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The Esports team is focused on delivering amazing fan experiences through our global events and regional competitions. Our professional and semi-professional competitive tiers in League of Legends, VALORANT and other Esports involve thousands of players and hundreds of organizations competing every week.

As Senior Manager, Esports Production Management, you'll be the primary craft lead driving and managing the successful execution of technical physical production and broadcast physical production of our global events. You’ll be the main point of contact for the Director of Production for live global events, directly managing the event leadership (ELT) production lead function per event (or performing the function of the ELT production lead) that executes physical production and the related aspects/assets of the event (HOD management, lighting, set/scenic, front of house audio, LED/projection, rigging, opening ceremony execution, AV production needs, regional partners, various player management needs, press needs, broadcast needs, etc).


  • In-depth knowledge of Field, Event, and Studio Production  
  • Effective at managing vendors and contractors, executing multiple departments and 100+ people on-site
  • Effective at managing full production departments through pre-production, planning, event, and wrap
  • Owns the communication directed from Riot Leadership, overseeing the execution of technical production and costs associated with.
  • Develops and implements the technical production and broadcast production process from pre-production and load-in through wrap of multiple events. Makes events efficient and standardized to be repeatable and scaled.
  • Can facilitate managers and production companies in aiding the creation of a television show from start to finish
  • All responsibilities are outlined above in the “Role” category
  • 25-40% travel to support global events

Required Qualifications: 

  • 10+ Years as a Technical Director or Line Producer
  • Experience managing and delivering on a budget of over 2 million dollars
  • Managerial Skills of managing simultaneous teams that oversee departments of dozens of people each
  • Leadership skills, knowing when to make the right decisions and present non-negotiable conditions, having the ability to speak up when noticing something is wrong or out of place
  • Working and collaborating in a complex matrixed organization
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter, self management 
  • Effective communicator between high-level executives on down
  • Time management skills for delivering concurrent global events
  • Budget and money management of multiple departments

Desired Qualifications:

  • Autocad
  • Budget Management Software (MovieMagic, Showbiz, Excel)
  • Team Management Software (Airtable, Monday)
  • Working in Sports industry, having empathy towards sports fandom
  • Experience working as a line producer and/or technical director
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $158,700.00 - $221,700.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).