Senior Manager, Creative Direction, Wild Rift Shanghai
Job Id: REQ-0006683
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.
That's where you come in.
Creative Directors at Riot define and oversee the overall creative strategy for a product. You’ll create inspiring creative direction across experiences that genuinely surprise and delight our players. You ensure parity with product strategy and tie the product’s goals to the target audience. Creative direction is for the team; as the Creative Director acts as the intersection between aesthetics, story, and brand that evokes a visceral response in the user. You’ll represent the game at the IP strategy level and work with fellow Creative Directors to shape the future of the IP.
As Creative Director, you will own the holistic creative experience across all of Wild Rift, globally. You will bring together, guide, and inspire teams of multi-discipline developers to develop Wild Rift’s own unique and iconic creative voice. Through your close partnerships with Riot and Tencent stakeholders and developers, you will ensure that Wild Rift delivers a cohesive and resonant experience for players. You will report into the Executive Producer.
As a Rioter in China, you'll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming.
To reinforce Riot’s collaborative culture in our China offices, we’ve decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in the region. Titles don’t really matter at any of Riot’s offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our China offices to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won’t need a title at Riot to make an impact.
- Uphold the expression of the League of Legends IP
- Partner with Riot regional partners and Tencent developers on creative strategies that provide thematic cohesion on cross-game tentpole moments
- Produce artifacts that inform, align, and empower art, narrative, and audio
- Lead and manage creatives while promoting a healthy and collaborative work environment
- 5+ years experience in game development, minimum 2 years management experience
- Operated as a key creative leader
- Experience working with multiple disciplines to deliver on a goal
- Fluency in Mandarin
- Professional experience establishing creative vision and strategy
- Fluency in English
- Has shipped 1 title as a creative lead
- Deep knowledge of the League of Legends IP
Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.
For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!
Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in gaming