Manager, Events and Marketing - IGN

Marketing San Francisco, California Culver City, California


Position at IGN

IGN is a leading media company focused on gaming, entertainment, and pop culture. We are the number one videogame and entertainment information destination and attract one of the largest concentrated audiences of young adults on the Internet across 22 platforms including desktop, mobile, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more



With more than 25 million English-language social followers, IGN has one of the biggest and most active fanbases online. To maintain our leadership position and continue to connect with our audience, we are looking for a manager with a focus on events and marketing outreach. A minimum of 5years of event experience is required. Reporting to the Sales Operations and Events Director.


General Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute IGN’s presence at consumer and industry events, including E3, Comic-Con, PAX, and Gamescom
  • Support IGN’s Sales team with planning and coordination of client activations, such as co-branded parties, movie screenings, custom activations/demos/sampling events or meet-and-greets
  • Lead the RFP process with external vendors and venues for all IGN events
  • Help with ideation for client facing creative strategies and custom activations
  • Identify, justify, and recommend relevant industry events and work with executive staff to establish an IGN presence and speaker engagements
  • Support teams with travel planning and coordination for meetings, tradeshows and events
  • Acquire badges for industry and fan events
  • Assist with managing IGN's PR and Event vendor relationships (venues, event management, trade shows)
  • Liaise with Legal for contract approvals
  • Manage event P&L with Finance
  • Help evangelize IGN’s editorial, production, and sales programs
  • Update and manage IGN Entertainment corporate website
  • Position reports to the head of content and can be located in IGN’s San Francisco headquarters or Los Angeles office


Experience Required:

  • Track Record of successfully managed events
  • Applied experience in Events Management   
  • PR role within the Games Industry at a PR agency or a company PR department
  • Relationships with production vendors
  • Knowledge of the entertainment and/or video game industry
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with multiple departments and staff members of all levels
  • Must be an excellent communicator who is able to positively work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience writing and editing press releases a plus
  • Should be able to provide examples of past event work
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years experience

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records