The premier professional club-to-club basketball competition platform in East Asia, East Asia Super League is now seeking a Head of Game Operations will be the in-house and regional, live event production expert responsible for the strategic management and production of game presentation, in-game arena promotions and brand integration programs to maximize fan experience at all East Asia Super League games and special events.
・ Lead & manage major aspects of EASL basketball & franchise related events, including but not limited to; Game production, planning, organizing, leading and delivering a 1st class sports experience.
・ Collaborate directly with key stakeholders in marketing, ticket sales, catering, community relations, and corporate partnership marketing activation to develop creative promotional in-game integration of team & league initiatives.
・ Work directly with arena to execute all aspects production including the development of in-game video presentations, graphics animations, promotions, etc.
・ Create game-day script with an emphasis on internal and external communications. Hire, schedule and direct and oversee operations for game staff and mascot programs.
・ Oversee and execute the game-day production during events.
・ Working with all marketing partners to ensure proper and timely messaging is delivered and the in-game experience is top notch.
・ Define annual strategy for EASL live game and special event fan experience.
・ Liaise with contractors or suppliers as necessary such as AV, security, cleaning etc.
・ Attend client meetings during the sales process to establish the client relationship and ensure full understanding of the client’s needs.
・ Oversee client liaison once an event is confirmed to establish all the necessary details of the event including costs for services provided.
・ Compile the event safety file and take ownership for the event risk assessment process.
・ Liaise with finance, the senior management team and the operations team and prepare event forecasts and manage the event budgets.
・ 8+ years of experience lead-producing live events for thousands of fans in an arena, stadium or equivalent setting. Understands the pulse of Asian basketball market & culture.
・ Proven creative experience including, strong, effective live-event copywriting, video production capabilities, and the ability to generate new ideas to enhance fan experience.
・ Working knowledge of control room equipment and production capabilities.
・ Proven track record of integrating corporate partners into a live event setting to maximize brand experience and sponsor marketing objectives.
・ Proficient in video production tools like Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, and Illustrator.
・ Bachelor's Degree in marketing, advertising, communications, sports management or equivalent preferred but not mandatory.
・ Exceptional energy and enthusiasm with the drive to not only generate new ideas but the conviction to build consensus and execute EASL’s vision.
・ Excellent communication skills and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.
・ Motivated self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced working environment.