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Associate Producer

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Production

Job Description

Blackbird Interactive is looking for an Associate Producer to join our team. You’ll work with the rest of the Production team to support the rest of our team with day-to-day task management, external team and department coordination, facilitation, risk identification, and qualitative assessment. If you have excellent communication skills and self-motivation, as well as passion for our industry and video games in general, we'd love to hear from you. 

Blackbird and its team of industry veterans are creating the first original Homeworld game in more than a decade. Building on the gameplay and technology they started developing long ago on HARDWARE: Shipbreakers, they are now working in collaboration with Gearbox software to create Homeworld: Shipbreakers, a thrilling prequel to the Homeworld saga. 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with production and creative development leadership to identify strategic goals and measure progress against those goals, liaise with different departments to facilitate communication
  • Supply updates to stakeholders, including status reports, phone calls, in-person meetings, and regular written communication with everyone involved
  • Work with existing personnel to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion, provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved
  • Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of personnel to ensure that project tasks are completed on time

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a production or project management role
  • At least one shipped product
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative, proven experience managing schedules and employees to achieve desired results
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, able to facilitate and mediate conflict
  • Good knowledge of office type programs (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation), experience with software and tools related to planning, scheduling and QA, as well as working knowledge of Adobe’s Visual Suite
  • Experience working with artists, writers, or other creative disciplines
  • Available for full time & on-site work in Vancouver, BC

Pluses:

  • Diploma or certificate from a post-secondary Game Development program, Lean/Agile certifications
  • Experience working with artists, writers, or other creative disciplines
  • Experience playing modern RTS games such as Starcraft and Company of Heroes, as well as MOBA's like League of Legends.
  • Demonstrated passion for entertainment products / media (i.e. comics, movies, novels, etc.)
  • Unity 3D Experience

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Extended Health & Dental benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick day allowances
  • Qualified applicants may be eligible for stock options
  • Other studio programs related to maintaining the health and well being of our staff

 

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. 

 

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