Think you know a lot about D&D?
A job post on Wizards of the Coast’s corporate site is looking for someone to be VP of Dungeons & Dragons.
You’ll need to have at least 10 years of experience in business, marketing or product management and know how to make money from consumer franchises.
This is a reminder that WotC view D&D as a franchise.
You’ll need to be an inspiring leader and have outstanding communication skills. Those bullet-points on PowerPoint won’t cut it.
You’ll need to be a self-starter and be a force of change. The last requirement reads;
A strong agent for change, accustomed to accountability and driving improvement within teams, with examples to share outlining improved team dynamics and performance within diverse environments.
“Change” and “accountability” are words that businesses sometimes attach to the unpleasantness of letting employees go.
Wizards do, to their credit, take the chance to remind prospects that they are an equal opportunity employer.
If you’re tempted and land the role, then you’ll lead the D&D roadmap. Think it’s time for an official D&D 5e Dark Sun setting? That’ll be your call.
You’ll be as responsible for managing profit and loss on teams as you are for core RPG mechanics. Surely not an easy role!
The old VP of D&D was Nathan Stewart. What happened? Promotion to Head of Franchise for both D&D and Magic the Gathering. Nathan’s LinkedIn header is currently a graphic for Baldur’s Gate III.
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