Esports Player Manager Thu Dec 06 00:00:00 CST 2018 Renton, WA 523482000 8903 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><span style="color: rgb(75, 0, 130);"><strong>Bring Your Brain...                                                               </strong></span><strong>Esports Player Manager</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(75, 0, 130);"><strong>We'll Supply the Dragon!!</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</strong></p> <p><strong>Are you….</strong></p> <ul> <li>An experienced and passionate esports professional?</li> <li>Excited to join a team dedicated to leveraging Magic: The Gathering’s 25-year history in competitive gaming and catapulting it to new heights in esports on its new digital platform, Magic: The Gathering Arena?</li> <li>A communications guru, skilled in delivering the right message at the right time, and equally good at listening, reacting, adjusting, and responding?</li> <li>Proficient at motivating small groups of people to alignment and action?</li> <li>Adept at combining your vision with the insights you gain from listening to others to navigate a way forward in partnership to create joint impact?</li> <li>An advocate for professional gamers within the gaming business, able to balance their desires with business needs to create win-win scenarios?</li> <li>Excited about working on a lifestyle game that has been a part of gamers’ lives for 25 years, and to make it a part of their lives for 25 more?</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to consider. We’re looking for an <strong>Esports Player Manager</strong> for Magic: The Gathering Arena. As part of the <strong>esports team</strong>, you will work in collaboration with a team of esports professionals to design and execute best-in-class esports programming for MTG Arena. Your impact will be in managing the relationships with professional players and esports teams to deliver an outstanding esports experience for our fans and deliver tangible business impact for Wizards and our partners.</p> <p> </p> <p>At Wizards of the Coast, we believe diversity of experience is fundamental to creating accessible and fun gaming experiences for *all* of our players.  We encourage everyone to consider being a part of our team.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD (MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES</strong></p> <p><strong>Esports Player and Team Relationship Management</strong></p> <ul> <li>Drive and advocate vision for Magic: The Gathering Arena esports to potential players and professional esports teams and collaborate on win-win esports programs</li> <li>Own and manage day-to-day relationships with players and professional esports team partners as it relates to MTG Arena esports programs, including communications, scheduling, branding, sponsor integration, PR appearances, influencer activity, etc.</li> <li>Partner with business, content, marketing, and franchise teams to ensure that sponsors and partners are fully integrated into player and team activity</li> <li>Internal Cross-functional Leadership</li> <li>Advocate for players and professional esports teams within Wizards</li> <li>Lead internal cross-functional teams in executional support of players and professional esports teams, defining project objectives, schedules, resource requirements, budgets, and deliverables</li> <li>Create and deliver reports and presentations on the impact of esports programs</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Esports Research and Design</strong></p> <ul> <li>Maintain intimate knowledge of the global competitive landscape, including awareness of industry, its trends, competitive intelligence and best practices</li> <li>In collaboration with the wider esports team, evolve the MTG Arena competitive gaming scene, looking for new competitive structures and innovative ways for competition, ultimately creating meaningful experiences across all levels of competition by developing engaging content and programming that will appeal to existing and new audiences</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</strong><br /> <strong>Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</strong></p> <ul> <li>5+ years’ experience in games, entertainment, sports, or related industry, including roles in esports player/team management experience</li> <li>Experience working on live events, tournaments, and/or live broadcasts</li> <li>Proven experience working for or with professional esports teams and/or players, preferably in support of AAA game titles</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Outstanding communication skills, adept at delivering the right message at the right time, and equally good at listening, reacting, adjusting, and responding</li> <li>Innovative problem-solver, skilled at finding win-win scenarios and capable of balancing competing priorities between internal and external stakeholders</li> <li>Understanding of collectible and trading card game tournament structures</li> <li>Deep comprehension of various components that make up an esports program</li> <li>Strong knowledge of the esports and competitive gaming industry</li> <li>Strategic thinker with ability to manage multiple projects under deadlines and in complex and fluid business environments</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Education and Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Travel Requirements (% of time per year) </strong></p> <ul> <li>20%</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</strong></p> <p><br /> The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.</p>

Esports Player Manager

Bring Your Brain...                                                               Esports Player Manager

We'll Supply the Dragon!!

 

WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?

Are you….

  • An experienced and passionate esports professional?
  • Excited to join a team dedicated to leveraging Magic: The Gathering’s 25-year history in competitive gaming and catapulting it to new heights in esports on its new digital platform, Magic: The Gathering Arena?
  • A communications guru, skilled in delivering the right message at the right time, and equally good at listening, reacting, adjusting, and responding?
  • Proficient at motivating small groups of people to alignment and action?
  • Adept at combining your vision with the insights you gain from listening to others to navigate a way forward in partnership to create joint impact?
  • An advocate for professional gamers within the gaming business, able to balance their desires with business needs to create win-win scenarios?
  • Excited about working on a lifestyle game that has been a part of gamers’ lives for 25 years, and to make it a part of their lives for 25 more?

 

Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to consider. We’re looking for an Esports Player Manager for Magic: The Gathering Arena. As part of the esports team, you will work in collaboration with a team of esports professionals to design and execute best-in-class esports programming for MTG Arena. Your impact will be in managing the relationships with professional players and esports teams to deliver an outstanding esports experience for our fans and deliver tangible business impact for Wizards and our partners.

 

At Wizards of the Coast, we believe diversity of experience is fundamental to creating accessible and fun gaming experiences for *all* of our players.  We encourage everyone to consider being a part of our team.

 

DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD (MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

Esports Player and Team Relationship Management

  • Drive and advocate vision for Magic: The Gathering Arena esports to potential players and professional esports teams and collaborate on win-win esports programs
  • Own and manage day-to-day relationships with players and professional esports team partners as it relates to MTG Arena esports programs, including communications, scheduling, branding, sponsor integration, PR appearances, influencer activity, etc.
  • Partner with business, content, marketing, and franchise teams to ensure that sponsors and partners are fully integrated into player and team activity
  • Internal Cross-functional Leadership
  • Advocate for players and professional esports teams within Wizards
  • Lead internal cross-functional teams in executional support of players and professional esports teams, defining project objectives, schedules, resource requirements, budgets, and deliverables
  • Create and deliver reports and presentations on the impact of esports programs

 

Esports Research and Design

  • Maintain intimate knowledge of the global competitive landscape, including awareness of industry, its trends, competitive intelligence and best practices
  • In collaboration with the wider esports team, evolve the MTG Arena competitive gaming scene, looking for new competitive structures and innovative ways for competition, ultimately creating meaningful experiences across all levels of competition by developing engaging content and programming that will appeal to existing and new audiences

 

AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:

  • 5+ years’ experience in games, entertainment, sports, or related industry, including roles in esports player/team management experience
  • Experience working on live events, tournaments, and/or live broadcasts
  • Proven experience working for or with professional esports teams and/or players, preferably in support of AAA game titles

 

Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:

  • Outstanding communication skills, adept at delivering the right message at the right time, and equally good at listening, reacting, adjusting, and responding
  • Innovative problem-solver, skilled at finding win-win scenarios and capable of balancing competing priorities between internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of collectible and trading card game tournament structures
  • Deep comprehension of various components that make up an esports program
  • Strong knowledge of the esports and competitive gaming industry
  • Strategic thinker with ability to manage multiple projects under deadlines and in complex and fluid business environments

 

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience

 

Travel Requirements (% of time per year) 

  • 20%

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Requisition ID: 8903