11/16/17: New League of Legends franchises snag monikers

It’s Thursday November 16, 2017 and this is your weekly early morning eSports & Gaming briefing. Note: due to next week’s holiday there will be no issue next week but – as usual – we will continue to deliver esports news in or daily sports edition.

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly signed off on their brand monikers for their new North American League of Legends Championship Series franchises. ESPN writes that the Rockets will name their team Clutch City Gaming, while Dexerto reports that the Cavaliers will take on the 100 Thieves brand previously owned by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. The two NBA team affiliates were approved for franchises last month.

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017 has talent locked and loaded for its tournaments this week. The action in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will see James Carrol as deck host, with Richard Simms handling interviews, while Martin Goth and Josh Steel handle analysis. Commentating on the action will be Leigh Smith, Matt Oates, Lauren Scott and Steve Pierce. Meanwhile, CS:GO action will see Alex Richardson on the desk with OJ Borg as stage host and Tres Saranthus running interviews. Analysts will be Chad Burchill, Janko Paunovic, Jordan Gilbert, and Henry Greer with commentary from Matthew Trivett, Harry Russell, Jason O’Toole, John Mullen and James Macaulay.
ESL One Hamburg powered by Intel saw more than 25 million unique viewers watch the tournament online, marking a 250% growth from ESL One Frankfurt 2016. Over 7 million hours of content were consumed through Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, HuomaoTV and Douyu with a peak concurrent viewership across all platforms topping 1.5 million viewers. Throughout the tournament, a high level of digital engagement was logged as 38.5 million social media impressions have been generated by over 8 million users, featuring a 50% increase compared to last year’s ESL One in Frankfurt.
The $50,000 Paladins Premier League Fall Finals kicks into gear today, with the top five teams competing this weekend qualifying for the Paladins World Championship, to be held at Hi-Rez Expo 2018 in Atlanta from Jan. 4-7. Play begins at 11a daily running through Sunday where fans can view the action live from the PPL Facebook Show Page and the PaladinsWorld website. Calling the shows will be Nick Keogh and Evan Raynr.
The Drone Racing League launched the DRL Simulator and is tapping esports to uncover next great drone pilot via the 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts. The competition runs through Jan. 15, followed by a live esport tournament to be streamed globally, with Swatch on-board as sponsor for the 2018 Tryouts. The winner of the 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts will fly as the designated Swatch pilot throughout the 2018 Championship series. Online players will race Levels 1-5 of the DRL 2017 season on the Simulator, featuring real maps of the racecourses from Miami Nights, Atlanta Aftermath, Mardi Gras World, Boston Foundry, and the Munich Playoffs.
After detailing plans for its regular season, Overwatch League has now locked in its preseason schedule as well. Exhibition matches will run Dec. 6-9, beginning one day one with the Florida Mayhem/Philadelphia Fusion at 7p, followed by the Los Angeles Valiant/San Francisco Shock at 9p and Seoul Dynasty/Shanghai Dragons at 11p.
Speaking of Overwatch League, the org announced plans to dedicate a seasonal award to the late Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka, who passed away last week. The Dennis Hawelka Award will be presented at the end of each Overwatch League season to the player that we deem to have had the most positive impact on the community. “To the esports world, Dennis was more than just an accomplished player and coach – he was a friend, a confidant, someone people looked towards for guidance and support. He reached out to those around him, drew them in and built them up. In doing so, he not only helped forge the foundation of competitive Overwatch worldwide, he changed countless lives for the better, in game and out,” the league stated on its site.
Amazon locked in the return of Champions of Fire, the company’s third major esports tournament in the past year. The event will focus on casual mobile games designed to make competitive gaming accessible to a wider audience and run Dec. 2-3 from Time Inc. Studios in NY. Faming celebrities will include Swiftor, NampaiKid, Mystic7 and Sky Williams battling for a share of $50,000. The tournament will be broadcast live on Amazon Appstore’s Twitch channel, and will air nationwide at a later date on CBS Sports Network. Participating games will include Beach Buggy Racing, Beat Fever, Cooking Craze, Minion Rush, Flabby Bird Family, Pac-Man 256, Real Racing 3 and Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.
Riot Games detailed plans to invest $7.6 million in the South Korean LoL esports league this year and will create a new LCK Studio in Seoul that would open next September, reportedly titled LoL Park. The venue would be capable of hosting as many as 450 fans and see Riot handle production of events there for the first time. In addition, the studio will sit alongside a PC bang, a coffee shop, and feature backstage and practice areas for players across nearly 57,000 square feet.
Ubisoft will see the eight best teams worldwide compete in the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals from Sao Paulo, Brazil from Nov. 18-19. The Finals will bring together four different regions for the first time: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America competing for a total Season 3 prize pool of $275,000, bringing the total prize pool across all official Year 2 tournaments to $1,250,000.
World Sailing plans to enter the gaming arena, launching the first virtual World Sailing Championships in partnership with Virtual Regatta. The eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting in 2018 and see a new set of World Sailing regulations used to allow the sports Racing Rules of Sailing to be adapted to the virtual world. Inshore regattas will be held through the year with players accumulating points that will establish their standings in the eSailing World Rankings leading into th final in Sarasota next November.
Konami is teaming with eFootball.Pro to launch a pro league for its Pro Evolution game franchise. Competition will be showcased around the world, according to the release. Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co. stated “eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro.”

