Senior Sound Designer, Cinematic Audio
Sound Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is looking for a Senior Sound Designer with mixing experience to contribute to some of the most successful franchises in gaming history. 

This candidate needs to have extensive sound design experience with demonstrable skill creating rich, detailed sounds as well as experience editing and mixing to linear picture.   The candidate will work with Blizzard’s Sound Department and Video Post-Production team, interfacing with video editors, directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to deliver a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc., and will be responsible for finalizing and delivering completed mixes.

The ideal candidate is equally comfortable creating compelling sound assets as he/she is behind a mixing board, working with clients. Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines and easily adaptable to shifting priorities. Please include credits and/or a demo reel with your application.   Responsibilities

  • Design, edit and mix dialogue, sound effects, and music assets in both stereo and 5.1 surround
  • Work collaboratively with Lead Supervising Sound Designer and Audio Producer to assess scope of projects

Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills; must be able to interact well with other departments.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be comfortable working under strenuous deadlines
  • Able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team
  • Comfortable taking direction and criticism

Requirements

  • A minimum of  6 years' of industry experience in a video game or post production setting
  • 4 or more shipped AAA titles or equivalent film credits in a sound design/mixer role
  • Proven skills regarding mixing dialog, music, and sound effects for a large variety of projects in both stereo and 5.1
  • Proven skills regarding editing and conforming sound-to-picture
  • Extremely versed in working inside of Protools (Mac)
  • Experience using both Windows and Macintosh operating systems

 Pluses

  • Familiarity with Blizzard's titles as well as the Blizzard "brand"
  • Familiarity with a large variety of audio plugins
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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