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Communications: Communications Department Management
Senior Manager of Corporate Communications - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Bulls are seeking a Senior Manager of Corporate Communications to lead the development and implementation of strategies and programs that focus on sharing the business and community stories of the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a master storyteller who can craft compelling communications and deliver impactful brand messaging.

We are seeking someone with the ability to effectively develop programs that achieve team and partner goals, provide counsel to internal and external team members and partners, and supervise multiple projects and staff. If you're a creative self-starter seeking to work in a dynamic environment and the chance to become involved in a wide range of high-impact, communications related projects, then this may be the right opportunity for you.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
In this role, you will lead the team’s corporate communications functions, with particular emphasis on our business and community efforts. Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Work in close collaboration with other media-facing team members to build positive working relationships with national, regional and trade media, including across digital platforms
  • Actively engage with media to tell the Chicago Bulls stories
  • Develop strategies and creative platforms and concepts that simultaneously use both traditional and social media to promote team business function areas, including, but not limited, to Ticketing, Corporate Partnerships, Game Entertainment, Marketing, Digital, BullsTV, and Community Relations
  • Supervise Corporate Communications team comprised of two full-time and two part-time staff
  • Develop communications plans and execute large-scale media events with team executives, civic leaders and, when appropriate, Blackhawks and United Center
  • Work with broadcast partners to integrate off-the-court content into pre-game and sideline interviews
  • Support leadership and other team spokespeople with messaging and media training. Vet media and speaking opportunities, develop briefing documents and talking points, and serve as the liaison with event organizers. Prepare staff and executives for media interviews
  • Manage Corporate Communications budget and strategy planning process.
  • Oversee portfolio of team publications, including game program, yearbook, community newsletter, and the community annual and mid-season reports
  • Serve as a communications liaison to our G-League team, the Windy City Bulls
  • Supervise the development of materials to support various annual team events, award nominations, and miscellaneous projects

SKILLS:
A strong candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who works well across departments and has direct experience in communications. In addition, you will have the following:

  • Minimum of 7 years of full time experience in the communications field, preferably in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing. Experience working effectively with Chicago media a plus.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of top-tier traditional and social media outlets, local and national
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in PR, including digital media/social media
  • Confident communicator and presenter; has an understanding and feel for community with a focus on the audience; understands who they are; their perception, needs and opinions
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills are critical, including ability to present concepts verbally
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • Proven experience as a direct supervisor to full time staff
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-disciplinary teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external parties, including establishing rapport, trust and confidence with key partners

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications? [Yes/No]
2. Do you have a minimum of 7 years of full time experience in the communications field in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing? [Yes/No]
3. Do you have professional experience writing, editing, and proofreading? [Yes/No]
4. Do you have multiple years of experience as a direct supervisor to full time staff? [Yes/No]
5. Do you have a strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in PR, including digital media/social media? [Yes/No]
6. Do you have project management experience? [Yes/No]
7. Are you open to working non-traditional hours, including game nights, weekends, and holidays? [Yes/No]


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations and Communications Director - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

The Los Angeles Sparks are currently recruiting for a Public Relations and Communications Director. This position is full-time, salaried and is eligible for our complete benefits package.

 

Position Summary: The PR and Communications Director will help shape the franchise’s outward facing brand from. If you’re an experienced public relations/communications professional who also has an unconventional and proactive side, we want to hear from you! This role will be responsible for creating, planning and executing various year-round communications plans for key external audiences which effectively position the Los Angeles Sparks. The position will work with local press including digital, print, broadcast and other non-traditional outlets to generate stories pre, during and post season. This position will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including, copywriting, collateral production, visual communications and eCommunications.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing year-round communication strategies to build brand & sales?
  • Develop potential media stories, write press releases as assigned and effectively pitch for maximum pick-up; act as primary interface with media?
  • Manage and coordinate player, coach and management appearances and interviews?
  • Plan and execute special events for target audiences and to generate press coverage?
  • Support and contribute to the development of eCommunication strategies including websites, eNewsletters and interactive communications?
  • Provide marketing support and account services to other internal departments?
  • Develop, write, and edit corporate communications as assigned?
  • Manage reputation management, crisis communications, and day-to-day activities
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with local, national and international press
  • Oversee media operations on game day and LA Sparks events: press box operations and check-in, game notes, match recaps, etc.
  • Foster relationships with other departments to stay informed of new initiatives.
  • Manage the broadcast/communications/public Broadcast & Communicates staff, seasonal staff, outside consultants, and interns
  • Track department expenditures and manage Communications budget with Finance Department
  • Maintain accurate database of media contacts and track earned media coverage
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field?
  • 3 - 5 years experience in marketing and communications field?
  • Excellent written and communication skills as well as proofreading & editing skills?
  • Strong interpersonal skills & team player?
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work independently and be a self starter?
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and organizational skills?
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines & budget is critical ?
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products?
  • Knowledge of WNBA & women’s basketball is preferred?
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Familiarity with current patterns and trends in digital and social media.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions using sound judgment.
  • Extensive media contacts and demonstrated ability to place stories.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of media and community contacts (such as newspapers, TV, radio, social media, etc.).
  • Ability to speak in public forums.
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage people/projects, delegate responsibility and provide follow-through on multiple projects.





