Opportunities at MTV


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Andrea Lewis of MTV sent word along that they are looking to fill a few senior-level positions in their online games space:

Hi Jay -
I am a recruiter at MTV - helping to staff a few positions we have in the GAMES space -- would you be able to help me spread the word? Quite a few of these positions involve casual gaming and online games, just like the focus of your site.

I have 3 positions that I would love to get the "word-out" on.... the position descriptions are a bit long, but do what you can.

best,
Andrea Lewis
MTV Staffing

You may contact Andrea at dazework@gmail.com. Following are descriptions of the positions available...


Video Games Site Producer - MTV.com
Channel: MTV.COM
Department: ONLINEGAMES
Category: EXEMPT
Location: NEW YORK
Job Type: STAFF (FULL TIME)

Job Description:
The Video Games Producer will serve as production team lead for the video games area on MTV.com focusing on online Video Games editorial coverage. The producer will work closely with a variety of cross functional leaders to contribute to and complete near term projects as well as implement the long term product vision.

  • Working closely with functional teams (design, production, engineering, research, and business) to develop and implement product strategy, new features, and enhancements
  • Working with Project Management to develop and maintain production schedules for launching areas and ensuring resource allocation and flow of production process; maintaining relevant documentation, status, and timelines
  • Managing day to day site production, and product performance from both technical and consumer satisfaction perspectives including developing and maintaining key product dashboard metrics
  • Collaborating with team to shape editorial concepts into compelling online content
  • Initiating and driving production processes, including requests to writers, designers, the photo department, the encoding group, the development group, and research
  • Driving team focus and timely accomplishment of priorities
  • Accountability for the seamless execution of overall creative vision for area, including design, editorial and video production
  • Serve as production liaison with internal groups (Ad Operations, Integrated Marketing, Ad Sales Production, Research, E-Commerce, Marketing, Press, Production Management, and On-Air Production) and external content partners
  • Helping to develop and maintain the ongoing product roadmap
  • Creating wireframes and functional specification documents for production
  • Providing production support for short-form video programming
  • Tracking production expenses

Required Qualification/Skills:
Candidates must have 4 to 8 years of experience with building web content for major brands and/or video games content and be able to demonstrate the following qualities in their previous work:

  • Exceptionally strong project management skills
  • A proven track record as a highly effective and motivational manager and a strong team player with a history of defining, developing and launching online products / services
  • Multi-task and work well in fast-paced environment
  • Expertise in Video Games both from a content and an industry perspective
  • A proven track record of Experience analyzing and applying consumer research
  • Experience communicating effectively with senior management
  • Detailed knowledge of the online and overall games space
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creative and resourceful thinker
  • Passion and strong knowledge of current music and entertainment environment
  • Know Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Visio and familiarity with HTML editing tools such as Allaire Homesite.
  • Be familiar with and have a strong affinity to the MTV brand (on-air and online), pc and console video games and the video gaming culture




Producer, Online Games - MTVN Digital Media
Channel: DIGITAL MEDIA
Department: ONLINEGAMES
Category: EXEMPT
Location: NEW YORK
Job Type: STAFF (FULL TIME)

Job Description:
(*There are currently 2 open positions for this role.)

The Producer Online Games, MTV Networks Digital Music and Media will serve as the lead producer for upcoming online games sections on MTVN sites including MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com, ComedyCentral.com, and more. The producer will be responsible for the day to day production and maintenance of online games products for a subset of these brands. Key responsibilities include:

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as team lead for online games sites managing all day-to-day production and editorial
  • Build online games offerings by sourcing new games from third party developers, and managing internal and external development projects
  • Create wire-frames and functional specification documents for production
  • Work with Project Management to develop and maintain production schedule for launching areas and ensuring resource allocation and flow of production process
  • Responsible for the seamless execution of overall creative vision for area, including design and editorial
  • Serve as liaison with internal groups (Ad Operations, Integrate Marketing, Research, E-Commerce, Marketing, Press, Production Management, and On-Air Production) and external game development partners
  • Responsible for tracking production expenses

Required Qualification/Skills:

  • College degree and 4-8 years previous online production experience
  • Experience in online games
  • Have experience with building branded web content
  • Demonstrate leadership and team-player qualities
  • Be able to multi-task and work well in fast-paced environment
  • Possess strong communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrate passion and strong knowledge of current games and music entertainment environment
  • Know Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Visio and familiarity with HTML editing tools such as Allaire Homesite.




Sr. Director, Product Management - Online Games
Channel: DIGITAL MEDIA Department: ONLINEGAMES
Category: EXEMPT
Location: NEW YORK
Job Type: STAFF (FULL TIME)

Job Description:
The Senior Director of Product Management will report to the VP, Online Games to define, implement, and manage both strategy and products for MTVN Online Games.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing marketing strategy for online games and game web sites
  • Maintaining ongoing product roadmap
  • Leading cross-brand production and development teams developing both online games and web sites/pages
  • Working closely with functional teams (design, production, engineering, research, and business) to develop product strategy, new features, and enhancements, including development of games and community platforms
  • Maintaining all documentation, status, and timelines
  • Managing producers, designers, and developers (both internal and external)
  • Overseeing day to day product performance from both technical and consumer satisfaction perspectives

Required Qualification/Skills:
The ideal candidate has at least five years of product management experience with a minimum of three years of related Games industry involvement along with the following skills:

  • Exceptionally strong project management skills
  • A proven track record as a highly effective and motivational manager
  • Familiarity with game design
  • Strong technical knowledge with respect to online and PC games platforms and technologies
  • A proven track record of defining, developing and launching online products / services
  • Experience with consumer facing businesses / products
  • Experience analyzing and applying consumer research
  • Detailed knowledge of the online and overall games space
  • Ability to operate flexibly within a matrixed organizational structure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about online games
  • Mobile experience a plus, MBA a plus

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hmm...it'd be fun to work at mtv...
-if i was old enough...= )

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These look like great opportunities. Its a shame I live on the other side of the planet :(

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corruptor July 18, 2005 8:03 AM

I'd love a job like this. and, similarly, i'd love some of the jobs mentioned in the recent post about jobs in video games in north america.

Problem is, i don't live near any of them. Fortunately, That's what i'm starting college for soon, and it's looking awesome.

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