Associate Producer, Contract

Contractor

Posted 02.24.2017

Come join the award-winning development team at Santa Monica Studio! We are seeking a Contract Associate Producer to support and manage scheduling and the day-to-day production of the internal development team.

An Associate Producer, you will be relied upon to collaborate with senior producers, creative leads, and studio managers to develop and maintain a specific discipline or project plan to determine resource, budget or schedule needs. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of project management and communication skills, and a passion for making games. Help us create amazing world leading games that will set the PS4 apart from the rest! Please note this role is intended to be a 6+ month contract with possibility of extension.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • SUPPORT INTERNAL GAME DEVELOPMENT:
    • Responsible for specific phases or portions of product development from design through final approval.
    • Apply working knowledge of Product Development needs to enhance creative relationships, guide the development of new technologies, and track progress.
    • Work with Senior Producers to plan and troubleshoot production resources with design and scope forecasted.
    • Support development efforts to keep product on schedule and within budget.
    • Schedule and maintain tasking of departmental and interdisciplinary teams.
    • Communicate between team members, consultants, inter-company, and external resources.
  • MANAGE DAY-TO-DAY PRODUCTION ISSUES THROUGH ANALYTIC THINKING AND INFORMATION GATHERING:
    • Break down large or complex tasks into meaningful subtasks.
    • Assimilate diverse information and assess the impact of creative initiatives on the project.
    • Identify all groups that may be affected by an aspect of the project, and involving them – actively soliciting their input and following up through execution.
    • Hold regular meetings with the project teams and individuals to discuss status, resolve issues and share information.
    • Partner with senior members of the team to ensure a common understanding and agreement on the project scope and objectives and on any subsequent changes.
  • CONTRIBUTE TO CURRENT & FUTURE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT NEEDS:
    • Foster and enhance creative working relationships with internal development team.
    • Work with team managers to understand and support team members’ growth objectives. Escalate any personnel issues to senior producers and team managers.
    • Participate in the yearly performance review process.
    • Follow necessary processes and procedures for product development to ensure company-wide policies are adhered to.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum 3 years of industry experience in game production.
    • 1 or more published titles as AP or above Prior experience working with large development teams desirable.
    • AAA experience a plus.
    • 4 year undergraduate college degree or equivalent skill set.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • Working knowledge of project schedules and milestone documentation, monitoring the progress of department milestones and individual tasks against those schedules.
    • Excellent organizational & prioritization skills, attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-task.
    • Experience with Hansoft, Microsoft Office (Excel), Bug tracking databases (JIRA, DevTrack, TestTrack).
    • Familiarity with Agile techniques such as SCRUM, and traditional production management.
  • COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across Product Development and Management teams.
    • Interpersonal and facilitation skills.
    • Able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • INDUSTRY
    • Knowledgeable of current industry trends: stays up-to-date on competitive products and best practices.
    • Must love games and have a passion for creating them!

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