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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Grind City Media College Football Digital Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

Grind City Media is expanding and seeking a creative and qualified individual to help lead its college football initiative. The College Football Digital Reporter will create relevant and valuable multiplatform content focusing on regional college football coverage in the Mid-South while focusing on the SEC & other collegiate teams in the greater Memphis and regional areas.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Establish a brand voice and college football presence for the team, through the creation of engaging digital content.
  • Conceptualize, produce, & deliver regional college football content for Grind City Media. Including, but not limited to video, audio, written, & social media content & pieces.
  • Develop relationships with college football coaches, players, and administration in an effort to build and maintain trust and create engaging written, video and audio content.
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling through all content and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Participate in media, marketing and public relations efforts for the organization as needed.
  • Attend and document various college football games and associated events to create content for platforms.
  • Maintain consistent communication practices across all social media platforms and best practices established by VP of Brand, Content Marketing, Communications, Broadcast, Director of Content and Live Entertainment, and Grind City Media Sr. Editor.
  • Identify opportunities for emerging content platforms, trends and potential new vendor relationships that can add value to content creation.
  • Help build the brand, amplify our messaging and enhance existing revenue opportunities.
  • Assist the team’s business operations staff in connection with its efforts to achieve maximum sponsorship, advertising, ticket sales, and other revenues as needed
  • Additional coverage and content topics and responsibilities to include Grizzlies, Hustle, & Esports as assigned and needed.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast, Communications, Journalism, Photography or related and appropriate majors.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience covering college football for a mainstream media outlet.
  • Should possess an extensive list of contacts, sources and experts in and around the college football.
  • Should be versatile enough to provide intelligent, knowledgeable analysis for all Grind City Media channels.
  • Ability to write clear, thoughtful commentary and analysis under extreme deadline pressure.
  • Ability to write multiple stories daily and thoughtful features.
  • Active in social media and blogging.
  • Must possess superior written and verbal skills, editorial judgment and knowledge of digital culture.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organization and project management skill.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high standards in all work.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office required.
  • Must be willing and able to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings (nights and weekends as required).
  • Fluency in college football and fan culture essential.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in this opportunity?
2. How many years of relevant experience do you possess?
3. What is your highest level of education completed?
4. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Broadcast Services Event Technician- Part Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Description of the Position: The Event Technicians primary responsibility is to provide A/V and broadcast support across a range of live events for the HEAT Group: Miami HEAT NBA Basketball games, Concerts, Special Corporate and Marketing Events. Event Technicians assist with executing the day-to-day operations of the Broadcast Services Department including to but not limited to: setup and breakdown of equipment; maintenance, repair and general care of all related a/v and broadcast equipment; also responsible for operating house sound and lights necessary to produce various in-house events.

Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent preferred. Must have high school diploma and/or currently attending College with academics associated to Broadcasting. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the professional a/v or broadcast industry. Advanced technical proficiency in A/V systems, broadcast and theatre lighting technologies. Working knowledge and/or previous experience working with NBA, NCAA, and promoters such as AEG Live, Live Nation, FELD Entertainment, and other concert and family show promoters.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP


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Communications: Internet Communications
Social Media Coordinator - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Oklahoma City Thunder has created a new dedicated social media department and we are seeking a great team member to help us expand our already substantial social reach.  Are you a creative, energetic, organized, detail-focused social media expert?  This is a wonderful opportunity to launch or grow your career in social media or public relations and work in the fun and fast-paced environment of professional sports. Bring your talent to our team to help us build on a strong social media foundation with creativity and energy.

Since 2009, the Thunder has built a significant social media following of more than 14 million worldwide. We are consistently in the upper echelon in the NBA in followers and engagement and our diverse fan base is both loyal and passionate. We are looking for an outgoing and team-oriented professional to help the Thunder grow into our next phase of creativity, engagement and connection.

