Here at SIDE we are looking for a Production Manager to join our SIDE Paris
team based on a 6 month Fix term contract. You will be responsible for the
smooth running of audio localization production across multiple projects and
in multiple languages, including everything from indie mobile games to AAA
console games, as well as voice production for other tech & digital media,
working with a multitude of clients from around the world. You will be
responsible for the timely completion of agreed deliverables and milestones,
to a very high standard, while keeping to the client's budget.
Prepare initial dialogue production cost estimates for clients based on
the client's early brief.
Work to short-list actors to present to the client and/or audition for
targeted roles in the game.
Prepare more detailed cost estimates as the client's brief expands and
early script information becomes available.
Take the first pass of vendor contracts and talent agreements where
necessary, to pick up obvious errors or points for negotiation.
Prepare a project schedule of actors and their characters to record.
Negotiate fees with acting agents where necessary.
Contract and book the actors.
Link for the localization department to make sure translation assets are
Prepare recording scripts for actors, directors and studio engineers,
along with any other essential assets required for the smooth running of
the recording sessions.
Brief recording studio teams about the production.
Track the progress of the recording sessions throughout, updating
schedules and actor, director and studio bookings.
Integrate script updates and changes throughout the production and adjust
Track the progress of final audio assets deliverables, by liaising with
the company's post-production team.
Liaise with the client throughout.
Track all costs throughout.
Prepare final costs for the client to raise their purchase order.
Handle all queries and issues arising.
4+ years' experience as an audio localization project manager in the
game's industry, preferably at an outsourcer
Good knowledge and contacts within the Paris dubbing community
3 years' experience in a role with responsibility for multiple budgets in
excess of £50,000 each.
Excellent client facing and internal communication and presentation
skills, both verbal and written.
Experienced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, in particular of
Microsoft Excel, ideally comfortable using formulas such as SUMIFS and
COUNTIFS to produce stats in relation to dialogue scripts.
Both a self-starter, able to work alone as and where necessary, and a team
player, able to muck in at all levels to get the job done.
Comfortable both taking instruction from senior members of staff and
giving instruction to junior members of staff.
An interest in games and/or games production, making conversing with
clients easier and more productive.
An interest in developments within both the tech / digital media and games
industries and the consequential growth of the company in terms of
services on offer / lines of business, etc.
Foreign language skills - Fluent in English a must