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(Expired) Athlete Manager, Gaming

1 year ago by Red Bull

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Business Development

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To expand a credible and lasting voice within gaming, Red Bull North America is upleveling our program of identification, acquisition, development, and marketing of top gaming talent. Some key goals of this program are to elevate the standards of development of professional players, at the same time authentically increase the standing of competitive gaming with a broader audience. To help achieve boundary-pushing results, a key program resource is a partnership with Red Bull’s highly innovative athlete/human high-performance department. Additionally, it utilizes in-house training and broadcast facilities to enhance development, and to produce high quality content programming. The Athlete Manager - Gaming will own the management and growth of this program in its entirety.

Areas that play to your strengths

(all the responsibilities we'll trust you with)

Strategy and Planning

  • Maintain an intimate knowledge of the global competitive gaming landscape (i.e., relevant titles, industry trends, players, teams, etc.) to inform Red Bull’s overall Esports athletes and teams strategy and related projects
  • Develop a scalable player/team identification, acquisition, sponsorship, management and development program that embraces high performance to create a leading Red Bull brand identity and narrative within the competitive gaming scene
  • Partner with Red Bull High Performance teams to institute proven athletic performance improvement models, training techniques and technologies for the Esports athlete roster
  • Define clear objectives, goals and KPI’s for Esports athletes and overall program performance, activations, community impact and media engagement
  • Partner with Red Bull Media House teams to incorporate talent into content objectives and identify new content opportunities
  • Build and responsibly manage detailed project plans, budgets and status updates across cross-functional teams for all Esports athlete projects, competitions and activations
  • Act as primary liaison for Esports athlete program to ensure full visibility and alignment across all Red Bull stakeholders, third party partners and vendors

Talent Development

  • Lead athlete, team, and Esports talent discovery by creating a formalized evaluation process spanning the acquisition of established top-ranked players to burgeoning talent at the local level
  • Negotiate Esports athlete agreements and contracts including performance expectations and terms, content and social media commitments, compensation model, bonus structure, branding rights, availability and schedule
  • Onboard new Esports athletes (including deep Red Bull brand, product usage and communications training), set and monitor performance goals and management plans
  • Work with the Red Bull High Performance team to evaluate and evolve Esports athlete environments (e.g., team houses, Red Bull Esports training facility), support networks (e.g., mentors, trainers, coaches, family) and development tools (e.g., nutrition and fitness programs, technology and data innovations, competitive simulations and boot-camps)
  • Support and monitor athlete preparations, travel and presence at Esports competitions or related activations to enable success and ensure premium representation of the Red Bull brand
  • Continually monitor overall Esports athlete roster to recognize early-stage performance issues and provide ongoing feedback/guidance related to performance improvement, personality and style
  • Define and own overall Esports athlete experience, itinerary and schedule at Red Bull owned and supported events

Marketing Outcomes

  • Develop and execute innovative Esports athlete projects and activations that establish Red Bull as an aspirational force and thought leader within gaming
  • Create comprehensive branding and product integration solutions and guidelines for all Esports athletes using new and innovative design and visibility formats
  • Partner with content production, programming and communications teams to develop Esports athlete focused, story-driven media formats, sponsored athlete and third party channels (e.g., gaming media and influencers)
  • Collaborate with marketing, brand, sales, distribution, media, communications, content production and programming, live event and digital teams to develop and execute integrated consumer marketing campaigns related to Esports athlete projects, competitions and activations
  • Leverage Esports athletes and activations to establish Red Bull as an authentic participant in competitive gaming activities (e.g., gaming-related “can in hand” and consumption)
  • Design and deploy activation guidelines, templates and toolkits for use by regional teams to activate Esports athletes within local markets
  • Your Experience Includes

(Proven performance in)

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the Esports industry, preferably within athlete/team management or marketing related field
  • Deep understanding of competitive gaming landscape including relevant game titles and publishers/developers, Esports athletes and teams, community gatherings and conferences, industry players, gaming media, key events and technology developments
  • Solid understanding of Esports live competition and broadcast formats, online platforms and related audiences
  • Creative thinker with proven ability to design, document and efficiently communicate compelling Esports athlete program strategies, tactics and projects
  • Experience with the design and execution of integrated athlete marketing campaigns and activations
  • Strong project management skills with ability to drive planning, schedules, budgeting, resource management, collaboration and status reporting
  • Driven sense of ownership and accountability with keen ability to know what needs to be done
  • Thrive in a fast paced and dynamic working environment

In your cover letter, please include an explanation of why your experience is specifically relevant to this role at Red Bull. We want to see your personal style – what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is here with us.

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