Organized Play Livestream Coordinator
Pokemon Company
 Bellevue, WA

This position supports the production of livestreamed organized play events in multiple markets with a focus on the Regional Championship event series. The Organized Play (OP) Livestream Coordinator will produce, manage contracts, budget, and manage projects, as well as be the main point of contact for on-site execution of stream activities as needed.

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate production schedules and deliverables ensuring on time delivery of assets and successful execution of shows with focus on Regional Championships.
  • Manage Regional stream production budgets ensuring projects remain on track.
  • Develop and manage stream schedules in coordination with Premier Events team, Regional Championship organizers, and external vendors.
  • Draft contracts for livestream productions for Organized Play across three product categories and multiple event series as needed to fulfill strategic initiatives.
  • Assist in the continual improvement of all stream talent and develop talent feedback programs.
  • Regularly communicate all pertinent Regional Championship event and schedule information with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure livestreams meet brand and legal standards, by market and platform.
  • Provide analysis and insights based upon stream metrics.
  • Build stream creative elements and pitch new ideas to management as needed, following brand, legal, and livestream creative guidelines.
  • Track stream performance, create regular reports, and provide analysis and insights based upon streaming metrics.

What You Will Bring

  • At least 2 years of experience in current Organized Play programs/esports offered in the marketplace (Trading Card Game/Video Games) required.
  • Expert knowledge of live competition show flow and common tournament formats including single elimination, double elimination, swiss, round robin, and multi-phased events.
  • Expert in streaming and Video-on-Demand platforms including Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer as well as software solutions to facilitate streaming such as xSplit and OBS.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Suite of products to support livestream creative and video.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office suite.
  • Experience managing livestream productions including contracting for production vendors and talent negotiation.
  • Experience designing/concepting overlays, scripts, run-of-shows, videos, talking points, story boards, and other assets to facilitate livestream productions.
  • Experience supporting at least 150 hours of live event broadcasts for esports/sports/Organized Play.
  • Experience with onsite production support of at least 10 live events.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Existing knowledge of the Pokémon brand, and Play! program a plus.

How You Will Be Successful

  • Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format.
  • Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership. You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together.
  • Passion and Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your clients; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Logical and analytical: You're able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to clients. You're adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
  • Work Excellence: You set high quality standards and strive for continuous improvement and quality assurance with all deliverables.
  • Professional Know-how: You understand procedural and technical aspects of your role, and occasionally act as a subject matter expert for other teams. You demonstrate resourcefulness in acquiring additional professional expertise and keep up to date on resources available to enhance skills and meet the needs of all customers.

What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. This position will require occasional domestic and international travel (15%), and an ability to work weekends and evenings as needed to support long (12+ hours) show days.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.