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Gayle Dickie

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started her career working as a paralegal in the music industry for record labels—she enjoyed the environment, but realized the entertainment side was more interesting to her than the law side.
She decided to take a chance and called Orion Pictures to ask about a job—ended up speaking to the head of personnel, who hired her on the spot to work as an assistant in syndication.
Worked as a syndicator for over 10 years selling television shows for companies like Viacom Enterprises, Blair Entertainment, and Tribune.
Got the opportunity to help fund a two-million-dollar movie project that ended up being shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
As she saw the rise of more forms of digital entertainment—video games, in particular—she noticed there was a void in how news about this market was spread to the masses.
In 2015, she bought the URLs for what would eventually become Gamer World News Entertainment and began building a network around gamers and esports.
There are now 13 channels on the site with what she calls "potato chip style content,” catering to a wide variety of gamers and topics so visitors can get what they want quickly and efficiently.
Says, “I didn’t set out to create your daddy’s ESPN”—her main goal is to license the content and cement gamer news in mainstream entertainment.
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Career

CEO

I create, write, & produce content about professional esports games globally.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I read the gamer news globally for about 2 hours in the morning to prep for the day. Then, I typically have interviews and meetings with investors and strategic partners. I also do some writing of my own and supervise over 150 stories from my staff of writers.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Walk in with a focus that you know what you want to do and you are willing to learn. Give an example of how you've made a difference in the past (at work, school, personal life). Don't be afraid to promote yourself. In terms of getting in the door-- send out emails, use friend connections, meet people, and ask questions to see if they can introduce you. Work is almost always achieved through personal connections, especially in entertainment and news. Offer to intern for free for a month!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From undefined:

"No one in the world has done what you are trying to do- it can't be done. Plus, you're a female in a man's world."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Gender Discrimination
Legal Issues

Interviewed By

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