Want to talk about D&D, full time, and get paid for it? The internet’s largest shop for PDF copies of tabletop RPGs is hiring a ‘DMs Guild Community Manager’. Tempted? Pop over to DriveThruRPG/jobs to find out more.
The company is One Book Shelf and they own DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, The Storyteller’s Vault which focuses on White Wolf stuff and the D&D marketplace The DMs Guild.
The role is a work from home position, so no commute but lots of willpower instead. What will you be doing? Lots of retail support! It means answering questions from the community (I’m unsure if there’s an actual separate customer support team but there’s no real dividing line between customer and community), running the DMs Guild social media and trying to engage sites like Geek Native.
I notice that the DMs Guild Community Manager has an influential but controversial role. It’s the DMs Guild Community Manager who decides whether the content is suitable for the DMs Guild marketplace. In other words, if you land this job, then you’ll be the person who decides whether the tentacles of a maiden kidnapping monster are just a little too friendly or whether stereotyping of race, gender, sexuality or anything else of interest in the plot of one accessory goes too far and becomes inappropriately uncomfortable.
What requirements are One Book Shelf looking for? Experience as a community manager, communication skills, social media skills and a passion for tabletop gaming. The company is also looking for someone with expertise launching initiatives like launching an ambassador program and launching an event series.
I predict that the DMs Guild is looking at launching an ambassador program even considering starting an event series.
The DMs Guild needs to work very closely with Wizards of the Coast. WotC has just appointed The Martin Agency as an agency (with a focus on creativity), and I’ve already called out the strength of the community as both a boon and a bane. I imagine the DMs Guild community manager could be quite an important person for The Martin Agency’s social and content teams to get to know.
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