In a possible sign that things are improving, Electronic Arts is creating a new team at its Salt Lake City site. The company has had a mixed slate of strong titles and games that did not meet expectations recently, but multiple rounds of layoffs have trimmed expenses over the last two years. EA has pulled from its Sims developers in California to kick off the new group, and they've posted a variety of job openings. Gamespot has some additional info.
The creative director listing indicates that the game will be a new intellectual property and asks for experience with single-player and multiplayer online games. Meanwhile, the art director should have experience with "a mature, contemporary art style," and EA wants a senior online engineer with experience working with the online functions of the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.