Esports tournaments dominated Twitch viewership over the past two weeks.
Blizzard’s Overwatch World Cup led all esports tournaments in hours watched between October 30 and November 12, while the League of Legends 2017 World Championship Finals brought twice as many max concurrent viewers (CCV) during the same time period. Dota’s fragmented channel distribution makes its viewership much more significant than it appears. Five of the top ten most watched esports channels on Twitch were devoted to three different Dota 2 events.
Use Artificial Intelligence to Find the Biggest Possible Audience
AI can customize viewing experiences in a way that makes pay TV more valuable to consumers; it can help you reach potential consumers with increasingly precise ad targeting, and it can help you reach content consumers on A.I. driven platforms, such as smart speakers. We think it’s high time the industry starts really utilizing this new tool. That’s why we’re hosting the Wednesday, December 6 webinar, Using Artificial Intelligence to Capture & Captivate Audiences.



ESL opened the doors to a new loyalty reward program titled ESL Rewards. The initiative comes in partnership with Fanmiles and its designed to reward fans who engage in ESL activities, dangling rewards that include the likes of VIP tickets to ESL events, game skins, premium keys and sponsor products.
Roblox’s newest partnership will see licensed apparel and accessories merchandiser Bioworld team with the company to create and sell Roblox branded apparel in retail stores and online across the US and Canada. Roblox-branded apparel will include shirts, sweatshirts and more for fans of all ages with various products incorporating the Roblox logo, Roblox characters and other Roblox assets, with apparel available this month in Kohl’s with additional retailers later this year.

ESL and Hulu unveiled launch dates for the league’s growing portfolio of programming with series set to debut of the next month on the platform. Player vs. Player, hosted by Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot, will see new episodes debut on Fridays this month to kick off the slate with Bootcamp: Immortals. Meanwhile, episode one of Defining Moments is up with a look at ESL One Hamburg. Subsequent eps will debut on Nov. 27, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Finally, ESL Replay will run Fridays beginning Dec. 8.
New Snapchat investor Tencent stated that the social video platform could soon become a streaming hub for gaming. GamesIndustry reports that an email statement from Tencent states that “The investment enables Tencent to explore cooperation opportunities with the company on mobile games publishing and newsfeed as well as to share its financial returns from the growth of its businesses and monetization in the future.”
Machinima now boasts its own linear-style channel on the Amazon-owned Twitch platform. Machinima is a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks; it was wholly acquired by Warner Bros. about a year ago. The new channel, which is ad-supported and runs 24 hours a day, features content focused on gaming, fandom, and animation. To start, the programming will derive mostly from Machinima’s existing originals, including videos from Mega Man Dies at the End and Body Count Fighting. The channel will also broadcast two hours of live programming each weekday, with shows such as VR Power Hour and the geek-oriented talk show Spacebar.

