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Executive Producer (Games)

Company: Warner Bros. Discovery
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are---

When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next---

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

WB Games is a leader in the games industry across all game platforms and mobile devices. Our diverse and inclusive workforce creates and brings to life the most beloved characters, franchises, heroes, and wizards in the world. We are fans of what we make and proud of what we do. We have studios and offices across the globe.

Your New Role...

We are seeking an Executive Producer to direct development of games based one of our most successful entertainment franchises. The EP will have the chance to partner with a talented and successful development studio that is building their next generation of games.

The Executive Producer should have experience with internal and external AAA development processes, MMO development and operations and open-world RPG game experience. This person will need to have superior operational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The EP must be a self-motivated, driven and organized leader with great follow-through skills and the ability to prioritize and manage complex organizational and executional issues. This role can be permanently remote for candidates living in select states within the U.S. Regular travel is required.

Your Role Accountabilities...

Strategic and Operations Planning :

Participates in creation of franchise plans and product strategy for a key studio's IP. Analyzes the market to make roadmap and product decisions. Responsible for delivering a commercially viable and product roadmap in partnership with the studio and product management.

With the studio, creates studio resource roadmaps and development plans to fulfill the product roadmap.

Creates, implements, and manages development processes, policies and procedures to ensure commercial success and predictability across multiple game types.

Improves and evolves the WBIE production and organizational management structure, process and procedures.

Work with other Warner Bros. Discovery divisions to identify and execute synergistic opportunities that maximize the business potential.

Lead efforts to educate and evangelize your products across the internal game publishing partners (Brand, Comms, Social, Performance Marketing, etc) to ensure publishing partners are excited and well-versed on product features as they develop their go-to-market plans.

Communication :

Works across the publishing and development organization to drive accountability for development goals.

Coordinates with all necessary departments to facilitate execution of projects and materials in a professional manner. This includes keeping WBIE department heads apprised of products status.

Informs stakeholders of product status and vision through the preparation and presentation of appropriate project materials (including milestone updates, work-in-progress presentations, etc.).

Develop a meaningful and trusting relationship with development partner to effectively advocate for their creative needs within the publishing org while ensuring project scheduling and financial needs are met on the publishing side.

Execution :

Leads or contributes to gate review process for all projects from a key studio. Serves as a primary contact representing publishing processes to studio team. Works collaboratively with studio team staff to help shape product positioning, features and execution plans.

Oversees the high-level production process, stakeholder communication and management of studio plus additional development teams needed to support the studio's products.

Oversees the review, approval and feedback of milestone submissions for internal and external teams.

Travels to developer(s) and industry events for planning sessions and problem solving as needed.

Oversees the validation process and quality assurance process to ensure delivery of high-quality and assists producers in budget management against individual product P&L's for multiple projects.

Identifies and establishes required production group process and workflow improvements to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of assigned projects.

Develops strong relationships with internal studios to establish and maintain a reliable and timely flow of information and materials to all parties as necessary for assigned projects.

Works with studio management to identify and mitigate project risks. Reinforces studio management and staff where needed.

Personnel Management :

Lead a team of production staff guiding them to manage across all publishing disciplines such as QA, First Party Operations, Ratings, Legal and more.

Create effective ways to develop and grow production staffing resources over time. Sets yearly goals and writes and completes timely performance reviews.

Tasks team members and manages workflows to achieve project goals.

Qualifications & Experience...

Previous Senior or Executive Producer experience or equivalent with game developer or publisher.

10+ years' experience in game development; full lifecycle experience developing and operating PC, console or mobile games necessary.

Experience in MMO development, management and life cycle planning.

Practical experience in setting, guiding and evaluating production processes.

Track record of budget, project and people management. Track record of direct leadership & significant influence within a scaled organization.

Previous responsibility for projects with $150MM+ development budgets.

Wide and deep understanding of game industry, business models and gameplay nuances across both MMO gameplay and RPG gameplay.

Wide and deep understanding of project management, esp. creative projects and software development.

Knowledge of project financing & project resourcing.

Effective communication and deep relationship-building with multi-faceted teams is required, including: developers, finance, product management, business development, marketing, Comms, QA, Exec and more.

Strong project and time management skills with a proven ability to organize teams set priorities, solve complex problems, drive innovative solutions, meet deadlines and resolve conflicts.

Ability to create and deliver effective presentations.

Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Ability to travel internationally.

College degree or equivalent preferred.

Game design/production training is a plus.

How We Get Things Done---

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits---

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $125,300.00 - $232,700.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

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