NetherRealm Studios (WB Games)

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Chicago, IL

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Business Unit Overview

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. We encompass the best of both worlds – a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience, who are also at the forefront of an industry taking over the entertainment landscape. 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 Job

NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc, and developers of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, seeks a Producer to be responsible for overseeing the assigned portions of the development team on one or more AAA projects. This position directly supports product development by providing communications, organizational, and leadership to assigned creative teams. The Producer will be the key information conduit for all assigned teams, and will work as part of the full production team to provide broad support in constructing the highest possible quality of finished product. This position will be involved in all phases of production, from concept through a live product pipeline.

The ideal candidate has previously led an internal, games development team, has shipped successful games on Console, and has also worked in the Mobile space.

The Daily

  • Manage the schedule of assigned disciplines as part of a production team collectively responsible for the entire product schedule.
  • Ensure that all creative goals set by the Studio Creative Director and Studio Head are being met
  • Identify processes and pipelines needed to maximize product development effectiveness
  • Remove roadblocks that interfere with delivery of the best quality product within the defined timetable
  • As required, coordinate with outsourcers or the Outsourcing Manager to ensure external partners are delivering on required assets

  • Communicate current status of all assigned disciplines regularly to stakeholders
  • Work closely with other producers to ensure all disciplines are in alignment on creative schedules
  • Assist the discipline leads in defining goals for all assigned teams to ensure all team members understand their schedules and expectations
  • Accept and integrate feedback from senior studio staff

  • Act as mentor/coach/advisor as required to all team personnel, from interns to leads, to help them succeed in delivering on product goals
  • Be a role model to all team members
  • Use your leadership skills to engage your team members and inspire them to follow your guidance

The Essentials

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a production capacity
  • Minimum of experience with at least 2 titles, with at least 1 being from inception to completion
  • Experience in the video game industry, preferably with AAA console titles
  • Experience working with outsourcing partners strongly desired
  • Must be able to travel as required for tradeshows
  • Must be passport eligible
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Strong familiarity with project management tools such as JIRA, Hansoft, or similar
  • Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable ability to solve complex problems expediently
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong ability to juggle multiple priorities at once, in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, and team-oriented

But wait, there's more!

  • Competitive benefits including generous 401k match and paid time off policy
  • An opportunity to participate in IMPACT, an employee-driven initiative that supports employee outreach and giving
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO and Turner

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

  • Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.

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