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Executive Producer

Company: Jagex
Location: Myrtle Point
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK's biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Job Purpose:

As Executive Producer you will be responsible for opportunities and offshoots for new games which extend the RuneScape franchise. You have a strong balanced mix of business, technical and game production leadership experience.

Working with both senior leadership and executive team members you will identify, incubate and launch new titles which are adjacent and complimentary to our core first party titles, RuneScape and Old School.

You will refine the vision of the studio for the franchise opportunities through research, business planning, production and partnerships. A creative, commercial and strategic thinker, an entrepreneur with a great sense of what it takes to make truly compelling and successful live games.

You will define effective strategies for new game franchise extensions, working with Jagex teams to translate those objectives into achievable operational goals and business plans.

What success looks like:

* In 3 months, you will have a good understanding of the future game extensions for the existing RuneScape franchise and have outlined an exciting vision and plan for the Exec/SLT.
* In 6 months, you will have made meaningful progress in realising a new franchise extensions game with initial key hires identified whilst also finding a development partner to work with on initial concept and prototyping.
* In 12 months, the team is in place and development is well underway on our first franchise extension title with a playable prototype. You and your team have a clear and exciting path which is aligned to the needs of the studio and partner and a road to market is understood and defined.

Key Duties Include:

* Assess opportunities for franchise development, create business justification breakdown of opportunities into clear, understandable formats for presentation at studio, executive and board level.
* Analysis of new title initiatives based on internal and external tech architecture, new or established processes, content, capabilities and market opportunity.
* Be comfortable with ambiguity and fluidity, comfortable interpreting requirements from a range of sources and translating those into actionable plans with specific business outcomes and operational objectives.
* Work with other internal Jagex teams to support in auditing capabilities of potential external studio development partners, assess the requirements and risks of projects based on such due diligence.
* Act as the connecting anchor point between internal business units and external partner studios.
* Ensure that milestones are delivered on-time, on-budget and complete as per the approved development plan, and that the mile-stone submissions maintain alignment with the established franchise plan.
* Responsible for helping studio deliver against the RuneScape franchise vision, this includes identifying key risks or gaps and developing plans to mitigate them.

Essential Skills:

* Extensive experience with internal and external development, shipping global games (PC/console) through entire product development lifecycle (Concept/Launch/LiveOps).
* Proven ability to break strategies down into a plan for execution.
* Team player, highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, with the ability to follow through on action plans and ideas.
* Excellent leadership and communication skills, diplomacy, balanced decisiveness, clarity in judgment and establishing of priorities.
* Demonstrate sound decision-making based on data analysis, market knowledge and personal judgment.
* Extensive and direct experience managing cross-disciplinary game teams, showing a wide range of leadership, motivation and management skills.
* Thorough understanding of all game production models, managing complex product-level P&Ls, meeting and exceeding revenue target goals.

Company Benefits:

* Flexible Working
* Bonus Scheme
* Private Health Care
* Gym Membership
* Generous Pension Contributions
* Life Insurance
* Free Cycle Repair
* Income Protection
* Dental Plan
* Free Fruit and Drinks
* Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don't meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!

Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Keywords: Jagex, Medford , Executive Producer, Other , Myrtle Point, Oregon

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