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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Cinematics Training Manager

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Cinematics Training Manager


Blizzard Entertainment academy is looking for a highly-organized and industry-knowledgeable training manager with outstanding communications and project management skills. The ideal candidate has prior experience in game, software development, or movie production; has a keen knowledge of how each discipline operates and interacts, and is especially experienced working within a production environment. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions. The candidate must enjoy seeing a project from inception to completion and delivering projects on time with the highest quality.
The forge training manager will oversee training efforts for Blizzard’s forge group, which consists of cinematics, creative development, video production, editorial, and sound. This candidate will partner with various departments to ensure the right information and training is delivered at the right time and place within our varied production cycles, using internal and external training resources. Training areas include, but are not limited to: art, film and story fundamentals, production tool and pipeline training, technical and engineering training, and new-hire on-boarding. The forge training manager must have keen intuition as well as become a respected and trusted advisor to all stakeholders.


Partners with key personnel to obtain clear alignment on teams training plans, priorities, and operating processes.
Work with Blizzard academy, production staff, and various subject matter experts to provide tools, curriculum, and materials to support best practices.
Work with team leads to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
Candidate must be able to learn and understand studio workflows and processes utilizing both commercial and proprietary tools.
Manage subject matter experts in developing and delivering short, focused courses to provide better levels of service and effective learning.
Manage the customer relationship, including status meetings, gathering customer requests, maintaining customer satisfaction, billing preparation, and status reporting.
Provides up-to-date and accurate status information to manager as required.
Helps define goals, measure and communicate progress toward training objectives.
Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of personnel to ensure that project tasks are completed on time.
Drives continuous improvement of training processes and technologies.
Develop and maintain current knowledge of industry tools and techniques.


A 4 year degree in technology, film, art, education, or communications or related field (or equivalent experience)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching or training in the animation, film, or digital production field
A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a supervisor, producer, or project manager
Patience and the ability to motivate others
Manage facilities, equipment, and supporting materials for training programs
Proven ability to manage relationships in a collaborative operating structure
Excellent project management and communications skills
Attention to detail is critical
Significant experience and expertise in classroom communications and public speaking
Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative


Past management of training program
Familiar with digital production tools and platforms: Maya, Photoshop, Nuke, Houdini, RenderMan, Linux, among others
Technical writing experience desirable
Past engineering, tools, and / or technical production focus
Developed and taught workshops and classes as needed
Able to evaluate new software, technology, and techniques for use in the classroom
Experience with online technologies and services


Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing

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