New audio jobs at Arkane, Activision, Blizzard, and Sony Santa Monica

By December 27, 2016Audio Jobs
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We came across four interesting jobs at Arkane, Activision, Blizzard, and Sony Santa Monica – and they’re looking for an Audio Producer, Audio Integrator, Senior Producer for Cinematics Sound, and Sound Design Intern. Good luck to your job hunting this new year!

Audio Producer
Company: Arkane Studios France
Location: Lyon, France
Job description

Arkane is looking for a world class Audio Producer/ Director to organize, distribute and follow-up the audio work. The position is based in Lyon, France.

• Manage the production and implementation of all audio aspects (sound effects, music, voices) from design intentions to final integration
• Plan and organize the work of the internal audio team and audio outsourcers (script writers, sound designers and integrators, music composer, voice recording studio, etc.)
• Work with designers to identify the audio needs and manage their production and implementation
• Identify the technical needs for the audio team and coordinate with programmers for their implementation in the audio pipeline, including debugging and optimization
• Organize the creation and handles directly the full integration of the speeches into the game, from the preparation of the scripts, recording of temporary and final quality voices to final mix and integration into the game
• Provide visibility for the team on the progress of the audio deliverables
• Ensure that the audio team has the support required (tools, documentation, equipment, etc) to work efficiently

• Fluent in French and in English
• Leadership
• Time and priority management skills
• Excellent knowledge of audio middleware and tools like Reaper, Audiokinetic, Wwise…
• Database knowledge (Perforce, tasks and bug tracking tools etc.)
• Excellent musical knowledge and culture

Desired Skills:
• Substantial working experience in audio for video games, including on consoles
• Good handling and experience of audio tools for video game
• Capable of identifying and supporting gameplay needs and constraints within a game level
• Capable of working with high technical constraints
• Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

Source: OrcaHQ
Audio Integrators
Company: Activision Beenox
Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Job description

Known for the development of top titles such as Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions and The Amazing Spider-Man, Beenox has also contributed to the resounding success of the Skylanders franchise by co-developing Skylanders Swap Force, Skylanders Trap Team, and Skylanders SuperChargers. Now the studio is proud to be involved in the Call of Duty franchise, including the development of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

• Develop audio integration tools with the help of an audio programmer
• Test the tools and validate their functionality
• Integrate the ambiance zones and the audio occlusion environments
• Assign different «triggers» in the audio entertainment and scripted events
• Integrate music and voices
• Prepare the audio environment for the sound designers
• Regularly test the audio integration and be responsible for assigning audio problems to the correct people

• Minimum of one (1) video game project completed as sound designer or audio integrator
• Ability to work under the technical constraints of developing video games
• Excellent organization skills
• Capacity to work with structure, rigor and meticulousness
• Good artistic skills and critical audio thinking
• Ability to communicate with other members of your team
• Capacity to adapt to internal tools and a changing environment
• Knowledge of 3D Studio Max is considered a plus
• Knowledge of audio integration software is considered a plus
• Passion for video games

Source: OrcaHQ
Senior Producer, Cinematics sound
Company: Blizzard
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Job description

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is seeking a talented senior producer with post production experience to provide support for multiple Blizzard Entertainment franchises. As a member of the cinematic audio production team you will have an array of responsibilities spawning across multiple projects and disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in audio, music, and video post-production pipelines as well as project and organizational management. The position will work closely with the senior cinematic audio producer to interface with picture editors, cinematic directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to support a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, in addition to solid interpersonal skills as you must be able to interact well with other departments and a multitude of clients.

Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines, have excellent organizational and time management skills, is comfortable taking direction and criticism, is easily adaptable to shifting priorities, and is able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team.

• Take ownership for sound projects in support of cinematics and media, seeing them successfully through production
• Coordinate, track, and manage project resources to ensure projects are completed on schedule and are of top quality
• Facilitate communications with other producers, sound designers, voice directors, composers, audio / video technicians and stakeholders from other teams
• Source, vet, and manage relationships with external vendors as appropriate in support of audio development
• Manage budget planning as well as execution to budget
• Take responsibility for finding appropriate solutions to problems and challenges as they arise within the group
• Maintain clear notes in meetings / reviews to send out immediately after and depicts clear action items
• Contribute to a positive and constructive work environment

• A minimum of 6 years’ industry experience in a video game or post production setting with a minimum of 3 AAA shipped titles or equivalent film / television credits
• Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
• Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project
• Strong understanding of project management methodologies
• Experience owning and managing budgets
• Experience in managing large quantities of assets and complex project schedules
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Able to work well with others in a diverse and fast-paced environment
• Experience facilitating teams and delivering products on time
• Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the development and support teams
• Strong ownership and responsibility for the work they are responsible for
• Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Desired Skills:
• Familiar with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “sonic brand”

Required Application Materials
• Resume
• Cover Letter which should include:
• • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
• • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

Source: OrcaHQ
Sound Design Intern
Company: Sony Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job description

As a Sound Design Intern, you will work directly with a professional team of veterans and will have the opportunity to contribute to our studios and development partners who are responsible for creating some of the most recognizable and ambitious titles of recent years. You have the ability to learn new techniques from the team and will be given hands on experience in creating, editing, formatting and recording various sounds to use on PlayStation game platforms. Assist with all aspects of audio implementation on PlayStation® game platform.

• Assist Sound Designers in field recording and in the recording studios (VO, Mix, and Foley Studios)
• Edit Dialogue
• Edit SFX and update the SFX Library
• Reformat dialog scripts to reflect game design changes and update docs for localization team

• Experience with audio tools such as ProTools, Peak, Sound Forge, Adobe Audition, Wave Lab
• Experience with MS Office tools, Mac and PC computer platforms are a must
• Experience recording audio and/or music
• Candidate must be able to take ownership of a task and report progress or problems to their supervisor in a timely and clear manner
• Gaming engine experience a plus, such as Unity or Unreal

About Deemed ExportM:
Deemed Export: The U.S. Government controls foreign access to sensitive equipment, software, and technology as a means to promote national security and foreign policy objectives. The position you are applying for may require you to have access and/or use technology and/or software which may be subject to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In some circumstances, SIE may need to obtain authorization from the appropriate governmental agency of the United States to allow individuals who are not a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or protected individual under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) to access controlled technology. If such authorization is not available under a license exception and/or authorization is denied by the U.S. Department of Commerce an adverse action to the internship may be required.

Source: OrcaHQ

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