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As External Affairs Manager you will report to the Rules & Compliance Manager Europe & MENA and be part of the Competitive Operations team in Berlin. You will join a lean but impactful team of esports professionals to govern and operate one of the most sophisticated esports ecosystems in the world.

With over 50+ competition properties across our games (League of Legends, VALORANT, Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, and more in the future), Riot operates extensive esports ecosystems in Europe. As External Affairs Manager you will be liaising with industry and government stakeholders to support the representation of Riot Esports in the territory. You’ll be coordinating with internal stakeholders to manage external affairs and serve Riot Esports Europe & MENA as a spokesperson for regulator relations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Riot’s strategy for engagement with regulators in the area of esports for Europe & MENA
  • Maintain knowledge base and ensure internal stakeholders are up to date regarding any relevant developments in the regulatory space of esports 
  • Represent Riot Esports Europe & MENA at conferences and as spokesperson in public- and industry-facing settings
  • Represent Riot Esports Europe & MENA in trade associations and other bodies that deal with regulatory affairs that we are members of
  • Advance relationships with governments and regulators
  • Liaise with the LEC and ERL teams to help drive the continued evolution of the rules and regulations of European League of Legends Esports
  • Maintain close relationships with other esports industry stakeholders, such as publishers and tournament organizers
  • With support of our internal communications and Competitive Operations team, draft internal and external communications

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Sports or Business Administration, or equivalent degree with relevance to the role
  • 4+ years of experience in esports or sports league operations, governance, and/or politics
  • Strong understanding of esports and sports industry, league and pro-team business
  • Expert knowledge of European political landscape regarding sports and esports governance
  • Experience or demonstrable understanding of EU and local policy making and parliamentary procedure
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills in English
  • Available for extensive travels

Desired Qualifications:

  • Additional languages beyond English are a bonus, but not required
  • Experience as a lobbyist
  • Government, political, or public relations postgraduate qualifications

Our Perks:

  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Commuting allowance
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruits in the office
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to nonprofits
  • Travel allowance
  • Wellness allowance

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games. We know that fresh and varied perspectives will make us better at what we do, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we're excited to hear from you. Don't be discouraged if you feel you don't fully meet every single one of the requirements for a role, there's always room for growth at Riot. If you spot a role that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning, we are waiting to hear from you!