Team Name:

World of Warcraft

Job Title: Voice Over Designer – World of Warcraft | Irvine, CA

Requisition ID: R022879

Job Description:

Your Mission

As a Voice Over Designer you will be creating and maintaining engaging vocal processing that supports the fantasy and gameplay moments within World of Warcraft. You will work directly with a team of sound designers, producers, and various other members of the development team to bring Azeroth to life through audio. If you are passionate about sound, dialog, making games, and working in a team environment, then we would love to hear from you.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, California.

What you bring to the table:

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain processing templates for a wide variety of characters.
  • Work with localization partners to ensure consistent and quality dialog across all regions.
  • Define processing for sonically complex characters, where VO and sound design intersect.
  • Work closely with sound design and narrative design ensure processing supports the fiction, world building, and in-universe rules for sound.
  • Use WoW tools for planning, research, tracking, and implementation.
  • Occasionally create sounds for creatures, constructed languages, sounds that support and reinforce VO, and other sound design tasks.
  • Help design pipeline improvements and streamlined workflow, as needed.
  • Work in collaborative environment, sharing your work and audio perspective with peers in audio and in cross-discipline groups.
  • Tackle technical and creative challenges to achieve the best possible player experience.

Minimum Requirements

Experience

  • 3+ years working in dialog pipelines, creating outstanding dialog processing for games or other media
  • 1 or more years working with commercial and/or proprietary audio implementation tools.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven proficiency working in DAW workstations, like REAPER, Nuendo or Pro Tools.
  • Demo reel or audio portfolio including representative examples of voice design and sound design experience.

Extra Points

Experience

  • Shipped multiple titles in a creative role for Voice or Sound Design.
  • Have played World of Warcraft (A Very Big Plus).
  • Designed sounds for fantasy and open world games.
  • Edited and conformed sound-to-picture.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Development experience with MMOs.
  • Scripting and/or light programming knowledge.

Your Platform

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us


Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc., is one of the world’s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 – $55.14 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Tagged as: Design, Home Studio, Localization, Requisition, Research, Scripting, Templates, Workstations

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