Compensation will be $9.00/hour paid via company check, which will be mailed after the event is completed and hours are calculated. All sales associates will be considered independent contractors and will be required to fill out a W-9 in order to be compensated.
Meals will be covered by a stipend, but there is no reimbursement for any other expenses such as gas, lodging, etc.
Neat, non-offensive dress is required. Company shirts will be provided while working.
Notes for Staff at International Events:
All applicants for international events must speak English, and note which other languages they speak when applying.
International staff will not have to fill out W-9 forms, and will be compensated after the event is complete and our sales staff has returned to the office.
SCGLive.com needs a Coverage Runner! Runners act as liaisons between SCGLive and the tournament itself, under the direction of the Coverage Content Manager.
Candidates should be hardworking and familiar with Magic: the Gathering. Neat dress is required. You will spend a lot of the weekend on your feet and moving, so comfortable shoes are a must. You must have a phone, preferably a smartphone, in order to receive direction in the field via text/AIM.
Compensation will be $100 in store credit per day. All Runners are considered independent contractors. Staff meals will be paid for, but there is no reimbursement for any other expenses, such as gas, lodging, etc. You may request to work Saturday and/or Sunday.
Be on-site by 9 AM on both days.
Carry the pairings between Events and Glenn prior to the start of each round.
Fetch players requested by our commentators to be featured on the camera.
Help players find their seats in the feature match arena.
Make sure they write their names and track their game counts on our displays.
Retrieve player decklists required by the commentators, and replace them when finished.
Verify any information that the commentators cannot ascertain from the match spotter and board state.
Correct play area problems.
Keep playmats out from under the camera.
Keep all cards visible to the camera.
Erase placards before the next round begins.
Move feature matches with games yet to be played under the camera when there is no match being broadcast.
Only move matches between games.
Collect details for the commentators: archetypes, game counts, who won which game, and names (spelling!)
You may be asked to act as a spotter for SCGLive.
Watch the game and communicate life total changes, cards named by effects such as Meddling Mage and Pithing Needle, and so on.
You may be asked to go on the feed as a guest commentator so that one of our members can take a break.
You may be asked to record a draft in writing or video for coverage purposes.
Should you be interested in doing so, the opportunity to write a feature match, deck tech, or draft interview for the website may be made available to you.
If you are interested in this opportunity, include a writing sample with your request.
Always carry a pen.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in this position, subject line: “SCGLive Coverage Runner for _day(s)_ in _event_city_.” For example, someone applying to work Sunday in Indianapolis would header their email, “SCGLive Coverage Runner for Sunday in Indianapolis.” In the body of the email, include your name, phone number, and briefly describe why you would like to work with us this weekend. If you are interested in a writing opportunity, you may submit your sample as an attachment here. For a better idea of what your weekend might entail, check out this blog from a coverage runner at one of our recent events!