Sr Communications Manager Wed May 23 02:00:00 CDT 2018 Renton, WA 473395800 2746 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world&#39;s largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering&reg; Trading Card Game and Dungeons &amp; Dragons&reg; Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a Sr Communications Manager to join our Brand team.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?<br /> <span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Senior Communications Manager is a public relations and messaging expert who will help build excitement for Magic: The Gathering Arena and future digital games through a steady drumbeat of compelling coverage in top-tier outlets. This person will help make our most exciting new initiatives a success by providing leadership to develop and execute effective PR strategies and bring new methods and ways of thinking to the many team members they will collaborate with. The ideal candidate has a track record of generating great press coverage for video games; a passion for strategy games and fan communities; and is curious, flexible and collaborative when facing challenges and opportunities alike.</span></span></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Magic Communications team strives to be that knowledgeable and welcoming gaming friend who keeps Magic fresh and fun for everyone. We make sure current fans around the world are engaged and informed about what&rsquo;s going on in Magic, and we welcome new fans to the party by introducing them to new experiences and people.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD </span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Develop strategies to generate accurate, positive earned media placements for Magic digital games and esports through thorough research, flexible planning and creative thinking. Develop metrics to measure success and impact and adjust strategy and tactics based on that data as needed.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Collaborate with PR firm and colleagues to create press releases, talking points, FAQs and messaging used in multiple communications venues.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Advise executives and creators on varied complex and critical decisions that have significant impact and prepare and colleagues for interviews and appearances.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Plan for and provide counsel to teams during crisis situations and lead crisis response.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">QUALIFICATIONS</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">6+ years demonstrated media relations within the gaming industry.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrable results in creating and executing effective media relations strategies.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Proven ability to coordinate and align multiple internal and external stakeholders.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Contacts and relationships with influencers and press in the gaming industry.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience managing complex, high stakes issues and crisis situations, including sudden unexpected opportunities as well as problems.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Familiarity with being a part of and working with dedicated, passionate fan communities.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Comfort collaborating with and counseling senior-level leadership on crucial decisions and issues.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience drafting, editing and maintaining press materials and messaging used in multiple communications channels.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Education and Training:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">4-year college degree or equivalent experience.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Additional Experience:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge of Magic: The Gathering preferred.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Agency experience a plus.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Physical Requirements: Office environment, able to work on a computer for long periods of time.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.&nbsp; It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.hasbro.com"><font color="#0066cc">Hasbro</font></a> (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to <em>Creating the World's Best Play Experiences.</em> From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by <em>CR Magazine</em>, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by <em>Ethisphere Institute</em> for the past six years. 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Date: May 23, 2018

Requisition ID: 2746