8 Nov, 2023

Community Management in the Gaming Industry

This year, Wargaming Forge, the talent development program of Wargaming, has launched a new discipline available for internships. Starting in Tokyo and Singapore, and now expanding to Prague, this rare opportunity is perfect for those looking to break into the gaming industry. Traditionally, internships in the gaming industry have primarily focused on technical skills such as programming, game design, or art. In today’s gaming landscape, community management has become a vital aspect of success. Effective community management not only fosters a loyal player base but also contributes to the growth and longevity of a game. Community management plays a crucial role in creating a sense of belonging among players. By facilitating interactions, fostering positive relationships, and encouraging open communication, community managers help establish a welcoming environment where players feel valued and connected.

To gain deeper insights into this profession, we turn our attention to Mateusz Winnik, a community manager at Wargaming. 

Why I like to be a Community Manager?

“Working with people! It is connecting people to their passions and people with people. Also, it allows me to meet amazing individuals who not only care about the game but are also fun to spend time with! But really, where else can you have this much fun, meet and talk with interesting people all day long, literally laugh out loud (often) while working and get paid to do it?”

What sets gaming CM apart from other industries?

“I would say gaming communities can be way more passionate and attached to the game or a product. There is constant communication between the community and developers. Gaming community managers usually act as a bridge between the community and developers.

A gaming community manager needs to have a big understanding and stay up-to-date with the gaming industry in general, know current trends, and be able to manage a lot of player feedback (which can get personal or even toxic)”.

What does this profession give to you?

“I get to work with enthusiastic and passionate people, it also gives me a chance to grow professionally. Additionally, I have the time to learn new things and join training sessions to improve as a specialist and as a person”. 

What skills can you learn?

“As a gaming community manager, you will learn a range of valuable skills. These include effective communication, event organization, proficient analytics, and gaining in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry and the process of video game development”.

So, if you’re passionate about both gaming and building relationships, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an industry that continues to captivate millions around the globe. Apply now and embark on an adventure that will take your career in the gaming industry to new heights!

Link to the vacancy is here https://bit.ly/3ufsJZC