May 27, 2022

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Esports Partnerships Manager

Ref- EAN202201

Candidate will develop commercial brand partnerships from the full portfolio of the Clients assets including events, content, brand assets and IP.

The role will be focused on Esports. Client will be required to work as part of Clients’ marketing teams, working closely with the Sports team to create partnerships that are rewarding to clients and inspire audiences to make the most of their time and talents.

The candidate must have experience with commercial partnerships, including pitching, contracting and client service, as well as a strong network of contacts and an ability to build strong relationships with senior brand stakeholders.

The candidate will work collaboratively across the team to build ideas and proposals and successfully pitch them to clients to create relationships where projects are just the start of longer-term relationships.

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

Partnerships Manager - Esports

Ref: EAN202202

Esports is a super exciting and continuously fast evolving industry to work in, and we are currently working with a dynamic and very well-known client on an esports Partnerships Manager role. If you have a passion for branded content and experience working in commercial partnerships and you want audiences to make the most of their time and talents, this could be the perfect role for you!

Key responsibilities

  • A strategic approach to Brand Partnerships and the understanding of relative impact on the value of branded content within sponsorship and commercial partnerships
  • Identifying key stakeholders within brands and facilitate commercial brand partnerships
  • Build key client- side brand relationships within the African market to generate commercial revenue
  • Manage end-to-end sales process
  • Manage multiple clients, projects and targets simultaneously
  • You will be the primary lead for esports partnerships – you will represent the different culture and sports opportunities
  • You will be responsible for finding industry trends within esports and gaming
  • Grow this companies role within esports
  • Collaborate with the marketing teams to generate ideas and commercial proposals
  • Demonstrate brand values in all internal and external interactions

You must have

  • Some knowledge of the esports market, trends, publishers and brands
  • Experience working in pitching and commercial partnerships
  • Good client relationships with African Marketing and Advertising agencies
  • Great communication, organisational and presentation skills
  • Media, branded content and sponsorship experience
  • Great negotiation skills

Please get in touch if this sounds like the role for you!

Client actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds – we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Tenure – Full time

Location – Africa

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

Account Manager Esports/ Competitive Gaming

Ref: EAN202203

A Major Esports organisation is recruiting an Account Manager to join the Partnership Marketing team to work on one of its biggest client accounts with a core focus on esports and competitive gaming. You will join a team experienced in creating, selling, managing and activating sponsorship campaigns for brands and will work with premium rights holders. Account management experience combined with knowledge and passion for traditional sports and esports will be key for this role.

With a primary focus of working directly with one of the most successful game publishers in the world, the role will allow development and the ability to build invaluable contacts, experience and expertise across the wider esports gaming and ecosystem (both internally and externally), working alongside tier 1 esports organisations and many other stakeholders on a global, regional and local league basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day- to-day management and activation of a global partner in sport
  • General account management and day-to-day ongoing support of key partners
  • Client relationship management
  • Leading weekly status calls and meetings and responsible for regular client reporting
  • Managing multiple stakeholders across key football organisations, leagues and partner clubs
  • Working collaboratively with cross functional teams e.g. Legal, Finance, Commercial etc.
  • Working closely with the client on content creation, marketing assets and partnership materials
  • Managing marketing approvals across multiple stakeholders
  • Developing and presenting creative activation and marketing proposals
  • Organising and attending events where relevant – international travel may be required
  • Managing client partnership inventory
  • Coordinating and creating season-long reports and activation debriefs on behalf of client
  • Managing activation budgets and invoicing processes

Your profile:

  • Must have account management / partnership activation experience (minimum 3 years)
  • A clear passion and knowledge for traditional sport with a strong interest in esports and gaming
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Presentational skills – creating and presenting
  • Budgetary and invoicing experience
  • Drable Requirements:
  • Business proficiency in languages other that English
  • Experience of working with a club, league or federation of any traditional sport or esports

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of dynamic, forward-thinking global team that puts its people first
  • Flexible working
  • Private health and life insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Sociable and wellbeing activities

Tenure – Full time

Location – Africa

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.co

Marketing Manager – REMOTE / Gaming / VR / Esports

Ref: EAN202204

We are working with an exciting studio involved within the Esports ecosystem. They are looking for a Marketing Manager passionate about the industry and loves the buzz surrounding game paunches, updates and announcements.

As a Marketing Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute towards strategy & roadmap discussions.
  • Develop, present and execute marketing plans & campaigns.
  • Be involve product and partnership launches & announcements.
  • Create & manage marketing briefs, creative services, budgets & performance reports.
  • Lead PR & communications.
  • Grow our community and presence.
  • Manage social media & influencer content & engagement.

