Vince McMahon’s company is still on the search for new talent. They have also freed up quite bit of space after several rounds of mass firings. Now they are looking for someone who can help them fill up the roster once again. This was a job that Canyon Ceman previously took care of, but he was recently released. Samoa Joe is also helping out with scouting as part of his new role.

WWE’s jobs website is now listing a new position, “Manager, Talent ID Operations.” This position is essentially a talent scouting gig tasked to identify talent from outside of WWE who could be beneficial to the company.

Vince McMahon’s new vision for NXT includes younger and bigger talent. We can only assume that this new Manager of Talent ID Operations will receive a full rundown on what the company is looking for at this time. You can check out the job summary and qualifications required below.

Manager, Talent ID Operations


Job Summary

The WWE is adding to its Talent ID team and is looking for an experienced individual to help find and identify elite athletes around the world that have a passion and desire to become WWE superstars.

This role joins a team responsible for building upon the WWE brand by creating compelling entertainers through talent identification, recruitment, development, and training.


  • Scout, recruit, and connect with elite athletes to better analyze and evaluate their potential within the WWE
  • Build relationships with agents, athletic directors, scouts, managers, coaches, and other player personnel leaders throughout the sports industry to help scale talent identification
  • Coordinate meetings between athletes, coaches, managers, and WWE Talent Development leaders
  • Attend various sport networking events to build strong relationships with those within the sports community and promote the opportunities that the WWE can provide to elite athletes
  • Coordinate contract negotiations and other talent related needs
  • Manage a robust athlete prospect database to help support the tracking of talent ID and development


  • Ability to build strong relationships and leverage a strong network
  • Understand the world and lifestyle of an elite athlete
  • Work with the social media team to utilize full capabilities
  • Familiarity with sports contracts and negotiations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Intrinsically driven and organized with strong time management skills
  • Availability to travel frequently and to work during evenings and weekends
  • Experience as a college or professional athlete, scout, player personnel manager, athlete agent, or similar role is a plus

We will have to see what kind of roster WWE is able to recruit from this point on. The company’s developmental brand is changing, and they want to make a return to the way it was in 2012 prior to raiding the indies. Hopefully, they don’t alienate their fan base in the process.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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