Audio Director

Posted 28 July 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameJoe Sutcliffe

Job description

Free Radical Design are looking to add an Audio Director to their Nottingham based studio.

Free Radical Design have been reformed to revive the unbelievably enjoyable gaming franchise Time Splitters! Continuing the sequence of games that was loved and enjoyed by so many.

As the Audio Director you will lead and manage the sound design team, creating an environment for your team to experiment, improve, and innovate as you mentor and coach them to develop further technical and creative skills.

You will be representing, defining, and executing the vision for the audio team to the highest sound quality possible as well as overseeing and supervising both internal and external audio post-production for Quest, Cinematics, Foley, sound effects, VO recording sessions, and marketing productions.

Your responsibilities will also include…
  • Ensuring and maintaining the highest standard of sound for all the audio team participate in
  • Reviewing sound designers’ work progress in any aspect and encourage sound designers to embrace their responsibilities
  • Working closely with composers to develop the coherent creative vision to ensure the highest sound quality 
  • Collaborate with audio, localization and tool programmers and providing clear guidance to develop sound tools to be compatible with the latest industry standard
  • Work with the production team across all discipline to ensure the most efficient roadmap and concrete pipeline necessary for the audio team
  • Establish a safe work environment with the other game directors and evangelizing the importance of audio 
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 8+ years’ experience in gaming audio
  • 3+ years in directing a game audio team or other leadership position
  • Experience in the game development of cross-platform AAA games on PC and consoles
  • Strong management interpersonal and communication skills
  • Devotion to explore the highest creativity in game audio
  • Established at mentoring and coaching a team
  • Fluent in English
  • Expertise with technical skill set over both developing internal development tools and external middle ware such as AK Wwise would be a huge plus