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Apply for MySpace Vice President of Business Development

I was checking out IP communications companies that are using MySpace to implement voice plugins and applications and then checked my Linkedin network to read the latest from some of those same companies, and noticed the job opening at MySpace for Vice President of Business Development... job entry number 687227.

I'm copying here the details. If you believe you are qualified and would love a career with MySpace click on "job opening."

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Greater Los Angeles Area)


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Type: Full-time Experience: Executive Functions: Business Development, General Business, Management, Product Management, Strategy / Planning  Industries: Information Technology and Services, Internet, Marketing and Advertising, Online Media, Wireless  Posted: May 12, 2009 Job Code: Vice President, Business Development - MySpace Job Description
Vice President of Business Development - MySpace


MySpace is looking to hire a Vice President of Business Development. Candidates must be a product-centric business development professional with extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex media and technology-driven deals and a proven track record managing a business development team.

The VP Business Development will manage a business development team working across a wide variety of deals including content licensing and syndication, integrated advertising, enterprise IT, and the MySpace Open Platform. A passion for social media and an appreciation of its potential for users and advertisers is important. A proven track record leading deals that involve many of the complexities of Web 2.0 is a must--this includes experience structuring content licensing and monetization deals involving integration with third party APIs while also addressing issues of data portability, service level agreements, and complex revenue sharing arrangements. Prior experience in product management is not required but is highly preferred.


•Work closely with the MySpace executive team to set priorities for business development
•Oversee deal analysis and negotiations
•Interact closely with the MySpace product management organization to ensure that product strategy and specifications are properly accounted for in deal negotiations - ensuring that strong monetization and good user experience are outcomes of every deal
•Serve as manager and mentor to an experienced business development team
•Prepare presentations, financial projections, and strategic analysis


•7+ years of relevant business development experience within a consumer-facing Web company and 3+ years experience managing a business development team
•Deep knowledge of the emerging trends in social media as well as supporting business models and technologies
•Exemplary client management experience with strong communication and presentation skills
•Recognized industry presence and significant senior level contacts in the social media landscape
•First-hand experience with a variety of online advertising models including CPM, CPC, and CPA; experience in consumer e-commerce and micro transactions is a real plus
•Deep cross-functional knowledge of business development, product management and engineering
•A deep understanding of developer APIs; background in web application development is a real plus
•Demonstrated ability to create and execute on a long-term business development strategy
•A keen sense for gleaning market insights and innovative trends and an ability to translate this understanding into executable business development deals
•Financial modeling and analysis experience
•Ability to work well in a team environment as well as to set personal goals and manage time
•Bachelors Degree from a top tier University; engineering degree strongly preferred. MBA or JD a plus.


This position will be based in Los Angeles.

To apply for this position, please send your resume directly to

Please reference "Vice President of Business Development" in subject line of email.

Company Description

With over 126 million worldwide monthly visitors (ComScore), MySpace is the largest social portal in the world. In the U.S. alone over 44 billion page views are served monthly to 76 million visitors, with users spending an average of 266 minutes each month on the site. Our users come to MySpace to meet friends, find and listen to new bands/music, blog, plan events, play games, and participate in user forums and groups. MySpace has revolutionized the way people interact and plan their social lives.


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