Blizzard Jobs: Next-Gen MMO Franchise Development Producer

Blizzard CEO recently told MCV the Next-Gen MMO is new IP, and as such requires the Creative Team to develop a new universe and story from scratch. Like all Blizzard franchises, each universe has its own line of books, action figures, T-shirts, and other merchandise. Blizzard is aggressively looking for a Franchise Development Producer to build relations with companies to develop licensed products based on the Next-Gen MMO. Interested? Do you fill the shoes and have the experience on your shoulders?

Feel free to apply. Join Blizzard Entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communications skills, proven experience in production, and a track record of shipping AAA products to help lead the efforts on its next-gen MMO.

Responsibilities
  • Be the key evangelist for producing products which expand the next-gen MMO brand outside of the gaming industry, ensuring alignment with Blizzard Entertainment’s overall brand strategy.
  • Be the key liaison between the development team and other functional teams within Blizzard Entertainment (e.g. creative development, licensing, marketing, legal) to create brand-extending merchandise for the next-gen MMO franchise, including:
    • Books / Novels
    • Action figures
    • Comics
    • Short movies
    • Apparel
  • Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment’s next-gen MMO that enhances the gameplay experience.
  • Direct strategic analysis of market trends and competition.
  • Build and manage internal and external partner relationships.
  • Work with legal team to define and conquer any legal hurdles necessary to execute the franchise vision.
Requirements
  • Demonstrated passion for computer games and related entertainment products / media (i.e. comics, movies, toys, etc.)
  • Outstanding communications, project management, and relationship-building skills
  • A minimum of 3 years product management, licensing, or business development experience in the entertainment or toy industries
  • Able to work well in a team environment with various internal groups such as creative development, marketing, legal, Blizzard Entertainment development teams, etc.
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding networking skills
  • Bachelor’s degree

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