Associate Producer-Call of Duty
Activision | Santa Monica CA 90405 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/16/2013
The company’s product portfolio includes Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty®, and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™ franchises and such established licensed properties asSpider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™, and Transformers™, as well as Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises.
Activision Blizzard is the umbrella organization over Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment and provides corporate shared services such as Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Accounting, Facilities and Sales, for both companies.
Title: Associate Producer - Call of Duty
Job Family: Production
Reports to: Producer
Location: Santa Monica
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Activision Blizzard, headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, is the premier worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes such best-selling video game franchises as Activision Publishing's Call of Duty, Skylanders, Spider-Man, X-Men, James Bond, and Transformers, in addition to Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft, Diablo, Warcraft and the #1 subscription based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft.
Activision is seeking an Associate Producer to join our Call of Duty production team. Associate Producers are generally responsible for the day-to-day management of entire sections of the game's production with a key focus in project coordination and execution. These sections can be the management of particular work pipelines, including supporting development requests, legal clearances, external vendor management, user testing, QA, ratings board submissions, PR and PR asset support or localization.
Coordinates in-house and/or external resources to meet production schedules
Identifies weaknesses, bottlenecks, and risks in the schedule and troubleshoots communication and schedule dependency problems with the Producer and Leads.
Maintains project documentation
Manages development team's material requests
Tracks build deliveries
Organizes and prepares materials for focus tests
Resolves hardware/software issues
Manages SKU submission (TRC, TCR, etc) and QA feedback (Activision QA)
Manages localization issues such as translation and territorial content guidelines
Records meeting minutes and translates them into coherent task lists
Supervises onsite quality assurance staff
A catch-all for any production tasks that fall through the cracks
The title of Associate Producer will be based on level of industry experience and a review of the skill set needed for a particular set of tasks
Minimum of 2 years game development experience or production experience
Experience shipping at least 1 console project, for Xbox 360 and/or PS3, from start to finish
PC and hand-held experience a plus
Passionate about games and game development, familiarity with Call of Duty a must
Proactive and Self Starter with good problem solving skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong multi-tasking responsibilities
Strong working knowledge of Excel, MS Word and other project management programs
Familiarity with Max and Photoshop a plus
Activision is an equal opportunity employer
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States|
|Categories||Producer / Director / Project Manager|
|Relocation Cost Paid||None|
|Contact Name||Not Specified|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|