Mid Weight Games Producer

Keywords Studios
October 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:£40k
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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 skills.

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 timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities

    Delivery Management

  • 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 projects
  • Manage project wash-ups
  • Mentorship

  • Support Senior Producers in onboarding Junior Producers when required
  • Support Senior Producers with planning, costing, billing guidance for Junior Producers
  • Financial Management

  • 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 Senior Producers
  • 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 implementation frameworks
  • 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 their abilities
  • Identify resource gaps and initiate resource searches with resource manager
  • Liaise and lead third party vendors / freelancers where relevant
  • Requirements

  • 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 projects
  • 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 environment
  • 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 and improvement
  • Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + up to 5 days extra for length of service)
  • 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 environment!
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Bonus – be rewarded for great teamwork!
  • Free Parking
  • 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 studio based.
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