Associate Producer (Contract)

PlayStation Global

Contract Position

Summary

This job is for an Associate Producer at Santa Monica Studio, responsible for supporting and managing the day-to-day production of a new unannounced title. The role involves collaborating with various team members, managing resources and schedules, and ensuring the project stays on track and within budget.

What you'll do

  • Responsible for specific phases or portions of product development from design through final approval
  • Work with Senior Producers to plan and troubleshoot production resources and track progress
  • Support development efforts to keep product on schedule and within budget
  • Schedule and maintain tasking of interdisciplinary and external teams and facilitate flow of incoming and outgoing assets to the appropriate groups
  • Communicate between team members, consultants, inter-company and external resources
  • Break down large or complex tasks into manageable portions and actionable steps
  • 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 or external work, actively solicit their input and follow up through execution
  • Cultivate and enhance creative working relationships with internal development team and external resources
  • Collaborate with team managers to understand and support team members’ growth objectives. Escalate any personnel issues to senior producers and team managers
  • Assist Senior Producers in maximizing efficiencies, anticipating bottlenecks, and growing outsourcing pipeline

Requirements

  • Responsible for specific phases or portions of product development from design through final approval
  • Work with Senior Producers to plan and troubleshoot production resources and track progress
  • Support development efforts to keep product on schedule and within budget
  • Schedule and maintain tasking of interdisciplinary and external teams and facilitate flow of incoming and outgoing assets to the appropriate groups
  • Communicate between team members, consultants, inter-company and external resources
  • Break down large or complex tasks into manageable portions and actionable steps
  • 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 or external work, actively solicit their input and follow up through execution
  • Cultivate and enhance creative working relationships with internal development team and external resources
  • Collaborate with team managers to understand and support team members’ growth objectives. Escalate any personnel issues to senior producers and team managers
  • Assist Senior Producers in maximizing efficiencies, anticipating bottlenecks, and growing outsourcing pipeline
  • 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 JIRA, Confluence, Hansoft, Microsoft Office (Project and Excel), Bug tracking databases (JIRA, DevTrack), ShotGrid
  • Familiarity with Waterfall production management techniques along with Agile techniques such as SCRUM, and traditional production management
  • 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
  • 3+ years of industry experience in game production with one or more published titles as Associate Producer or above
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent skill set
  • Prior experience working with large development teams or external production structures desirable
  • AAA experience a plus

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Location

United States, Los Angeles, CA

Contract Length

Contract duration: Unannounced

Compensation

$38 - $58 (per hour)

Keywords

jira confluence hansoft microsoft office project excel bug tracking databases shotgrid waterfall production management techniques agile techniques scrum

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