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Public Relations Assistant, Overwatch League (Temp)

13 days ago by Blizzard Entertainment

Burbank (California), United States

Job Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

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With the 2019 season of Overwatch League beginning February 14, 2018, you'll be the consistent "on the ground" Overwatch League PR representative at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA. This unique role will be the front line of daily face-to-face interaction with several key groups: media, Overwatch League players, social media influencers, Overwatch League events and Player Relations Coordinators and other staff.

This is a full-time temp position, with the work week running Wednesday through Sunday, aligning with the 2019 season match schedule. It's an exciting, dynamic opportunity to manage interview requests, engage in both proactive and reactive media relations, interface with the broader PR and Overwatch League publishing team and serve as a key point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders. You will be working under the supervision of the Sr. PR Manager for Overwatch League, but this role will require a great deal of self-sufficiency and impeccable judgment.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate media interview requests, working with media and Overwatch League staff for prioritization and scheduling. Brief players and Blizzard spokespersons on media opportunities so they are prepared going into the interviews
  • Respond to reactive media requests while on site, which may involve giving tours of Blizzard Arena and connecting media to Overwatch League spokespersons
  • Flag critical issues for the PR team and help troubleshoot those issues to the best of your ability on site, working with other Overwatch League staff
  • Build strong working relationships with the other teams within Overwatch League, including: Content, Team Ops, Community, Brand marketing, Editorial and more
  • Track media coverage and help generate coverage reports
  • Review all materials to ensure they are free of typos, inconsistencies, and other errors
  • Assist other Overwatch League departments at Blizzard Arena with other projects and duties as needed
  • Contribute to a positive work environment

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in customer relations, event marketing, PR or related field
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including: Overwatch League players, coaches, staff and owners, as well as internal production and event staff
  • Exceptional in-person communications skills
  • Able to act with discretion when handling confidential matters
  • Positive, up-beat attitude, and ability to remain calm and collected under pressure
  • Flexibility and high aptitude with multi-tasking

Pluses

  • Experience working with media (broadcast, consumer, sports, game enthusiast and business)
  • Interest in esports and Overwatch
  • Korean and/or Mandarin Chinese language skills

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working on the Overwatch League
    • What games you are currently playing

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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