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Production Director

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Wētā Workshop’s game studio is filled to the brim with creative game developers. Unleashing our imaginations to create immersive game worlds is what truly drives and inspires us.

From concept design to polished product, we bring our ideas to life in the games we create. Having been nominated for both VES and D.I.C.E. awards and winning the NZ Pav award, making games of exceptional quality is what we do.

We are currently partnered with Private Division, making "Tales of the Shire" - a game set in Middle-earth, a place where we feel right at home.

Our workplace is flexible, inclusive, supportive ... and dog friendly!

Wētā Workshop has been applying innovation and artistry to the world’s creative industries for over 35 years.

Our game studio create immersive games worlds that drive and inspire us -  and It's all made possible through the creativity, passion and tenacity of our talented team.

We're now looking for our next Production Director to join our crew.


About the role...

This is a key member of the Games Studio Leadership team – managing production teams across projects and acting as the key liaison for external production partners (including publisher relationships, porting and external contractors).

You’ll be:

  • Working on development of game production, resource plans, production schedules and negotiation of developer agreements
  • Aiding in the development of the studio’s strategic panning
  • Managing production teams and external contractors
  • Driving production strategy and processes throughout the studio

You can find all the finer details in our job description here.


About you...

You’ll have a history of shipping games, getting the best out of artists and understanding the technical requirements to ship across multiple platforms (although console and PC will be more helpful for this role).

You will have a deep understanding of the specific agile processes within the game industry, and the ability to both help create, and embed a production strategy in a studio.

A great communicator, you’ll be able to build working relationships quickly, and know how to coach and mentor teams to be their best.

We know a ‘perfect’ candidate is hard to find – and we want our studio to reflect the diverse society we live in and welcome a range of experiences and perspectives.

As a creative organisation, we know that inspiration and amazing things can be achieved by working with people who have a range of experiences, unique strengths, and perspectives. We strive to create a culture of belonging, where our team members feel welcome and supported and diversity is celebrated.


What we can offer you:

Our leadership team values transparency, collective decision making and respect for our wider team. Multiple disciplines are represented, and expertise and experience are respected. 

We also offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements. Maintaining a positive culture of work-life balance is incredibly important to us.
  • A unique and inspiring working environment, with plenty of professional development opportunities.
  • We love and welcome dogs - they’ll get lots of pats to keep them happy.
  • Free fruit and quality coffee, including a variety of milk to cater to all dietary preference.


What next?

If you’re keen – apply today! 

If you’d like to find out more information, you can contact us at

Please apply by 5 May 2024


Additional information


If we can do anything to accommodate you during the recruitment or interview process, please let us know.

Applicants will need to undergo a Ministry of Justice check as part of our recruitment process.