As a Marketing Manager your skills will include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing within Esports or games ecosystem
  • Strong experience dealing with marketing briefs, budgets, etc.
  • Experience with PR, press releases & media relations

Feel free to also refer someone you may know who could be good for the role. If they are successfully placed, we offer a great referral scheme!

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

Junior Events, Esports and Production Assistant

Ref: EAN202205

This role is for an enthusiastic, active, focused, ambitious and self-motivated individual with a passion for Video gaming, events, streaming, and production, looking for that first paid step.

No previous work experience is required, though knowledge of esports/gaming competitions, streaming, production, and video gaming is.

This constitutes an incredible opportunity to take that first step into the gaming and events

Job Purpose:

To support  in their events, with a general focus on the competitions, tournaments, esports, streaming, production, and casting elements of our events work.

It is an opportunity for a candidate to collaborate with key partners and develop ideas that could go on and grow beyond this 6-month role.

This role will see you engage in a range of client focused activities. As with all event work, it requires an ability to work unsocial and unusual hours.

While you will always be working with more senior members of the team, you will be expected to be able to operate before, at and after events with independence once trained.

Work Duties:

Act as coordinator at events with a core focus on the competition, tournament, esports, streaming, production and casting elements of the event.

To develop and evolve opportunities in the competitions and esports areas. SKILLS NEEDED

Knowledge of video gaming, esports, teams, sponsors, platforms Awareness of streaming and production technologies Awareness of gaming and events industry

Personal Attributes:

Passionate, motivated, great communicator, and ambition are key attributes for this role as its duties are so varied.

Good under pressure and confident. Able to liaise with players, teams, sponsors, clients, and customers. To be able to navigate the communities with focus and positivity.

WORKING HOURS

For anyone with a passion for the video gaming and esports industries looking for an entry level opportunity that will see you meeting and liaising with a range of clients, this 6-month role is an amazing and rare paid opportunity.

At the start of the initial 6-months period you will be taught about our events and current and past activities and the work processes involved.

But you will also get put straight into support events under a manager, because the best way to gain knowledge of events is to do them.

Throughout the period you will be involved in some amazing events as well as exploring esports project ideas. This could lead to being involved in significant esports events supporting a major esports client.

In the last month the role will be assessed for viability.

Though even if a full-time role cannot be sustained, if the candidate has shown the required attributes, then future gig work is sure to follow.

Regardless of the above we will also support the candidate in updating their CV and help them with networking opportunities to make great relationships and take their first big step into the gaming events and esports industry

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

eSports Content Intern

Ref: EAN202206

Requirements

  • Experience researching markets and providing analysis covering best practices and recommendations,
  • Experience working in content creation, tournament operations or marketing,
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both small and large group settings,
  • Passion and knowledge of Esports industry and space

What the job involves

  • Evaluate current tournament user experience to provide recommendations on improvements to process and formatting,
  • Review content and content performance data to provide insights on messaging, format and potential new medium for promotion and acquisition by user group,
  • Research competitive landscape to identify benchmarks and potential opportunities for PlayStation Tournaments,
  • Provide regular market, tournament and content performance reporting,
  • Create annual retrospective on content portfolio looking for key insights and opportunities over pervious content,
  • Collaborate on creative dgn for key art creation for ongoing tournament programs

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

Esports Social Media Lead

Ref: EAN202207

D88 is a fast-growing company operating in the Sports & gaming industry with clients who are athletes, teams and brands. We work in every aspect of modern sports and culture — with footballers, esports teams, brand owners and brand managers. We are a full-service organisation, supporting our diverse roster of talent and brands, strategic brand development, content production and beyond.

Who are you?

Motivated, driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. Live and breath gaming! At B-Engaged, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!

The Role:

D88 is seeking an Esports Social Media Lead. This position reports to the Brand & Communications Manager and serves as a key member of the B-Engaged brand team focused on servicing two gaming brands. You will be managing social media and digital marketing for our gaming clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Social Media Management Responsible for growing and maintaining brand clients’ social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitch & TikTok).
  • Community Development: Develop & manage existing and new communities within the client’s industry. This will involve both digital and physical communities.
  • Online & Offline Research. Develop and execute research for internal use for current and future campaigns. Focus groups will be a key focus for the role.
  • Asset Bank Management: Develop and manage content bank required for client’s channels alongside colleagues from HIFEN Studios.
  • Concept Development: Support on concept development with creative team.
  • Paid Media: Responsible for client audience segmentations and distribution of paid media budget.
  • Tone of Voice: Responsible for client tone of voice creation and evolution.
  • Reporting and Analysis. Create marketing reports for internal and external use.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have…

