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Video Lead

It’s an exciting time to join the team here at Media Molecule as we continue to push the boundaries of creative gaming! We are now looking for a talented Video Lead to join the team. This is a newly created role where you will lead, motivate and develop a team of three video producers and editors and be responsible for creating diverse, innovative and engaging video content for the studio! There's huge scope for impact and key tasks will include;

  • Team Management
    • Lead and motivate a team of video producers and editors, supporting their professional development through performance management, constructive feedback and coaching.
    • Build a positive and collaborative working culture within the team.
    • Innovative and Creative, you will welcome diverse ideas and ways of working
  • Partner closely with the production team, ensuring content is delivered within agreed timelines, budget, quality and scope.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams and key stakeholders to produce creative video content, in line with Mm’s core values.
  • Overall accountability for Media Molecule’s video assets, including internal communication content, social media campaigns, website content, game trailers, teasers, educational and learning tools and live streaming
  • Work collaboratively to establish Mm's visual style and benchmarks, ensuring the video team deliver on this through guidance, documentation and feedback.
  • You will thrive being part of a fast paced and dynamic team that consistently delivers to the highest standards.

Experience:

  • Management
    • Experience in a similar Lead video editing role, ideally gained within a marketing / entertainment / video game environment.
    • Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a small team.
  • Creative / Technical experience
    • A strong creative eye with demonstrable track record of delivering original and compelling video assets across multiple platforms, with an ability to balance the differing needs of stakeholders
    • Expert knowledge in Adobe Premiere and After Effects with strong knowledge of the supporting Adobe suite.
    • Solid experience in the creation of motion graphics as part of a full video package
    • Full understanding and technical knowledge of formats, encoding and transcoding to ensure the best quality for every video.
    • Demonstrate excellent skills and practices with audio in video production.
    • Occasional sourcing sound effects, music and video assets.
    • Solid experience in camerawork, lighting, audio capture and colour grading.
    • Expert knowledge of video platforms including YouTube and Twitch, and social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
    • Experience in film directing is a huge plus.
    • Experience in directing a video from concept and pitch stages to all the stages of the development from storyboards to animatics to to final editing stages, and presenting them to the clients.
    • Experience in storytelling and emotional impact of the videos
    • Being fluent in content creation, the timeline tools and video editing features within dreams is a huge bonus and hugely empowering for the role.
  • Soft skills
    • A demonstrable love of video games.
    • A high level of motivation and proactivity, with the ability to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement and have the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
    • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative team environment, juggling multiple projects against tight deadlines.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
    • Ability to own and make decisions with incomplete information.
    • Having strong presentation and communication skills , striking the right balance between talking feedback while defending the vision.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Media Molecule is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity.


This is a permanent position.


Before you apply

People of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Media Molecule is committed to creating an inclusive and safe work environment that reflects the diversity of the world around us. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Tips for getting hired!

Words are not enough! We need to see what you make: a portfolio, showreel, demo…send us a curated selection of your work that shows just the pieces you’re most proud of. Don’t be afraid to show us your personal work alongside your professional projects… just make sure we have your best creations to look at. We’re certainly excited to see portfolios made in Dreams as well.

Be yourself. We are a studio that encourages our team think creatively, to play with new technology and jam on individual ideas. We love seeing the personality of everyone at Media Molecule reflected in Dreams and so it’s YOU and YOUR STYLE that we are interested in learning about.

Embrace collaboration. Dreams is a very collaborative project and Media Molecule loves a game jam, so we need team members that can work well together – sometimes across departments that don’t traditionally overlap. Maybe you already work on a team, or manage a guild or play in a band – we’d love to hear how you get on collaborating with others.

Go for it. Media Molecule is filled with people with all sorts of previous experiences – straight from university, from jobs outside the industry, from AAA studios and indie ones, etc. We are after people who fit the roles we are hiring for not a specific number of years in the industry. Some roles benefit from certain experience, of course, but otherwise we are very open. We make creative games, and creativity is something we all enjoy. If you are interested then please apply – and don’t forget that portfolio!

What you get

On top of all the things we already mentioned, you’ll also get to be part of a talented, diverse team of people, get a tip top benefits package, including private health and life insurance, income protection and all that jazz, a competitive salary, a winning bonus scheme, a personal development fund, being a name and not a number, free lunches, organic fruit, and really comfy chairs. Our main studio is based in Guildford, and we now also have a small office in Brighton.


If the all of those job requirements seem to be describing you, and you like the sound of working at Media Molecule, then you should apply at once!

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