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Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced production manager with a proven track record of producing original content at a high level. The ideal candidate will oversee all processes regarding timeline, cost control, logistics, productivity, and compliance for different media projects. A proven track record of contributing ideas that help create successful content, anticipating business needs and implementing solutions across the organization. This person must have experience working with teams located locally or globally and must be able to produce epic experiences for our fans and players while still working within budget and time constraints. You must be ready to bring your production savvy and adaptability to the changing goals and objectives of the fast-paced video game industry while also being highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and adept at operating in high-stress environments.

What You’ll Do

  • Plan, budget, produce, and manage execution of all content production efforts for the original content team.

  • Manage, monitor, and track the daily budgetary oversight for department components including staffing, and all logistical operations.

  • Maintain production/AV/Tech crew rosters, and book crew for Production events

  • Ensure proper daily communications between the staff, crew and production management.

  • Identify areas for budget risks and opportunities.

  • Maintain budgets and schedules for pre-production, production, and post-production ensuring proper resources and all contingencies are planned for.

  • Work with the Content Production Team for project scheduling.

  • Oversee the workflow of invoicing/expensing process from initial receipt of invoice/expenses to budget actualization.

  • Manage payroll for first-party live broadcasts, including onboarding new hires, tracking timecard submissions, and approving weekly timecard edits

  • Identify the legal documents related to local/remote shoots, third-party production companies, specialized voice over, talent services etc.

  • Ensure proper rights and clearances to music and footage used in all original content.

  • Oversee the execution of day-to-day operations and upkeep for developed video production.

  • Responsible for identifying service providers as well as hiring and managing contractors as necessary.

  • Develop and distribute management level reports in support of business reviews.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in producing post-produced content.

  • Previous supervisory/leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical and logistical aspects of broadcasting

  • content and live event production.

  • Understanding of studio broadcast facilities, related technologies, and equipment.

  • Strategic thinker with a strong vision of how to shape broadcast and streaming events.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills; superior communication skills.

  • Able to organize thoughts and make decisions under time constraints and a full workload.

  • Able to interface effectively with both gamers and businesspeople.

  • Experience working effectively in a team environment with global team members.

  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Available for extensive travel, including international travel.

Advantages

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Blizzard Games and Esports.

  • Familiarity with the technical requirements for streaming live events.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume.

  • Cover Letter which should include:

  • Why you are passionate about working at Blizzard

** Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

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