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Director of Programming, Games

Marketing | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Like our fans and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikia communities across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, games, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 40, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are visited by over 100 million people a month. 

As our Director of Programming for Games, you will lead Wikia’s brand position through industry relations, content programming, and community strategy around all aspects of games. You will lead efforts to amplify the voice of the most knowledgeable fans on the planet by curating and cultivating content, shepherding strategic partnerships, and initiating creative / productive pursuits. This is your opportunity to turn the editorial world on its head by doing what they do better, with the help of millions and from the vantage point of the leading global games destination. You’ll be expected to emanate Wikia’s brand character through all of your dealings, making every effort to further people’s understanding of Wikia as the social universe for fans, by fans. In this role, you will collaborate with sales, community and business development efforts. This is the ultimate intersection of fans and brands. 

Expertise in digital content and editorial strategy will be your foundation for success in this role.  We need your high-caliber contacts in the industry to take our efforts to the next level. You’ve likely been working for a gaming company, publisher or as an editorial director of a gaming-based website for a number of years.  Your contacts in the industry consider you an expert and always on the cutting edge of the hottest new games and trends. Connecting communities with publishers and developers is what you do best.

Your impact will extend far beyond your own team to encompass our business as a media platform, consumer products and even technology. Our exciting fan platform is going to introduce great career challenges for you, but is also coupled with a culture that emphasizes strong work life balance. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive salary, stock options, and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch. 

We’re a company in its heyday and we need you to help us continue to tap our potential while learning from some of the brightest minds in social and digital media.  Inquire within and let’s get you started.