Senior Producer, Voice Over

About the Employer

Team Name:

Sound

Job Title:

Senior Producer, Voice Over

Requisition ID:

R004093

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for organizing projects, interacting with people, and analyzing process for maximum effect? Do you thrive in a high stakes and fluid work environment that requires agility, creative problem-solving and strong inter-personal skills to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to the highest standards? have you ever gotten lost in the vocal performances of Blizzard's many games… gotten teary eyed over a dying orc.. or fearful from a ravenous demon? If so, this might be your chance to lend your skillset to the team behind every memorable word you've heard uttered in our games

Blizzard Entertainment’s audio team is seeking a senior producer for voice over (VO) and casting production for all Blizzard franchises. You will be responsible for production leadership and the ownership of budgeting, scheduling, contracting and logistics for the VO team, coordinating with the Sr. Casting & VO Director as well as stakeholders in all internal customer groups. You will also interface with peers in legal, finance, PR and other internal groups to ensure optimal

You will drive all phases of production for all VO and casting needs while supervising others in the team in creating contract requests, interacting with talent/agents and supporting the needs of the Sr. VO & Casting Director and the Sr. Director of Blizzard Audio. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must as you’ll be collaborating and working with contacts both inside and outside of Blizzard. Blizzard contacts include multiple development and support teams throughout the company (e.g., cinematics, PR, legal, web, creative development, community, marketing, etc.) and external partners include recording studios, voice directors, talent agents, actors, etc.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Sr. Casting and VO Director, the VO team and the Blizzard Audio production team to create and execute on project schedules
  • Help to continually define and refine the voice over best practices and development pipelines to increase production efficiency and quality
  • Communicate status of voice over production to the Sr. VO and Casting Director and Sr. Director Audio
  • Ensure the proper management, maintenance and organization of digital archives for VO & talent paperwork and VO assets
  • Schedule recording sessions with talent agents and recording studios
  • Schedule VO related personnel/resources, eg. Directors, Designers, Editors
  • Create and track talent paperwork for recording sessions
  • In concert with our Legal and Finance depts., create contracts and track invoices for contractors
  • Attend recording sessions and support VO Director and talent needs as necessary
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Voice Actor Panels at BlizzCon

Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ product development experience on AAA titles
  • Able to accurately and efficiently manage a large volume of tasks
  • Thorough knowledge of voice over and casting pipelines in the entertainment industry
  • Able to effectively coordinate a large network of external contractors including studios, actors and their agents
  • Experience with Screen Actors Guild (SAG) contracts and processes, including extensive knowledge of the SAG interactive media agreement
  • Be able to successfully communicate, negotiate and strategize with partner groups
  • Be comfortable managing a large amount of talent paperwork and legal contracts
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Willing and able to travel as needed including travel to LA-area recording studio for VO sessions
  • Be self-motivated with an ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently, and/or within a team
  • Computer literate and familiar with MS Office products, especially Excel (macro programming knowledge a plus)
  • Passion for video games
  • Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the development and support teams
  • Strong ownership and responsibility for the work
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Pluses

  • Familiarity with Blizzard franchises

Job Status: Fulltime

Blizzard Entertainment has been rated by Fortune as one of the "Best Places to Work" for several years running (and our ranking continues to rise!). We are a community of 4000 global employees who are passionate about not only gaming, but entertainment and the technology that drives our users experience. Our goal is to delight our customers by never settling for anything but the highest quality and providing worlds filled with creativity and adventure around every corner. You are forward-thinking, engaging, eager to learn and ready to make an impact. We've been waiting for you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.