Courtesy: Esports One & Esportspedia: Revolutionizing Esports Data

Geoff Keighley unveiled nominees for the 2017 edition of The Game Awards, with categories led by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, destiny 2 and Super Mario Odyssey leading the pack of nominees with six each. In the esports categories, up for Best Esports Game will be Rocket League, League of Legends, Dota2, CS:GO and Overwatch. The Best Esports Player category includes nominees Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi, Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu, Nikola “Niko” Kovac, Marcelo “coldzera” David and Lee sang-hyeok aka “Faker.” For Best Esports Team, noms include Team Liquid, SK Telecom 1, Lunatic-Hai, FaZe Clan and Cloud9. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 7 from LA.
Meanwhile, Twitter will once again partner with The Game Awards to live stream The Game Awards 2017 for the second consecutive year on Dec. 7. The social platform will also live stream a pre-show beginning at 5:30p PT. This year’s live stream will also be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring related real-time conversation to create a unified experience for viewers to watch, Tweet and view commentary on gaming’s biggest night. Fans will be able to help select winners in select categories via online voting across Twitter as well, using Twitter direct Message, in addition to Facebook Messenger and Google.
Finally, The Game Awards announced a partnership with Tencent to carry the show live in China, including on QQ.com. In addition to watching a live translated version of the show with an exclusive pre-show, Chinese viewers will be cable to vote on a special fans Choice Award for the country, based on nominees selected by Tencent’s gaming editors.
Speaking of awards, the second annual NOW TV Esports Industry Awards unveiled this year’s winners, with over 600,000 votes cast in total this year. Here’s who took home the honors:
  • Esports Breakthrough Game of the Year – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year in association with Gamesindustry.biz – G-FUEL
  • Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle – ESPN Esports
  • Esports Game of the Year in association with Twitch – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Esports Journalist of the Year – Duncan “Thorin” Shields
  • Esports Photographer of the Year in association with Snugg – Joe Brady
  • Esports Publisher of the Year – Riot Games
  • Esports Hardware Provider of the Year – Intel
  • Esports Videographer of the Year – Davis ”OpTic Hitch” Edwards
  • Streamer of the Year – Disrespect
  • Streaming Platform of the Year – Twitch
  • Esports Broadcaster of the Year – Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
  • Esports Console Player of the Year in association with Scuf Gaming – Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
  • Esports Live Event of the Year in association with Thomas Lyte – League of Legends World Championship (RIOT)
  • Esports PC Player of the Year – Amer ‘Miracle-‘ Barqawi
  • Esports Personality of the Year in association with NOW TV – Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Esports Rookie of the Year (Console) in association with Simba – Victor ‘Punk’ Woodley
  • Esports Rookie of the Year (PC) in association with Simba – Abay ‘HObbit’ Khassenov
  • Esports Team of the Year – OpTic Gaming
  • Esports Unsung Hero of the Year – Megan “RheingoldRiver” Cutrofello
  • UK Esports Player of the Year in association with L’Oreal Men Expert – Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing
    Esports Play of the Year – Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
Elsewhere, Electronic Arts announced plans to acquire Respawn Entertainment, maker of Titanfall, for $315 in cash and stock with the potential for an additional $140 million if Respawn hits its incentive targets.
IGN released a statement addressing a sexual harassment scandal that reportedly caused the network’s daily news show Daily Fix to not air due to a staff walkout. The allegations stem in the wake of allegations late last week that a former editor – Vince Ingenito – sexually harassed two women at the company. After reporting what happened after she and her co-worker to human resources, former employee Kallie Plagge said that she and the other woman were told to sit and work in a glass conference room while IGN decided what to do before she was forced to sign a document stating that she had conducted herself inappropriately, without being told what she had done. When the women made management and human resources aware of the situation involving a now-former employee, those women, in the estimation of the IGN team, did not get the respect and care that they deserved as IGN employees and as people. That system, plainly put, failed them. It especially failed them but it also failed all of us.” IGN said in a statement.
Controversy over EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II loot box system (the game comes out tomorrow) spawned the most downvoted post on Reddit ever after the publisher tried to justify the cost of unlocking heroes and caused users to claim the system was pay to win. Following the backlash, EA changed the amount of credits needed for certain characters by dropping the price as much as 75%.
The Game Developers Conference detailed plans for the inaugural GDC Film Festival, taking place March 19-21 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. GDC is inviting a slate of video game documentaries and other films centered on gaming to take part, opening the doors for submissions here.
Illumination Entertainment is close to a deal with Nintendo to make an animated Super Mario Bros. movie based on the game franchise, per WSJ. Illumination, which is owned by Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios, and is the company behind the likes of the Despicable Me franchise. Universal had previously locked in a deal to bring Nintendo-themed elements to its parks.
POWER PLAYERS – Team Totality’s Jeff Fluhr and Shawn Barcal

