Creative Resource Manager - Magic Studio


Wizards Of The Coast

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

Are you a passionate, organized creative management professional looking for an exciting role working with world-renowned fantasy illustrators, concept artists, and art directors?

The Magic Studio is seeking a Creative Resource Manager to support our phenomenal creative development squad through driving three areas of our process:

  • Proactive recruitment, review, and vendor signup of freelance art and writing resources.
  • Management of a group of internal visual development resources (concept artists, graphic designers, and art buyers).
  • Internal resourcing of creative team members to project work based on abilities, project needs, and resource availability (including recommending when freelance resources would be best deployed).

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with the department leads and producers on the intake of all creative project requests, source the most appropriate team for each project, and communicate accordingly.
  • Be responsible for the intake and implementation strategy of our external creative vendor pipeline, through an understanding the needs and goals of each project's creative lead, as well as the overall goals for the business.
  • Drive the vetting, testing, and contracting of new creative vendors.
  • Identify and resolve any potential resource challenges before project work begins.
  • Directly lead and develop a team of highly skilled visual development professionals.

What You'll Bring:

  • 3+ years in roles where you gained creative resourcing or talent management experience.
  • Experience with vendors, agents, licenses, and some standard contracting language.
  • Experience with people management.
  • Familiarity with the process of identifying art talent in accordance with project and brand goals.
  • Excellent understanding of a variety of commercial creative development processes.
  • Experience using workflow tools to handle resourcing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to initiate and iterate on workflows, from ambiguous beginnings towards clear goals and metrics of success.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.

Location: Renton, WA

Date posted: 2021-12-11