At PlayStation London Studio, we are on a mission to make award-winning, landmark games. Our upcoming PlayStation 5 online multiplayer game will be focused on a brand-new IP we are extraordinarily excited about.
Our new game is close to our hearts, as the whole team collaborated on coming up with the concept from the very beginning. We’ve seen this idea grow from a seed, and now we’re looking for new starters to continue our journey on shaping our plans for this AAA project.
We’re also a part of the PlayStation Studios family, a collective of teams - from Insomniac to Naughty Dog and many more. As such, we have solid support system – often knowledge sharing industry advancements so that all our studios, individually lead the way to create memorable gaming experiences.
About the Role
We are looking for an Audio Director, to drive the product vision for our ambitious AAA online title. This is a brand -new role for the studio, one that will be part of the Studio Leadership Team, reporting to our Game Director. You will partner with the award-winning PlayStation Studios Creative Arts team to develop an outstanding audio experience, while finding ways to continue pushing forward the audio craft within our new IP.
There are many opportunities for you to have a significant impact on the Audio Direction of our new title, as well as help craft the strategic direction of how we deliver dialogue, sound design, and music on future titles!
Scope of Work
You will build, establish, and direct the audio vision, both creative and technical, based on the project's creative direction.
Collaborate with the Game Director, team Leads and in-house and off-site audio teams, to define game audio quality bar & vision and communicate this both internally and externally.
Drive the quality of dialogue, sound design, and music in collaboration with the wider PlayStation Creative Arts teams and the studio’s Project Leadership team, adapting and re-prioritising to creative and technical challenges.
You will be the main audio contact point for the team, working across disciplines and external worldwide teams.
Advocate for the value of audio and educate the broad set of developers within the Studio on Audio’s needs within the development process.
Direct and drive audio initiatives (e.g. new workflows, features etc.)
Work with the PlayStation Audio Tools & Technology team to utilise the latest technology available in the audio domain.
Provide direction to Composers working on the game's musical direction.
You will lead, mentor, and manage the internal studio Audio team.
Be the representative for the project and franchise in the public domain for audio, sound, and music.
Be responsible for the final mix process – bringing together Project Leadership, dialogue, sound design and music into an incredible audio experience for our players.
Essential Knowledge & Skills
Prior experience as an Audio Lead or Audio Director for AAA games.
Experience directing outstanding audio across a range of styles and genres.
Comfortable communicating creative ideas and collaborating in multidisciplinary teams, giving, and taking direction.
Highly organised and can prioritise multiple priorities & deliverables.
Proficient in interactive audio and postproduction techniques.
Prior professional experience with actor and voice actor casting, auditions and directing of performance talent.
Deep understanding of current industry audio technologies, and how to deploy them for a AAA title.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We encourage you to bring your best-unaltered self to work. Inclusivity is one of our studio values, which means we embrace different perspectives to fuel our creativity and we know that our games are stronger for it!
It is important to us that our teams are passionate about diversity and inclusion. They must understand that these words speak to people’s lived experiences that may differ to their own. We encourage our teams to educate themselves and show support and their commitment to DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion). As an example, some of our outreach activities include giving talks, mentoring, speaking at schools, running roundtables and much more.
We therefore welcome applications from all groups who are underrepresented in the games industry. We can offer training to upskill our team, so if you don’t feel you meet 100% of the job criteria, we still strongly encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.
Our roles can be flexible in terms of work location in the UK. We will consider the individual’s preference for hybrid, remote or onsite working. We may be able to support remote working from a selection of other countries depending on location and the role you're applying to, so please reach out to see if that could be a possibility. If you wish to relocate to the UK and require sponsorship, we can support you with the visa process.
We have so many benefits, and we felt that if we listed them all out here it might look like we are bragging! What we can say is that we have you covered, from health and wellbeing, to finance and personal development, there is something there for everyone! If you would like to know more head to our benefits and perks page!