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Job ID : 1424481 Date Updated : September 27th, 2023

Chief/Assistant Producer, Anime Production|アニメスタジオでの制作過程知識歓迎

Hiring Company Warner Bros. Discovery Japan
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Casual Clothing Flex Time

Job Description

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…
When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

General Summary:
Assist the Director/Executive Producer of Animation for production issues arising in connection with Warner’s local animation production for Warner Bros. Japan   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing original content which company can own the rights
  • Responsible for success of contents as a Producer.
  • Sourcing or generating original concepts or concepts adopted from existing literary materials for development into animation products
  • Reviewing scripts, treatments, novels, comics and other literary materials and supervision of writers composing such works for Projects
  • Meeting with writers, directors, producers, agents, managers and voice talents regarding the development and production of Projects
  • Preparing and proposing Production plan and Marketing plan to local management and home office
  • Meeting with composers, songwriters, directors, producers, agents, managers and singers regarding the development and production of Projects
  • Reviewing and advising with respect to aspects of producing the Projects, such as casting, production schedule, physical production, script modifications, cost control, budgeting, talent issues, and others
  • Reviewing and reporting on dailies and the progress of the production, including for example, monitoring actual spends to budgeted spends
  • Preparing and supervising the creative package
  • Preparing and controlling Projects Budget for production and distribution
  • Preparing Ultimate for Projects
  • Coordinating in connection with other business units including Theatrical, TV and CP
  • Coordinating in connection with other department including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Digital distribution and Planning & Strategy
  • Coordinating with local and home office personnel in the production, distribution, marketing, technical, financial and legal areas

General Summary:

Key Responsibilities:

  • 企画の立案とアニメスタジオの選定及び確保
  • 監督・キャラクターデザイナー・音楽家・音響監督・声優などのメインスタッフの選定
  • 脚本・コンテの監修
  • 原作出版社へのアニメ監修物の許諾作業
  • アニメ製作の予算管理
  • アニメ製作委員会の運営
  • 映像マスター制作の立ち合いと納品素材の制作
  • PRを含むマーケティング活動の指針の決定と実行

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 75%)
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Experience required: 

  • Minimum 2 years background in the anime industry.

Competencies we are looking for: 

  • have an excellent eye for picking up manga and source materials for anime adaptation
  • Ability to find original works that current animation users would like to see
  • Have the imagination to envision the right studio and director for the work to be animated.
  • Proactive in quickly approaching major publishing companies and animation studios.
  • Ability to communicate well with major publishers, animation studios, creators, and original creators,
  • Relationship management and influencing skills
  • Extensive knowledge of anime

Experience required:

How We Get Things Done…
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Industry TV, Radio, Media

Job Category

  • Creative and Design > Producer, Director (Game, multimedia)
  • Marketing and Product Development > Product Planning and Development
  • Marketing and Product Development > Other (Marketing and Product Development)
  • Creative and Design > Other (Creative, Design)
  • Creative and Design > Website Operation, Contents Planning

Company Details

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company