October saw the announcement that former StubHub CEO Jeff Fluhr had launched a new esports squad titled Team Totality that has already emerged as a force for PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds. The team is currently training in Las Vegas, with Fluhr providing seed capital and serving as co-founder of the organization with CEO Shawn Barcal.
Cynopsis spoke with Fluhr and Barcal about launching a new esports brand.  
Fluhr on learning about esports: Shawn is the one who tapped me on the shoulder four or six months ago and said that we should be looking at this industry as it was super exciting and a growing space. I took a look at it and while I had heard of esports, it wasn’t something I was paying a lot of attention to. He suggested that we go to Orlando for the Call of Duty World League Championship in August and it was a really interesting experience for me. I had never been to an esports event prior to that and I finally got to see it first-hand. That was all it really took for me to get interested.
On investing: We thought about a couple of different ways we could get involved, Shawn and I both have experience building technology-based products and we talked about doing something at the intersection of esports with that type of consumer product but ultimately, it felt like having a team would be the best way to immerse ourselves in the business and still have an opportunity to do some consumer-focused mobile apps or other things down the road. One of the things we are trying to do with Totality is that we want to get involved in products that are focused on the gamer community where we can either develop the products ourselves or take an equity position in someone else’s product in exchange for promoting it from our team.
Barcal on building a team: When we decided to form a team, we were looking at all of the established titles, and they all had long-established teams and legacies and then came along PUBG, which I enjoy playing and I started asking around about what organizations were getting into PUBG, salaries, etc. and I learned that not only was it one of the fastest growing games, but in Germany, the last big tournament drew around 700,000 viewers. Because this was a new competitive scene in esports, it seemed like a natural fit for a new team like ours to get into.
On building the brand: We have three legs to our stool. The first is a world-class esports team, the second leg is the to have the best media team in esports, so I am now building a great content team and developing lots of content. We have a YouTube Channel, a Twitch channel and a website we are launching soon. We’ve been filming a docuseries with them in Las Vegas for boot camp. We’ll have educational content such as how to play like a pro, frag like a pro, etc. We are plan to create a fun brand with both esports and social media stars who will be sprinkled in the mix as well.   

McLaren named Ben Payne to serve as the company’s head of esports where he will oversee the growth and development of McLaren’s esports strategy, including all aspects of the World’s Fastest Gamer program. Additionally, he will lead the development of the WFG partner community, activating gaming partnerships across retail, media partnerships and key industry events.  Payne joins from Microsoft, where he held roles in third party marketing, partnerships and events for Xbox EMEA, as well as working on global campaigns for Windows. Prior to Microsoft, Payne held positions at SEGA, 2K Games and Future. McLaren was the first Formula 1 team to announce its own esports property, in April this year.
Gamestop executive chairman Daniel A. DeMatteo has been named interim CEO following the news that J. Paul Raines would need attention due to “a reoccurrence of his previously disclosed medical issue and is seeking treatment.”
The awards program encompasses every aspect of the industry, including linear TV, digital content, marketing, and more, with more than 60 categories to choose from, including: Best Reality Series, Best Writing, Best Casting, Best Host/Judge, Network Diversity, Best Broadcast Network, Best TV Group, Best Team of the Year, Best Marketing Campaign, Best OTT Service, Best Social Media Campaign, Best use of Companion Video, Best Production Company and more !

