OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for , or NFTs. Applications for NFTs include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and many other items backed by a blockchain. OpenSea is an open, inclusive web3 platform, where individuals can come to explore NFTs and connect with each other to purchase and sell NFTs. At OpenSea, we're excited about building a platform that supports a brand new economy based on true digital ownership and are proud to be recognized as ranked top private company.When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work. We also know how critical it is to celebrate and support our differences. Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. To help facilitate this, we support remote, hybrid or onsite work at either New York City, San Francisco or the Silicon Valley for the majority of our opportunities.We are looking for a Senior Associate of Gaming Partnerships to help drive partnerships with leading blockchain gaming projects, traditional gaming companies, and esports organizations. The ideal candidate will have experience building relationships and negotiating deals in the gaming industry, and will have a strong understanding of the blockchain/web3/NFT gaming ecosystem. You will play a critical role in developing and executing our strategy to support partners across gaming and esports and ensure they succeed on our platform. You will thrive in this role if you are creative, discerning, have a bias to action, and love working in a fast-paced environment.
What You'll Do
- Lead partnerships with both emerging and established game developers and esports properties, owning outreach, pitch, negotiation, close, and execution stages
- Collaborate with Product, Engineering, Marketing, Community, Legal, Trust & Safety, and other internal teams to implement and ensure the ongoing success of partnerships
- Grow relationships with existing partners to help them best leverage the OpenSea platform
- Work with product to develop tools and product features to address key needs for the gaming space
- Help scale gaming and the partnerships team as the company grows, attracting and developing amazing talent
If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone who is excited to join the team.
- Experience in business development or partnerships in the gaming industry
- Understanding of the key steps and success factors in game development and launch
- History of creative and critical thinking to close partnerships and help gaming partners develop successful projects
- Proven ability driving conversations with high-profile partners with significant autonomy
- Have outstanding interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence (EQ), and ability to persuade/drive alignment among differing perspectives
- Thrive in a collaborative culture and work cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders to launch successful partnerships
- Passionate about the blockchain, gaming, and NFTs