Epic Games have recently put up a job listing for a ‘community influencer manager’ specifically for Fortnite, and you may be surprised at how little qualification and experience the role requires.
Fortnite’s massive rise to popularity has been matched in parallel by the rise of some of the internet’s biggest gaming influencers, on social media, YouTube and Twitch.
Epic Games clearly understands the role of this influence, and so is hiring someone to expand in this area and further the connection between Fortnite, the influencers and the fans.
All they ask is that you are “a passionate gamer with a strong track record of managing communities,” with no specific qualification or experience required.
“The ideal candidate will have experience engaging online communities across a variety of platforms from social (think Twitter and Facebook) to gamer focused media like Twitch and YouTube.”
They ask for a “mix” of qualifications like great written and verbal communication, familiarity with Twitch and YouTube, experience creating content and experience managing a gaming community. On camera experience is also a bonus.
So, the only real experience asked for is some involvement previously managing a gaming community, but it is not absolutely necessary, and they do not mention at what level this should have been in the description.
More important will likely be your knowledge and understanding of the content creation and influencer world when it comes to video games.
One possible hitch is that the job is located in Cary, North Carolina, so may require relocation if you are from farther afield.