Merchandise Licensing Specialist

Rooster Teeth, Austin, TX

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Duration: Full-Time

Rooster Teeth is looking for a Merchandise Licensing Specialist to support our team!  This role will be responsible for managing all inbound licensing partnerships and collaborations with external brand partners. Your responsibilities will include identifying and establishing relationships with potential partners and IP, overseeing the product lines for these partners, tracking and managing approvals for all product and marketing with these partners, and ensuring forecasts are sent and royalties are tracked and paid. This role will expand our product offerings and reach through relevant and exciting partnerships and product, and ultimately drive new business and customers to the Rooster Teeth Store.

The ideal candidate will be organized and be an expert in communication.  You have experience in the worlds of licensing and retail, and understand the product development lifecycle. 

*In this climate of constant change, candidates must be able to work and telecommunicate from home, as well as be able to work onsite if/when that becomes an option.*


  • Identify new IP and brands to expand our product assortment
  • Establish and manage relationships with potential and existing partners
  • Oversee the product lines created for all partners, and ensure they meet any partner requirements and expectations
  • Track and manage approvals for all product and marketing related to partners
  • Track and manage forecasts for all partners
  • Work closely with the planning and merchandising team to ensure forecasts are accurate and updated regularly
  • Track and manage payments and royalties for all partners
  • Work closely with the marketing and eCommerce teams to ensure products are launched and marketed to partner standards and needs


  • 2-4 years experience in licensing
  • Merchandising or product development experience a plus
  • Strong organizational and communication skills a must
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and execute and deliver on time

Benefits & Perks:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Use What You Need paid time off
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Catered meal on Mondays
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Flexible dress code
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks
  • Pet Friendly
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com

About Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub, and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

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