Sega is seeking a Sonic the Hedgehog expert to assist in establishing and codifying Sonic lore for future video game and media projects.
A new job listing for Sega of America reveals that the company is seeking an expert to help solidify and expand Sonic the Hedgehog lore. As the release of Sonic Frontiers gets closer, Sega seems to be putting more effort into the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, and the new hire may have a big impact on the future of the series.
Sega of America is seeking a full-time Associate Manager for its Burbank, California office, per a recent LinkedIn job posting. The Associate Manager will directly assist Sonic Team in meeting the needs of the expanding lore team and contribute to the franchise’s evolution. The new hire will organize and codify the future of all Sonic media’s lore, canon, characters, and universes. In addition, the Associate Manager will be responsible for project management and creative duties for future Sonic Team projects. Applicants must be well-versed in Sonic games, animation, and comics, as this position is heavily involved with the Sonic franchise.
Throughout the entire creative process, the new Associate Manager for Sonic Team will establish priorities, organize meetings, and provide assistance to the language team. The creative process involves coming up with ideas, writing scripts, and going over story material to make sure it is correct and stays consistent. Legends about Sonic need to be checked out and properly written down so that future Sonic projects can stay consistent. Concurrently, the associate manager must incorporate Sonic Team’s feedback and inquiries into a collaborative effort. According to the job listing, putting Sonic lore into a written form will require good management and communication skills.
Assisting Sonic Team will be a challenging endeavor, so the new hire must be enthusiastic about the wildly successful Sonic franchise and willing to work with a large group. In order to perform many of the job’s essential duties, candidates must also possess strong writing and communication skills. The new position requires animation production management experience, project management expertise, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and Office 365.
Sega of America desires consistency in Sonic lore and game development above all else. Sonic the Hedgehog has returned to form, according to reviews of Sonic Frontiers; Sega should capitalize on the game’s positive attributes. The new Associate Manager will be tasked with enhancing the game’s features and lore from where Sonic Frontiers left off.
Sega is putting money into the future of Sonic games and other media, but the results of the lore team’s work might not be clear until more Sonic projects are done. Fans can also look forward to a new Sonic Prime animated show that will be on Netflix this winter.