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Gaming Associate Producer

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Job Mission:
To support the EMEA Gaming Programming team with the population of Games programming across UK & European locales.

The team is responsible for publishing game focused content for a huge console, working with a wide variety of partners to develop promotion ideas, build appropriate graphics and experiences, write and/or edit content, manage promotional schedules and ensure the user experience meets the highest bar for quality, consistency, and technical accuracy.

Key areas of responsibility:
This position is to support the games channel with all game related projects, assist with daily team task management and scheduling.
• Support Producer in creation & publishing of game related content promotions on the console in all supported European territories
• Using proprietary CMS (content management system) tool, build & publish content on a weekly basis, according to schedule
• Manage weekly scheduling of content and meet with stakeholders to coordinate
• Support the Producer with game launches, event promotions and updates
• Adhere to all deadlines and escalate potential issues as necessary
• Ensuring programming and projects follow internal policies & procedures and actively seek any changes in policies
• Update Producer clearly and regularly on status of all weekly tasks and on-going projects
• Attend regular meetings as requested by Producer
• Adhere to internal pre-Localisation and Localisation policies with all translation vendors, including meeting of deadlines & adherence to length restrictions and escalate issues to Producer
• Coordinate graphic asset requests
• Develop intimate knowledge of bespoke content management tools in order to create content and work with production Operations team to resolve technical issues autonomously
• Manage the daily tasks of two Publishing assistants and raise any flags to the Producer

Success Criteria:
* Quick transition into team – getting up to speed on tools and the EMEA focus
* Keeps dashboard fresh with new content on a daily/weekly basis across all markets with 100% accuracy
* Demonstrates ability to manage and resolve technical issues with Prod Ops team assistance
* Understands regional sensitivities and priorities
* Identifies asset requirements with keen attention to detail
* Aids in the production and construction of content using content management tools
* Works well as part of a team, as well as independently
* Creative thinking to resolve roadblocks and issues
* Proactive with fast reaction skills when content may require changing/updating quickly

Experience and Professional Qualification Requirements:

* A strong proficiency with content management tools and processes
* Attention to detail, on-going quality assurance/testing and producing content which is 100% accurate, at times under pressure
* A strong knowledge of and passion for the games industry
* Excellent communication skills
* Experience of working in a deadline-driven environment
* Experience of working to schedules in a daily or weekly content publishing environment
* Proven working knowledge in creating content for multiple audience types in an online environment, preferably in the entertainment industry
* Experience & proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
* Intermediate Photoshop
* BA/BSc or equivalent
* Ability to absorb & note information in meetings and support Producer
* Reporting campaign/efficiency results and building upon past experience and learnings

* Fluency in one more European languages beneficial but not essential
* Strong editorial skills, particularly an ability to write concise headlines and descriptions that adhere to tight character restrictions
* Degree in information management, communications, English, journalism or related discipline
* Some team management experience would be beneficial in assisting team’s daily task coordination

Behaviour and Personality Profile:
• A passion for games reflected by a high level of knowledge of this field
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Able to prioritise workload effectively and be extremely organised
• Positive outlook and happy to work as part of a production team as well as individually
• Enthusiastic with a keen to learn with an acute attention to detail

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