Associate Public Relations Manager, Esports
Location:
Posted:
September 29, 2016
Reference:
16000VT
Blizzard Entertainment seeks an adaptable, enthusiastic, and aggressive associate public relations (PR) manager to be an instrumental part of a team responsible for executing all PR activities for Blizzard esports. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years' PR experience in the gaming and / or sports industries being a media relations bulldog, organizing and facilitating interviews, and staffing events. Other areas of responsibility include coordinating the release of Blizzard-related information globally and assisting the other members of the PR team with a variety of tasks. Desired qualities include impeccable oral and written communication skills, an uncanny attention to detail, a high degree of flexibility and - of course - a passion for all things Blizzard.

Major Responsibilities
  • Execute high-impact public relations programs supporting press activities at competitive gaming events.
  • Draft, present, and maintain detailed PR-plan documents.
  • Compile press coverage and prepare detailed executive summaries.
  • Manage day-to-day contact with target media, including consumer, sports and trade media.
  • Conduct extensive phone / email correspondence and ongoing relationship-building efforts.
  • Arrange and manage Blizzard's participation in events, press tours and interviews.
  • Collaborate with and fulfill requests for Blizzard's international PR teams.
  • Create press kits and other promotional materials as necessary.
  • Compose accurate, well-written news releases and other media materials on deadline.
  • Review and edit text for Blizzard's websites and other public mediums.
  • Coordinate PR efforts between different departments within Blizzard.
  • Assist with public relations activities related to product launches and industry events.
  • Obtain art assets that will be used to feature Blizzard games in print and online publications.
  • Take on other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, or Journalism, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent speaking, writing, time-management, and organizational skills
  • A minimum of 5 years' PR experience, preferably in the gaming or sports industry
  • Able to consistently execute good independent judgment, organize thoughts, and make decisions under time constraints and a full workload
  • Expansive list of industry contacts
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, and overtime as required
  • Extremely detail-oriented approach to each assignment, and motivation to consistently meet deadlines
  • Able to think strategically and creatively, and an understanding of all facets of PR
  • Passion for technology, entertainment, and Blizzard games
  • Team-focused mentality, while being able to proactively complete independent projects with minimal supervision

Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.
A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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