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Game Designer At TVO

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Date: April 25, 2019

Position Title: Game Designer


Company: TVO

Division: Digital Learning

Department: Interactive Digital Media

Reports To: Manager, Content

Salary Range: $55,692.00 - $65,993.20

Location: Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)


As the Government of Ontario’s partner in digital learning, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning.

TVO’s powerful learning products and services, rooted in the curriculum, help build an Ontario that can adapt, innovate, and compete globally. Our in-depth current affairs journalism from an Ontario perspective supports citizen engagement and a more robust democracy. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.


Overview:


We are looking for a talented and creative person, who is naturally immersed in the gaming, digital, and mobile world, and who can create fun, educational, and engaging content for TVO mPower. You will be someone who is passionate about kids’ content for ages 2 – 12, and who understands how to create content for children.


You will report to the Manager, Content and collaborate daily with a cross-functional team in creating, updating, and standardizing game documentation, brainstorming and producing multi-platform content.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate and brainstorm during ideation of educational games with the cross-functional team
  • Create the game design and functional specifications for each game and ensure all documentation is current and up to date
  • Lead interaction design: create game rules, identify different ways the game might be played, and capture all functionality in Game Design Documents
  • Assist in editing and compressing digital audio for games and interactive pieces
  • Participate in game testing and usability testing, including prototype testing
  • Communicate goals and risks of project in conjunction with project team
  • Engage in multiple projects from concept to release
Qualifications:
  • 2 to 5 years of work experience in a game design, game production, or digital production environment
  • College or University graduate (or equivalent experience) in Game Design, communications, Digital Media, or any related field
  • Experience working specifically on children’s content
  • Experience and knowledge of children’s online audiences, as well as in-depth knowledge of children’s media
  • Working knowledge of online production
  • Able to clearly document processes and techniques
  • Experience with audio editing is an asset
  • Motivated, with the ability to work independently and in highly collaborative teams
  • Demonstrate flexibility with work assignments
  • Proven self-starter with excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and client service skills
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and proper grammar usage, specifically when targeting kids 2–12 years of age
  • Excellent presentation skills coupled with the ability to articulate concepts to clients and internal teams
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.


For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.


TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.


TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.