eSports Manager

Sacramento Kings

Full Time
Sacramento Kings
Sacramento, CA

Job Details

Position Description:

The Sacramento Kings have an exciting opportunity for an eSports Manager to join our dynamic leadership team as we launch the inaugural seasons of professional NBA 2K eSports league, along with 16 other NBA teams. The ideal candidate is well-versed in the gaming community and experienced in social media management.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the team; represent interests both internally and externally
  • Provide insight into player selection process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to secure appropriate assets, develop brand awareness, build social media presence/PR and maximize sponsorship opportunities
  • Partner with Digital team to develop fan engagement in social media channels and develop strategies to increase engagement
  • Work with players and other internal stakeholders to create successful content development and delivery strategies.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to increase revenue through specific marketing initiatives
  • Manage relationships with eSports League, related organizations, and cultivate new relationships
  • Provide industry and local insights as input into the overall strategy
  • Regularly assess team’s performance and recommend methodologies to ensure successful, sustainable delivery
  • Research gaming industry events and conventions leading to recommendations for team activations and involvement
  • Provide analysis and reporting on all League events
  • Primary point of contact to manage and advise players on all day-to-day operations
  • Develop strategies for engaging gaming communities in Sacramento and around the world.

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at either a publisher, team, or brand working on eSports activities or competitions
  • Experience in competitive gaming, professional gaming, leagues and tournaments
  • Understanding and experience around eSports; knowledge of NBA2K community
  • Significant knowledge of gaming and internet/digital media industries.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities based upon analyzing relevant information and potential outcomes
  • Professional writing skills and editorial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong understanding of all social media platforms
  • Comfortable serving as on-air spokesperson for the team
  • Detail-orientated, ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner, be well organized and able to prioritize efficiently, and take initiative
  • Outstanding communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills
  • Innovative leader committed to delivering results
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on priorities and deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and travel as needed.

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