Foton for Warcraft Community Manager!

I should app for the Community Manager position at World of Warcraft. Well … I should, except I only meet 3.5 of the 9 (or 10) requirements.


* 3-5 years of previous community-management experience in the gaming industry (nope)
* Strong written and spoken communication skills combined with a passion for gaming (YES!)
* Strong customer-service skills and a professional attitude (nope)
* Strong management and project-oversight skills (debatable)
* Strong time-management and organization skills (ditto)
* Previous experience developing and/or managing video game related websites (Fuck ya.)
* Willingness to work long hours and night and be available on call year round (nope)
* Bachelor’s degree, in communications, journalism, or related field preferred (One of my double majors is English. I’ll need a ruling on this, but I say YA!)
* Proficiency with MS Office (I vote yes. My assistant would vote hell no.)
(I’m adding this requirement) * Willing to accept ridiculously low pay and live in ridiculously overpriced Southern California (umm, no thanks?)

On an unrelated topic, I was out of town this week on business, pleasure and family facetime. Big doings in the guild recently which I’d like to share comment on bitch about. (Tomorrow. Tune in.)

Speaking of guilds … do other gamers with a website get panicked when they see mysterious linkbacks and, upon further investigation, the site author has the same name as their guild leader?

That is some freaky shit.

3 thoughts on “Foton for Warcraft Community Manager!

  1. Any Americans want to hazard a guess as what something like that would actually pay? Or are we talking a ‘One (1) Free World of Warcraft Account’ type salary there? Seems like quite an extensive list there for being a message board mod.

    (I’m not interested in applying mind you…I consistently spell colour and armour wrong, so wouldn’t have a chance!)

  2. I’ll hazard. 30k? And that is a wild guess. Typical entry level glam position salary. I have no idea of course, but people would go cheap to get a foot in the door.

    EDIT: The ridiculous prior experience is a wild card. Exactly how many people do they think have 3-5 years exp as Comm Mgr in the gaming industry? I wager that is negotiable, but the 30k isn’t.

  3. It should be noted that 30k in Southern California is probably close to the poverty line…

    I’m rather surprised that they listed the “we own you” requirement (24/7/365 on call? whee!)…does anyone REALLY want to work a job that’s gaurenteed to get abuse from both the players AND your bosses?

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