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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Nielsen

Esports Sponsorship Account Manager - 1533

Client Services and Sales - USA New York, New York 

The esports industry is experiencing rapid growth, investment, and evolution, and has been identified by many as a top trend to watch in global entertainment. A fast-paced, dynamic industry, driven by some of the most innovative minds across sports, games, and tech, is equally matched by a dedicated fanbase who is hungry for more ways to actively engage with their passion. Nielsen Esports is seeking to grow our vertical with energetic team members ready for the challenges, excitement, and opportunity the esports industry offers! 

Through our collective intelligence in sports, games, media and consumer behavior, Nielsen Esports is the premier provider of data and insights for maximizing investments in esports. The newest vertical within the Nielsen Entertainment business, Nielsen Esports focuses exclusively on the competitive gaming industry, and leverages the company’s expertise and leadership in media consumption, valuation, and consumer research.

The Account Manager of Sponsorship role for Nielsen Esports will be responsible for managing our sponsorship valuation products, deliverables, and client relationships, providing valuable analytics and insights to key clients.



  • Manage Nielsen Esports sponsorship products, including internal project planning, operational team coordination, day-to-day product maintenance, development, and delivery.
  • Identify and drive sponsorship product evolution and expansion in conjunction with new industry trends, growth areas, and client needs.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Nielsen Esports sponsorship valuation clients, maintaining and evolving relationships.
  • Proactively develop relationships with new and existing clients, using your initiative and judgment to adapt your communication and service delivery methods to meet the needs of and delight our clients.
  • Manage internal processes for project setup and participate in project briefing meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Produce client reports and presentations by providing insight and advising on strategy with a focus on the goal of the end user.  Lead presentation of findings to clients via conference calls or in-person for assigned clients and support delivery of others.
  • Work collaboratively with internal subject matter experts such as Market Research, Social/Digital, Consulting, and Operations.
  • Study industry trends and insights to deliver impactful reports to all clients.
  • Involvement in Account and Operations Planning to advise and influence the commercial strategy to grow existing clients and build the business.



  • Working with the global market leader in esports sponsorship research, in a rapidly growing industry and business unit.
  • To be part of a diverse and talented international team with opportunity for personal and professional development.
  • A challenging, varied and rewarding role with a focus on sponsorship.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong incoming knowledge of and interest in the esports and sponsorship landscape; a personal passion for esports and gaming is strongly desired.
  • 4-5 years experience within the sports marketing, gaming, media or research industry.
  • Strong analytical thinker.
  • Experience managing products and large-scale projects, including internal operational coordination.
  • Customer-centric work experience with ability to establish and maintain customer relationships.
  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem-solving and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with excellent initiative and communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Excel and PowerPoint experience required.


Are you interested in these topics? If you are looking for a more challenging and rewarding position, this could be your perfect role – take the chance and apply now!



About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  New York,New York 

Seconday Locations: CT - Wilton, , , 

Travel:  No 

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