The Manager for Franchise Project Management is a key member of Skydance Media’s Interactive Licensing department and supports the execution of various franchise strategies by managing licensed projects across the interactive mediums which result in robust revenue streams. This role reports to the Vice President of Business Development and Franchise Strategy and supports the development of interactive projects leveraging Skydance IP that provide augmentative experiences for fans. The primary goal is to facilitate and manage multi-million-dollar revenue streams by coordinating schedules, details, and deliverables for projects and activations supporting titles across the Skydance portfolio in addition to helping track and record the ever-growing possibilities for each respective title.
The person in the role should be highly organized, self-motivated and hold deep pride in their work. A passion for video games is an absolute must and a love of storytelling, fandom and traditional entertainment is highly desired. This role requires clear, concise and routine communication around multiple projects in development at any time. Additionally, a diplomatic demeanor is required as the complexity of deals and relationships often require deft interpersonal skills and a willingness to assuage concerns in difficult situations.
Expertise in gameplay design for interactive mediums (console, PC, mobile, VR, AR)
Proven track record of building interactive narrative structures as well as designing characters, factions and other IP elements
Fluent understanding of interactive business models, current industry standards and key players (platforms, publishers and developers)
Working knowledge of game engines including Unreal Engine 4 and Unity and an ability to communicate directives given their technological frameworks
Passion for interactive and fandom surrounding entertainment IPs. Intellectual curiosity about traditional entertainment mediums
MSOffice and Google software suite proficiency; Excel knowledge preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication—ability to quickly and efficiently write reports in succinct, accurate language
Outgoing, friendly, and assertive personality
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Superior organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Education Requirements | Experience
Four-year college degree or equivalent
3-4 years of interactive experience, specifically in gameplay and narrative design and/or production.
Experience in traditional entertainment (film, TV) a plus
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
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