ON THIS DAY in 1997: WCW vs. NWO: World Tour is released.
Trivia: In what film do the protagonists see if they can make Wayne Gretzky’s head bleed while playing NHL ’93? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Ten years ago, this game – led by John-117 – claimed the title of best-selling in the US for 2007. What was that game?  Answer: Halo 3. Kudos: Chris Davies-Virgin/London; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Later — Chris
Roberta Caploe
Diane K Schwartz
Senior Vice President
Media Communications Group
Cynopsis Ad Sales
Mike Farina | 203-218-6480
VP, Sales
Cynopsis Job Listings Sales
Trish Pihonak | 203-899-8459
Director of Operations
CYNOPSISJOBS – For More jobs, please visit Cynopsis.com


NYC Office

Responsible for new business development and ad sales strategy, presenting innovative business models to large agency groups and their clients. Minimum 10+ years TV ad sales experience.

Resume: HERE

JOB OPENING: ENGINEERING LEAD/Episode Interactive/SFO: Oversee initiatives to ship mobile storytelling platform on iOS & Android to enable writers to create stories to reach millions of users. Drive platform’s tech roadmap. 4+ yrs of engineering exp. BS/BA in computer science or equiv. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
JOB OPENING: ENGINEERING MANAGER/Episode Interactive/SFO: Lead team of talented engineers to ship mobile storytelling platform on iOS & Android. Drive platform’s tech roadmap by working closely with other teams. 5+ yrs of eng experience, 1 yr of eng management. BS/BA in computer science or equivalent. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
JOB OPENING: SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, MOBILE/Episode Interactive/SFO: Build next generation visual engine for immersive storytelling and develop new features to help readers stay connected with creators and discover new stories. Work closely with PMs, artists, designers, etc. 4+ yrs in iOS & Android, BA/BS, MS, PhD in CS or relevant field. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ANALYST RESEARCH/Katz Broadcasting/ATL: Emphasis on digital analytics trusted w/innovation & application of critical insights for SVOD, BounceTV.com & social media analytics for 4 brdcst nets. Ext. exp. w/Google Analytics. 5+ yrs exp Rsrch, dig. analytics &/or data science. Full Info/Apply HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT/Cyber Group Studios/LA: A leading television animation company seeks. Network series background required.  Send CV HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY/PBS/Arlington, VA: Lead publicity efforts for primetime & digital programs. Create PR/event plans, secure earned media, and form & execute promo plans & strategies that drive program awareness and tune-in. 6-8 yrs of related exp. Apply HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA/NBC SPORTS/Stamford CT: Oversight of social media strtgy/execution while leading social media staff focused on NBC Olympics, Sunday Night Football & other premiere NBC Sports properties. Min 4 yrs exp in social media & min 3 yrs managing team. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT MGR/NBC SPORTS/Stamford: Ensure high-quality standards for all digital content creation and presentation across all platforms and devices for the Regional Sports Networks. 5 yrs exp working w/digital media. Exp w/CMS & site management Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
JOB OPENING: MGR, INTEGRATED SALES/NCC Media/LA: Resp for sales dvlpmnt & presentation integrated suite of dig. products & srvcs represented by our owner/affil’d MVPDs & OTT dist partners. Expand bus. categories, create integrated dig media partnerships across all key client & agency decision makers. Resume HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES EXEC/NCC/LA: Forward facing role to Online Media & Interactive Ad decision-makers @ Digital Agencies, Full Srvc Agency Digital Depts & Clients. Introduce/sell Digital’s suite of products across desktop, tablet & mobile platforms across our owner/affil’d MVPDs & OTT distributor partners. Resume HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, MULTIPLATFORM & MUSIC/CMT/Nashville: Energetic, extremely detail-oriented, & problem solving candidate to join our Programming Strategy team. Implement multiplatform schedules. Min 2 yrs exp working in radio, music video prgrmng and/or TV programming req’d. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL MEDIA/CMT/Nashville: Lead all audience engagement & social media efforts, supporting the CMT linear TV network, incl launching/sustaining orig series, and active management of external partners. 7+ yrs escalating exp mktg, SM, PR or comm. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE COUNSEL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS, NEW DIGITAL BUSINESS/AMC/NYC: Exp’d attorney to support AMC Networks’ New Digital Business team. Min 3yrs relevant exp incl exp @law firm & ideally also at an in-house legal or business affairs dept w/in media space. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMATIC TV AD SALES DIRECTOR, EAST COAST/NYC Office: Responsible for new business development and ad sales strategy, presenting innovative business models to large agency groups and their clients. Minimum 10+ years TV ad sales experience. Resume: HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DUBBING COORDINATOR, BILINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH/NYC: Coordinate and traffic multiple TV series being dubbed English-to-Spanish, including script coordination, graphics re-design, captions, and audio description. Manage workflow for no-fail, on-time delivery. Resume/cover HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXEC, DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISER/NYC: A rapidly growing and competitive News Network in over 50M homes delivering content to a mature & affluent audience. Successful candidate must have a strong relationship w/DR clients & agencies. Strong systems & client services req’d. Resume/cvr HERE (11/22)

