Cinematic Sound Designer – Cloud Imperium Games – Manchester

Cloud Imperium Games

Cloud Imperium Games are looking for a Sound Designer to work alongside CIG’s Audio Team and Global Video Department to support our linear marketing material in our Manchester Studio.

We release linear content on a regular basis to our growing fan base – narrative, motion capture, commercials, game trailers, high-end documentaries, behind-the-scenes news programs, live-stream Q&A with our developers and other content. This is all published and hosted through various online channels.

The candidate will need to be proficient in dialogue, music and SFX editorial practices, creative sound design and re-recording mixing, ideally having a good level of experience from years working in audio post-production. Although the role does not require working on in-game-development material, you will be embedded in the heart of the Audio Team, collaborating with the Audio Director, Global Video Department and the wider Audio Team to ensure our marketing material aligns with the project desired aesthetics.

The position is based in our Wilmslow, UK studio and will report to the Lead Sound Designer / Audio Director.

What do our Cinematic Sound Designers do?

  • Act as primary point of contact between Global Video Production (GVP) and CIG’s Audio Department.
  • Attend spotting sessions with key creatives to determine creatives goals and aesthetics.
  • Edit and track lay Dialogue, Music and SFX to specification.
  • Collaborate with GVP / Audio Director to produce high quality tailored sound design for linear media.
  • Produce well-balanced sound mixes of CIG’s linear marketing material.
  • Manage, deliver and archive audio deliveries.
  • Some production sound / Foley / SFX recording may be required.

What would we expect from our Cinematic Sound Designers?

  • Notable commercial experience in creative audio post-production.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of audio post-production processes and pipelines.
  • A Proficiency with modern day audio software tools (ProTools, Reaper, Izotope RX, Plugins).
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.
  • A show-reel of relevant linear sound design work (please see notes below)

Demo Reel

We are unable to assess candidates who do not submit a demo reel, and please note this is not a music composer position.

Please provide an up to date and relevant sound design demo reel displaying your creative linear sound design i.e sound design for film/game trailers, cinematics and gameplay captures)

Diversity Statement

CIG is a global company, staunchly committed to cultivating a culture and workplace that celebrates all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives. Together, we are creating a space where authentic recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the importance of diversity is fostered by everyone. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to build a team that represents all walks of life, and we want every employee to bring all the things that make them unique to the work environment. The universe is as vast and varied as the people in it, and it’s our differences that make it special.

Covid-19 Hiring Update

During the pandemic we transitioned to a temporary work-from-home model. We are now working through a gradual return to office plan as improvements of the COVID-19 situation will allow. We’re continuing to interview and hire during this time and while Cloud Imperium is overall an in-office operating company, some roles will start out remotely and others will be in-office from day one of employment. As a general policy, we have a Flexitime policy arrangement that allows for some remote working if and when it meets the needs of the role and the company. The details can be discussed during the interview stage. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you. Also, we follow mask requirements as they keep being updated per local regulations when in studio and we’re also requiring full vaccination in order to work in studio.

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