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Chief Content Officer

Skillz
San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Vancouver, BC
1 month ago
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About Skillz:

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition.

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $86 billion last year to $161 billion in 2025.

As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month.

Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross , Susan G. Komen , American Cancer Society , and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments.

Skillz has also earned recognition as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work , Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies , Parity.org’s Best Companies for Women to Advance , a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 , one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups , and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.

Chief Content Officer will have a broad charter to accelerate the success of Skillz. Multiplayer games and experiences are key ingredients to driving growth. This role will drive the overall content vision, strategy, and roadmap leading to the creation, launch, and operations of marquee content on Skillz. Today the content on Skillz is games, but this role will also oversee content expansion into verticals such as education and fitness as the company grows. As a comprehensive content owner, the position will manage an eight-figure investment budget and guide multiple teams, including player acquisition and monetization, player relationship management, and running games as a service. This position will report to the Chief Product Officer and work closely with the executive team, including the Chief Revenue Officer and Product and Sales leaders.

Skillz is in a unique place in its evolution. The platform's technical roadmap extends its capabilities to address more real-time game use cases. The platform has a solid product-market fit, and there are early successes with Tether and Big Run studio’s casual games. Our partnerships with NFL and UFC are intended to provide fuel and branding for game developers to create higher quality and recognizable content.

We are disrupting how games are monetized and inventing a new paradigm for game publishing. The ideal person for this role is a builder, strategic thinker, and not afraid to change and challenge the existing paradigms in games. The person can triangulate across player needs from games, technology platform evolution, and the business of publishing to invent and scale content at Skillz.

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