We came across interesting new jobs at Mutant Army Studios, Serial Lab, Red Barrels, and WNYC Studios – and they’re looking for a Senior Sound Designer (OR, US), Contract Sound Designer (Remote (EST)), Sound Designer (QC, Canada), and Editor/Producer, Radiolab (NY, US).
We also found openings for a Sound Engineer/Audio Specialist at foodpanda (Thailand), Technical Implementer at Formosa (CA, US), Audio Engineer at Zenimax (MD, US), Audio Engineer at PlayStation (CA, US), Audio Director at Sumo Sheffield (England), Audio Director at Ubisoft (Romania), Audio Procuder at tag (England), Production Coordinator at Storytel (Netherlands), Senior Audio Designer at Flipgrid (WA, US), Audio Producer at KBR Careers (MD, US), Senior Audio Engineer at theSkimm (NY, US), Podcast Producer at A+E Networks (NY, US), Podcast Audio Engineer at Perspecta (DC, US), Audio Director at Zetland (Denmark – job listing in Danish), Post Producer – Sound & Music at Rumble Studios (NSW, Australia), and Sound Designer at Aristocrat (NV, US).
Highlight – sound stories this week: Learn how Ana Monte and Daniel Deboy created the sound for Europa-Park’s famous pirate ride. Go behind the sound of Soul with supervising sound editor Coya Elliott and re-recording mixer/sound designer/supervising sound editor Ren Klyce. Hear great new sound effects of seismic activities, Hemingway-era typewriters, Southeast Asian caves, cities on lockdown, guitar pedal IRs, and lots more in this new sound libraries recap.
Company: Mutant Army Studios
Location: Bend, OR, US
This opportunity is for a full-time position in Bend, Oregon. Mutant Arm Studios employees are all working from home due to COVID-19. This WFH policy extends to anyone that Mutant Arm Studios hires between now and till it’s safe to return. All new-hire onboarding is being done remotely, and any equipment that you might need for projects at Mutant Arm Studios will be shipped directly to you. Once safe to do so, we'll help assist in your relocation.
Mutant Arm Studios is an up-and-coming independent developer, based along the beautiful Cascade mountain range, in sunny Bend, Oregon. We are a fun-sized group of highly skilled developers, led by an Industry proven AAA Design team, working with one of the industry’s most prominent publishing partners.
At Mutant Arm Studios, one of the core pillars of our company is to hire team members who are game developers FIRST, and specialists second. Our goal is to build and maintain a focused group of game-makers, who are looking to approach game development in a creative and holistic way, and truly connect with players. We have done it all before, and our mission now is simple: “Let’s make some seriously cool games, with some seriously cool people".
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY OR MID-LEVEL POSITION. Please submit your audio portfolio with application.
As a Senior Sound Designer you will be involved in virtually every aspect of game audio content and create audio experiences that meld story and personality with gameplay. In this role you’ll be a huge part in creating our exciting new IP by producing iconic sound and gameplay cues while bringing innovative ideas and techniques to life. Arguably 50 % of the user experience is audio, who else can say that!?In this role, you will
- Help raise the quality level of audio in all game titles and technologies
- Push the development of audio features and integration for future Unreal audio engine development
- Evangelize Unreal Engine as a leader in the interactive audio space by developing and sharing cutting edge creative and technical audio techniques with the broader game development community
- Play the game regularly and continually identify opportunities to improve audio quality
- Designing immersive and rich sound effects to engage players and drive the title’s narrative
- Previous experience in Research and Development, or multiple full cycles of pre-production through ship on a AAA scale game
- Familiarity with Unreal Blueprints
- Implementation and authoring of sound design using middleware and scripting tools to bring soundscapes to life
- Mastery over the entire sound creation process from field/studio recording, editing, designing, to implementation, debugging, and runtime systems
- Fluent in interactive audio and postproduction techniques
- Expert command of sound design & mixing techniques, processes, and tools
- Multi-specialized, able to create world class audio content spread across multiple styles
- Imaginative use of audio production tools, Foley performance and capture, props, and recording techniques to create high quality original content
- Familiar with authoring techniques within commercial middleware (WWISE, FMOD, etc…)
- Experience working with game development teams and coordinating with various game departments such as animation, level design, AI, physics, mechanics, etc.
- You’re user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Mutant Arm Studios and influence everything we do
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to rapidly changing situations
- Unrelenting passion for playing and making games
- Minimum of 6+ years of AAA game development experience; shipped multiple AAA titles in an Audio role
- Music skills are a plus, but we are NOT looking for composers
- Programming skills beyond runtime scripting are a big plus but not required
Company: Serial Lab
Hey #gameaudiodev we’re looking for contract sound designers for an unannounced sci-fi/hack n’ slash game being developed for major consoles. We highly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Please send a reel (sound design only) to email@example.com
Company: Red Barrels
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Red Barrels is looking to expand the audio team!
