Dialogue Director - Sledgehammer Games
Job Title:Dialogue Director - Sledgehammer Games
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Melbourne, Australia – we’re the videogame development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty®: WWII. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our hardworking employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.
As we head into decade II of development, we’re focused on constantly evolving, innovating and taking risks – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With extraordinary audio, design, engineering and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting next project.
Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: https://youtu.be/12DUBszg-w4
Sledgehammer Games is looking for an experienced Dialogue Director to lead the dialogue team and drive quality for our next AAA title. You will be responsible for assisting with casting, collaborating with production on pipeline and schedules and directing talent in the booth during recording sessions. You will be involved in every aspect of dialog content development alongside one of the most passionate and experienced audio teams in the industry.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
o Lead and direct talent in booth during recording sessions
o Lead dialogue team through all phases of production including script writing, casting, directing, recording
o Work with internal and external partners for casting and localization
o Collaborate with external vendors and outsourcing partners for recording and editorial
o Collaborate with production to build dialog budgets, schedules, pipelines and project standards
o Collaborate with Narrative team to create and manage scripts
o Drive dialog quality from recording session performances through editing and implementation
o Extensive experience directing talent on major titles
o 5+ years of professional dialog experience or minimum 4 shipped AAA titles in a sound leadership role
Knowledge & Skills
o Fluent in all phases of dialog production and post production, preferably with interactive audio
o Understanding of microphone and recording hardware use for different dialog recording objectives (voice over, ADR, motion capture, etc.)
o Knowledge and familiarity with scripting languages (LUA, Python, etc.)
o Experienced & professional use of professional audio tools (such as ProTools, Reaper, SoundForge, etc.), and power-user of at least one.
o Solid understanding of sound fundamentals and voice processing.
o Demonstrated creative and technical achievements in dialog production.
o Very strong organizational and project management skills
o Experience directing performance capture
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world\'s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.