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Content Coordinator

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This is a position for an Art Outsource Manager. This person is responsible for coordinating a large amount of content work production through various outsource vendors. The ideal candidate has extensive experience directing all types of assets through a diverse number of pipelines with many different vendors. This candidate has done all of this on one or more AAA titles. He or she will serve as the single point of contact for our external partners and be responsible for ensuring that the delivery of content from initial concept to final ship is on schedule and meets the projects high quality standards, and will help foster a strong, healthy relationship between the vendor staff and the internal art team.

Skills and Experience:
• Experience effectively giving artistic direction and achieving desired results
• Experience driving a large volume of assets through pipelines consistently and efficiently.
• Skill to judge a piece of content and evaluate its quality and if it adheres to given art styles
• Skill to give artistic direction in many different ways
• Skill to communicate and achieve desired results while maintaining good rapport with vendors and internal teams
• Highly organized

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Direct initial and ongoing training of outsourcing vendors based on established and evolving pipelines and Art directions
• Help to build and manage an art outsourcing pipeline.
• Be responsible for all aspects of vendor relationships and deliverables.
• Provide vendors with all necessary reference / specifications for external development.
• Work with content producer to maintain project schedules, and milestone descriptions.
• Manage timely feedback on asset corrections, modifications, and quality assurance.
• Collaborate with internal developers on all aspects of incoming and outgoing work.
• Applys an expert, value driven ethic towards outsourcing the right content, at the right time, to the right vendor.
QUALIFICATIONS
• A minimum of 3 years experience directing outsourcing programs for AAA shipped titles
• Shipped at least one console title as an Art Outsource Manager
• Production knowledge of software development process, project management, and performance management
• Experience managing schedules and employees to achieve desired results and quality
• Exceptional communications skills (written and verbal) across all levels
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Ability to recognize important visual details as well as maintaining the big picture direction
• Self-starter with the ability to define, initiate, and champion process and structure

BONUS SKILLS
• Technical art background
• Skill in one or more game art disciplines
• Production Experience working as both an art vendor and a game developer or publisher

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