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Associate Producer - Returnship (Hybrid)

Company: Warner Bros Discovery Inc
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

WarnerMedia showcases some of the most iconic and cherished entertainment, news and sports brands in the world, but we are much more than that. WarnerMedia is truly where art meets science. Our combination of cutting-edge technology and an unrivaled commitment to groundbreaking storytelling builds a sense of community and meaningful connection that is shaping the future of media. We create rewarding opportunities across our entire family of brands, while championing a spirit of inclusion, innovation, self-development and support. Join WarnerMedia as we think big, live true and make the stories that move the world.

The creative team that brought Mortal Kombat and Injustice to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment family. With over 20 years of creation under our belts, NetherRealm's mission remains the same: to create cutting edge entertainment and deliver industry leading tech, game art and overall gaming experiences. NetherRealm Studios is a collaborative and creative environment, constantly striving to up the ante on what is possible in interactive entertainment. Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals with years of experience who are at the forefront of the gaming industry. The passion and energy that made Mortal Kombat a reality is still on display every day in our offices, our hallways and most definitely the studio's arcade room.

The Path Forward Returnship program at WB Games is a 6 month paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

At WB Games, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who've been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

The Job

This position is for an Associate Producer to be a part of the production team in the day-to-day management of a AAA title that NetherRealm Studios is working on. This position will handle a variety of tasks to include communication with internal teams and external vendors, scheduling and tracking assets and tasks against their designated deadlines, reporting statuses and potential risks, creating or maintaining tracking systems, acting as a coordinator for group meetings, and other emergent tasks related to communication and coordination of the assigned project teams.

The Daily

PRODUCTION

* Ensure that assigned game/team goals and features determined by the Senior/Executive Producers are being met
* Coordinate processes and pipelines between the various parts of the development team
* Identify (and report) any blocking issues and assist in their resolution

COMMUNICATION

* Provide regular status updates for assigned teams
* Take meeting notes, and ensure follow up on any action items
* Provide clear and concise communication to other members of the Production team, as well as the team lead groups
* Act as a coordination and communication conduit for any outside vendors working on assets for assigned teams

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

* Manage team member schedules as needed
* Manage relationships and delivery schedules of outside vendors related to assigned elements
* Provide project management support for any assigned initatives

MEDIA

* Write and edit media correspondence as requested
* Wrangle assets for marketing campaigns as needed by marketing
* Provide support for PR events as requested

The Essentials

* At least 2 years of experience working as an Assistant Producer, Project Manager, or Production Coordinator
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Basic understanding of production methodologies, both traditional and agile
* Ability to complete multiple concurrent tasks, with autonomy, in a fast-paced environment

The Nice to Haves

* Experience with outsourcing
* Strong interest in games
* Experience in the video game industry
* Good understanding of content creation pipelines

The Perks

* Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
* Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
* Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
* Access to in-house learning and development resources
* Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

WarnerMedia embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

Keywords: Warner Bros Discovery Inc, Chicago , Associate Producer - Returnship (Hybrid), Other , Chicago, Illinois

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