Microsoft is looking to hire franchise managers for Halo and Fable, with a view to expanding both brands into a new range of merchandising opportunities.
The first job post is for Franchise Business Manager at Fable developer Lionhead Studios, and the candidiate will be required to help take the brand into, “other areas such as video games to books, toys and TV as well as companion game opportunities.”
“As a Fable Franchise Business Manager, you will be responsible for creating and managing additional Fable product lines,” the post continues. “You will do everything you can to make those product lines wildly profitable and impactful for the franchise as a whole.
“From working with executive producers on product design strategy, developing business models, forging distribution and promotional partnerships to driving production efficiency, you will ensure that your P&L is something our entire studio is proud of. You won’t do this work alone, you will do it in collaboration with designers, producers, analysts, technologists and marketers.”
The Halo job role is largely the same.
Under responsibilities, Microsoft writes, “You understand the video game industry, the TV and film business, consumer products and technology. You’ve been working in this field successfully for 7+ years and have a never ending curiosity in how business is evolving at the intersection of entertainment and technology. You have a passion for creative organizations, gaming, entertainment and the Halo franchise.”
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