Art Outsource Manager – Star Wars at Zynga

Job Overview

Zynga is looking for a Art Outsource Manager – Star Wars with minimum 5+ years of experience in Architecture & Planning field. This is a Full-time position in Brighton, UK, London, UK with 50K to 60K salary based on skills and experience. Applicants must have a portfolio on their profile and minimum High School / GED to be considered. Learn about Zynga here.


This position will require knowledge of Collaboration Talent , Web Sales Funnels , Customer Service , Research Design and Laboratory Supply Chain Programs , Adobe Photoshop , Adobe Sketch , JQuery , Dreamweaver . Full requirements can be found in the job description below.

Job Description

We are BossAlien, part of the NaturalMotion family. Our mission is to bring AAA console visuals and deep compelling gameplay to mobile platforms. For the past three years NaturalMotion Studios have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz. Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice. Job Purpose We are looking for Associate Art/Art Outsource Manager to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in creating Star Wars™: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunterswill bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters. You will work with the Art Directors, Leads and the Production team to supervise the creation and completion of art content, ensuring the overall artistic vision of the game . In this role, you will be responsible for supervising the delivery of outsourced assets and submissions to the IP holder. You will ensure Art demands are met on time and to schedule without sacrificing the high-quality ethos of the studio and are delivered in support of design and technical requirements. You must be flexible, highly motivated and conscientious in a role that will see you harmonize with all fields. Your keen eye for detail and production experience will allow you to identify project risks and dependencies, proposing solutions where issues emerge. Key Roles & Responsibilities Responsible for maintaining the outsource pipeline Working with the relevant Artists to collate art materials OS vendor management and IP client relations Supervise, lead & evaluate outsource process from hand over to final delivery Support the Game Art Director’s vision Manage and communicate the flow of assets to vendors Marking up images to accompany text feedback Crafting presentations, and status reports Creating specs and Work Orders for Outsource Identify inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement within the creative process Highlight potential risks associated with IP assets art tasks and requests. Also, ensure detailed documentation is completed where appropriate Required Skills & Experience Experience in working with outsource partners Experience working in a team that has provided effective and constructive feedback Experience in how to maintain visual consistency throughout the development A good understanding of art, design and technical fundamentals Good Photoshop knowledge Excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal Desirable Skills & Experience Experience in leading a team Traditional art skills (drawing, sculpting, painting) Passion for games and Star Wars What do we offer? Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme, Zynga stock allocation and Employee Stock Purchase Plan Contributory pension scheme 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown Private medical care, dental and healthcare cash plan Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme Flexible working hours Summer and Christmas parties We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us! We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at accommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.