ANALYST, PROGRAM & DIGITAL RESEARCH/NBCU@Bravo/Oxygen/NYC: Entry level. BA Deg Communications/Media. Min 2-3 yrs exp TV and/or Digital Research. Strong analytical and presentation skills needed. Attn to detail and strong math skills a must. Full info apply HERE (11/21)

FT SCRIPT COORDINATOR/Twin Cities PBS/NJ Remote position: A leading public media org, is seeking for an animated children’s series. Assist EP & head writer by coordinating all script details between producing partners & writers. Ability to travel to NYC for meetings. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR MARKETING/NBC Ent/NYC: Identify/dvlp/implement strategic media buying initiatives in consumer & trade media to achieve mktg goals for each 1st run & off-ntwrk series. BA deg & 5 yrs exp w/media plan’g, digital mktg, ad sales, promo w/focus TV synd or related field. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/REPORTER/NYC: Plan & coord orig stories/rpts for MetroFocus. story dev thru post-prod & delivery; min 2 yrs multimed exp, incl exp in dealing w/ a wide range of contemporary issues; camera & edit skills a must.  Exceptional written/verbal comm & presentation skills; Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL CAMPAIGN MGR/NECN/Newton Mass: Administers complex and multi-platform sales and marketing campaigns – must be detail orientated! Proficient in PP. BA deg. Familiarity with ad serving systems (FreeWheel, Doubleclick DFP, Wide Orbit, Operative One, MOAT etc.) Full info/apply HERE (11/20)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PAID SOCIAL/GLOW/NYC: Develop/manage paid social campaigns for high-profile media and entrtnmt clients, work closely with Sr. Leadership across the agency to create/identify new business opps and grow paid team. 5+ years exp w paid social and leading a team. Full Info HERE Apply to [email protected] (11/20)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MGR/Cross MediaWorks/NYC: Former hands on exp as Proj mgr req’d. Strong tech background in lrg-scale analytics application dvlpmnt. 5 -7 yrs software product mngmnt exp ideally in linear TV, broadcast media, programmatic, online advertising . Travel to Philly reg. Full info/apply HERE (11/20)

JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING/Cross MediaWorks/NYC: Lead our product mktg team. Responsible for building our product-specific messaging. Min 8+yrs product marketing exp w/focus in advertising technology and addressable TV. Full info/apply HERE (11/19)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Cross MediaWorks/Chicago: Responsible for assisting the Sales Team in planning, strategic selling and support functions. Create/revise upfront/scatter plans for agencies/clients. BA Deg w/1-2 yrs exp in media. Full info/apply HERE (11/19)

JOB OPENING: NATIONAL CABLE MEDIA BUYER/Bluewater Media/Clearwater FL: Responsible for planning, negotiating & buying nat’l cable for all assigned clients, in addition to research, development, and presentation of media plans. 5+ years of experience.  DRTV experience is a plus. Resume/cover letter HERE (11/19)


Interact closely with animators and other TA/TDs to maintain and improve our proprietary animation tools.
Technical Animator
Rockstar Games
Familiar with mobile industry best practices and proficient with Axure or an equivalent.
Designer, UX
Warner Brothers Games
Chicago IL
Optimizing memory, CPU, and GPU utilization across multiple platforms.
Senior Core Tech Engineer
Rockville MD
Works with other senior engineers to architect and refine game server systems.
Senior Server Engineer
Rockville MD
Create high-quality character models.
Senior 3D Character Artist
Bluepoint Games
Austin TX
Create new techniques and procedures to improve game asset quality.
Senior Technical Artist
Bluepoint Games
Austin TX
Ensure issues that are both self-reported and found by internal partner groups of a critical nature are escalated in a timely manner.
Senior Quality Analyst
Austin TX
Experience with web operations best practices at scale, architecture design, troubleshooting and performance tuning.
DevOps Team Lead
Austin TX
Works with analysts to define the functional and technical needs of an organization and recommend solutions.
Software Engineer (Java)
Redmond WA
Partner closely with Art Directors, VFX Artists and Game Designers to ensure all effects satisfy design and art requirements.
Senior Visual Effects Artist
Infinty Ward
Woodland Hills CA
Work with the AI engineering team to craft best-in-class AI technology for our next AAA title.
AI Engineer
Infinity Ward
Woodland Hills CA
Develop web services supporting game console clients, browser clients, and external server clients.
Senior. NET Backend Developer
San Diego CA
Development and execution of integrated Go to Market plans across traditional and emerging channels, using all marketing levers.
Senior Brand Manager
San Francisco CA
Collaborate with technology director/architect on technical design and feature roll out.
Senior Core Engineer
San Francisco CA
Move art assets through the approvals pipeline internally and with IP partners.
Art Producer
Warner Brother Games
San Francisco CA

Related Stories

Cynopsis 07/19/24: Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Friday July 19, 2024 Today’s Premieres A+E: Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks at 9p; Tell Me How I Died at 10p AppleTV+: Omnivore; Lady in the Lake PrimeVideo: Betty La Fea: The Story Continues Today’s Finale WeTV: Mama June: From Not to Hot at 9p; Deb’s House at 10p Saturday’s Premiere A&E: New House No […]

Cynopsis 07/18/24: Shogun rakes in Emmy nods

"Shogun" rakes in Emmy nods

Thursday July 18, 2024 Today’s Premieres ABC: Press Your Luck at 8p; Lucky 13 at 9p BET+: Bruh Hulu: How I Caught My Killer Max: Kite Man: Hell Yeah! MTV: The West Coast Hustle Netflix: Cobra Kai; Master of the House Peacock: Those About to Die Prime Video: Top Class Tennis IN THE NEWS Hulu’s […]

07/17/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]

Cynopsis 07/17/24: Apple TV+ renews “Loot” for season three

Apple TV+ renews "Loot" for season three

Wednesday July 17, 2024 Today’s Premieres BritBox: 24 Hours in Police Custody CBS: Big Brother at 8p Hulu: UnPrisoned Netflix: Simone Biles: Rising; The Green Gang; T P Bon Syfy: The Ark at 10p IN THE NEWS Global entertainment & media industry revenues rose 5% to $2.8 trillion in 2023, and are projected to hit […]