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1. eSports Media Specialist
SUMMARY

Rivalcade is looking for a talented, creative Digital Media Specialist to manage the online experience on all websites and social media entities while ensuring all sales campaigns are delivered properly.

The right person will be the champion of our social media presence and all digital properties. This person will oversee the conversion of of our websites to a new platform, then work to produce content on the latest, most important and most interesting developments in eSports stories. We're looking for someone with a keen eye for trending web content and excellent news judgment to produce information not only online but on air.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Edit, design, conceptualization, and maintenance of video materials
  • Creation of event recaps & highlights
  • Travel to major events to produce video content on side
  • Live show video production
  • Creation of animations & on air graphics
  • Writing news, and edit and publish stories for the web and social media
  • Update stories and eSports news to insure the very latest content is on the web and social media pages
  • Design and production of Rich Media/Mobile and Responsive Ads
  • Implement sales and promotion campaigns while tracking online ad inventory
  • Monitor user comments on social sites for inappropriate content
  • Identify and remedy outages and problems on all online platforms
  • Enforce branding standards on websites and social media
  • Position content on websites to maximize traffic
  • Produce live streaming events and work with producer to promote broadcasts

RELATED COMPETENCIES
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite & Camtasia
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in editing skills/motion graphics
  • Video production management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure and on flexible working hours
  • Technical knowledge of web and social media functions as well as strong editorial judgment
  • Ability to work with others. Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Knowledge, experience with designing to Ad Standards
  • Strong time-management skills with minimum need for oversight
  • Ability to deal with constantly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Creativity, people skills, and a positive, can-do attitude are needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
  • Love for eSports and video games
  • Willing to relocate to work in the beautiful city of Tampa, FL


2. eSports Producer
SUMMARY

We're looking for someone who can take esports to the next level and engage the audience in the conversation. We prefer a candidate with the vision and management skills to maximize resources, look beyond the status quo and commit to developing/delivering superior, compelling content for the next generation of competitive gaming and entertainment formats.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Place calls to professional teams/organizations for information and to make broadcast arrangements
  • Work with Programming staff to create compelling viewer content
  • Responsible for writing and producing compelling on-air and off-air content and shows that fully convey the tone of Rivalcade eSports
  • Oversee sports projects from inspiration to final delivery, including concept development, writing, and managing editorial, graphics production, music composition and sound design
  • Communicate concepts and ideas to staff editors, designers and talent, making sure all elements conform to the brand look and the Rivalcade mission
  • Be able to produce content and campaigns across multiple platforms: television, radio, print, digital
  • Work closely with editorial counterparts across CPBN Networks to infuse sports perspectives and content where appropriate
  • Assist with coordination of television traffic logs and broadcast segments due to tight game turnarounds as needed

RELATED COMPETENCIES
  • Digital video production experience
  • Field experience highly preferred
  • Strong editorial experience and judgment required; ability to quickly identify stories
  • Sports news experience; competent sports knowledge
  • Must fully understand the importance of building and maintaining a brand
  • Experience with graphics
  • Top notch creative and communications skills, especially writing
  • Social media expertise
  • Ability or work independently; ability to respond under breakings news deadline situations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of state and regional required; high school and college level highly preferred
  • Understanding of sports footage rights
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a creative team
  • Self-motivated; creative thinker and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to deliver under extreme deadline situations and on budget
  • Ability/willingness to work any shift including weekends, overnights and/or holidays
  • Familiarity with producing events on a Tricaster a plus

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or broadcast journalism or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years eSports/sports production or eSports/sports news desk experience
  • Work experience as a Show Producer – highly preferred in eSports/sports broadcasting
  • A love for video games and an interest in esports as an emerging industry
  • Experience in team work with international production teams
  • First hand experience in live TV productions
  • Experience in broadcasting or live streaming
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, fluent in english
  • The ability to inspire and motivate
  • Able to work under pressure and on flexible working hours


3. eSports Shoutcaster
SUMMARY

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

As a Rivalcade Shoutcaster, your informative and entertaining insight into professional eSports competitions will light up on-air broadcasts and off-air written content. Drawing on your gaming experience and sprinkling in your unique personality, you’ll either drop knowledge bombs as color commentary or bring order to chaotic team fight play-by-play. Of course, you’ll spin intriguing tales for hours if no one stops you, but you can wield the pen as ruthlessly as your rapier-like wit, slicing through the chaff to get to the wheat of written content.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • An on-air personality: you’re as charismatic casting for an audience of millions as you are narrating your buddies’ basement game nights; you add flavor that’s more filet mignon than Salisbury steak to any broadcast
  • An eSports fan: Whether it’s MOBA, FPS, RTS, Sports, Fighters, Racers, or Sims, you enjoy watching different kinds of eSports and understanding the nuances that drive fans to love them
  • Crazy for eSports: your passion for eSports goes beyond the games; you know your stuff and you meticulously follow every pro match, tournament and team to keep current with the global eSports competitive scene
  • A team player: while you’re comfortable flying solo, you're better when your team joins you in the fray
  • Travel-ready: you love to travel and don’t even believe in jet lag, so you’re ready to hop a plane whenever you need to cover any event; you’re prepared to uproot for a while to support long-term eSports initiatives wherever they might happen

RELATED COMPETENCIES
  • Deliver a compelling and exciting broadcasts along with written content on a weekly basis for Rivalcade.com
  • Delve into pro eSports teams across global leagues, augmenting your previous knowledge with in-depth research
  • Help construct a weekly narrative for each matchup being broadcast
  • Give and receive actionable feedback during weekly team-review sessions
  • Ensure consistent brand messaging and clear communications across all media, including web content, broadcast and social media


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