Summary Overview:

As the social media coordinator, you will be responsible for working with the director of social media to help bring social media strategies to life throughout all areas of the business. You will attend Thunder home games and community events and will assist with and support content creation, posting, messaging, scheduling and analysis. You will also interact with teammates across the organization including those in Corporate Communications, Broadcasting, Web and Publications, Marketing, Community Relations, Guest Relations, Ticket Sales, Human Resources, Basketball Operations, and others.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the success and growth of the Thunder’s social media across various platforms including accounts associated with the Thunder’s mascot, dance team and G League team
  • Monitor current activity across all social platforms
  • Stay up to speed on social media trends, current news and popular culture
  • Build a strong familiarity with and understanding of Thunder culture and act both a brand ambassador and strategy specialist for entertainment groups such as the Thunder Girls, Rumble, Thunder Drummers, etc.
  • Work cross-functionally with various departments to communicate, organize and execute strategies in a timely and well-thought out manner
  • Liaise with the NBA, providing information about our social media approach and analytics
  • Help identify new opportunities to leverage the Thunder brand to create effective, measurable outreach programs when it comes to social media
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A real passion for social media and broad knowledge of platforms, trends, tools necessary to support a successful corporate social media strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience plus a minimum of 1 year of professional experience in digital marketing and social media
  • NBA or professional sports experience is beneficial but not a requirement
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus
  • Organized, with good time management and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Self-motivated and highly conscientious, able to work independently or collaboratively to meet organizational deadlines
  • Adaptable, with the ability to change and juggle opposing demands in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Highly proficient working with all platforms of social media, including analytics and monitoring
  • Highly proficient in computer applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop and other video editing and graphics tools
  • A valid driver’s license and sound driving record are required as some local and regional travel will be required, occasionally including overnight trips
  • Primary work location will be the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City but out-of-office appointments and travel are expected as you engage with the community
  • Willing and able to maintain a schedule that will include regular office hours as well as evenings, weekends and holidays for game nights and events

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director, Social Media.

Our generous benefits package includes excellent medical/dental/vision coverage, life and long term disability insurance, employee ticket options, 401(k) with matching funds, gym membership subsidy, on-site yoga and much more!

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Director, Social Media - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Oklahoma City Thunder has a rare opportunity for a leader to help build our newly-created dedicated social media department. Are you a creative, energetic, organized, detail-focused social media expert? Bring your talent to our team to help us build on a strong social media foundation and lead this new department with creativity and energy.

We strive to build, enhance, and sustain a professional, fan-oriented organization that provides an engaging NBA experience, first-class guest service and meaningful community leadership. By joining our team, you will be part of an organization that values professionalism, mutual respect and kindness, as well as the talent you contribute.

Since 2009, the Thunder has built a significant social media following of more than 14 million worldwide. We are consistently in the upper echelon in the NBA in followers and engagement. As part of our desire to be the most fan-centric organization in professional sports, we are looking for an outgoing and team-oriented professional with the knowledge, experience and skill to lead the Thunder into our next phase of creativity, engagement and connection with our loyal and passionate worldwide fan base.

Summary Overview:

As the director of social media, you will be responsible for the daily leadership of this department and will as act as a guide for social media strategy and execution throughout all areas of the business. You will attend Thunder home games and community events and work diligently to oversee content creation, posting, messaging, scheduling and analysis. You will work as a business partner with teammates in many departments including those in Corporate Communications, Broadcasting, Web and Publications, Marketing, Community Relations, Guest Relations, Ticket Sales, Human Resources, Basketball Operations, and others.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and ensure the success and growth of the Thunder’s social media across various platforms including the accounts associated with the team’s mascot, dance team and G League team
  • Supervise and provide constructive leadership for a full time social media coordinator, leading department meetings, delegating tasks, setting deadlines, managing workflow, and providing support and development
  • Assist with annual budget preparation and business planning and ensure that the department operates within budget throughout the year
  • Work cross-functionally with various departments to communicate, organize and execute strategies
  • Liaise with the NBA, providing information about our social media approach and analytics
  • Help identify new opportunities to leverage the Thunder brand to create effective, measurable outreach programs when it comes to social media
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A real passion for social media and broad knowledge of platforms, trends, tools necessary to develop and execute a successful corporate social media strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience including at least 4-5 years of professional experience in digital marketing and social media
  • NBA or professional sports experience is beneficial but not a requirement
  • At least 3 years’ experience supervising full-time employees
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus
  • Outstanding leadership and motivational skills and proven ability to lead by example
  • Strong organizational, time management and critical thinking skills
  • Able to hone processes and manage multiple projects and deadlines with strong attention to detail
  • Budget guardianship experience
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve goals through effectively working with multiple departments and teams
  • Adaptable with the ability to change and juggle opposing demands in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and exemplary brand ambassador skills
  • Good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Highly proficient working with all platforms of social media, including analytics and monitoring
  • Highly proficient in computer applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop and other video editing and graphics tools
  • A valid driver’s license and sound driving record are required as local and regional travel will be required, occasionally including overnight trips
  • Primary work location will be the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City but out-of-office appointments and travel are expected as you engage with the community
  • Willing and able to maintain a schedule that will include regular office hours as well as evenings, weekends and holidays for game nights and events

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Vice President, Broadcasting and Corporate Communications.

