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Formerly known as What the Meta, The Work in Esports podcast is a place you can hear from industry professionals about their path in esports. How they got started, how they gained experience, and the skills it took to get there.

If you have ever wanted to work in esports or just find out how to get involved, this is the podcast for you. From designers, to shoutcasters, to co-founders, we have a growing list of guests from across the industry who walk you through their experiences, step-by-step, and help you gain perspective to help give you an edge and maybe just find an esports job for you.

The Work in Esports Podcast Spencer Bing

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Formerly known as What the Meta, The Work in Esports podcast is a place you can hear from industry professionals about their path in esports. How they got started, how they gained experience, and the skills it took to get there.

If you have ever wanted to work in esports or just find out how to get involved, this is the podcast for you. From designers, to shoutcasters, to co-founders, we have a growing list of guests from across the industry who walk you through their experiences, step-by-step, and help you gain perspective to help give you an edge and maybe just find an esports job for you.

    Will Whittingham ON: finding a job in esports

    Will Whittingham ON: finding a job in esports

    Will is on the front lines of helping people find work in the esports industry. His job as a Content Coordinator for Hitmarker requires him to actively seek out the most recent job openings in gaming, so if you want to work in esports, you might want to give this episode a listen! 

    We discuss his upbringing, his realization that he didn't want to work in politics, the hiring process, tips for interviewing, some things to NOT do while networking, and some additional insight. 

    Let us know what you think about this episode over on our Twitter. And please leave a review on iTunes or your favorite podcasting platform, it helps a lot! 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Cody Elsen, Esports Director at Northwood University

    Cody Elsen, Esports Director at Northwood University

    Cody and I both graduated from the same university, but never spoke in detail until this conversation. He started his own organization, Fable Esports, competed as a player himself, and worked alongside professional golfers for years, helping to ensure they had the right tools they needed to succeed on the course, and today he finds himself doing the same thing at Northwood, helping students succeed in the classroom and also in-game.

    What I found most fascinating about this conversation was learning about all the support that the university is offering students and the amount of REAL, hands-on experience they are organizing for their students. It definitely seems like they are setting them up for success.

    If you want to learn about what it takes to become a college esports athlete, how to manage an esports team efficiently, or the importance of analytics in all things, then you might want to give this episode a listen. Learn how to work in esports by hearing about Cody's experience. 

    • 46 min
    Reid "RAPiDCasting" Melton, esports caster in Korea tells us how he got there

    Reid "RAPiDCasting" Melton, esports caster in Korea tells us how he got there

    Want to know how to become a professional esports caster? Want to know what makes a great reel? Always wanted to move to Korea and work in esports? Well, you might want to hold your horses and listen to this podcast first! Reid has done it all and will walk you through the ins and outs of his experience and how you might be able to gain experience and find work for yourself if you think you're up to the challenge.  

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Angela Natividad ON founding an esports agency

    Angela Natividad ON founding an esports agency

    A time-consuming but excellent conversation with one of my favorite humans about how she got into esports, her background in customer support and advertising, moving to France just before the market collapsed and she ended up out of a job. We also dive into the creation of Hurrah.group and Angela's work with Women in Games and France Esports.

    If you want to learn something about leadership, being pitched an idea while drunk, how to manage stress, or maybe even how to work in esports, then you are in the right place. Enjoy this one. 

    • 2 hr 15 min
    AC ON: Esports Event Management & Making Connections

    AC ON: Esports Event Management & Making Connections

    In this episode, AC tells us about the life of an event manager. The long hours of planning, the excitement and stress of event day, and even some crazy experiences from that one event at an indoor waterpark! We also discuss networking and how to provide value at the same time without coming off as "too much."

    You can contact AC at @ACWOAE on Twitter!

    Thanks for listening, and let me know what you think about the episode on Twitter.

    • 33 min
    Jon Koob on Social Media Marketing in Esports

    Jon Koob on Social Media Marketing in Esports

    Jon Koob is a master of social media, yet he seems to be a student at the same time - always learning and improving at his craft.  He attended The University of Iowa, excitingly pitching and starting their Snapchat channel. Later he joined Vancouver-based esports startup, Battlefy, as their social media manager, and today he flexes his skills over at SteelSeries in Chicago.  

    In this episode, we discuss some of the stigma around social media roles in esports, with many people assuming every company just has a social media intern to handle things - Jon tells us that it's really so much more than that. Also, we touch on the power of networking (how we met), and what it takes to actually find a role in esports or even just at a startup.  

    You can contact Jon at @JonKoob across most social media.

    Thanks for listening, and let me know what you think about the episode on Twitter.

    • 1 hr 24 min

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Great podcast, love the host!

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