At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.
A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.
Rockstar Games is seeking a passionate Strategy Research Associate to join the Strategy team. The ideal candidate pairs strong analytical, research, and project management skills with a passion for gaming and the video game industry.
The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of popular games, franchises, genres, and broader trends in gaming and interactive entertainment, with an innate curiosity for exploring and helping to shape the future of the space. This person will support the Strategy group, execute on research requests, help evaluate potential opportunities, and support ongoing strategic projects and initiatives in collaboration with departments across Rockstar’s publishing and development teams. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of New York.
WHAT WE DO
The Rockstar Games Strategy team partners with teams across Rockstar, including Publishing, Development, Business Development and Partnerships, Marketing, and Consumer Insights & Analytics, on evaluating new opportunities and leading strategic projects for Rockstar.
Using research, industry knowledge, and analysis, we track ongoing developments across the interactive entertainment industry and support ongoing and new initiatives for departments across the organization.
Perform analyses of competitive games, platforms, and services to inform future game / title update design, product, and feature recommendations.
Create and analyze frameworks which break down in-game economies, monetization models, progression systems, security features, and design loops in PC, console, and mobile games.
Leverage social media platforms (Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Hacker News) and live streaming / video platforms (Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming) to track current events, sentiment, and ongoing discussion of gaming, technology, and entertainment-related information.
Understand landscape and capabilities of gaming-related and relevant technology companies to proactively identify opportunities for business development and partnership, investment, or acquisition opportunities.
Uncover trends and synthesize implications to Rockstar based on active monitoring of the video game, media, entertainment, and technology landscapes.
Support administrative and project management-related tasks for the Strategy team.
Professional experience in a strategic, product, or analytical capacity.
Gamer who plays and/or is up-to-date with major console / PC / mobile releases.
Familiarity with major video game and entertainment industry business models and products (subscription, free-to-play, battle passes).
Experience supporting dynamic, fast-paced teams.
Strong project management, organizational, and administrative capabilities to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly, synthesize and present complex information for senior stakeholders.
Analytical, comfortable with large data sets, and able to extract insights from analysis.
Ability to operate autonomously or with limited direction.
Acumen for learning technology-related concepts and quickly adapt to new technologies.
Comfort with ambiguity, uncertainty, and an evolving set of priorities and agenda.
In lieu of a cover letter, please write a short report summarizing your position on a recent trend in gaming or strong conviction about the gaming industry. 500 words maximum, not including sources.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply with the report detailed above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.
Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.
If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.
The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
*NYC Pay Range