A generous benefits package will include excellent medical/dental/vision coverage, life and long term disability insurance, employee ticket options, 401(k) with matching funds, gym membership subsidy, on-site yoga and much more!

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Senior Director, Media Relations - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

POSITION:  Senior Director, Media Relations

DEPARTMENT:  Media Relations

MANAGER: Senior Vice President, Communications, Community and Content/Entertainment

Summary:  The primary responsibility of the Senior Director of Media Relations is to develop and direct strategic, proactive communications efforts related to Sacramento Kings basketball communications. The position will oversee basketball media relations staff and will report to the Senior, Vice President of Communications and Content/Entertainment.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • At the direction of the Senior, Vice President of Communications and Content/Entertainment., develop and oversee implementation of integrated and proactive strategic communications plans related to basketball communications.
  • Represent the Sacramento Kings to the media and community by acting as a spokesperson for related basketball issues.
  • Develop relationships with media representatives to create opportunities that elevate the profile of the team.
  • Develop messaging and briefing materials for use by staff, coaches and players at public speaking engagements and media interviews. Prep and staff media interviews for staff, coaches and players.
  • Supervise basketball communications media relations team consisting of Director and Manager, including leading long and short-term strategic planning, game-night media responsibilities and team member growth.
  • Work collaboratively with departments across the organization to determine and implement media relations support.
  • Ability to travel with the team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or communications
  • 8-10 years’ experience in public/media relations
  • Previous work in the media or sports industry preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional editing skills, writing and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • History of leading basketball-related communications based on strategic, measurable objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively oversee and manage a team responsible for media relations

Technical Expertise

  • Broad knowledge and experience dealing with integrated communications initiativ
  • Proven experience successfully managing rapid response communications efforts
  • Possess strong relationships with local, regional and national media
  • Ability to manage and set goals for direct reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the team, NBA, media and other high level outside contacts
  • Strong presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Other Skills and Abilities

  •  Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers
  •  Results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  •  Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills
  •  Detail oriented, organized, flexible, accurate
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities
  •  Computer skills – MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe experience
  •  Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Internet Communications
eSports Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Position Description:

The Sacramento Kings have an exciting opportunity for an eSports Manager to join our dynamic leadership team as we launch the inaugural seasons of professional NBA 2K eSports league, along with 16 other NBA teams. The ideal candidate is well-versed in the gaming community and experienced in social media management.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the team; represent interests both internally and externally
  • Provide insight into player selection process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to secure appropriate assets, develop brand awareness, build social media presence/PR and maximize sponsorship opportunities
  • Partner with Digital team to develop fan engagement in social media channels and develop strategies to increase engagement
  • Work with players and other internal stakeholders to create successful content development and delivery strategies.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to increase revenue through specific marketing initiatives
  • Manage relationships with eSports League, related organizations, and cultivate new relationships
  • Provide industry and local insights as input into the overall strategy
  • Regularly assess team’s performance and recommend methodologies to ensure successful, sustainable delivery
  • Research gaming industry events and conventions leading to recommendations for team activations and involvement
  • Provide analysis and reporting on all League events
  • Primary point of contact to manage and advise players on all day-to-day operations
  • Develop strategies for engaging gaming communities in Sacramento and around the world.

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at either a publisher, team, or brand working on eSports activities or competitions
  • Experience in competitive gaming, professional gaming, leagues and tournaments
  • Understanding and experience around eSports; knowledge of NBA2K community
  • Significant knowledge of gaming and internet/digital media industries.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities based upon analyzing relevant information and potential outcomes
  • Professional writing skills and editorial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong understanding of all social media platforms
  • Comfortable serving as on-air spokesperson for the team
  • Detail-orientated, ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner, be well organized and able to prioritize efficiently, and take initiative
  • Outstanding communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills
  • Innovative leader committed to delivering results
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on priorities and deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and travel as needed.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Whay are you interested in this position?
2. What are your salary requirements?


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