Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $5 billion in annual revenue by 2020.
As the eSports provider for over 4,000 game studios, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into the mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Skillz accounts for more than 30% of eSports prizes, and we’ve already hosted more than 100 million tournaments for 10 million players in over 180 countries.
We’ve raised over $28 million in funding from well-known venture capital firms as well as major sports team owners from the NFL, NBA and MLB. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!
We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Starcraft to Cranium over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.
Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!
Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding, building and selling successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.
Who we’re looking for:
As a Livestream Host at Skillz, you are the face and voice of a growing mobile eSports platform. You have a limitless enthusiasm for gaming of all kinds, but a particular love for esports in general, and mobile and casual games. You watched the Amazon Champions of Fire Invitational on Twitch and immediately made plans to be there in 2018.
Relishing the pressures of hosting live content, you’re cool under pressure, but always able to keep the energy up when the cameras are on. Interacting with your audience is second nature, and your social media game is on point. Bringing a script to life on camera is second nature, and you’re confident enough to hew it to your own style without losing the message, and ambitious enough to chase your own stories when time allows.
If this sounds like you, then you’re who we’re looking for.
What you’ll do:
Like any offline sport, an eSport is comprised of players, gameplay, and spectators. As we build the future of eSports, we need to pioneer the viewer experience in the context of a new industry with brand new technologies. Skillz is launching a 24/7 real-time internet broadcast of our ongoing live events across a multitude of games on our platform. This broadcast provides a central location where players can come to watch and compete in live tournaments. Additionally, this platform will feature live and pre-recorded programming produced by Skillz to entertain and inform our players. We will rely on you to serve as the face of these programs, as well as assisting in writing, producing, and growing this side of the nascent Skillz channel, helping to shape an experience that is irresistible to viewers, addictive to players, and valuable to brands. This includes:
Please note that this job is a contract position
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