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22 Apr 2022

Full-Time Producer, Games & Websites

Fred Rogers Productions – Posted by maldonado@fredrogers.org Anywhere

Job Description

Fred Rogers Productions is looking for a Producer, Games & Websites to lead interactive content development for Donkey Hodie, a preschool series for PBS KIDS. This is a full-time position with benefits.

 

Under the direction of the Chief Creative Officer, the Producer, Games & Websites will produce interactive content for children across multiple platforms, including web sites, digital games and apps. This content is an opportunity for kids to ‘play the show’ and extend the learning and narrative experience of the tv series.

 

Candidates for this position must have strong experience in creating interactive digital games and websites as well as a passion for creating thoughtful, fun, equity-driven, and accessible interactive content for young children. Strong editorial and production management skills are required. Familiarity with principles of Universal Design for Learning preferred. Must possess excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

 

Working from FRP’s Pittsburgh office is strongly preferred, but not required. Relocation assistance will be provided if needed.

 

This individual must be willing to follow CDC-established guidelines and company policies to prevent and limit the exposure of COVID-19. FRP has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, subject to exemptions.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Creative Development & Collaboration

  • Develop ideas for games that are on-brand and deliver on the series mission.
  • Collaborate with and manage game studios, reviewing and providing feedback on all game development materials.
  • With the support of the Digital Production Assistant, share materials for review with CCO, PBS KIDS, educational advisors, and colleagues in tv production, and gather/implement feedback.
  • Participate in – or lead – playtesting of games, apps, etc., and other research opportunities.
  • Work with tv production partners to record voice over and photograph assets for games and websites.
  • As needed, contribute to or write digital plans for FRP projects in development.

Project Management

  • Manage schedules and workflows to keep projects on time and on budget.
  • Develop and manage project budgets.
  • Manage the maintenance of series website and work with developers to update as needed.
  • Create and maintain calendar of content launches and other key dates.

 

Strategic Planning and Analysis

  • Oversee the Digital Production Assistant in generating and analyzing Google Analytics reports and other metrics.
  • Seek out new platforms and opportunities.
  • As needed, brainstorm with Marketing team around social media promotions.
  • Identify external content creators – programmers, designers, etc. – to participate in interactive content development.
  • Advise on trends in digital culture, especially relating to children and families.

 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent FRP at industry events and conferences, as a participant, panelist or speaker.
  • As needed, provide support in maintaining other series websites/games.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4+ years production experience making games, websites, apps or other digital content.
  • Served in a leadership role on a team that shipped at least one educational or entertainment game, or app that was published in a widely available platform.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Strategic thinker – both in terms of game playability as well as in assessing success of games and other content.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse individuals.
  • Creative problem-solver.
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and kindness.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience making children’s media or working with children.

 

 

ABOUT FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS:

Fred Rogers founded the company in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engage new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Donkey Hodie, Alma’s Way, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods.

 

At Fred Rogers Productions, we believe kids come first, now and always. We connect with them through shows that are fun, relatable, and put their social and emotional learning front and center. That’s how we’ve earned the trust of parents, caregivers, and teachers.

 

We bring our one-of-a-kind expertise in early childhood development to partnerships with talented creators, writers, illustrators, animators, and producers. Together, we create shows that foster a natural enthusiasm for learning and that make kids smile while they learn big life lessons. And we are always exploring how to make the most of new ways for kids to watch and play.  For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement:

We embrace our differences and encourage employees to highlight differences in their work products and within our overall workplace. We believe that everyone has the right to work in an empathetic environment that promotes equal employment opportunities. FRP strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or military status in any of our operations.

 

EEO Statement:

Fred Rogers Productions is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by a person’s race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment, and dismissal. It is also our policy to provide an environment free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including, without limitation, sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related, or ethnic background-related.

How to Apply

Apply direct at the link below: https://fredrogers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29&source=aWQ9MjQ%3D  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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