Senior PR & Communications Manager

The world of esports is growing and so are we!

We are looking to expand and hire a Senior Communications & PR Manager to join us in shaping and strengthening our US media network and relations. We are interested in people who share our passion for gaming. People who bring their unique capability, flair, and desire to the table while being a true team player. We believe that your attributes can make a difference in shaping the future of esports. That you can help make it happen while also going on a journey to learn and develop.

At EFG we bring moments of magic and provide thrills to hundreds of millions of people, every single day. We pride ourselves in having enabled and empowered the global esports industry for more than two decades, aligned with our core mission “Creating a World Where Everybody Can Be Somebody”. Our passion, craft and DNA are aligned to create and shape the world of esports, gaming tournaments, leagues, events and holistic ecosystems through our millions of players, fans, heroes, as well as through our people, and culture. This is one of many reasons why ESL is a magical workplace, where anything is possible, and where you will thrive and experience a game-changing career.


Who should apply?

First and foremost, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive equal opportunity environment for all candidates who should be encouraged and empowered to apply for this position. We have a set of values that we live by and hope you share:

Passion: The most desirable attribute: you are a passionate gamer or love the gaming and esports environment. To be given the opportunity to work with ESL and our flagship products DreamHack Festivals, ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, Snapdragon Pro Series, and many more, is something you strive for making us your employer of choice.

Impact: As a person, you are one of the ‘go to’ people who enjoy coming up with new ideas and putting them into action. Being strategic and hands-on at the same time comes naturally to you as you thrive in chaos, becoming a pillar of calm to others in the storm.

Curiosity: You never stop questioning whether there might be a better way to do things. You are a good listener and naturally interested in change, learning and development.

Agility: As one of your core strengths you enjoy collaboration with people across the company, stakeholders, publishers in an ever-changing environment. You enjoy communicating, explaining, implementing, and improving your ideas towards the gaming community.

Team Geist: You like to work in a team and help everybody to achieve their goals.


Come work for the world’s largest esports company.


At EFG, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in gaming. Our hierarchies are flat, and your ideas and opinions are constantly in demand. Each day will be met with complex and challenging tasks that we tackle together. Quick decision-making allows us to create competitive ecosystems which shape and define the nature of the esports market. We value passion and teamwork above anything else, creating a friendly and fast-paced work environment.

Are you ready for a Game-Changing Career Experience?

As Senior PR & Communications Manager you are responsible for adapting and executing the global PR strategy for the US market. Your goal is to position EFG and its master brands ESL, DreamHack, and Faceit in esports and gaming towards media partners and fans and drive awareness for our industry-leading brands; Strengthen and grow our media network in the US, especially in non-endemic media and new media; Create and execute brand, partner, or product/event-related campaign initiatives; Build, manage and develop our US PR team; Support and work directly with our US entity and headquarter (based in New York), manage local PR agency tasks, and work directly with the global PR team. Your creativity and outside-the-box thinking inspires colleagues.

You’ll work with us from wherever you live, but you’ll never work alone. One of many perks and reasons why ESL is a magical workplace is that we empower remote or hybrid work of choice! We believe that our new ways of working are the new ways of winning. We recognize that our employees’ comfort and productivity are better achieved from the comfort of your remote workspace of choice, be it your home or the road!

The core team you will interact with is in New York, USA (EDT-6) Time zone.


What you’ll do:

Operational responsibilities:

  • Adapt and execute global PR strategy in an effective and innovative way suitable for the US market to create awareness and demand for EFG and its master brands ESL and DreamHack
  • Strengthen our US media network and relations and work closely with the global PR Director and the senior leaders of EFG
  • Create and execute campaign initiatives for EFG and its master brands from the first pitch to the final analysis and recommendations report
  • Identify and prepare speaking opportunities for EFG’s executive management team
  • Draft press releases, media alerts and presentations for our tournaments, products, partners, and media events
  • Manage anything press related for ESL and DreamHack flagship events from start to finish by leading the accreditation process, pitch and invite media outlets, assure proper press room onsite, create and distribute media guides and press kits
  • Clipping and coverage report responsibilities including analysis and recommendations
  • Work with the global PR team and relevant internal departments to improve EFG´s approach in B2C, B2B, and B2E communication
  • Work at the intersection of tech, data, business, and marketing, and be comfortable with terminology from all these fields (focus on Performance)
  • Develop and test hypotheses on how to improve fan monetization/upscale KPI’s
  • Manage Marketing projects and work cross-functionally with Tech, Product, Analytics, stakeholders, and Marketing teams
  • Local adaption of strategy and campaign planning
  • Press releases, media assets, event on-site support
  • Present fresh ideas and campaigns and constantly work on a strong media network (endemic/nonendemic, traditional/non-traditional) / Provide analysis and recommendations to improve PR results/Present fresh ideas and campaigns.
  • Ensure the team and internal customers are happy with the outcomes.


Application information

Do you feel ready for the challenge of working at EFG? Join us for a game-changing career where we will be shaping the journey of esports together with diversity and inclusion. We encourage you to apply by filling in our application form including your earliest starting date and your desired salary.

Please apply by adding the requested documents CV or your cover letter in English language and preferably in PDF format.

Our Recruitment Process – What to expect?

Our recruitment team is committed to carefully reviewing and evaluating your application for this role, we will look at your past studies, work experience, passion, and your personal relationship with games and the relevant fit for the job you applied for.

You can expect to be invited for an interview if successful and email notification feedback if you didn’t qualify at this point of time!

About us:

EFG is the world’s leading competitive gaming and esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as Faceit, ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, Snapdragon Pro Series, DreamHack Festivals, and many more.

EFG is an equal-opportunity employer. We are creating a world where everybody can be somebody. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in Public Relations in the Esports or gaming industry
  • University Degree in Media/Journalism or Communications a plus
  • Experience working with or as a journalist
  • Proven track record in developing and orchestrating PR campaigns in both traditional and new media channels
  • Experienced in agency management
  • Experienced working in an agile, dynamic, highly international environment
  • First experience in people leadership and development
  • Specific skills/knowledge:
  • Esports/Gaming native
  • Good knowledge and relations with the US media industry, both endemic and non-endemic
  • Strong ability to build, develop and maintain strong relationships with traditional and new media outlets
  • Excellent skills in storytelling and orchestration
  • Crisis management & communications
  • Complex stakeholder management
  • An open-minded, communicative, and optimistic personality
  • Analytical and creative thinker, always looking for improvements
  • Ability to perform well in a dynamic environment and work across several time zones
  • People carer and developer