Press Gang is aware of these opportunities. In addition the Quartermaster is in charge of managing recruitment and retention of all Press Gang volunteers.

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher and manufacturer of games based in Bellevue, WA.  We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ and the collectible miniatures game Monsterpocalypse™. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine™ and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the board games Grind™ and Scrappers™ and the card game Infernal Contraption™. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are an established game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done.  We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to manage the on-time completion of various projects while maintaining our high standard of quality.

Job Description

The primary duties of the Volunteer Coordinator (Quartermaster) are to serve as leader and liaison of Privateer Press’ Press Gang volunteer force. The Quartermaster works closely with both the Convention Coordinator and Organized Play Coordinator to ensure that convention requests for volunteer support are met and that the Press Gang is aware of these opportunities. In addition the Quartermaster is in charge of managing recruitment and retention of all Press Gang volunteers.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise, maintain, and grow the Press Gang program as an effective force for the promotion of Privateer Press products.
  • Schedule and organize events and convention appearances by Privateer Press.
  • Conduct logistics for events.
  • Organize Press Gang support at conventions.
  • Travel to conventions and events several times a year.
  • Lead and guide the Press Gang in promoting all new products and building their communities, growing existing communities, and fostering and maintaining positive relationships between Privateer Press, stores, and players
  • Create and develop new programs and incentives that motivate the Press Gang to achieve the above goals.
  • Collect and compile information on the public view and opinions of Privateer Press and its products/initiatives
  • Demonstrate leadership on a personal and community level with the Press Gang
  • Keep the Press Gang up to date on all company news, initiatives, and promotions vital to the Press Gang in achieving its primary goals, as well as answering any questions about those items when raised.
  • Some physical labor, including gathering and shipping physical product to volunteers as part of the program's reward system

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  • Management experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle tough situations and personal conflict with the utmost care and diplomacy
  • Solid knowledge of all Privateer Press products and product lines and how to play Privateer Press games
  • Ability to break complex problems into smaller manageable tasks
  • Strong personal initiative and organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Must be action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
  • Able to work alone, as well as with others inside and outside of Privateer
  • Responsible and reliable dedication to on-time completion of high quality initiatives
  • Comfort with grammar, composition, and graphic layout fundamentals
  • Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc. in and outside the U.S.
  • Sales experience in hobby game industry a plus
  • Press Gang experience a plus
  • Physically able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, climb, and crouch repeatedly while performing physical labor. In addition potential applicants must be able to stand and work on their feet for 8 hours a day when working conventions and trade shows. 

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies

  • Familiarity with a variety of softwares (Microsoft Office, Excel, ACT)
  • Knowledge of Privateer Press product lines
  • College degree
  • Sense of humor, the ability to quote movies (good and bad), and a desire to produce the best games on the market today

Start Date: Immediate
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Product
Compensation: Negotiable

Application Process:

To apply for this position, applicants must perform the following steps:


Privateer Press Seeks Digital Sculptor

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ and the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine™ and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are a growing game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high quality miniatures.

Job Description
The Digital Sculptor will be part of Privateer Press’ award winning Studio team and will be responsible for sculpting 32mm heroic scale miniatures from detailed concept art under the direction of the Studio Director and Creative Director using digital sculpting programs.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Duties Include:
• Sculpting Miniatures utilizing digital software – Working from concept and pose sketches, create three-dimensional sculpts of the figures. Consult with Studio Director and Creative Director to ensure the themes and character of the figures are maintained, and render the work in progress of various stages of completion for approvals and creative feedback.
• Contribute to the studio’s creative process - As a member of the miniatures studio, the Digital Sculptor will often be called on to offer suggestions, critiques, and solutions for translating two-dimensional concept art into three-dimensional miniatures, whether on his own work or the work of other members of the studio.
• Prepare Final Sculpts for Rapid Prototyping – Breakdown final digital sculpts into complementary parts for Rapid Prototyping and adjust final sculpt as needed during the RP process.
• Additional Duties – Other various sculpting tasks as required.

