Does This Sound Like You?
Your team members and fellow colleagues look up to you. Anyone who knows you says you have an infectious positive attitude and that you take tremendous pride in everything you do. You are often described as relatable, easy-to-work with, and personable—and that you have a thirst for knowledge. You are respected for challenging the status quo and know that setting the example for exemplary performance is part of your job. Your relationships are built on communication, collaboration, and respect. When the day ends, you know you gave it your all—and enabled others to do so as well.
What We Need: Educational Game Producer
Importance of Role: The Game Producer will work with the project Creative, Engineering and Production teams to create quality products and measurable results for Second Avenue’s educational games.
What’s Expected: Direct the development of multiple educational games, ensure products meet business objectives, stay current with market changes, and help define strategies to pursue emerging opportunities.
Reports to: VP of Development and Delivery
The Basic Role Nuts & Bolts
■ Conceive, develop and oversee high-level game design from inception through to delivery and support
■ Be the coordinating “hub” across all stakeholders for a specific game
■ Collaborate with game designers to solidify game designs, rules systems, game balance, UX design, and mission story details.
■ Collaborate with learning designers and SMEs to ensure educational outcomes are relevant and market worthy.
■ Work closely with project management to ensure timely, accurate, bug-free deliveries.
■ Work closely with Director of Research to implement user play-testing, beta testing and any other data gathering requirements
■ Conduct market analysis and benchmarking to identify opportunities in the marketplace where a product void exists
■ Monitor competitive products; evaluate their impact on our business; identify areas for improvement
■ Analyze how industry and technology developments will impact our products over the next several years
■ Work closely with sales & marketing resources from initial concept through presales and sales support after launch
■ Ensure products, business plans, business objectives are all in alignment
■ Work with senior leadership to ensure product viability in the marketplace
■ Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel
■ Project management and facilitation skills
■ Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
■ Must be a team-player
■ Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
■ Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
■ Minimum four years of experience with developing and implementing successful game products.
■ Strong background in game production; experience with managing internal and external teams.
■ Experience with project management and budget-sensitive deliveries
■ Demonstrable flexibility, professionalism and finesse when handling the multiple and diverse demands of a creative environment.
■ A passion for creativity and a desire to innovate.
■ Strategic and analytical.
■ Bachelor’s Degree.