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Head of Games

Yahoo

Yahoo

Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that reaches hundreds of millions of people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

A Little About Us

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love — from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news — with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

At Yahoo News, we are laser-focused on making discovery delightful and becoming the world’s best curator for our 35 million daily users and expanding our distribution to meet millions more users where they are. Building the best guide to the Internet (and the world) requires building the best team.

A Lot About You

We are seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial leader to drive the strategy for growth around our portfolio of daily games.

Reporting into the GM of Yahoo News, you will lead efforts to transform and scale online games at Yahoo and play a pivotal role in managing a cross-functional team, setting priorities that will deliver user value and propel growth through engaging, fun and unique daily web games.

Your primary objective will be to refine and implement the growth strategy for Yahoo’s Games business by uncovering new opportunities for business development and partnerships, driving new product development and integration and optimizing operations. You will define the direction for Yahoo’s web games offering, set ambitious goals, and execute initiatives and product roadmaps. You will also have experience and in-depth knowledge of the games space.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the P&L and drive audience and revenue growth for Yahoo Games.

  • Develop and deliver on a product roadmap that can drive positive outcomes through a great experience with smart monetization.

  • Identify and develop new ways to grow Games by leveraging Yahoo’s unique portfolio and user base.

  • Identify partners and suppliers with titles that meet our users’ interests.

  • Lead and inspire a team while also driving collaboration and partnership with cross-functional partners (Partnerships, Marketing, Content, etc.) as well as Product and Engineering partners.

  • Monitor game performance and drive KPI targets for the product and its features.

  • Drive retention strategies, optimize user engagement, and ensure a seamless experience across platforms.

  • Partner with Analytics to establish experimentation roadmap, using A/B testing to meet goals and derive product and player insights.

  • Stay up-to-date of industry trends, emerging technologies, and user needs to identify and capitalize on new games opportunities that deliver value to our users and drive business growth.

  • Develop successful relationships with external partners to deliver meaningful business outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Passion for online games and deep understanding of the web games ecosystem and competitive landscape

  • Experience as a Product Leader building and scaling consumer experiences

  • Experience operating with and/or leading cross-functional teams (product management, engineering, legal, finance, marketing, etc.)

  • Ability to contribute at high levels strategically and operationally

  • Well-developed skills and judgment for assessing and balancing competing factors like quality, scope, cost, risk and time

  • Ownership mentality: willingness to take responsibility for the team and product outcomes

  • Experience working collaboratively with development teams to deliver innovative solutions

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, including executives, editors, and technical teams.

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for identifying and driving the development of new games-related opportunities that add value to users and contribute to business growth.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $140,890.00 - $306,705.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.