Pacific Gaming League Needs You!
Here at PGL, we believe that our best asset is the community. Before any decisions are made, community feedback is gathered and considered and it greatly affects the way we expand into games, host competitive seasons and configure out servers. The Staff of PGL are comprised entirely of passionate members of the community who have volunteered and/or been selected to manage certain aspects of the community. Our goal is to continue to do exactly this.
With a number of games now being support by PGL, along with more players, events and social media platforms. We have no intention of slowing down the progress of the community due to limited time or skills available and are therefore reaching out to the community in search of keen members who may be invaluable to the organisation.
Many roles are available, however the selection process requires an application (below), TeamSpeak interview/discussion and trial period, to ensure the people we take on board will only have a positive impact and can perform to the high standards we are setting for our community. We have no doubt that many of our players will rise to the challenge with a few eager members already contacting admins, offering assistance. For a brief description of roles on offer and what they entail, see below. Full descriptions and examples of common tasks, etc. are available to members upon applying and this will be discussed during the TeamSpeak interview.
Working with PGL means getting along with others and working on group projects, such as the setting up of competitive seasons and development of new game assets. As a result, keep in mind that all roles will be mixing and matching and staff may be required to assist with other roles, however each member of the team will have their own tasks prioritised, to cater to their skill set and time frame. More of this can be discussed in TeamSpeak during the application process.
A PGL Server Moderator is a support role with a high level of trust. Pacific Gaming League prefer to keep their servers free from griefers, trolls, cheaters and hackers. To do this, PGL is open to applications for Moderator on any of our game and voice servers, in addition to official positions, such as Casual Gaming Assistants. We are seeking passionate, dedicated and mature members of the community to assist with the moderation of servers. Usually an applicant is asked to specify the game (or TeamSpeak) that they wish to assist with and they will oversee that game alone. Members who play a number of games hosted (or to be hosted) by PGL, may be considered for moderator roles across those other games, however this is uncommon and we prefer to have them specialising in individual games, to make sure they are spending as much time as possible focusing on their part of the player base. This role may include tasks such as; moving people in TeamSpeak upon request, overseeing channels and their descriptions/information to prevent abusive/inappropriate information, kicking/banning players (strict rules enforced on this), updating server announcements, updating global and PGL's cross-server ban lists and more. Please note this is not a way to gain quick permissions to abuse on the server and anyone granted permission who abuses it will be reprimanded and removed from the team.
Assistant Information Officer (AIO)
The Assistant Information Officer assists the CIO with the maintenance and moderation of all technology assets. This includes ensuring the TeamSpeak servers are running correctly & lag free, as well as overseeing the moderators and admins when running and configuring servers. There will be people in charge of each game and a number of people working with the CIO & AIO, in order to run their servers, however troubleshooting and configuration may be required of the AIO. The AIO also coordinates with the marketing team to maximise the potential of social media assets.
Assistant Design Officer (ADO)
The Assistant Design Officer helps with the creating/updating of all artwork, promotional material, social media platforms and other accounts and assets, along side many other staff members. This role requires some skill in Photoshop and/or video editing, depending on which area they wish to focus. Tasks may include making short promotional videos, with gameplay provided for you, or assisting our CDO with creating the various logos and banners we require. The CDO has a lot on his plate and PGL is considering multiple assistants, with each member given a particular project to work on.
Casual Gaming Assistant (CAGA)
A Casual Gaming Assistant is in charge of maintaining gaming servers & events for a specific game. Unlike the Chief Gaming Officer (CGO), a CAGA usually works with a single game, as opposed to overseeing them all. Specialising in and dedicating their time to an individual game, gives the community they manage the best possible results and prevents certain games from being neglected while others are being focused on. A CAGA will make sure community servers are up to date and no hackers are disturbing the community. With this role comes server administrator or moderator permissions, so a level of trust is involved. Therefore the application for this role may vary. Details on this will be discussed with the applicant during a TeamSpeak interview. The role of CGO is to be the head of their particular game, so any questions aimed towards that specific game, from members of the community, will be directed to the appropriate CAGA. This role requires working closely with the CGO, CEO and IT team.
Public Relations Officer (PRO)
The Public Relations Officer is the community manager. PGL has a role called Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), who is in charge of seeking out other companies and entities for partnership, sponsorship or expansion. The CMO is in charge of working with all other roles, to keep informed about the community at all times. The PRO is also tasked with assisting the CMO in their roles, however the primary aim for the PRO is to keep in touch with the community and maintain our social media and contact points (Facebook, Steam, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Reddit, our website, TeamSpeak, etc). The PRO will update the community on what’s happening, working with the Competitive and Casual Gaming Officers/Assistants, as well as post frequently on our site and other platforms, including match results, game releases/reviews, etc. This role involves heavy communication with the player base, however they can utilise other members of staff at their disposal. The PRO's best tool is the public and Gaming team, working to gather as much information and feedback as possible, then relay this information back to the CEO and other appropriate roles, to maximise our performance and community enjoyment.