Keywords Studios is the ultimate destination for talented individuals
looking to make their mark in the world of AAA game development. With a global
presence and an unrivalled reputation, we are trusted by 24 of the top 25
gaming companies worldwide, making us the go-to collaborator for the
industry's biggest titles.
Joining our team means becoming part of a network of 70+ studios across 26
countries, where over 12,000 experts come together to deliver sector-leading
360° services. From ideation and technical co. development to art,
QA/localization, marketing, and community engagement, we cover every stage of
game development and beyond.
As an integral part of our tightly integrated yet truly global network, you'll
have the opportunity to work alongside industry-leading professionals who
bring best-in-class experience, expertise, and technology to each project. Our
follow-the-sun workflows ensure we can deliver at the speed you need.
At Keywords Studios, we believe in the power of imagination, ambition, and the
desire to succeed. Join our global team and unlock the full potential of your
About the role:
A Producer at Waste Creative is responsible for project managing and producing
a wide range of projects across multiple disciplines and platforms. Reporting
into a Senior Producer, they will work across several accounts, owning the
process, productivity and profit of the projects.
The Producer can work independently on mid-level projects up to £40k and are
expected to support on high value projects alongside a Senior Producer. They
also manage high volume, fast turnaround low-level projects from conception
through to delivery, including oversight for Junior Producers.
They should have a strong understanding of roles and capabilities across all
departments, and with the support of Senior Producers, they should be able to
identify specific skill sets required for each project. They are expected to
have experience working with large teams on high value projects as well as
experience working with smaller, agile teams on fast turnaround projects.
Our Producers are a positive bunch and strive to keep project teams motivated
- producing high-quality work is paramount. While our environment is
collaborative and supportive, we thrive on candidates that are proactive, take
accountability and really own their work. The ability to hit the ground
running is a very desirable trait.
We are looking for someone who will:
Provide clear, concise visual direction and guidance across all Art
development at d3t and review all digital assets, providing feedback in a
Share passion for excellence, create inspiring artwork/style guides to
clearly promote the high visual quality standards we are aiming for and
ensure that everyone is working together to meet these standards.
Drive the vision forward by aligning with and fully understanding the
client's art direction and then working alongside our internal art team to
ensure creative cohesion.
Continually look for opportunities to innovate and improve the visual
quality on all projects.
Take an active role in planning of project pitches and be comfortable
dealing face to face with external clients to discuss opportunities for
working with them on their games.
Help to build and raise the profile of the growing art team.
Mentor Artists in the team, providing support and nurturing to encourage
their continued growth, helping to improve their skills and build their
knowledge and confidence.
Oversee and provide detailed feedback to multiple art disciplines
including UI, Environment Art, Lighting, VFX, Character and Concept Art.
Work alongside Strategy, Creative and Production teams to ensure projects
are produced to a high standard, delivered on time and within agreed
budget - Ownership & Leadership: accountability for team cohesion and
empowering the project team
Arrange briefings, plan, scope and quote mid-level projects
Assign operators, lead reviews, track costs and manage project progress
Manage concept feasibility check-ins
Advise on production solutions across all disciplines for mid-level
Manage project wash-ups
Support Senior Producers in onboarding Junior Producers when required
Support Senior Producers with planning, costing, billing guidance for
On low-mid level projects, monitor burn rate, report and conduct wash-ups
Analyse data to inform future project approaches
Estimate, track and bill with Paprika
Sign off cost estimates up to £20k, above which will be signed off by
Quality Control & Risk Management
Manage quality control process within assigned projects
Tailor assumptions for every project type
Prepare risk management for projects – risk planning, contingencies and
Proactively troubleshoot to prevent roadblocks for strategy, creative and
production teams at every stage of project lifecycle
Resource Planning & Collaboration
Develop a comprehensive understanding of internal + external talents and
Identify resource gaps and initiate resource searches with resource
Liaise and lead third party vendors / freelancers where relevant
Minimum 5 years agency, production house or post-production experience,
working with big brands and delivering multiple projects
High-level understanding of Strategy, Creative, Design, Video, 2D, 3D and
Sound roles, functions, capabilities and applications
A good understanding of the different phases of Strategy and Creative:
discovery, definition, development and deliver
Experience budgeting, scoping, supervising and reconciling mid-high level
Experience developing project workflows across digital, social and video
Experience guiding clients through complex deliverables and be able to
communicate problems and solutions clearly
Technical understanding of various production software (e.g. Photoshop,
Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc.)
A passion for best practice, client satisfaction, and consistency of
process and service across all projects, big or small
Understanding of encoding/transcoding, codecs, video formats, file types,
frame rates, resolutions
A strong understanding of different animation processes & techniques
across 2D and 3D
An understanding of the shoot production process
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced creative
Ability to interact with co-workers effectively and appropriately at a
variety of levels, across many disciplines
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to pick up challenging projects
at any phase, at lightning speed and with enthusiasm
A keen eye for quality control
Experience managing the full project life cycle
Experience or a willingness to mentor more junior team members of the
project management team, managing their capacity and encouraging growth
25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + up to 5 days extra for length of
Company Pension Scheme
Flexible working hours
Private Medical Insurance Scheme (including dental) & Eye Care Scheme
Employee Share Scheme
Anti-crunch ethos - an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working
Annual Bonus – be rewarded for great teamwork!
Tech and Bike Scheme
Company Share Scheme
Company Socials, Project Launch/Wrap Parties + Annual d3t Events
Breakout Areas – filled with perks such as games, BBQ area, complimentary
snacks to suit all dietary preferences etc.
We offer a flexible working policy - this role will ideally be hybrid or