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The position: Video production editor for Rockstar Games
Location: New York City
Job duties: Will edit video game trailers, with the goal of conveying the emotional content and attitude of a game in a 60-second format. Initiates concepts and directs game capture artists. Will also work on TV commercials and other marketing and production materials. Job will require self-directing/producing when necessary, but also often involves working closely with a director to help achieve a specific vision.
The company: Rockstar Games produces many top-selling video game franchises, including Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Bully, Manhunt and others. The company’s publishing headquarters are in New York, but there are also several other locations worldwide. Rockstar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software (Stock Quote: TTWO).
Requirements: Must have at least three years of experience editing short-form work, especially trailers and commercials. Must be experienced with avid software and have a high level of technical proficiency in standard definition and high definition video. Must be equally comfortable taking direction and directing oneself. Ability to maintain a positive attitude in high pressure situations is important. Must have a reel that demonstrates ability to make materials of various styles. Strong references from previous clients/employers will be required.
Extra perks: You would get to be among the first people to see a new video game before it even hits the shelves.
Interesting info: The company's office in the United Kingdom needs "localization testers." These testers, who must be native speakers of a major non-English language (there's currently a need for native speakers of German, French or Japanese), evaluate regional versions of a game and look for any errors or problems.
Other opportunities: They have lots of opportunities for editors, producers and designers. Specifically, they need dialog editors, recording engineers, online architects and marketing designers. They also need gameplay capture artists, web developers and customer support managers.