Executive Producer (Games)
Company: Warner Bros. Discovery
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 17, 2023
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
Identifies and establishes required production group process and
workflow improvements to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of
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
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
Experience in MMO development, management and life cycle
Practical experience in setting, guiding and evaluating production
Track record of budget, project and people management. Track record
of direct leadership & significant influence within a scaled
Previous responsibility for projects with $150MM+ development
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
www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ 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
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 email@example.com.
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