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(Expired) Head of 1UP Studios

4 months ago by Team Liquid

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Operations, Business Development

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1UP Studios, a leading production company in esports, was founded by Team Liquid in 2015 to address the disconnection between marketing and audiences within the gaming space. 1UP is known for focusing on authentic content and capturing epic moments in esports. From social media and commercial advertising to episodic documentaries, team/sponsorship announcements and feature films, 1UP creates unique high-quality content.

1UP Studios, based in Santa Monica, CA operates out of Team Liquid’s Alienware Training Facility. At 1UP we’ve built a great foundation and now we’re looking for a talented leader to take us to the next level. This is an ideal role for someone who loves balancing business strategy with creative story-telling to create best-in-class, full service productions.

This is a full-time position and you will be required to work out of our Santa Monica, CA facility.

Do You Have What It Takes to . . .

  • Grow an emerging business – illustrate a proven track record of creating new and evolving revenue opportunities for content including licensing, platforms, and interactive experiences.
  • Champion a creative team - think “big picture” while effectively managing creative operational requirements in order to execute on your vision.
  • Be an industry thought leader – network within the film/media production space and create strong relationships across major studios, networks and agencies.
  • Lead your team with vision – lead a diverse portfolio of staff including full-time/part-time U.S. based employees and contractors as well as international staff

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Grow 1UP Studio’s existing foundation by establishing best practices, building production budgets, financial models, and effectively allocating resources to expand the portfolio of content produced in an efficient manner.
  • Partner with Team Liquid’s executive team to develop 1UP’s business strategy in alignment with the overall organizational enterprise strategy.
  • Manage and lead the 1UP staff including hiring, training and creating 1UP’s pre-production department.
  • Structure, negotiate and manage all media, production and distribution deals.
  • Proactively seek new business opportunities by identifying key media/media licensing and original content opportunities in esports, gaming or otherwise.
  • Build and maintain relationships with production partners, studios, networks and OTT/emerging platforms.


  • 10+ years of experience in a leadership role within production at a major studio, network, platform or content agency.
  • Experience managing a 10MM P&L in the production space
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a large funnel of incoming projects, ensuring needs are met for internal and external stakeholders while balancing additional passion projects and broadening the portfolio of the type of content produced.
  • Awareness of the latest trends in content and media, with prior experience in multi-platform content production.
  • +1 for gaming knowledge or experience in esports.
  • Track record of developing, structuring and growing long-term business partnerships.
  • Strong business acumen; skilled at building and managing complex budgets, managing staff and resources with a focus on revenue generation and profitability.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved in the day-to-day operations.

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