Hybrid Work Model
SEGA. . . What do you think of when you hear that word? Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, or the Persona series? . . .
When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever! Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.
New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!
There's never been a more exciting time in the company's history to join SEGA!
Is it possible to have the best of both worlds? At SEGA, we like to think so! We’re looking for a talented Senior Producer who is highly motivated and self-sufficient while at the same time capable of collaborating closely with our Japanese studios. Someone who understands both the Japanese game space and the Western audience needs. This person will be instrumental in championing one or more products within SEGA’s greenlight process, working cross-functionally with the consumer insights team, localization, external vendors, QA, and marketing to deliver killer products that will grow the audience in the West. The person must be adept at tracking schedules and budgets, providing visibility and communicating with all involved parties. The Sr. Producer will be a role model and mentor to junior producers, anticipating challenges, mitigating risks, and working proactively to overcome those challenges. SEGA prides itself on its high-quality games, and this individual will contribute to that legacy! The Sr. Producer will also influence the goals and vision of the department and product portfolio by working closely with upper management and the business planning team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as a hub and resource to guide line members and resolve issues that block production progress.
- Negotiate internally and externally on behalf of managed lines and the company on the topics of schedules, budgets, and resourcing.
- Obtain and digest information about the project required to determine scope and work needed.
- Assign projects within production lines based on scope and need.
- Guide the drafting of resource and project plans, review production proposals, and drive the publishing process for projects contained with the managed lines.
- Review tasks, guide, and direct members of managed lines as needed and required.
- Obtain resources on behalf of production lines based on need and requirement.
- Engage on all aspects of their project as required, including communications, documentation, game text, and bug reports.
- Provide proactive guidance and engaged with marketing on external activities related to the product within the lines.
- Oversee all aspects of voice recording preparation and provide on-site studio support
- Maintain accurate scheduling and game information to be shared with internal and external parties as required, and ensure managed lines are actively maintaining documentation as so.
- Generate post-mortem information about a product post-launch.
- Provide, gather, and synthesize product evaluation feedback as required.
- Negotiation with external partners and vendors as needed.
- Create, direct, and implement departmental and corporate initiatives and vision.
- Attend trade shows for demonstrating product and promote the game through interviews.
Qualifications and Skills:
- 8+ years of production and localization experience.
- The ability to work across regions and outside their time zone.
- Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
- A love for video games, and a breadth of experience playing them.
- An international, cross-cultural mindset.
- Proven ability to manage game production projects, teams, and multiple production lines.
- Experience managing a franchise and/or working with external licensees and/or partners
- Non-localization production experience, such as generating design feedback, game design, art design, voice studio time, user testing, or other production experience a huge plus.