Blizzard looking to hire new Hearthstone game director

Blizzard is looking for a new head creative mind and has posted a job listing to replace former game director of Hearthstone, Ben Brode.

According to the listing, Blizzard is looking for someone with communication skills, the ability to lead creatively, top class system design skills and a “stellar track record of shipping AAA games.”

The listing reads: “With 10 Mana Crystals at the ready, you’ll be leading the charge for a highly talented team to continuously strive to make the game the best experience as possible.”

“Experience driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly-collaborative environment, managing and mentoring creative designers, and being a true partner to Engineering, Art, Audio and Production is essential.”

The advert also includes a specific requirement to interact with the community, something Ben Brode excelled by creating a public persona that was a huge part of creating a positive sentiment towards the game among its players, with his appearances on events and reveal streams a real highlight.

Amongst other job requirements include a passion for Hearthstone, experience with communicating and mentoring, and five years experience leading or directing game development — and having shipped multiple AAA games would be considered a big plus.

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