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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior Sound Designer, Senior Producer & Senior Concept Artist

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Senior Sound Designer – Cinematic Audio

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is looking for a Senior Sound Designer with mixing experience to contribute to some of the most successful franchises in gaming history.

This candidate needs to have extensive sound design experience with demonstrable skill creating rich, detailed sounds as well as experience editing and mixing to linear picture. The candidate will work with Blizzard’s Sound Department and Video Post-Production team, interfacing with video editors, directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to deliver a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc., and will be responsible for finalizing and delivering completed mixes.
The ideal candidate is equally comfortable creating compelling sound assets as he/she is behind a mixing board, working with clients. Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines and easily adaptable to shifting priorities. Please include credits and/or a demo reel with your application.

Responsibilities

Design, edit and mix dialogue, sound effects, and music assets in both stereo and 5.1 surround
Work collaboratively with Lead Supervising Sound Designer and Audio Producer to assess scope of projects
Competencies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Solid interpersonal skills; must be able to interact well with other departments.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be comfortable working under strenuous deadlines
Able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team
Comfortable taking direction and criticism

Requirements

A minimum of 6 years’ of industry experience in a video game or post production setting
4 or more shipped AAA titles or equivalent film credits in a sound design/mixer role
Proven skills regarding mixing dialog, music, and sound effects for a large variety of projects in both stereo and 5.1
Proven skills regarding editing and conforming sound-to-picture
Extremely versed in working inside of Protools (Mac)
Experience using both Windows and Macintosh operating systems

Pluses

Familiarity with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “brand”
Familiarity with a large variety of audio plugins
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/ofbw4fwK
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Senior Producer – Cinematics Sound

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is seeking a talented senior producer with post production experience to provide support for multiple Blizzard Entertainment franchises. As a member of the cinematic audio production team you will have an array of responsibilities spawning across multiple projects and disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in audio, music, and video post-production pipelines as well as project and organizational management. The position will work closely with the senior cinematic audio producer to interface with picture editors, cinematic directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to support a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, in addition to solid interpersonal skills as you must be able to interact well with other departments and a multitude of clients.
Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines, have excellent organizational and time management skills, is comfortable taking direction and criticism, is easily adaptable to shifting priorities, and is able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Take ownership for sound projects in support of cinematics and media, seeing them successfully through production.
Coordinate, track, and manage project resources to ensure projects are completed on schedule and are of top quality.
Facilitate communications with other producers, sound designers, voice directors, composers, audio / video technicians and stakeholders from other teams.
Source, vet, and manage relationships with external vendors as appropriate in support of audio development.
Manage budget planning as well as execution to budget.
Take responsibility for finding appropriate solutions to problems and challenges as they arise within the group.
Maintain clear notes in meetings / reviews to send out immediately after and depicts clear action items.
Contribute to a positive and constructive work environment.

Requirements

A minimum of 6 years’ industry experience in a video game or post production setting with a minimum of 3 AAA shipped titles or equivalent film / television credits
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project
Strong understanding of project management methodologies
Experience owning and managing budgets
Experience in managing large quantities of assets and complex project schedules
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Able to work well with others in a diverse and fast-paced environment
Experience facilitating teams and delivering products on time
Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the development and support teams
Strong ownership and responsibility for the work they are responsible for
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Pluses

Familiar with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “sonic brand”

Required Application Materials

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o80u4fwq
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Senior Concept Artist

A Creative Development Artist creates concept art and illustrations for Blizzard’s game universes. Your goal is to bring to life the characters and environments through epic pre-production concepts and inspiring illustration work to be used across the company.

Day to Day Tasks:

Create character and environment concepts for pre-production of our award winning animated shorts and cinematics in the Overwatch, Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearhtstone, and Heroes of the Storm universes.
Create environment mood paintings, lighting studies, color keys, and color scripts
Create highly polished illustrations for animated sequences to promote new content and expansions
Partnering with internal and external artists to collaborate on large creatively complex assignments
Create jaw dropping illustration work to be used across the company for Blizzcon, Gamescom, marketing, promotional material, etc.
Create concept art and illustration work to help the game development teams with their creative and artistic goals
Work with art directors and directors to create a vision for our creative projects across the team
Your Background and Experience

5+ years professional experience as a concept artist and/or illustrator
Exceptional ability creating traditional 2D art and you know when to work quick to generate conceptual ideas and when to slow down and polish an image for public consumption.
You’re an expert with shape design, silhouette, and structure as well as color and composition and you aren’t afraid to experiment with 3D when it helps get the job done
Exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy and you know how to stylize them to create compelling and memorable characters with emotions and feelings.
You love to collaborate. You have experience working with other artists and sometimes leading them on team projects. You take initiative and will help lead a creative vision, understanding that creating epic entertainment experiences is a team effort and you thrive when working with others.
You love games, movies, animation, and you love dissecting them and exploring ways to take them to the next level.
You have a passion for Blizzard games and understand the unique approach to creating Blizzard art for our game universes.

Requirements: for Applying:

Resume
Portfolio – Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
An art test may be requested during the interview process
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oHC14fw8
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