Project Manager, Sony

  • Working place Office
Job Description

At ESL Gaming, we bring moments of magic and provide thrills to hundreds of millions of people, every single day. We pride ourselves on 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, and 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: 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, ESL Mobile, and many more, is something you want to be associated with as an employer of choice.
  • Impact: As a person, you are one of the ‘go to’ guys who enjoy coming up with new ideas and putting it to action. Being strategic and hands-on at the same time comes naturally to you as you thrive in chaos creating calm to others in the storm.
  • Curiosity: You see the big picture and come up with general solutions if you see the need for them.
  • Agility: is one of your core strengths, you enjoy cross collaboration with people across the company, stakeholders, publishers, 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.


Are you ready for a Game-Changing Career Experience?

As a Project Manager @ESL, you will manage and expand the events arm of our global merchandise & brand licensing business, which includes a rich esports portfolio across premium apparel, accessories, hardware & collectibles. You will be responsible for the end-end planning, execution, management & analysis across more than 13 esports events per annum globally. The role will expand into Retail as you grow and expand the business. Your objective will be to provide a best-in-class fan experience, as well as drive commercial growth, working closely with the department head, internal stakeholders, and external agencies and suppliers.

Who we are searching for:

  • You like the mix between hands on and strategic work.
  • You are enthusiastic, autonomous, and eager to operate complex tasks.
  • You are willing to be part of the team and help us to achieve our goals.

The Project Manager, Sony will directly support our ESL relationship with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). You will be responsible for managing the relationship with Sony as it relates to tournaments on the PlayStation platform including collaboration across various departments within Sony and ESL. The Project Manager assists in upholding technical, and budgetary standards for our projects. Together with our team, you will strive to create legendary esports moments for our clients, audience, and participating pro gamers.

The ideal candidate will reside in the San Francisco Bay area with the ability to work onsite in the SIE office, however, remote candidates will also be considered with their commitment of traveling to the SIE office at regular intervals.

**This is a temporary contract position. The length of the contract is tentatively set for 1 year.

What you’ll do:

  • Primary point of contact with SIE for ESL tournaments
  • Facilitate tournament format recommendations and rules generation between SIE and ESL
  • Reporting on ESL activities including marketing activations and broadcast performance
  • Facilitate ESL testing on title integrations
  • Adhere to ESL asset requirements and insure proper and timely delivery of assets
  • Oversite and tracking of prizing and delivery
  • Be the brain of the project – ensure that the right stakeholders have the right information and resources at the right time in order to work towards a common goal
  • Assist in creating scopes of work and project budgets with client input and our sales team
  • Plan and execute live events in various off-site event locations and in our studios
  • Liaise with all project stakeholders and departments (producers, social media, League Operations, event management, etc) to host unforgettable events
  • Manage project budgets and expenses in real-time
  • Support international teams on global project deliveries
  • Support the development and execution of marketing and social media strategies for projects
  • Create timelines, deliverables, and goals for your project and hold others accountable for their deliverables

What you need:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Project Management, Product Management, Event Management, or another related field within the tech, gaming, broadcasting, production, entertainment, event, or sports industries
  • Basic understanding of esports and gaming titles, league structures and game formats. Ability to familiarize yourself with different gaming communities
  • Ability to manage project in a deadline driven, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills as well as accurate and clear communication to supervise, facilitate, motivate and inspire a highly diverse group of employees
  • Must be proficient in operating Microsoft Office suite, as well as Google products (Drive, Docs, etc).

Application information:

Do you feel ready for the challenge of working at ESL? 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!