Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Director, Xbox Broadcast and Events Strategy Lead in Microsoft (Redmond, WA 98052)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Microsoft
Position Name: Director, Xbox Broadcast and Events Strategy Lead
Location : Redmond, WA 98052
Job Description : At Team Xbox, we are on a mission to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. We deliver this vision by putting players at the center, enabling you to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want.
The Xbox Programming and Events team creates video content and event experiences that delight and engage the global gaming audience. These experiences and broadcasts reach millions of players, fans, and other audiences around the globe every single year. We are a team that is super passionate about gaming and storytelling. We pride ourselves on connecting with players around the world in innovative and interactive ways. We obsess about learning and trying new things. Most of all, we help foster an emotional connection between Xbox and the players, creators, and fans who make it all possible.
We are looking for a creative and proven leader to help evolve our premier video broadcast and events strategy and to lead a talented team of marketers to bring that strategy to life.
As the Broadcast and Events Strategy Lead, you will be responsible for building and delivering a world-class strategy that is innovative and showcases the future of storytelling at Xbox. This includes assessing how premier video broadcasts and digital/physical events can best delight our audiences and support business needs over the next 3+ years. You will also lead the team of creative and talented marketers and Executive Producers, and help them deliver on that strategy.
Gaming at Microsoft is an exciting business, with unprecedented levels of investment and support throughout the company. This role will frequently interact with executives across the gaming organization and will partner closely with teams across Microsoft including engineering, communications, social, product marketing, integrated marketing, finance, business development, and the field marketing team.
Core Responsibilities:
Assess gaming audience and business needs to determine the strategic approach for Xbox premier broadcasts and digital/physical events that highlights key gaming content at Xbox and fosters an emotional connection with the gaming audience and Xbox players around the world.
Lead a team of 5-10 marketing professionals with various level of experience, providing great coaching and career development to support their aspirations and opportunities at Xbox and Microsoft.
Stay up-to-date on the latest gaming market and audience research as well as new approaches to events and digital storytelling
Support the team in executing event and content marketing plans by providing clarity around key objectives, helping to address any roadblocks, and fostering collaboration and information sharing across the team and with partner organizations.
Maintain a learning culture that regularly assesses results and learnings and feeds that back into future plans so that we continually evolve and grow.
Build and maintain strong relationships within Xbox and with external gaming partners to help identify opportunities and deliver amazing content-based experiences.
Be a great teammate who seeks out collaboration opportunities and upholds a safe and supportive working environment.
Leadership Expectations:
Model and cultivate a growth mindset culture based on the Microsoft leadership principles: create clarity, generate energy, deliver success.
Lead effectively through transformations by building team capabilities for the future.
Effectively manage in a complex, ambiguous, and deadline-driven environment.
Advocate for inclusion and diversity, while demonstrating strong empathy and self-awareness.
10+ years experience in marketing or digital storytelling, including experience with video production and/or event marketing.
University degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field.
Familiarity and passion for gaming, pop-culture, and entertainment.
Proven ability as a people manager in coaching, developing and retaining great talent.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, solve problems, execute effectively, and manage multiple projects at once.
Proven track record of collaboration, influencing for results, and communicating with executive audiences.
Ability to analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources to shape and clearly communicate a strong point-of-view or recommendation.
This position can be based in either Redmond, WA or Los Angeles, CA and may require travel, both domestic and international, of 30+ days per year.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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