  • Minimum 3-years’ experience working within the Gaming Marketing Industry
  • University degree in a marketing field
  • Strong track-record of social media community management and development within the gaming industry. Either brand, team or agency background.
  • This role requires deep knowledge of the gaming industry, youth culture, as well as strong interpersonal skills to help drive alignment among various stakeholders, while also influencing go-to-market strategies that optimize for growth, adoption and value for this audience.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • An in- depth understanding of social media platforms, industry trends, new technologies and gaming industry trends across various titles
  • Develop & deliver marketing presentations, materials, and collateral
  • Develop framework for marketing reviews, including data analysis, collateral creation and tactical recommendations
  • Anticipate the needs of the gaming and cultural audiences based on the current/upcoming priorities
  • Develop focus group and research tools for B-Engaged and clients
  • Excellent copywriting skills; ability to write under pressure for multiple campaigns & clients simultaneously
  • Create and manage marketing plans/budgets that deliver to KPIs
  • Track record building and maintaining strong business / client relationships
  • The drive to take initiative, work independently and be accountable while also working as a team player who is collaborative, positive and flexible
  • Experience running reports and exporting data from online platforms
  • Energetic with a ‘can-do’ approach
  • Passion and dre to work in the sports marketing industry
  • Understanding of local and national community building online & offline
  • Editing skills across Adobe suite

Salary: Dependent on experience

Start Date: January 2022

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

Junior Graphic Designer

Ref: EAN202208


Core hours: Mon to Fri 9am-6pm [GMT], but must be flexible to cover times of global markets

D88  helps to develop the esports industry on a global scale by connecting and directing businesses with the people, information and strategy necessary to succeed.

Based in Tema (Ghana) and founded in the summer of 2016, D88 operates as a leading international media and events company, and agency.  operates across three core pillars; Events, Media and Connect (agency).

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for a highly creative and talented Junior Graphic DGN to join the Sport Global design team, who will be responsible for delivering high quality design materials for our  business.

You will report to our UX/UI designer, who has led all designer for  until now and will continue to provide oversight and guidance to your work, and will work closely with all of the  teams – marketing, events, and media – to deliver designs that meet the needs of this rapidly growing business.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your career as part of a larger designer team (covering all of the Sport Global group) with guidance from experienced and talented colleagues, while being able to take substantial responsibility for all aspects of design. This opportunity would thus suit someone who is looking to progress their career in an environment where you are encouraged to be proactive and take responsibility for ensuring all designs deliver a great user experience.

The role is available due to an internal promotion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

In this position, you will report to our UX/UI designer. Your role will be to interpret and implement the creative vision across projects ranging from digital, social and print.

A dynamic, thorough and enquiring approach will be required as the Junior Graphic designer will be called on to be involved in a range of projects and executions, with timelines ranging from the immediate to the long term. Fitting in as part of a wider, creative team, the ability to collaborate effectively is also a must.

Here’s what you will have to do:

  • Work closely with the design/marketing teams to learn the processes and business goals
  • Transfer specifications and briefs into functional designs
  • Create and maintain design and brand library
  • Liaise with the marketing, events and media teams to establish priorities
  • Support the marketing team by producing high quality and consistent materials such as micro-sites, marketing emails, advertisements, event materials, banners and presentations
  • Create websites and marketing campaigns from scratch, improving and perfecting a number of existing ones used for news, media and events
  • Creative design suggestions and proposals for new events, media and development projects
  • Provide accurate, timely and considered; visuals, accurate print ready artwork files and presentations

ABOUT YOU

You must have:

  • At least 2+ years of experience working with a solid portfolio of online projects
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign are essential), experience working with Figma is beneficial

  • Excellent ability for creating effective layouts, producing pixel-perfect design systems
  • A desire to expand your knowledge across multiple disciplines and learn whilst doing in a hands-on, fast-paced environment in a growing company
  • A natural creative mind with an excellent eye for visual design and aesthetics
  • Strong creative thinking and who can translate their vision to any kind of creative product no matter if it’s a brochure, advertisement or a banner.
  • Have a good understanding of the print process and techniques
  • Care about the company you work for and you don’t shy away from working off-hours when the situation requires it
  • Excellent communication skills (both interpersonal and in writing) and you’re great at following directions
  • Curiosity by nature and passion to learn everything there is to know about our business as well as any new technology or trends related to your work.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively

It would be nice it you have:

  • Experience with Agile / Kanban methodology
  • Knowledge of Project management tools such as JIRA, Asana
  • Basic knowledge of HTML5/CSS3 development for mobile and desktop web
  • Note that an online portfolio for review is required

WHY D88

  • Work as part of a team that are passionate about the rapidly growing esports industry
  • A comprehensive benefits package including Group Pension Plan and Private Medical Insurance
  • Be part of a high growth and exciting news, media and events company

Tenure – Full time

Location – Ghana,

Salary- Competitive, subject to experience

Send your cv to – info@esportsafricanews.com

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