Game Content Analyst

About the Employer

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role Overview:

As part of the Portfolio team within the Global Third Party Relations team, the games analyst will be one of the key people responsible for evaluating content potential within the PlayStation portfolio. This person will be a subject matter expert providing a consultative layer to the strategic partnerships that are in consideration. This role will have a speciality focus on AAA, F2P and GaaS content. Job Description:

Content Evaluation:

  • Evaluate and report feedback for titles that are in consideration for partnership and prioritisation within the portfolio
  • Work with internal producers to deep dive on playable builds and report on qualitative feedback with attention to game design, art direction, user experience, and more throughout major milestones of key partner titles
  • Communicate on a regular basis to cross-functional partners in the greater SIE business the merits behind the content inbound from the global third party portfolio

Sourcing:

  • Work cross-functionally with Account Management teams in identifying title targets not yet on the platform for partnership or prioritisation consideration
  • Support recruitment efforts for new potential PlayStation partners
  • Analysis of current road-map and identifying gaps and opportunities
  • Identifying and reporting on industry trends to support and influence the portfolio content strategy

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong understanding of business models and content analysis associated with F2P, AAA and GaaS is essential
  • Familiarity or experience with the China, Japan and greater Asia market is a plus
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with global SIE teams and with global third-party development and publishing partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed up to twice a quarter
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to analysing creative content
  • Experience in the game industry with a heavy writing focus
  • Game design, game-related writing and/or production background a plus
  • Solid understanding of the development process (understanding how to best approach and evaluate content at different stages of development is important)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Near-Encyclopedic knowledge of major games and genres across all platforms (console, mobile, PC, etc.)
  • BS or BA degree or equivalent industry work experience required

Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • London Allowance (if applicable)
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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