Assistant Producer (Temp)

Division

Warner Bros. Entertainment Group

Position Type

Temporary

Interests

Game Development/Publishing, Production/Post-Production, Project/Program Management

Location

United States - Illinois - Chicago

Posted Date

Feb. 12, 2020

Req Number

176231BR

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Business Unit Overview

The creative team that brought Mortal Kombat and Injustice to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment family. With over 20 years of creation under our belts, NetherRealm’s mission remains the same; to create cutting edge entertainment and deliver industry leading tech, game art and overall gaming experiences. NetherRealm Studios is a collaborative and creative environment, constantly striving to up the ante on what is possible in interactive entertainment. We encompass the best of both worlds – a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience, who are also at the forefront of an industry taking over the entertainment landscape. The passion and energy that made Mortal Kombat a reality is still on display every day in our offices, our hallways and most definitely the studio’s arcade room!

Opportunity Overview

The Job

WB Games seeks a 9 month temporary Assistant Producer to be responsible for overseeing specific aspects of development on one or more projects as determined by the team’s production manager and production staff. This position supports producers and assists the team by managing and executing a variety of tasks to support the teams in developing AAA video games. Typical tasks include: Communicating with and tracking external vendors, as well as communicating issues and feedback, leading a small strike team, scheduling and tracking assets and tasks to meet deadlines, reporting status, identifying and reporting risks, assisting in ensuring adherence to schedules, and creating or maintaining production systems to ease communication burdens and gather material for the team. Understands how own work fits into and impacts the project cycle. Contributes and shares ideas / competitive practices while understanding that production is a support group whose goal is to help overcome issues for the leads and directors.

The Daily

  • Make sure that project goals and features determined by the Senior Producer are being met.
  • Make sure that team goals for assigned disciplines are being met.
  • Help identify process and pipelines needs.
  • Work with assigned disciplines on resolving blocking issues.
  • Edit game data, including localization, as needed.
  • Provide regularly scheduled communications with internal team members, external vendors/partners, and project leadership.
  • Provide clear, concise communication to the production team as well as all internal team members and external vendors/partners.
  • Communicating and documenting project goals and status for outside management and partners.
  • Manage team member schedules.
  • Manage assigned project initiatives.
  • Manage relationship and delivery schedule with outsourcers related to various disciplines.
  • Write and edit media correspondence and PR requests, as required.
  • Manage and wrangle assets for marketing campaigns.
  • Support PR Interviews or events as requested.


The Essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a Production or Project Management role is preferred.
  • Experience with outsourcing a plus.
  • Experience in the video game industry, with at least one shipped title is preferred.
  • Desirable to have experience working with at least one relevant video-game specialization in a personal or professional capacity, be it art, tech, design, audio, UI, or gameplay.
  • Multiplatform Cert and localization experience a plus.
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as a keen understanding of team dynamics is essential.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Strong interest in games.
  • Good technical understanding of games and technology, including the content creation pipeline.
  • A general working understanding of console development is preferred.
  • The ability to complete multiple concurrent tasks in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with project management tools and techniques.
  • A strong understanding the product development cycle.
  • Basic understanding of production methodologies, both waterfall and agile.
  • Experience working with the Unreal Editor 3 is a plus.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and an ability to remain cool under pressure.
  • Must be flexible and able to adjust to changing requirements and expectations quickly.
  • Capable of nurturing team spirit and inspiring esprit-de-corps.
  • Experience with effective conflict resolution techniques.
  • An ability to have fun! We do make video games after all.