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Riot Games

Partnership Manager, Global Esports

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Riot Games
🇺🇸 Los Angeles, CA

In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends and has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the dramatic growth of esports. At the core is the Global Esports team, the group responsible for operating the major League of Legends competitive international tournaments, defining global policies for the sport, driving global narratives, and providing services to our 12 different regional leagues. Our vision is to bring joy to billions of fans around the world by fostering a thriving global sport ecosystem. That’s where you come in.

For every global event produced by League of Legends Esports, there are premiere partners that help us bring amazing experiences for our live audience, the fans watching at home and our pro players and teams. These invaluable sponsors provide the resources and expertise that allow us to provide the world’s #1 esport to millions of fans across the globe with an eye towards continuous innovation and growth and a commitment to elevating the fan experience. From weekly content pieces to the fan being flown to the World Finals to meet her heroes, our sponsors do it all. But they can’t do it alone, and that is where our Global Esports Business Development and Partnerships Team comes in. The Global Esports Business Development Team & Partnerships Team attracts, services and retains our partners, acting as brand ambassadors of Riot Games to external parties and as emissaries of our partners to our fans, pro players, and teams.

As a Partnership Manager on the global team, you will be the main point of contact for our partners, managing their campaigns and helping to drive the vision for how our partners express their brand vision through our global events: the Mid-Season Invitational, All-Star Event, and, the most anticipated event of the LOL Esports season, the World Championship. Your duties will cover the full breadth of a sponsor’s activation, from planning and ideation to execution of broadcast placements, social media, experiential and more. You understand and advocate for our sponsors’ objectives while keeping your finger on the pulse of what the sport needs and what excites our fans, delivering a win-win-win for our partners, our community, and Riot.


Sponsor Campaign Management

  • Serve as the main Riot point of contact for all aspects of partners’ sponsorship marketing campaign, from ideation and planning to execution
  • Help develop sponsor solutions, assets, and activation ideas for sponsor campaigns across all LOL Esports touchpoints (broadcast, content, onsite, social, web, etc), with the goal of maximizing resonance, engagement, and positive perception among LOL Esports viewers
  • Coordinate with Broadcast, Content, Business Development, Events, Marketing, Social Media, PR, & Player Management to execute the various facets of the partner campaign. Examples include brainstorming on broadcast activations with Broadcast team; trafficking necessary assets to graphic designers for branded integrations, coordinating with Social Media for sponsor social amplification, working with Marketing & BD on sponsor asset creation & LOL Esports IP usage, etc.
  • Ensure all sponsorship agreements are fulfilled and executed per sponsor agreements

Live Event Support

  • Collaborate with partners, event venue staff, and LOL Esports Events teams to plan and coordinate all sponsor on-site activation plans
  • Be the live event onsite lead for partners. During live events, be the on-the-ground support for sponsor onsite experiential marketing, including ensuring signage, booth, and hospitality obligations are fulfilled.
  • Coordinate memorable hospitality experiences for VIP partners

Project Management

  • Actively manage all milestones, tasks, and dependencies across all relevant Esports functions, Riot agencies, and sponsors
  • Consistently communicate and coordinate with sponsors to ensure all details within campaign are executed within scope and on time
  • Track fulfillment and analyze and communicate quantitative and qualitative metrics related to a campaign

Relationship Management

  • Manage day-to-day client relationships with existing partners
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all sponsor questions, concerns, planning, and execution
  • Ensure that partners’ experience with LOL Esports is top notch in all aspects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, 5+ years prior experience in partnership management, account management, sponsorship sales and fulfillment, or equivalent

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion and experience in Sports, Gaming, Experiential or Media Agency sectors are a big plus
  • You are an adept problem solver and able to react quickly and provide strategic, sound solutions in a dynamic environment
  • You are a solid communicator (both written and oral), have extraordinary interpersonal skills and customer orientation - you are able to relay information at all levels within the company, as well as with sponsors, agencies, venues, etc
  • You have incredible attention to detail and meticulous planning and organization skills
  • You know how to foster, manage, and maintain business relationships, and will represent Riot to external partners
  • You’re able to manage multiple projects and deliverables at once
  • You’re a self-starter who thrives in an ambitious, dynamic environment

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.