Business Information Research Manager

Location:
Northampton, MA, USA
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Full Time
Position Type:
Research
Experience Level:
3-5 Years
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Overview

Digital Development Management (DDM) is the world’s leading video game agency. Founded with a mission to improve the business of video games, we provide best-in-class solutions for development, publishing, distribution and funding by bringing together the right partners to tackle video game business opportunities through our core segments: 

  • Representation – DDM represents talented companies around the globe that design, build, support and market video games. 
  • Publishing Services – DDM delivers a customized, comprehensive and cohesive set of publishing services to support opportunities of all sizes and enables studios to maintain focus in their areas of expertise. 
  • Consulting – DDM provides consulting services to build and execute a tailored strategy in partnership with our clients who may be entering the games space, expanding on an existing initiative, securing licenses or undertaking a new endeavor. 
  • Investment Services – DDM consults as an M&A Broker for companies looking to secure investment or acquisition as well as those looking to source targets based in the video game industry. 

The DDM Games Investment Review is a unique and powerful resource focused on game industry investments which is used to help our investment clients achieve fair and equitable value and our consulting clients to make informed decisions regarding their business plans. Perfect for candidates with a degree or experience in corporate finance, DDM is looking for a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented Business Information Research Manager to oversee the Games Investment Review and promote its growth while strengthening the Data & Research division of DDM through additional data collection, reporting, and editorial content. 

This position may require work outside of normal hours due to the international nature of our business. May also include optional travel once or twice a year to conferences dependent on candidate. A hybrid schedule, primarily in-office, to be coordinated with final candidate. No relocation assistance is available for this position. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Research Assistant and Business Information Research Assistant to research and oversee the collection of investment, M&A transaction, and video game market data for the DDM Games Investment Review 
  • Produce the Games Investment Review’s quarterly reports 
  • Operate Power BI platform and direct updates/changes to the platform in conjunction with the data collection 
  • Write and drive editorial content for the Games Investment Review 
  • Lead press coordination in regard to the Games Investment Review 
  • Potentially manage social media accounts and customer service communications for the Games Investment Review 
  • Work with the Business Information Director to advance the Games Investment Review product offering as well as increase its industry visibility 
  • While majority of time will focus on the DDM Games Investment Review, there may be additional bespoke research projects and other tasks associated with maintaining and improving the Data & Research department and working with the Business Information Director 

Requirements

  • Must have the following experience: 
    •           Investment and M&A finance data 
    •           Research and statistics 
    •           Project management 
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Google Apps including Google Sheets  
  • Proficiency in Power BI and Highrise CRM a strong plus 
  • A proactive, professional, positive business attitude 
  • Ability to work well independently, remotely, as well as in a team environment 
  • Attention to detail, process-oriented, extremely well organized, and motivated to learn new skills 
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, including online etiquette 
  • Personal affinity with games a strong plus 

Benefits

DDM is a small company with a major footprint in the gaming industry. We’ve secured over $1B in projects for our development studio clients, lined up key equity investments and handled consulting projects for a wide variety of amazing companies. In business for over fifteen years with extremely low turnover, we care about our employees who, while located around the world, form a close-knit team. DDM has a competitive set of benefits tailored to your location. Our mission is to improve the gaming business and to provide worldwide business access to game industry companies large and small.  

Next Steps

Please only apply if you meet the requirements above and you are seeking a long-term opportunity with a dynamic company in a fast, ever-changing industry. Send your resume and cover letter to careers@ddmagents.com. We will not consider nor respond to resumes submitted without a cover letter whether sent directly or from Indeed.com and other hiring websites. Please include in your cover letter your narrative about why you are interested in a business career in the games industry and why you are a great candidate for this position. We will then be in touch if we’d like to set up a call to talk further. Thank you for your interest in DDM!

DDM is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

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