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Esports & Gaming PR Associate

JSA+Partners

JSA+Partners, a Santa Monica-based boutique communications firm, is looking for an Esports & Gaming PR Associate to join our team serving clients in those sectors. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations strategies including: media relations, thought leadership, content creation, and strategic counsel. This is a great opportunity to join a small team and make a big impact on one of the fastest-growing industries globally.

Role is remote for the right candidate. East Coast preferred.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Play an account leadership role on several large accounts and interact with client executives and team members.
  • Develop strategic plans and execute successful campaigns for clients specifically in esports and gaming.
  • Develop narratives, positioning, and messaging on behalf of clients.
  • Maintain and develop strong media relationships, pitch in-depth story ideas, and be responsible for developing creative written materials that reflect an understanding of our clients’ businesses.
  • Assist in handling many of the day-to-day deliverables, including content creation and oversight as well as project and account management.
  • Manage media inquiries, interview requests, and prep executives.
  • Consistent proactive creative idea generation and media opportunities on behalf of clients.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients within the esports and gaming space and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them.
  • Provide strategic counsel to senior executives and client contacts on a regular basis.
  • New business development and industry relationship building.
  • Occasional travel for on-site PR support of client events.

YOU SHOULD APPLY IF YOU:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the esports or gaming industry, including key companies, teams, media landscape and stakeholders, as well as how these entities interact with one another.
  • Have strong media relationships with reporters in business technology, traditional sports, and esports and gaming.
  • Have exceptional communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Are a team player and effective collaborator; able to identify roadblocks early and call for help when needed.
  • Are a strategic thinker, intellectually curious, a problem solver, and enjoy bringing new ideas to the table.
  • Are incredibly organized, detail-oriented, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Are a self-starter and self-confident, but also enjoy having fun.
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment, switching back and forth on clients frequently.
  • Are a self-starter and self-confident, but also enjoy having fun.
  • Have a hunger and desire to grow as a professional and be a part of the gaming industry.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field; minimum three to five years direct experience in the above sectors.
  • Previous working experience at a gaming/esports company or brand a bonus.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the esports or gaming industry, including key companies, teams, media landscape and stakeholders, as well as how these entities interact with one another.
  • Strong media relationships with reporters in business technology, traditional sports, and esports and gaming.Exceptional communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Team player and effective collaborator; able to identify roadblocks early and call for help when needed.
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment, switching back and forth on clients frequently.
  • Self-starter and self-confident, but also enjoys having fun.
  • A hunger and desire to grow as a professional and be a part of the gaming industry.

BONUS POINTS:

  • Previous working experience at a gaming/esports company or brand.
  • You are currently in a similar role.

PERKS:

  • 10 vacation days prorated for first year, plus holidays and flexible remote days.
  • Medical and dental coverage.
  • 401K with matching.

About JSA+Partners

JSA+Partners is a Santa Monica-based communications agency specializing in servicing the consumer technology, digital media space and esports & gaming. We work with clients, from startups to global brands, to develop and execute the right strategies to reach desired business objectives. Our full suite of services includes strategic counsel, positioning and messaging, thought leadership, media relations and crisis communications. We take a personalized approach to each client to build brands and create value.