Production Director - Console

New Original IP / Console

  • Full-time
  • London - Production

Tonic Games Group brings together a family of world-class developers and publishers who believe that games are for everyone. More than 300 people strong; we bring together Mediatonic, Fortitude Games, and The Irregular Corporation to create original IP and to invest in independent game developers globally.

We continue to build on our ambitions and projects, as such, we are looking to hire a Production Director to look after multiple new console titles.

Mediatonic is one of the UK’s largest independent games developers which delights in connecting people through original, mass-multiplayer game experiences and breaking the mold with the weird and wonderful games across every platform.

As a group, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us and we invest in technology that will keep us at the forefront of the industry. We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

  • Responsibilities

    Mediatonic has multiple creative projects in development and ready to start development. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing production staff and processes on multiple titles at various stages of development. You will also have management and career development responsibilities for the production staff on these projects.

    • Passionate about and experienced in the incubation of new product
    • Own and optimize our development process for these titles
    • Be responsible for the overall quality of the products balancing budget, time, and resources to maximize in this area
    • Own the schedule, ensure deadlines are met, address or escalate where this is not possible
    • Help foster happy and productive cross-discipline teams, managing the resourcing for these teams, working with other production directors and discipline heads in the studio to manage staff flow across the studio
    • Lead the team by example, fostering a positive "can-do" atmosphere that drives the team to perform beyond their expectations
    • Manage and develop your production team as well as contributing to the production growth in the studio as a whole
    • Responsible for production hiring on your projects, as well as contributing to your production hiring across the group and other disciplines within your domain
    • Be the escalation person for publisher contact, owning and maintaining a healthy working relationship
    • Facilitate clear and regular communication of progress to all stakeholders including the MT executive team and external partners
  • Requirements

    We are looking for a Production Director with experience delivering and running multiple large, multi-platform, live products with regular content and feature deliveries. Excellent communication skills, being able to communicate upwards and downwards, are essential as well as a thorough understanding of production processes with the ability to flex between differing requirements from our products.

    A strong understanding of data (KPI) driven development and running a large distributed development team are important. The right candidate will be able to work well under pressure to tight deadlines and will demonstrate an excellent ability to work effectively in a team, as well as motivate teams to perform above and beyond.

    • Experience on multiple large console title, from development to release and through the live operations phase
    • Good knowledge of light-touch production systems that allow teams to thrive without unnecessary admin
    • A thorough understanding of production processes
    • A strong working experience of one or more task tracking tool (e.g. ADO, Jira, or Hansoft)
    • A good understanding of how to build a large 3d game, preferably with networking experience
    • The ability to have a high-level view but an attention to detail where required
    • Ability to work well under pressure and to frequent, tight deadlines
    • Able to work effectively in a team
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
    • Strong leadership skills and proven management experience
  • What we're looking for

    Want to work for us?

    Are you interested in joining a business that strives to create moments that matter, for millions of players, in games that run for years? Does the idea of working together with a friendly team of Tonics towards the common goal appeal to you?

    As a creative business, we recognize that creativity is best inspired by different experiences and perspectives and we strive to create a culture of belonging, where all our colleagues feel welcome and diversity is celebrated. As we push towards ever more ambitious and high-quality titles, we are looking for the finest talent in the industry to come and join us on our quest.

    We not only offer you the chance to work with fantastic teams, on awesome and inspiring projects, we also offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours including up to 3 x remote days weekly, and private health care.

    How to apply & really impress us

    As a people-first company, our biggest priority is to hire the right person. A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about really helps to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.

    Successful applications will usually have a phone chat before being invited to a full interview. If you are applying for a creative role, remember a portfolio is essential. For all applications, we suggest you read the job description carefully and let us know why you believe you’re the right person to take on this job. We look forward to hearing from you.

    We receive heap loads of applications, and while we do our best to respond, we can't always guarantee this.


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