Pearl Abyss America, Inc. - the team behind Black Desert and the upcoming titles DokeV and Crimson Desert - is seeking a high-performing, creative, results-oriented and quality-obsessed, Partnership Manager to help accelerate our gaming reach to millions of customers across all platforms (PC, Mobile, Console, etc.) in North America.

The video game industry is transforming how players are entertained, communicating with each other, and interacting online and on their digital devices. As an experienced, passionate, and vision-driven expert in business development and partnerships, you will be the main person who leads the company’s partnership deals and manages general business development activities in the North America regions, from planning to execution. You will work closely with the Marketing, Content Production, PR, and Live-Service Teams to ensure all the partnership deals and strategies are well-aligned with the business goals. You will be also the main point of contact for the key business partners, both the current and potential, in North America Regions.

This position offers an unparalleled opportunity to ensure all the goals that Pearl Abyss' current and future titles will achieve in North America.


Manhattan Beach, CA (Los Angeles)


  • Support Pearl Abyss games and brands with new insights and research focused on optimizing reach, brand value, growth, and maximizing current and future trends in the video game industry

  • Provide frequent strategic partnership reports and analysis of Pearl Abyss brand partnerships, along with competitor audits and reviews

  • Bring new business partners, agencies, and paid content creators for all brands and games; develop new activations and campaigns with said partners

  • Build, maintain, and improve relationships with key internal stakeholders, external strategic partners, marketing agencies, and paid content creators to scale to each respective game, including seeing through all approvals

  • Oversee key partnerships and vendors as main liaison facilitating communication, asset management, and deliverables, and when applicable, invoicing and payment for partnership fulfillment

  • Create presentations and reports for previous business partnerships with KPI tracking

  • Collaborate in-office domestically and internationally to see each partnership through to its conclusion


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in the video game industry, especially in business development, IP licensing, partnership management, business growth strategy, etc.

  • In-depth knowledge of the video game market landscape, relevant entertainment industries, and value chain

  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset

  • Strong network in the video game industry

  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to drive results; action-oriented and strong problem solver

  • Strong presentation and communication skills as well as interpersonal skills

  • Ability to understand, interpret, translate, and communicate company business plans, strategy, and objectives

  • Experience in partnership/licensing deals for AAA titles is a big plus

  • *International travels may be required for this position


  • Experience in launching AAA PC MMO or Console titles in the US/EU regions

  • Avid Black Desert Online player


In addition to having a great culture, some of our benefits include:

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) 100% covered by the company for you and up to 3 of your dependents

  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

  • Retirement Plan (401K) - Company matching up to 5%

  • Pet Insurance covered by the company, for employee's pet animals (up to 3 pets)

  • Personal and Professional Development Wallet - $100/month

  • Life Style Wallet - $170/month Individual Allowance

  • Tiny Human Wallet - $500/month child subsidy

  • Paid Time Off - PTO (Vacation, Sick Days, Public Holidays & Winter Break)

  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)

  • Company sponsored Korean Classes

  • Free Gym Access (in the company office building)

  • Free Lunch in the Office

  • Stocked kitchen

  • Regular team outings and company events (temporarily suspended due to Covid)

What We Need:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume