You Could Organize Real-World Pokémon Events For A Living

Pokémon Go is hiring a community manager

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Pokémon GO uses augmented reality gameplay to put the popular monsters in the world around us.Photo by Thom Leavy

If you're a bonafide Pokémon expert with social media and marketing skills to boot, you could skip being a gym leader and become Pokémon Go's Global Community Manager. Niantic Labs is looking for someone who can expand on the game's social media presence in the player community, and "being a knowledgeable 'expert' about the Pokémon franchise, its products, and its global community is a critical requirement for this role."

The job entails setting up "real world player events to drive player engagement." So far this is something that players have taken upon themselves, as they walk real streets hunting fake animals and stumble across each other unplanned.

Core Responsibilities Lead global community engagement programs for Pokémon GO (online and offline). Manage player community relations, including relationships with influential players, fan sites, and volunteer event organizers. Provide meaningful feedback to Niantic developers on the communities’ sentiment, concerns, and suggestions. Help plan and execute real world player events to drive player engagement.