ViacomCBS Producer, Noggin Games in New York, New York
About The Brand
Nickelodeon's top-ranked video subscription service for preschoolers, NOGGIN. NOGGIN is an ad-free, video subscription service that features over a thousand iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, educational content, music videos featuring preschoolers' favorite Nickelodeon characters, and more, with new content added weekly. Currently available for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Fire tablet and Roku devices, NOGGIN has 36 series to date including the recently added Canticos, Dora the Explorer, Zack & Quack and Peppa Pig. Additional titles in the NOGGIN lineup include Yo Gabba Gabba!, Trucktown, Miffy and Friends, Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, Franklin, The Backyardigans and Pocoyo. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Overview and Responsibilities
The Games Producer is responsible for owning the vision and supporting the learning goals for assigned preschool game projects that will live in Noggin. This may include working on multiple projects with a variety of internal teams and external partners to deliver the highest in quality learning games for preschoolers.
Be passionate about crafting engaging and educational games for preschoolers that will delight and stimulate them while serving Noggin’s content development goals.
Champion the game(s) vision both to the internal stakeholders and external partners while being accountable for the delivery of each project.
Work with teams (both internal and external) to ensure that game projects deliver on the core pillars of the chosen design; find the ‘fun factor’ early in the process.
Collaborate with our internal Learning & Impact team to understand the curriculum objectives and ensure the games meet those objectives.
Work with our Digital Consumer Insights team to ensure that the game is age-appropriate, achievable, and understandable to our age group.
Maintain budgets, production schedules, and risk mitigation based on defined achievement deliverables with both external partners and internal brand teams.
Manage brand approval process, facilitating approvals and acting as mediator between internal franchise teams and our external development/publishing partners.
Identify any bottlenecks in our production processes and chip in to solving and sharing across current and future projects.
Manage the relationship between external partners and internal build team engineers to set up and manage build jobs for each game.
Work closely with quality assurance to deliver the highest quality experiences to consumers.
Work closely with our content management system and publishing tools to publish the games to our staging and live environments.
Be the main point of contact for our licensing partners and external developers, driving them to meet deadlines while maintaining the highest quality and gameplay of the game.
Participate in crafting a collaborative and positive environment between internal teams and our external partners.
Be a student of early childhood learning and development and standard methodologies by participating in Noggin U learning sessions, attending usability sessions across all content types, and reading and researching independently.
3+ years of experience as a game producer in HMTL5 game production preferred; mobile or console game development a plus
Knowledge of HTML5 technology (Phaser, Haxe/Flambe, Tiny Unity)
Knowledge of content management systems and web games publishing processes
Experience in building interactive experiences around popular preschool brands
Knowledge of preschool curriculum and competitive preschool games and apps
Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
Ability to communicate goals clearly and drive coordination effectively and efficiently
Ability to think flexibly and multi-task in a fast-paced, evolving environment
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14353