Senior Producer - Bethesda Softworks

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Zenimax Media Inc.
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The Sr. Producer leads the production of a title and all derivative SKUs to guarantee its delivery against business goals. The Sr. Producer manages with developer and drives the QA and localization efforts. The Sr. Producer assists the Executive Producer with P&L, monitors the project schedule, creates and maintains the project budget, provides design feedback to the developer, tracks milestone progress and drives the milestone review process. The Sr. Producer regularly reports project status to other key stakeholders within the publishing organization to help ensure the product’s commercial success. The Sr. Producer also monitors project risk and works with other members of the studio’s development team to develop and present risk mitigation strategies.

Active phases: Project Greenlight, Product and Developer Selection, Pre-Production through RTM and post-release support

General Duties:

Primary project advocate within the publishing organization (with Executive Producer)
Serve as the conduit between different functional groups on the project (Development studio, Production, QA and Marketing)
Mentor and manage Associate Producers
Process Improvement - regularly assess current business practices and make recommendations to increase efficiency and effectiveness
Annual staff reviews

Pre-Greenlight Duties:

Create production budget
Assist EP with RFP process
Work with Developer, EP and TD to develop criteria for a functional prototype
Work with developer to create schedule, milestones, and overall plan
Work with legal department to draft developer and contractor agreements
Provide risk assessments for project proposals to key stakeholders within publishing organization, with proposed solutions
Assist EP with ongoing P&L analysis
Work with EP to create appropriate staffing chart

Post-Greenlight Duties:

Drive all phases of product development to ensure the timely delivery of a quality product within budget
Track developer's progress and address any deficiencies as needed
Provide regular design and production feedback. Identify risks and provide solutions for managing them
Guide developer through first-party submission process
Manage external contractors and vendor relationships
Drive the QA & localization efforts for the title
Work with developer and EP to set and manage expectations for milestone deliverable
Drive milestone reviews
Present milestones to other key stakeholders in publishing organization
Assist Marketing and PR with the development of marketing and PR plans
Regularly maintain and update production budget
Coordinate the development of test plans with QA
Assist EP with P&L analysis
Work with Marketing, PR and developer to generate plans for press demos and supporting press materials


At least 2 shipped product in a Producer or Senior Producer on current or previous generation platforms
College degree or equivalent work experience
End-to-end knowledge of game development process, pipelines and technology
Comprehensive knowledge of RPG/Action/Adventure/Shooter product genres
Must have a finger on the pulse of the video game business; know where it is and where it is going
Strong creative and organizational leadership skills
Exceptional communication skills

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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