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Associate Producer, Games

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 824869BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jul. 22, 2021

Job Summary:

The Associate Producer will partner with the team on all aspects of the game production and editorial process including managing product deliverables, product documentation and milestone reviews, driving internal & external communication, and managing product deliverables from partners.

This role will partner with the senior Production staff to uphold the overall quality and usability of features within the game, coordinating and consolidating feedback on relevant documentation, and reference and game asset sourcing.

The Associate Producer will be expected to understand the game design and Franchise priorities for assigned projects, and to work with the Producers to collaborate across functions to share information and facilitate align and prioritize feedback on partner submissions. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of fandom and passion for all 20th Century brands including Alien, Predator, and Family Guy. This role will occasionally require on-site support with external development with some domestic and international travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Quality: Will be responsible for partnering with the project Producer to deliver innovative high-quality products, in all aspects of gameplay, art, animation, sound and overall gameplay.
  • Partner Support: Facilitate sourcing and delivery of reference material and appropriate assets to development partner as necessary.
  • Support slate of multiple projects, tracking all partner submissions and ensuring timely delivery of feedback (art direction, gameplay, story and narrative, and franchise feedback) for approval across multiple internal stakeholders.
  • Presentations & Demos: Partner with senior Production Staff in the production of presentations and contribute to, as necessary, presentations and product demos to management and other stakeholders.
  • Provide brand guidance to external partner teams balancing the needs of the game and the authenticity of the TWDC franchise’s characters and worlds.
  • Facilitate the coordination and collaboration across internal (production, art and story) and external groups throughout the production process by setting up meeting and follow up on action items.
  • Participate in weekly production, art and story meetings, ensuring all feedback that is actionable is gathered and addressed.
  • Play game development builds to generate brand and qualitative feedback.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, planning and problem-solving skills; attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of ownership, flexibility, and urgency.
  • Able to work independently, creatively, and track multiple deadlines and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on building productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools such as JIRA as this is a major portion of the day to day work.
  • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum, Kanban, and other production methodologies.
  • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint / Keynote.
  • Passion for the latest games and game platforms (Mobile, Console, PC as well as AR/VR) as well as the intellectual property of The Walt Disney Company.
  • Demonstrate affinity and familiarity with TWDC franchises especially 20th Century brands (Alien, Predator, Family Guy, etc.).
  • Ability to identify and assess risks and escalate, as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, planning and problem-solving skills; attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of ownership, flexibility, and urgency.
  • Able to work independently, creatively, and track multiple deadlines and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on building productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools such as JIRA as this is a major portion of the day to day work.
  • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum, Kanban, and other production methodologies.
  • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint / Keynote.
  • Passion for the latest games and game platforms (Mobile, Console, PC as well as AR/VR) as well as the intellectual property of The Walt Disney Company.
  • Demonstrate affinity and familiarity with TWDC franchises especially 20th Century brands (Alien, Predator, Family Guy, etc.).
  • Ability to identify and assess risks and escalate, as necessary.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experince.
  • 1 - 3 years of experience specifically in product development/production of Console/Mobile/PC games or other entertainment.

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.


About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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