Producer, Call of Duty

Apr 18, 2024
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Producer, Call of Duty

Requisition ID:

R022851

Job Description:

Job Title: Producer, Call of Duty

Reporting To: Senior Manager, Production

Department: Production Management Group

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously reinvented the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall®, Tony Hawk®, Guitar Hero®, Crash Bandicoot™, Skylanders™ and Call of Duty® -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment.

And while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, dedicated and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s our people.

Your Mission

Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Producer to join the Call of Duty franchise. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for producing and launching great games.

As a Producer on Call of Duty you will be responsible for providing support to the production and development teams in a variety of areas. This entails active involvement through all phases of development including pre-production, production, alpha, beta, and submission. Specific duties are supervising areas including but not limited to QA, localizations, ratings, legal clearance, build schedules, first party submissions, and other similar aspects of production. The Producer manages important areas of production, which can include direct management of a support sku, while also serving as a catch-all for any production tasks that require attention.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee different aspects of Call of Duty production including localizations, ratings, legal clearance, and other production related areas

  • Provide ongoing risk assessments to production team leadership with respect to weaknesses, bottlenecks, and risks to schedule; help troubleshoot and resolve issues

  • Drive and lead day-to-day production of a support sku, patches, or downloadable content

  • Work closely with Developers, QA, and other partner groups to be responsible for submission of skus to first parties

  • Work closely with QA and Technical Requirements groups to be responsible for the QA process including coordination and communication between production team, QA, TRG, and developers; also includes managing bug database

  • Build strong relationship with development teams as part of providing support to them

  • Manage build schedules, deliveries, and distribution

  • Be a secondary point of contact for cross-functional groups including Brand Management, Marketing, PR, etc.

  • Contribute creative feedback to production team leadership to help ensure product is meeting quality and feature goals

  • Record meeting notes when needed and translate them into a coherent, organized recap and list of action items

Player Profile

  • Understands fundamentals of scoping, scheduling, staffing, budget, and project management

  • Able to create scenarios for submission and release; knowledge of First Party timelines and processes

  • Ability to prepare waterfall, roadmaps, short-to-medium term schedules and planning

  • Identify bottlenecks in the project workflow/schedule

  • Identify issues, provide options for resolution of owned areas

  • Resourceful, steadfast and committed to delivering results

  • Proactive & productive; responds quickly to challenges

  • Allocates own tasks and responsibilities to ensure deadlines are met

  • Understands how to tailor communication style to the audience (internal/external/developer)

  • Earns trust & respect of peers; is viewed as a great teammate

  • Good enough isn’t; a passionate advocate for excellence

  • Builds strong relationships across the organization

  • Can influence without authority

  • Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines

  • Effectively balances competing priorities & spends time on what’s most important

The Producer should also demonstrate:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Strong problem sleuthing skills

  • Strong project management skills including organized and focused methods of working and task prioritization

  • Ability to self-manage and self-pace

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and development team cultures

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Good knowledge of game development methodologies

  • Positive attitude and passion for making games; an affinity for FPS

  • Commitment to staying current with production methodologies, ideas and processes

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

At Activision, we strive to create the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment. We’re driven by our mission to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™, and Guitar Hero®. As a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products, our “press start” is simple: delight hundreds of millions of players around the world with innovative, fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences.

We’re not just looking back at our decades-long legacy; we’re forging ahead to keep advancing gameplay with some of the most popular titles and sophisticated technology in the world. We have bold ambitions to create the most inclusive company as we know our success comes from the passionate, creative, and diverse teams within our organization. 

We’re in the business of delivering fun and unforgettable entertainment for our player community to enjoy. And our future opportunities have never been greater — this could be your opportunity to level up. 

Ready to Activate Your Future? 

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. 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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