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Archive • Feb 12, 2018

How Do You Get a Job in Esports? Ten Cool Jobs Currently Available as of Feb 12th

If you’re an esports fan wanting to explore the possibility of working in the industry, it may not be as hard as you think. Esports has progressed well beyond the days of teams and tournaments being run out of a bedroom with a small team of volunteers and part-timers.

Today, there are all manner of roles available in the industry, particularly for those with technical or business experience, in some cases working with some of the biggest companies and brands in the world. So how do you figure out if there’s a place for you in esports? If you know exactly what you want to do and who you want to work with you can perhaps go direct to the source, but an esports-specific job listing site is perhaps the best way to get an idea of the options.

A site like HitmarkerJobs.com will show a variety of esports-related positions, from voluntary or internships for those looking to take their first steps towards an esports career, to roles with big responsibilities at massive companies. We’ve taken a look at what’s currently on offer, and put together some of the highlights for those who might currently be thinking about working in esports. x x

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Chief Marketing Officer / Head of Partnerships - Ninjas in Pyjamas

Location: Stockholm, Sweden Type: Full Time Esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas, best known for their legendary CS:GO team, are hiring at two full-time positions. Both are fairly senior roles requiring asking for multiple years of relevant experience, but if you're a professional looking to make the jump into esports then there might be a place for you with one of the industry's most recognizable brands. Apply: Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Partnerships x

Esports Team Marketing Manager - Miami HEAT (HEAT Check Gaming)

Location: Miami, Florida Type: Full Time If you're a fan of both the NBA and esports, there may not be a greater opportunity than this. The Miami HEAT are looking for someone to manage all things esports as they enter the NBA2K league. Naturally, taking on so much responsibility at such a massive organization will require fairly extensive qualifications, but for those that meet the requirements it's a rare opportunity to work at the intersection of sports and esports. Apply: Esports Team Marketing Manager x

Community & Social Manager - 2K Games

Location: Windsor, UK Type: Full Time 2K Games produces some of the most popular games on the planet, and is set to have an esports league for NBA 2K featuring sixteen NBA franchises. If you're a social media aficionado, enjoy interacting with others and like the sound of working with such a company, check this out. Apply: Community & Social Manager x

Principal AI Programmer - Codemasters

Location: Birmingham, UK Typer: Full Time For those with the technical skills, and a passion for racing games and esports, this could be a dream job. Codemasters are looking to develop a triple-A racing title with a world-leading experience, and they're hiring someone to champion and develop the esports side of things. Apply: Principal AI Programmer x

Gaming Partnerships & Events Executive - War Child Gaming

Location: London, UK Type: Full Time If you have a passion for gaming but also want to do something in which you might more actively make a positive impact on the world, this could be the job for you. War Child are a charity that helps to protect children in war-torn areas, and they're looking for someone to help organize gaming events to raise awareness and funds. If you've got event management experience and want to make a difference, check out this opening. Apply: Gaming Partnerships & Events Executive x

Team Manager - Digital Chaos

Location: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Full Time Love DotA 2 and have experience in team management? Digital Chaos are hiring. This is an opportunity to work at the front line of esports, directly with players in a top organization. Apply: Team Manager x

Social Media Intern - Method

Location:  Remote Type: Internship Esports team Method will be competing in Season 3 of the Gfinity Elite Series starting early March, and they're looking for a Social Media Intern to help primarily with match reporting. If you know Street Fighter V, FIFA18, or Rocket League - and ideally two or even all three of those - and are looking to get a foot in the industry and start to make connections, this could be the starting point for you. Apply: Social Media Intern x

Summer Work Program - Activision

Location: Santa Monica, California Type: Internship If you will be a US college student in the fall of 2018 - either returning or enrolling - and are looking to get some experience in the gaming industry, then an 8-week internship over the coming summer could be for you. Internship projects vary, but if you're looking to go into the esports industry after graduating, work experience at the biggest game publisher in the world can only help your resume. Apply: Summer Work Program x

Program Coordinator, Overwatch Esports - Blizzard

Location: Irvine, California Type: Full Time If you want to be part of bringing together some of most high-profile events in esports, this might be for you. If you understand project management processes and want to help plan the Overwatch esports program, check out this position. Apply: Program Coordinator, Overwatch Esports x

Website Developer, Content Producer - TeamGates (Trick2G's team)

Location: Remote Type: Volunteer Popular Trick2g has an esports team, and they're looking for someone to produce website content. The position is voluntary, with potential for paid work later on. Don't be confused by the job title - this isn't a programming role, but rather focused on reporting team news and relevant stories. Potential experience for aspiring writers, although the team are looking for someone with at least some prior work to demonstrate. Apply: Website Developer, Content Producer x

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