Associate Producer
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EA Mobile - Charlottetown
45 Queen Street,
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
C1A4A4

Position - Permanent

Benefits - Health, Dental & Financial offered

Associate Producer

As EA’s first label dedicated to purely digital games, EA Mobile creates games for mobile devices, social networks and online environments that deliver seamless play anytime, anywhere, on any device. Connecting a market of more than one billion core and mass-casual gamers worldwide, EA Mobile delivers engaging, accessible, high quality games to people of all skill levels and interests.

The EA Mobile portfolio encompasses some of the most recognizable entertainment brands in the world, including original EA and partner franchises like The Simpsons, Tetris, SCRABBLE, MONOPOLY, World Series of Poker, Real Racing, Ultima, as well as online games destination Pogo.com.

We are Red Crow, an EA studio in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, and we have a deep history of making quality games: including NBA Jam, Trade Nations, and The Simpsons: Tapped out. Our studio is a spacious top floor in a heritage building within the downtown waterfront area. Situated on beautiful natural harbor, Charlottetown offers a relaxed and peaceful place to live and work, and prides itself on the quality of life it offers it's residents along with very low cost of living. We’re looking for someone driven by quality and innovation to join our team and help us continue to deliver outstanding games.

As an Associate Producer, you’ll be leading the development of one of several game teams supporting the ongoing content schedule of a new or existing license game for multiple platforms. You’ll work closely with the title’s Producer while acting as the frontline product owner and vision holder for your team, collaborating with designers, development managers/directors, artists and engineering to deliver features to support the franchise strategy.

Responsibilities
Work with Producer and senior team leaders to develop the creative center of content and feature updates.
Effectively communicate the core experience of your content and feature updates to other parts of the Electronic Arts organization.
Partner with a Development Manager to guide team development to efficiently produce high quality work on time and on budget.
Work with the product manager/analyst to understand game market trends, patterns and customer requirements.
Understand and communicate issues facing various types of game play, artistic and technical considerations in order to help find and drive solutions with the team.
Passionately articulate goals and team principles to help form a stimulating and fun work environment/culture.
Guide team and ensure quality and product vision are being maintained.
Coordinate communications with legal, marketing, licensor and other partners.
Be knowledgeable about the mobile space and “freemium mobile” titles to help drive recommendations and improvements.
Participate in discussions with senior team leadership to contribute to broader roadmap strategies and evolving priorities.

Requirements
Easily communicates ideas in spoken and written form.
Creative and innovative.
Organized and able to work within a group.
Independent and demonstrates good leadership skills.
Strong knowledge of mobile games and their business models.
Follows and establishes working methods that emphasize quality and innovation.
Familiar with production tools and multimedia software.
Strong conceptual and technical writing skills (in English).
University degree or equivalent.
Three (3) years experience in game development.
Two (2) published games.

Assets
Production or management experience on a video game.
Knowledge and skills in game prototyping.
Freemium and social gaming experience
Game prototyping and fast iteration experience

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary offered: $60,000 - $80,000


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