WildWorks / Animal Jam CEO

As a lifelong Utah resident, I have seen what the deep talent pool and entrepreneurial spirit in this state can produce. Some of the biggest digital entertainment properties in the world were created here, and I believe that most of the pieces are in place for Utah to produce the next Pixar, the next Supercell, even the next Apple. What's missing are a few synaptic connections that UDEN is helping to forge: talent to mentoring, startups to capital, product experts to growth experts, and the burgeoning Utah tech scene to global entertainment marketplaces. 

Clark Stacey

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  • Social Media Video Producer

    Animal Jam is the world's biggest online playground for kids, with 55 million users worldwide. We enable kids to become their favorite animals and play together while learning about science and the natural world. We are a licensee of National Geographic, and get to leverage their multimedia libraries in the content we create. Social media has become a big big part of what we do and what we are: essentially, a safe social network for kids 9-13.

    Players watch over 4500 hours of video in the AJ virtual world and app every day. Our social media channels are big and growing fast. Our audience leans female, and the gamer community that has emerged around AJ is super creative, smart, and engaged. Search 'Animal Jam' on YouTube and you'll see some amazing fan channels they've created.

    So that's us.

    We want you to come make gonzo social media videos and stuff with us. It'll be fun.

    You'll need to be very, very good at that, with a channel of your own that makes us shake our heads in disbelief that one person could be so funny, crazy, technically proficient, and creative without us already knowing about them. It would be helpful if you also happen to be way into wildlife conservation and encouraging tween girls to pursue science/tech/engineering/arts/math careers.

    You'll get to work for the hottest game company east of the Jordan river, with great pay & benefits.

    Send your link and resume to careers [at] wildworks[dot]com. Equal opportunity everything.


  • UI Artist

    Job Description

    Responsibilities: 

    ● Help manage UI asset delivery pipelines for 1 or more mobile game titles

    ● Improve the visual quality of user interfaces and internal materials

    ● Conceptualize using sketches and AI/PSD

    ● Work within established UI style and utilize existing assets

    ● Conceptualization and production of new templates, assets, and UI styles

    ● Maintain up-to-date knowledge of mobile/gaming UI aesthetics and trends

     

    Qualifications

    ● 2-3 years professional experience in User Interface Art

    ● Experience creating assets and styles for User Interfaces on at least one published game, mobile preferred

    ● Portfolio must showcase relevant and contemporary artistry and experience

    ● Task driven, self-motivated and proactive personality

    ● Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and contribute to team

    ● Expert knowledge of Adobe Software Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator

     

    Nice to Haves: 

    ● Hands on Unity experience

    ● Familiar with Jira

     

    Additional Information

    Full time, in-house position (minimum 40 hours/week). Please send portfolio link and resume to careers@wildworks.com

    Company Description

    WildWorks creates interactive entertainment for kids that’s fun, substantive, and beautiful. Founded in 2003 by game industry veterans (originally as “Smart Bomb Interactive”), WildWorks builds and publishes blockbuster mobile, social and online games; including the #1 online playground for kids in the U.S., Animal Jam. Through a collaborative association with the National Geographic Society, Animal Jam incorporates rich factual content about science and animals, and provides free learning resources for teachers and parents through its “AJ Academy” portal. WildWorks is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a satellite office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The WildWorks team of 120 includes the best multimedia artists, engineers, designers, safety experts, and community support staff now working in interactive media. 

    If you love making things millions of kids will enjoy, and you want to work on a revolutionary gaming project, this is an opportunity to join a highly collaborative team and create the future of Animal Jam, already the #1 MMO playground for kids. Animal Jam is developed at our studio in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah; 20 minutes away from spectacular wilderness and outdoor recreation, including the greatest skiing on Earth.

    As part of our team, you will work across multiple facets of the game’s development to deliver the greatest possible experience for players. We are looking for the best of the best; talented, fun-loving people ready to join an entrepreneurial company on a rocket ride to the pinnacle of children’s digital media.

     


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