Last month Riot Games announced it’s opening an office in London – now it’s on the lookout for staff in a variety of roles.
Firstly, Riot is looking to fill five esports-specific roles.
Head of Esports will lead ‘the largest community tournament program in the United Kingdom’ and ‘establish new standards of greatness for UK esports’, working with sponsors, players and teams on tournaments.
The Head of Talent will hire a team of new Riot Games staff, build a community and ‘boost performance’.
“You’ll transcend the traditional HR director role to become the progressive and innovative guide that puts people first and process second,” Riot said in a job description.
Riot is also looking for a UK Marketing Director, UK Esports Development Manager (who will lead several teams, work on an esports roadmap and other initiatives), and an Esports Team & League Development Manager. The latter will ‘help shape and grow the ecosystem of Riot Esports from the grassroots to the pro scene’.
“London Rioters craft unique experiences on the web and on the ground to support the growing League of Legends community in the UK region. Our office in West London is where we live and breathe games.”
Elsewhere, Riot wants to hire an Office Manager, as well as the following four publishing staff:
- UK Community Manager
- UK Social Media Lead
- Editorial Writer
- UK Publishing Development Manager
Riot said in a statement: “London Rioters craft unique experiences on the web and on the ground to support the growing League of Legends community in the UK region.
“Our office in West London is where we live and breathe games. We love League of Legends and our mission of supporting all players in the region, means we work hard and play hard.
“We’re just getting started here, so if you think you can help us get connected to UK players check out the open positions and send in an application.
You can check out the full list of jobs on Riot’s website here
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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.