Media Tech Artist

Mar 23, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Media Tech Artist

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Job Title: Lead Animator, Solid State Studios

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

Welcome to Solid State Studios. We’re a new in-house studio within Activision, dedicated to developing the best AAA mobile games in the world. Our first project is Call of Duty: Warzone for Mobile, and we’re looking for great talent, passionate about their work, who share our belief in what AAA experiences on mobile can and should be. We’re incredibly excited to build out our teams and get to work, and invite you to join us in making something special!

Your Mission

Activision’s Mobile Marketing team is looking for a multimedia artist with technical expertise working with 3D assets, video and motion graphics, supporting our Mobile Marketing team on Warzone Mobile.

As a Tech Artist, you will oversee Call of Duty video assets created for Marketing and Studio teams. You will be responsible for managing industry-leading content with a focus on trailers and social media assets. You are ultimately responsible for maintaining a pipeline of marketing assets, including their upkeep on our online libraries. This role would also spearhead the production of internal videos and other supplementary needs of the Mobile Marketing teams. The position reports into the Associate Creative Director and will work closely with every other part of the Mobile Marketing organization, as well as outside vendors.


  • Convert and troubleshoot in-game assets from the Call of Duty franchise to mainstream formats.
  • Use our developer tools to create libraries of raw assets for vendor distribution.
  • Organize, upload and curate our library of assets to be used by marketing partners.
  • Work with our creative teams to develop marketing video content for both internal and external use.
  • Collaborate with our collaborators to pre-visualize creative concepts for marketing trailers and art.
  • Edit content from existing video, static and motion graphics projects to support marketing operations.
  • Interact with external partners, addressing tech issues that arise during vendor-produced projects.
  • Work with our internal teams to design and develop decks for pitching ad campaigns to leadership.

Minimum Requirements

  • Working knowledge with mainstream 3D applications, specifically Autodesk Maya and Blender.
  • Ability to troubleshoot re-work shader graphs of existing assets.
  • Experience posing, lighting and rendering existing characters for key art.
  • Video editing experience with Adobe Premiere.
  • Motion graphics compositing experience with Adobe After Effects.
  • Layering and re-compositing knowhow using Photoshop.
  • Rudimentary understanding of how game 3D assets are put together.
  • Collaborating with large teams for ideation, project reviews and addressing feedback.
  • Eye for frame composition and polish.

Our World

Solid State Studio is an emerging team within Activision Publishing focusing on both publishing and live operations for Call of Duty Mobile along with our new in-house studio dedicated to the development of AAA mobile titles. Designed around the singular focus of creating the best games in our space, ours is a mobile studio like no other. Developing in collaboration with Activision studios around the world, work on a new AAA mobile game in the Call of Duty franchise has begun. It takes the industry’s best talent to make entertainment history, and while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a driven and diverse team of people producing greatness together. We’re looking for developers from mobile and PC backgrounds passionate about their work and who believe in realizing the potential of mobile gaming as much as we do.

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.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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