Strategic Partnerships (Business Development) Intern

New York
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Full Time is a high-energy team focused on improving the games space, for our users, developers, advertisers and publishers. Working at you will find creative people who are passionate about all things games, constantly changing technologies, and having fun. Platform - a device-agnostic, multi-revenue stream platform that caters to developers both large and small to provide the best monetization, distribution and analytics. Destination - industry-leading games site with a custom experience tailored specifically to each user, in each geography, on any device. Network - white-label solutions to hundreds of publishers across the AOL network, network and other partners.

Who we are:
The Strategy and Strategic Partnerships Team is seeking a talented, motivated and passionate intern to join their team. This team is responsible for developing and maintaining all partnerships with game developers, publishers, and advertisers. In addition, they work alongside the General Manager to lead the Games.Com Strategic direction and organization. We’re looking for someone who is excited to be heavily entrenched in the world of gaming, ready to become an industry expert, and help develop strategic and innovative decisions to challenge the status quo and determine new ways to bring in revenue. 

In this position you may assist team members with any or all of the following:
•Researching what new games are in development and when they will be released—e.g., there may be a deal to be done in order to have them launch on the platform
•Working with publishers to determine game sections or other game sites that should power or partner with
•Work with mobile developers to use the SDK in development
•Work with and research game developers to get their games on our site
•Understand/research the projections research firms are making, how those changes would affect the Group and help brainstorm what our approach is in reaction to these projections
•Work with product to determine what large bets we should make based on where this team sees the industry headed
•Brainstorm the right ways to partner with clients, whether it’s creating a custom branded-game and powering distribution for it across the web or allowing an advertiser to interact with our users or even completely take over a section

The Strategy & Strategic Partnerships group is the go-to expert for all external partnerships and strategy. You will assist the team in taking the deal from start to finish (from initial contact through working with the legal team and General Manager to execute). We are looking for a top-notch intern and high performer for this team!

Required Experience
•Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or have graduated within the past 6 months
•Juniors, Seniors and Recent Graduates Preferred
•Previous work experience in: Business Development, Consulting, Finance, Banking, Strategy, or Client Services strongly preferred
•Previous internship experience in a corporate or start-up environment required
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Experience in or passion for the consumer internet and media industries
•Strong knowledge of and/or passion for the online games space
•Basic understanding of the advantages in gaming technology (Flash, HTML5, Unity--no programming skills needed)
•Proven ability to meet deadlines and think on their feet
•Distinctive problem solving and analysis skills
•Strong ability to adapt, parallel process and operate independently or with a team
•Experience in financial modeling and interpreting financial statements a plus but not required
•Strong analytical skills and experience
•Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

**This is an IMMEDIATELY available internship to start ASAP and continue through the spring semester. Applicants who cannot begin until January of 2013 may be considered though immediately available applicants are strongly preferred. **

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