ESPN, the media behemoth dedicated to sports, is looking to hire an eSports editor. Even though there are still divided opinions among the general audience whether gaming classifies as sports or not, ESPN has decided to slowly but surely venture deeper into the world of gaming. Besides looking for an eSports editor, they also want to hire a virtual/augmented reality engineer.
The eSports editor will be in charge of overseeing the daily eSports content for ESPN and managing a team of staff and freelance writers. It won't be easy to land that position, since you need more than five years of experience in the media environment, while also having taken on leadership roles in that environment. Of course, the editor needs to be expertly knowledgeable about popular eSport games such as League of Legends, Hearthstone, and others. If you want to check out the full job ad, click here.
The other gaming related job position is the one of a of the virtual/augmented reality engineer. If you are interested in getting that job, you'll need experience with the Unity game engine and the Oculus Rift. To view that job ad, click here.
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