Contract Job

Associate Producer


Los Angeles, CA 05-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Associate Producer (Narrative Animation - Contract)

Why PlayStation?

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

An Associate Producer supports and manages scheduling and the day-to-day production of the internal development team focused on Narrative Animation + Cinematics. Responsibilities include collaborating with producers, senior producers, creative leads, directors and studio managers to develop and maintain a specific discipline or project plan to determine resource, budget or schedule needs.


Support and/or Manage internal game development:
• Responsible for specific phases or portions of product development from design through final approval
• Apply working knowledge of Product Development needs to enhance creative relationships, guide the development of new technologies and track progress
• Work with Senior Producers to plan and troubleshoot production resources
• Support development efforts to keep product on schedule and within budget
• Schedule and maintain tasking of departmental and interdisciplinary teams, facilitate sprint planning, post-mortems
• Collaborate with Narrative producers to support mocap planning + scheduling
• Communicate between team members, consultants, inter-company and external resources

Support and/or Manage day-to-day production issues through analytic thinking and information gathering:
• Break down large or complex tasks into meaningful subtasks
• Assimilate diverse information and assess the impact of creative initiatives on the project
• Identify all groups that may be affected by an aspect of the project, and involve them – actively solicit their input and follow up through execution
• Hold regular meetings with the project teams and individuals to discuss status, resolve issues and share information
• Partner with senior members of the team to ensure a common understanding and agreement on the project scope and objectives and on any subsequent changes

Contribute to current and future Product Development needs:
• Foster and enhance creative working relationships with internal development team
• Work with team managers to understand and support team members' growth objectives. Escalate any personnel issues to senior producers and team managers.
• Follow necessary processes and procedures for product development to ensure SIE company-wide policies are adhered to

• Project Management
• Working knowledge of project schedules and milestone documentation, monitoring the progress of department milestones and individual tasks against those schedules
• Excellent organizational & prioritization skills, attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-task
• Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Hansoft, Microsoft Office (Project and Excel)
• Familiarity with Agile techniques such as SCRUM and traditional production management
• Communication & Collaboration
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across Product Development and Management teams
• Interpersonal and facilitation skills
• Able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Industry
• Knowledgeable of current industry trends: stays up-to-date on competitive products and best practices
• Must love games and have a passion for creating them!

Education & Experience
• Minimum three years of industry experience in game production with one or more published titles as Associate Producer or above
• 4-year undergraduate college degree or equivalent education

Preferred Experience
• Prior experience working with large development teams
• AAA experience
• Project Management certifications


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Please note that the individual base pay range may vary based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for benefit offerings that include medical, dental, and vision. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below, this is an hourly rate.

$44.57 - $66.88 USD

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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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx071o-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $44.47 to $66.88 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.