Creative Manager opening at THQ

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THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. We develop and publish content for gaming platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation® 3. Not only do we have a portfolio of top-selling, award-winning interactive entertainment but a friendly, supportive and creative organisational culture.

We’re seeking a talented Creative Manager to join our organisation in our China offices, based in Shanghai.

Within this role you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering diverse and detailed of feedback and suggestions in varying areas of game design (i.e. combat, balance, level design etc.).
  • Working with Producers and Executive Producers, leverage excellent communication and game documentation skills to align the product vision and create winning titles for the Asia Online market.
  • Communicate and disseminate game vision to licensors, and developers, in the delivered game.
  • Leading the design for the core game mechanics of a high-profile game, in accordance with the game vision.
  • Researching, and analysis of emerging market games and trends.
  • Creating and present game pitches as required.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Mandarin fluency, reading/speaking preferred.
  • Designed a minimum of one AAA/major video game titles from concept to shipped product;
  • Understanding of online games / Console game development practices. (Specific knowledge of Asia online games a plus)
  • High level communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of the product development lifecycle Demonstrated project and people management skills;
  • A solid sense for the Asian game industry and a particular interest in the online games genre. Bachelor's degree in Computing/ Art/ Design/ Language/Literature (preferred)

What’s in it for you?

  • Friendly, creative and fun work environment!
  • Supportive management team that encourages growth, learning and development.
  • Annual performance & salary reviews.
  • Additional annual leave, paid paternity and maternity leave.
  • THQ equity programs.
  • Income protection insurance.
  • Gym sessions.
  • Friday drinks & regular social functions!
  • Competitive salary, bonuses and more...

Interested? For any further questions please contact Senior Recruiter, Emily Ross on +61 7 3833 2868 or emily.ross@thq.com