Blue Tongue - Audio Designer opening

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Blue Tongue Entertainment was founded in October 1995, and became a part of THQ in 2004. We now have more than 90 staff, and have shipped games in a wide range of genres. Popular titles from Blue Tongue include Starship Troopers Terran Ascendancy, Jurassic Park Operation Genesis, the Nicktoons series of games, and our acclaimed Nintendo Wii-exclusive de Blob.

We are currently seeking an Audio Designer that will be responsible for planning and creating all activities related to sound. The successful person will have significant Audio industry experience, including a number of completed titles.

Position:

* Implementation of supplied music tracks
* Editing and implementation of dialogue assets
* Creation and implementation of sound assets
* Responsibility for the entire audio environment
* Frequent communication with production team

Requirements:

* Audio industry experience including completed titles
* Experience in audio production and implementation using sound editing software
* Understanding of Music and composition is an advantage but is not required
* A knowledge of the art and science of telling a story with sound
* Enthusiasm and knowledge of video games in general
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Application:

Along with their CV, all applicants must provide examples of their work on a demo reel or website. The preferred method of receiving work is on a standard Data CD. The demo must contain material that is relevant to audio production in the games industry. Such a demo reel might contain some or all of the following:

* Original sound effects (raw wavs preferred)
* Sound design to picture (this could be a previous film or animation or existing game video which has had the sound re-dubbed)
* Multi-track or layered sound design

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Comments

Anonymous's picture

I recently applied for that audio designer job at blue tongue.

I recieved an e-mail back from them with the usual "unfortunately on this occasion you have been unsuccessful" line.

That didn't bother me.

What did bother me was the person "Andrew" greeted and thanked my email name, not me real name which was on my cover letter and resume. that can only mean that my application and showreel wasn't even looked at obviously. it took some 35 odd hours to put together 2 demos, and i did not at all appreciate being patronized by the recruiter who explained that they viewd my application closely but found a more "experienced applicant"

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Anonymous's picture

That doesn't mean that your demo wasn't looked at. All that means it that you got the same automated email as everyone else who wasn't successful, and someone put your Email address in the "NAME" catagory.

Anonymous's picture

A few pieces of advice, if you are willing to take it.

Why is your email name different to your real name? I don't know your circumstances, but it sounds like it has the potential to look extremely unprofessional.

Also, this is an industry where you don;t want to read too much into rejection letters. Barely anyone I applied to bothered to even write one when I was applying. That doesn't mean that they didn't even look at my application - it just meant that they found someone better suited and don;t have the resources to apply.

Also its best not to risk burning bridges by publicly venting on a forum like this, even anonymously.

Anonymous's picture

A huge thank you to everyone who applied, we had a great response to this position.

Andrew