Business Development Manager - Publisher Relations at Discord
San Francisco, CA, US

Do you video game? Do you Discord? Do you business develop? We are looking for you!

Wait...who are you? You are someone super passionate and experienced within the gaming industry that can help drive Discord’s efforts with our AAA publishing partners and developers across a variety of projects.

Discord is a small group of passionate gamers whose mission is to bring people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. Everyone here is committed to making Discord representative of the world we want to live and play in.

What you'll be doing

Working with AAA game publishers and developers to identify and deliver their needs within the Discord ecosystem including the launch of the Discord Digital Games Store and Nitro subscription service

Detailed organizational mapping of large and cross-functional gaming teams to determine decision makers and influencers.

Negotiating complex business terms around game catalogs for the purpose of securing AAA titles in both retail distribution and subscription models.

Present existing and new product features to relevant publisher partners and drive adoption and product launch.

Serve on the front lines as an AAA publisher/developer advocate in internal conversations and product roadmaps.

Provide quantitative and qualitative reports to drive continuous improvement, optimization, and innovation within the AAA gaming accounts.

Attend gaming conventions and events (E3, PAX, Gamescom, GDC, etc) to continuously drive deep relationships with publishers and developers.

What you should have

Knowledge, passion, and a solid network in the video game industry. Relationships and experience with Japanese based game publishers is a big plus!

Exceptional communication and people skills, both written and verbal.

Self-motivation and ability to develop new initiatives.

Ability to work and self-direct in a fast-paced startup environment.

Possess strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Attention to detail and data trend analysis/presentation.

Experience and interest in international travel to Asia and Europe.

Superb prioritization and time management.

Technical aptitude.

Qualifications

BA/BS or equivalent work experience.

5+ years in a business development role while working in the gaming industry.

Knowledge and usage of Discord is a plus!

Bonus: you enjoy a friendly Nerf duel, a debate about the future direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and/or a cup of delicious Philz Coffee from around the corner!