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(Expired) Account Director (Gaming and eSports Partnerships)

1 month ago by Rogers & Cowan

  Century City (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Business Development

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Rogers & Cowan seeks an Account Director to manage multiple programs and execution for our financial service client’s gaming and esports partnerships. The position will be responsible for the overall planning/execution of the partnership elements on a national level. This person will also have various day-to-day program management and client/agency integration responsibilities. A strong passion for and knowledge in gaming and the esports industry background are required. Additional background in other entertainment facets including music and film knowledge are a tremendous plus.

The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and within a multi-agency team setting, while supporting the brand focused initiatives and event activation. The AD must be a strong project manager who is thoroughly organized and detail-oriented. This position typically requires solid client management background, communication skills, attention to detail, experience in developing strategic recommendations, and event management/hospitality experience. Additionally, ADs must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead plan development and agency execution of activities and programming related to client’s US esports sponsorship properties including (but not limited to):
    • Plan development and facilitate integration of US Esports marketing initiatives with regional / local client and agency teams
    • Client presentation development
    • Create and manage cross-channel B-to-C programs and promotions
    • Coordinate B-to-B hospitality events and programs
    • Assist with asset management, ticket allocation and audit oversight
    • Liaison for approvals across creative/branding, PR , off line media, social media
    • Manage program recaps
  • Build and manage relationships with gaming and esports properties on behalf of clients
  • Lead the event marketing management and execution (Project plans, Budget management, Timelines)
  • Prepare written POV’s on all relevant client sponsorship and partnership opportunities
  • Monitor and research competitive activity for existing clients and produce report of findings
  • Assist account leads in supporting day to day needs for Financial Services client
  • Lead the development of regions tiered marketing activation plans, strategies, budgets and deliverables
  • Manage planning and execution of custom Marketing programs
  • Serve as liaison for approvals across creative/branding, PR, digital and social media, and media partner promotions
  • Development and management of specific materials related to individual events, including but not limited to management of accompanying digital platforms and all activation elements
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal and external partners as well as outside vendors and properties
  • Lead and manage team of Account Managers and Account Executives
  • Provide consultative support for evaluation of new property opportunities
  • Create and manage program budgets, billing, and timelines

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion for gaming – this isn’t just a job for you
  • Relevant experience in gaming and/or esports - Entertainment Marketing a tremendous plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 7-10 years agency/client service experience in partnerships – some time in gaming industry a requirement
  • Experience in implementing marketing plans and events
  • Experience with on-site management and execution
  • Experience in document writing including status reports, recaps, industry/competitive analysis
  • Capacity to become day to day client contact
  • Able and comfortable to operate within a dynamic working environment across different time zones as well client’s office
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of personality types
  • Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal. A writing and PowerPoint assignment will be part of the hiring process
  • Some budget management and/or reconciliation experience
  • Ability to manage relationships with key partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail, including the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent computer skills, master of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability and flexibility to travel and weekend/holiday work as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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