Required Skills and Proficiencies
• Experience with Zbrush software. Knowledge of Maya, Rhino, Freeform/Claytools, and/or Solid Works a plus.
• Understanding and experience with digital sculpting process for 3-dimensional models.
• Acute attention to details with a strong understanding of how the details will read at scale.
• Patience, focus, and determination to see a project through completion
• Capability to work under the direction and needs of mold makers, production specialists, and artistic directors.
• Ability to keep cool and produce quality work under pressured deadlines

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies
• Familiarity with Privateer Press’ properties. These include WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Monsterpocalypse, Bodgers, Grind, and Formula P3.
• Familiarity with metal, resin, and plastic production methods
• A background in games or similarly creative job (e.g. skateboarding, video games, board games, comics, etc.)
• Experience working in a team environment
• Great sense of humor, the ability to quote movies (good and bad), and a desire to participate in the development of a fast-paced, growing company

Start Date: Immediate
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Product
Compensation: Negotiable


Application Process:
To apply for this position, applicants must perform the following steps:
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Word is preferred). Example: Mary_Smith.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Again, Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Prepare a photographic portfolio of prior modeling work (built models, conversions, sculpts, scratch-built miniatures, etc.) in a PDF. The file must not be larger than 2mb, and the filename should be your first and last name followed by “Portfolio,” separated by underscores. Example: Ralph_Hinkley_Portfolio.pdf
4) Send the files to [email protected] and make sure the subject line says “Modeler – [your name].” Example: Modeler – Suzy Queue.
5) Provide a print ready STL example of your work no larger that 30mb.


Privateer Press Seeks Lead Concept Artist

Are you a talented and experienced concept artist? Does the idea of producing heroes, villains, war machines, and monsters thrill you? Would you love to work in a casual yet dynamic and fast-paced environment with some of the best people in the gaming industry?

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™, the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®, and the Bodgers™ board and card game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine and the Formula P3 hobby tool and paint range. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are an established game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated, creative, and artistically talented individual to help expand and grow the richness of our IP through the creation of high quality art concepts and final color illustrations.

Job Description

Privateer Press is looking for an experienced concept artist to produce high-end concept drawings to be utilized for miniature sculpting and color illustration for all current and future intellectual properties.

The Concept Artist will work closely with the creative managers and game development staff to produce high quality artwork including but not limited to: character line concepts, technical drawings, final color artwork, landscapes and environments, product designs, and cartoon character illustrations.

The Concept Artist will maintain a library of current and previous work in a standardized format for access by the design and marketing departments.

The Concept Artist may be required to travel to industry trade shows to participate as a member of the show crew and personality of Privateer Press.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Responsibilities

Character Concept Art - The Concept Artist will work closely with the creative managers and game development staff to design and render characters that will be used for miniature and final product art. It is the Concept Artist’s responsibility to push the visual boundaries of Privateer’s visual brands by creating stunningly dynamic and original designs.

Product Illustration - The Concept Artist will assist the graphic design department by providing additional artwork when required, including final color artwork, landscapes and environments, product and logo designs, and cartoon character illustrations when required.

Miniature Quality Control - The Concept Artist will also work closely with the miniature-sculpting department to maintain a high level of quality control through the sculpting and miniature molding process.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

• 3-5 years full-time professional experience as an illustrator

• Excellent ability to create characters based on verbal and written communication

• Strong personal initiative and organization

• Acute attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication

• Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

• Ability to focus on work and avoid distractions

• Upbeat and positive attitude

• Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc. in and outside the U.S.

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies

• Strong knowledge of WARMACHINE and HORDES intellectual properties

• Familiarity with sculpting and molding processes

• Familiarity with digital imaging standards

• A strong passion for tabletop gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, popular arts, and genre films

• Sense of humor, the ability to quote movies (good and bad), and a desire to produce the best games on the market today

Benefits

• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Negotiable

To Apply for the position:

  1. Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
  2. Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be either .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
  3. Prepare a PDF of your portfolio no larger than 5 megabytes. The filename of the PDF should be your first and last name followed by “PF”, all separated by underscores. The file must be a .PDF file. Example: John_Doe_PF.pdf
    Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Lead Concept Artist – [your name]”. Example: Lead Concept Artist – John Doe.

Please note that this is a full-time salaried position at our Bellevue location. Applicants must either live in the Seattle area or be willing to relocate.

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