We are looking for an innovative sound professional with a passion for creating immersive audio experiences. Working alongside our audio director, the sound designer will help create and implement audio for The Outlast Trials. Please note that this position does not involve composing music.What are we looking for:
- 1 to 2 years of audio experience in game development
- Good knowledge of industry tools (UE4, Wwise, Pro Tools, Perforce)
- A strong set of technical skills
- General knowledge of sound techniques (recording, postproduction, foley, SFX, music)
Interesting in joining our talented team? Please send your resume and portfolio information to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
To learn more about our audio director, Francis Brus, please check out this interview.About Red Barrels:
Red Barrels is the studio behind the immersive indie horror series Outlast, a series that has terrified more than 15 million players worldwide. Based in Montreal, Red Barrel’s mission is to create unforgettable experiences that leave the player’s blood running cold.
Red Barrels was founded by Philippe Morin (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed & Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune), David Chateauneuf (Lead level designer: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed & Splinter Cell: Conviction) and Hugo Dallaire (Art Director: Splinter Cell & Army of Two).About The Outlast Trials Set in the era of the Cold War, human guinea pigs are involuntarily recruited by the good folks at the Murkoff Corporation to test advanced methods of brainwashing and mind control. In a world of distrust, fear, and violence, your morals will be challenged, your endurance tested, and your sanity crushed. All in the name of progress, science, and profit. Survive alongside friends or dare to face the experiments by yourself.
To learn more about the creation of the Outlast Universe, please check out this article written by Philippe Morin, one of our co-founders.
Company: WNYC Studios
Location: New York, NY, US
Radiolab, a pioneer of narrative nonfiction podcasting, is looking for an Editor/Producer to join our team. We’re seeking an ambitious, deep-thinking, deep-feeling journalist who is obsessed with great stories, eager to help our team tackle the big questions facing our world today, and committed to our goal of expanding the diversity of voices on our show.
For this hybrid role, we're looking for an experienced editor with producing chops. While this is mainly an editor role, this person will also be responsible for producing episodes from the ground-up at times. The multifaceted nature of this job will give the Editor/Producer the opportunity to work across all aspects of our production process and thus have a big influence on our coverage. As editor, this team member will weigh in on pitches, oversee construction of stories and episodes, develop relationships with potential collaborators, and bring in new voices and diverse perspectives to the show; as producer, they will generate story ideas, conduct interviews, cut tape, write narration and at times voice it on air.Key Responsibilities:
- Bring in new ideas, stories, and contributors from a wide range of perspectives
- Work with producers to turn ideas into pitches, and pitches into episodes
- Help the Radiolab team decide on pitches that will be greenlit
- Work with producers to decide on a diverse lineup of interviewees and craft questions
- Listen to tape and outline first drafts of episodes
- Experiment relentlessly with story construction
- When producing a piece, participate in all aspects of the process, from pre-interviewing guests to booking, interviewing, cutting tape, building drafts, selecting music and liaising with the fact-checker
- Ensure reporting is journalistically sound
- Write and produce content for web, newsletter, social media, and other platforms as needed
- Collaborate closely with senior editorial team
- At least five years experience producing, reporting and/or editing in long-form narrative audio, and/or comparable experience in a related field
- Preferably has experience creating stories similar to the ones heard on Radiolab
- Has a clear grasp of what makes a surprising, impactful and complicated story that could be heard on Radiolab
- Has a proven ability to develop story arc and narrative
- Has solid journalism skills including: interviewing, database research and fact checking
- Has experience with linear editing software (ProTools, Logic, et cetera)
- Sense of humor is a plus
It's important on the Radiolab team for everyone to work hard, be willing to pitch in on whatever is needed to get the job done, have an open mind, demonstrate integrity in their journalism, be wildly curious, and not be afraid to be a little bit weird.
Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, and now co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser, Radiolab began as an exploration of science, philosophy, and ethics using innovative composition and sound design. Radiolab has expanded and evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. The show challenges its listeners’ preconceived notions about how the world works. Radiolab provokes, it moves, it delights, and it asks its audience to see the world around them anew.
In the past year, the show released a series on a Guantanamo Bay detainee named Latif Nasser; covered the pandemic (by looking at the present and the past); composed an experimental non-narrative meditation on the end of the world; reported out topical stories on the power of protest (here and here, too), the risk of Donald Trump trying to steal the election, the responsibilities of the police (and lack thereof); and escaped to the bottom of the sea to spend time with an octomom.
Since its founding nearly two decades ago, Radiolab has won some of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including two George Foster Peabody Awards, Third Coast awards, The Silver Gavel, as well as other accolades. In 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant. The show has spawned successful spinoff series, like More Perfect, Gonads, The Other Latif, G, Border Trilogy, and Radiolab for Kids.