Blazer5 Player Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Job ID
# of Openings
Basketball Operations
Full-Time Staff

We are more than just a sports team and a concert venue. We are innovators, achievers, leaders, strategic problem solvers and, most importantly, Rip City fanatics.


As we delve deeper into the roots of crafting a more successful Esports initiative, we see the value in broadening our team and creating more leaders to help spearhead Esports operations. Whether its traditional sports or Esports, our team is dedicated to making every aspect of Rip City an embodiment of what it means to be a Trail Blazer.


Blazer5 Gaming is looking for a motivated full-time Player Manager who will be responsible for leading all aspects of player logistics, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and coordinating with team staff and management. You will also be responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date records for all players, including contact information, medical records, and other important documents.


As our Player Manager, you will play a key role in continuing to set the standard on what it means to be a premier Esports organization within the NBA 2K League.


  • Drive competitive success
  • Coordinate with team staff and management to schedule practices, games, and other team events
  • Work closely with and advise Operations and Content to improve team cohesion, content versatility, and player/team growth initiatives to meet yearly critical metrics
  • Capture, analyze, and report relevant data to team management
  • Make travel arrangements for players, including booking flights and hotels
  • Coordinate with team staff to ensure that players have all vital equipment and supplies
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all players, including contact information, medical records, and other important documents
  • Connect with players and team staff to ensure that everyone is aware of team schedules and plans

A Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to critically think on the fly to address any issues that arise
  • Experience with sports management or a similar role is preferred, but not required
  • Strategic thinker with excellent leadership, management, and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to navigate both internal and external parties
  • Knowledge of the industry and its key players
  • Tech savvy, ability to troubleshoot any computer issues that may arise
  • Passion for sports and NBA2K is a plus
  • Have a driver’s license
  • Must have a valid passport and be able to travel domestically

Offers of employment are conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval of a medical or religious exemption and accommodation from the company along with the successful results of an individual background check. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.


The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embraces diversity and inclusion. We celebrate individual expression and uniqueness on our campus. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination. We are committed to hiring individuals that reflect the community we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics. We are an equal opportunity employer.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We invest in our employees inside and outside of work. Our benefits package for full-time teammates includes:

  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Maternal & Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off (3 weeks + 11 holidays)
  • Wellness Perks
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Parking + Discounted Mass Transit Passes
  • Discounted & Complimentary Tickets
  • Ongoing Learning & Development
  • Daily Free Lunch


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