Get to know The Pokémon Company International

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.

Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

Get to know the role

Job Title: Broadcast Producer

Job Summary:

Provides direction, creative development, and management of global live broadcasted competitions in North America, Europe, Latin America, Oceania. The broadcast producer will look after the full vertical of a show supporting competitions and products across one or more of Pokémon’s organized play and esport programs.

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Lead live broadcast productions for Organized Play and esports ensuring projects remain on track and in budget.
  • Create and manage production schedules and deliverables ensuring on time delivery of assets and successful execution of shows in person and online.
  • Develop and manage stream schedules in coordination with internal and external stakeholders and vendors.
  • Regularly communicate all pertinent broadcast information with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure broadcasts meet brand, legal, and game standards, by market and distribution platform.
  • Be a resource for new ideas, creating pitches and show scripts for new broadcast initiatives
  • Investigate, propose, and implement new broadcast technology improving the viewer experience.
  • Oversee onsite execution of live broadcast initiatives including domestic and international travel.
  • Help clear interdepartmental dependencies to keep production moving.
  • Track performance, create regular reports, and provide analysis and insights based upon broadcast metrics.

What you’ll bring

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of related professional experience.
  • Bachelors degree 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, Facebook, and Twitter as well as software solutions to facilitate streaming such as xSplit and OBS.
  • Advanced knowedge of Adobe Suite of products to support livestream creative and video.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite.
  • Experience managing live broadcast productions including contracting for production vendors and talent negotation.
  • Experience designing/concepting overlays, scripts, run-of-shows, videos, talking points, story boards, and other assets to facilitate competitive broadcasts.
  • Experience supporting at least 300 hours of live broadcasts
  • Experience with onsite production support of at least 15 live broadcasts.
  • While passion for the Pokémon brand is a plus it is not required, however knowledge of and a willingness to learn more about the brand is a must.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  •  An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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