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Communications Strategist

9 days ago by The Story Mob

Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Public Relations

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The Story Mob is the world’s first communications consultancy focused solely on the esports market. We work with brands, teams and publishers to shape meaningful esports communications and to have authentic conversations with fans. This is the most exciting and fastest growing sport in the world - and communications are helping to shape the future of it.

We’re headquartered in LA, with teams in LA, Amsterdam, and Berlin - and our clients span the globe. For this position are looking specifically for someone based in Los Angeles.

We’re a hungry and ambitious company, where each team member wears a lot of hats and the ceiling for growth is sky-high. Our culture is open-minded, fast and flexible where great ideas are celebrated and you’re free to execute them and learn new skills.

If you’re based in LA, and an existing comms pro looking to use your strategic insight and contacts across multiple brands in the market this could be a great opportunity to join the world’s first group of first esports-focused communication leaders.

About the Role:

Client Support

  • Working with the three co-founders on a cross-section of clients
  • Being the first line of contact for regular client needs and keeping accounts organized and on track
  • Weekly/monthly activity reports, with milestones and current activities communicated through the evergreen PR tracker
  • Helping to brainstorm new and fresh stories, opportunities and collaborations for the brands we work on
  • Monitoring and tracking of media coverage and social media sentiment, and creating coverage reports for monthly and project recaps
  • Creating customized press and events lists
  • Coordinating calls and media visits

Media relations

  • Actively research and get to know esports and mainstream writers already covering, or with the potential to cover, esports stories
  • Identify journalists and publications for exclusive stories across esports, sports, business, and financial media
  • Work with us on creative, accurate and authentic stories across a variety of media
  • Build your own strong network of media contacts, and maintain those relationships
  • Craft unique and perfectly tailored individual pitches to relevant journalists, and follow through.

Internal business development

  • Actively research and get to know esports and mainstream writers already covering, or with the potential to cover, esports stories
  • Design and develop The Story Mob’s social media and content strategy, from handling the corporate Twitter account to project managing white paper development
  • Create decks and proposals for new business prospects and help research new targets and potential partners
  • Help oversee the new client onboarding process

About You

You communicate.

We want someone who asks the right questions, isn’t afraid to speak up, sends updates before they are required and can point out potential issues before they arise.

You want to grow.

If you are looking to dive deep, work hard and accelerate your career, we are here to give you those opportunities and support your professional development.

You have a passion for or are willing to become interested in esports.

Whether you’re an esports fan with mad organizational skills or an existing PR pro looking to learn more about the world of esports, we’d be excited to talk to you. In turn, you must be excited to get your hands dirty, go to the events, and immerse yourself in what we believe is the future of entertainment.

You are independent.

We work from three different countries and across even more timezones. You want to be a digital nomad or spend winters in South East Asia? We love that. As long as you meet your deadlines and do excellent work, we want you to be fulfilled in work and in life.

Our Offer:

  • Competitive salary, fitting your experience and skill set with bi-annual checks and reviews
  • LA is your home, but you will have full location flexibility for anytime you want to be somewhere else
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Potential for travel to international esports events
  • Personal development budget
  • The right hardware that works the way you prefer
  • Full healthcare specific to your location

Please note that we will only review applications with a resume and a cover letter included. Please apply by sending an email with those documents attached to the email address linked below.

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