Business Development Manager

Pocket Gems

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Episode is a mobile storytelling network and platform created by Pocket Gems. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 3 billion episodes (equivalent of ~57,000 years) across 60,000+ stories. Over 6 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, and Pretty Little Liars.


Identify additional revenue streams and marketing opportunities for Episode
Create business plans and proposals for new projects and opportunities
Pitch new partnerships to potential business partners
Negotiate partnerships with companies in a variety of industries including tech and entertainment
Work across product and engineering teams to execute on new opportunities


Bachelor’s degree from a top school. MBA or advanced degree a plus
4 - 6 years of work experience, including time spent in at least one of the following:
Strategy consulting
Finance (banking, PE, or VC)
Business development at an entertainment & media company or talent agency (e.g. MTV, Netflix, CAA, WME)
Strong attention to detail
Strong Excel skills, knowledge of SQL a bonus
Passion for great storytelling
Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to take ideas and run with them through to the finish, and are excited to build new relationships with people and companies outside your domain
Strong execution skills with experience leading cross functional teams to deliver exceptional results on multiple axis of time, quality, and cost
Ability to communicate complicated ideas in a clear and succinct manner that motivates its listeners
Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get things done


Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) match. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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