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User Research Assistant (Temp)

Description

Playtest Moderator

WB Games is looking for a User Research Assistant to work on games for all platforms including consoles, PC, handhelds, and online. As a User Research Assistant you will moderate groups (10 -16) through test session where data is collected on our games.  During each session you will observe participant behavior and communicate that information back to the group.  You will receive training for many of the necessary skills; however knowledge of research practices with people is critical.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and execute playtest studies.

o    Work with Usability managers to determine what products will need testing.

o    Recruit the necessary amount and participant profile for each study

o    Submit nightly notes/observations for each test

o    Administer each playtest in a non-biased manner

o    Maintain the inventory of gratuities (Games/T-shirts) forecasting when new stock is needed

o    Develop and evolve the playtest recruitment database

o    Special projects on occasion (Data Entry, Recruiting events)

Qualifications

  • Education:

o    Pursuit of relevant college degree (branches of experimental psychology, human computer interaction, human factors, or related field).

  • Prior Experience:

o    Must have completed Psych 209

o    Prior work with human subjects

  • Special Knowledge or Skills that would be valuable:

o    Comfortable speaking in front of groups with authority

o    Experience moderating large groups effectively without supervision

o    Excellent organizational skills.

o    Comfortable with Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, Outlook)

o    Knowledge of research design, qualitative, and quantitative methodologies.

o    Research experience with children combined with early childhood development emphasis

o    Familiar with game design theory and development process for video games.

o    Genuinely enjoy gaming in all forms!

 

 The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.