LeapFrog
  • Product Development
  • Emeryville, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Overview

The Producer manages the overall development of interactive content for LeapFrog products. This position manages multiple projects, with a focus on leading internal and external cross-functional teams, interactive design, content development, and scheduling, and may be responsible for managing the relationship with a licensor throughout the development process. The Producer is the driving force behind the product, is responsible for managing the development teams and owns the project development milestones.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives the product execution during all aspects of the development process, including: planning, design, documentation, production, testing, release and post-launch maintenance.
  • Contributes to the design of all functional and content deliverables, including gameplay, user interface, tutorial systems and educational content.
  • Manages designers, writers, artists, voice talent, software engineers, testers and others to lead development of creative and educational content from initiation to completion.
  • Reviews and communicates all development deliverables and drives all necessary changes.
  • Manages the schedule for all aspects of software development.
  • Contributes ideas to improve processes and content by improving quality, reducing costs and/or increasing profitability.
  • Participates in strategic planning for new product development.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills & Competencies

  • A true passion for creating high-quality, innovative products that educate and entertain players of all ages.
  • Proven ability to work highly independently; requires little to no oversight.
  • Proven team leadership skills.
  • Polished presentation skills.
  • Works well within cross-functional teams: including engineering, design, education, marketing, etc.
  • Resourceful and able to analyze and make recommendations and decisions that have a positive impact on product.
  • Strong creative and editorial skills for developing original and licensed products.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Proficient in various production software (e.g. Excel, Word, Google Docs, JIRA, etc) and able to learn new software workflows quickly.
  • Ability to work successfully as a part of a large team.
  • Skilled in handling change and refocusing efforts when needed.

Education & Experience

  • Five years or more of experience producing games or interactive content required.
  • B.A. required; additional certificates or credentials in project management, interactive design or related subjects a plus.
  • Experience making content for cross-platform ecosystems, mobile and SaaS a plus.
  • Familiarity with content made for kids ages 3-7 a plus.
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