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Playside, Australia’s largest independent games company is on the hunt for an innovative and experienced Senior Publishing Producer. This is an incredible opportunity to play a critical role in the successful delivery of games within our Publishing portfolio, supporting our external partners in delivering on time, within budget, and to agreed quality.

If you enjoy working in the gaming community and have a strong interest in games then this is a great opportunity to join our incredible team.

Key Responsibilities

       External Partners

  • Create positive, collaborative and trusting relationships with our external development partners and guide them through the full development lifecycle.

  • Proactive internal communication ensures the team always knows what to expect and when to expect it. Ensure they have full context, our feedback and concerns are appropriately communicated and a continual that WE are as excited about the project as they are!

  • Act as the conduit between external developers and internal PlaySide stakeholders by creating efficient and effective organisation structures and processes that enable high quality games to be approved and delivered on time and within budget.

  • Responsible for ensuring thorough and adequate production planning activities are being undertaken by external developers.

  • Assist in the coordination of milestone deliveries

  • Be an active participant and mentor on project documentation, providing the necessary assistance in the creation of roadmaps, budgets, resource plans and risk assessments.

  • Partnering with Release Management to assist developers in a smooth, predictable release phase and into launch. This includes all services PlaySide deliver during this period (QA, Localisation, Age Ratings etc)

  • Risk Management - you should see risks coming before the team, and you should proactively identify ways to mitigate them.

    Internal Stakeholders

  • Serve as the developers internal champion amongst PlaySide stakeholders by providing engaging, informative and objective information about the current status of the project.

  • Regular reporting of results back to production and leadership to ensure organisation wide continued learning. Communication with external partners and clients to keep them updated on information which may impact their projects.

  • Partnering with the Head of Publishing and Executive team to ensure all projects are delivering on time, within budget and to the agreed quality. Active participant in evaluating milestone deliveries and responsible for providing feedback to developers.

  • Establish the process by which PlaySide reviews and evaluates prospective publishing games submissions.

  • Define and roll out project management best practices to ensure we are efficient and predictable with our Publishing commitments

What You Bring To The Role

  • A passion for all things tech and excellent collaboration skills

  • Experience shipping new games or shipping releases for live games

  • Experience leading game development teams

  • Next level verbal/written communication

  • Excellent time management

  • Understand driving forces behind games in the current market, and the ability and willingness to dig into and learn more when needed. Criteria such as monetization, engagement, retention & the identification of a core loop. Suggest improvements as needed.

What we offer here at PlaySide:

  • Playdays - an additional 5 paid days off per year to do something you love.

  • Industry leading Parental Leave benefits.

  • Employee Assistance Program to support mental wellbeing

  • Industry leading Mentoring - We’re agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role, with a clear career progression path!

  • Half price state of the art Gym access! (right next door) - you can wear your free PlaySide Swag!

  • Social events! Including Games night, karaoke nights, Movie nights (We hire out the cinema!), group activities and food trucks! Smashbros tournament, LoL casual, board games sesh after work. You name it, we got it

  • Relocation allowance, if you move close to one of our head offices.

  • An opportunity to be included in our Employee Share Program!

  • A chance to work on some of the most exciting, original projects, with the most incredible, passionate game company in the world - just take a look at our website.

  • Be a part of one of the most diversified teams in Australia gaming industry!

How to Apply

Email your application to

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows:
● You apply with your killer CV and a folio of examples of your work!
● Quick phone chat with one of our delightful People & Culture team members
● You may then be invited in for an interview (in-office or via Zoom) to outline all of your past work,
and we will let you know all about PlaySide.
● 2nd stage interview or Zoom call, to meet one of our General Managers or Directors
● You’ll then get the opportunity to meet some of our current PlaySiders - this is a casual chat and
a get to know you session!

Please Note: Only candidates successful for an interview will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our
LinkedIn page and careers page for future roles.

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