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Producer

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The Programming team is responsible for publishing content for the gaming console from end to end, working with a wide variety of partners to develop programming ideas, build appropriate graphics and experiences, write and/or edit content, coordinate publishing schedules, and ensure user experience meets the highest bar for quality, consistency, and technical accuracy. We are looking for a Producer for our music experiences. This individual will work directly with marketing and business stakeholders, maintain programming schedules, organize requests, develop promotions, and more. This Producer must be passionate about creating and promoting great music experiences – background in music promotion or programming is a plus.

Key Skills:
• Excellent relationship skills
• Creativity to create appealing experiences that reach beyond just the newest releases and give users something fun and interesting to explore
• Flexibility and agility – the ability to perform well and independently in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing deliverables
• Project management and organization
• An eye for design
• Technical aptitude to program in a content management system with complex programming needs.
• Writing and editing skills are a must, as the Programming team is responsible for editing all content to style standards, writing headlines, and occasionally writing deeper content. However, this position is not primarily a writing/editing position.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• A passion to learn new areas of responsibility and excel in new ways
• Writing, editing, and similar editorial experience in an online environment
• A keen eye for detail and excellent organizational skills
• Excellent project management skills, including the ability to organize disparate ideas, form cohesive projects, rapidly evolve as business needs change, and manage project relationships with a wide variety of partners
• Agility to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment supporting an online service with millions of users
• Experience with content management systems and online publishing
• Eye for design and basic understanding of design for online publishing environments. Actual design skills are not necessary. This producer must be able to provide instructions to Designers (including technical instructions) and evaluate quality of design and suitability of design delivered based on design goals
• Interest in online entertainment in a variety of forms, from movies and TV to gaming to social networking
• Understanding of both day-to-day publishing and software shipping cycles
• An instinct for understanding and respecting what music fans enjoy and what makes them tick
• A sense of humor and a drive to have fun – we have a good time working together and hope you will too

Bonus qualifications:
• Experience with the company Content Management Server or similar CMS, Product Studio, Photoshop
• Knowledge of entertainment industry, specific to console gaming, and an understanding of user needs of both core gaming users as well as broader users interested in video content, social networking, etc.
• Familiarity with HTML and XML

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