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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public & Media Relations Coordinator - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

DESCRIPTION:

The Chicago Bulls are seeking a highly motivated, organized and dedicated person to fill the position of Public and Media Relations Coordinator.  This position will work on a daily basis with members of the media, as well as various departments within the Chicago Bulls organization (e.g., Basketball Operations, Community Relations, Digital, BullsTV) to assist with the overall public and media relations efforts of the team. 

All applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes working nights, weekends, and holidays as the team’s schedule dictates. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor team coverage in the local and national media, as well as on all social media platforms
  • Compile, archive and distribute local and national media clips
  • Serve as the primary gamenotes writer
  • Assist with all departmental publications (e.g., media guide, preseason guide, playoff guide, game-day insert, gamenotes, post-game notes, summer league media guide)
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, practice updates and other departmental correspondence
  • Assist with all player/team media availability opportunities (e.g., practices, games and shootarounds) 
  • Assist with coordinating and facilitating players, coaches and front office staff interview requests
  • Assist with team travel
  • Support all Bulls Public & Media Relations events (e.g., press conferences, media day, NBA Draft)
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key media
  • Prepare visiting media packets for all home games and assist with media credentials for both home and away games
  • Sort and deliver all player fan mail
  • Update and maintain historical information in team scrapbooks
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly award nominations to NBA PR
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels within the organization
  • Previous experience working with media
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented with excellent editing skills, including knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and understanding of use within media relations

 OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

All interested candidates must also meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a communications-related field
  • Prefer a minimum of 3 years of public and media relations experience, preferably in professional sports  
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel with the team to away games, summer league games
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information

TO APPLY:

  • Apply with a resume and cover letter via TeamWork Online. Please include desired salary.

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

1. Do you have a minimum of 3 years of professional PR experience? [Yes/No]
2. How many years of PR experience do you have?
3. Do you have experience working in the sports industry? [Yes/No]
4. Do you have experience writing under pressure or under a deadline (e.g. gamenotes, press releases)? [Yes/No]
5. Do you have experience coordinating interviews? [Yes/No]
6. Were you referred to this role? If so, please name the person who referred you.
7. What is your desired base salary?


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Communications & Client Services Manager - Erie BayHawks (Erie, PA)

The Erie BayHawks’ Communications & Client Services Manager is a high energy, creative person who will manage all aspects of the team’s communications efforts, including media relations, online and fan communications.  The C&CSM will also support the teams’ sales efforts by coordinating the fulfillment of all corporate partnerships.   

Duties & Responsibilities:

Media & Public Relations

o   Proactively engage local media and cultivate media relationships

o   Schedule player/coach appearances on local media and manage all media interaction with the team and front office including the team’s annual “Media Day.” 

o   Write all press releases and media advisories

o   Produce daily Game Notes, post-game reports and annual Media Guide

o   Seek additional ways to proactively engage the media to maximize coverage of team and organization’s community and promotional efforts

o   Oversee statistics staff on game nights and serve as the team’s liaison to the League for statistics functions

Communications

o   In conjunction with the VP, Marketing & Innovation, maintain an effective social media program with a focus on growing audience and seeking opportunities to drive sales and top-of-mind-awareness

o   Oversee development of content for distribution via web, social media, in-arena, etc.

o   Implement strategy to use content to cultivate relationships with fans, sponsors and media focused on producing photos and video that promotes unique aspects of the organization

o   Manage consistent messaging of the organization’s brand across all mediums

o   Assist with the development, design and creation of marketing and promotional pieces

o   Maintain and grow customer database and execute collection of customer data both in-arena and at outside events

o   Support sales efforts through implementing a strategy to utilize customer database to grow sales. 

Client Services

o   Under the direction of the VP of Corporate Sales, lead the team’s Client Services efforts to implement a fully integrated strategy aimed at maximizing renewals and exceeding client expectations

o   Manage fulfillment of all corporate partnership agreements (e.g. collect ad copy, coordinate promotions and events per partner agreements, etc)

o   Assist in overseeing all logistics of game days with a focus on successful fulfillment of sponsorship agreements (includes set up of signage, coordinating sponsor elements with the Entertainment Manager, etc.) 

o   Deliver exceptional customer service to corporate sponsors and premium season ticket accounts

o   Fulfill proof-of-performance reports for corporate partners

Sales

o   Cultivate new ticket and sponsorship sales during the off-season, manage customer relationships and meet a personal sales quota

o   Maintain an off-season schedule of sales calls and contacts

o   Assist in the execution and fulfillment of all team corporate partnership agreements by working with the Entertainment Manager to ensure customer satisfaction

 

Qualifications

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point.  Graphic design: Photoshop & InDesign.  Video editing experience is a plus.

·         Proven job reliability, professionalism, diligence, dedication, creativity and attention to detail

·         Ability to multi-task, think outside the box and be very creative and innovative is essential

·         Ideal applicant will be highly motivated, possess a strong work ethic and be extremely organized

·         Able to work flexible hours to include holidays, weekends & evenings required


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Communications: Internet Communications
Digital Content Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

 The Digital Content Reporter is responsible for providing, creating and assisting in curating content year-round for the Grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com, all social media channels, in-game productions and broadcasts, both radio and TV. Content to include but not limited to video (both recorded and live events), written features and editorial stories, photos and audio. This position supports all Marketing, Communication & Broadcasting efforts for the Grizzlies and FedExForum concerts and events.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Host live and recorded video and audio segments (podcasts etc.) for grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com,  social channels, in-arena production and broadcast (TV & Radio)

  • Interview Grizzlies and FedExForum personnel and be able to create and produce engaging written, video and audio content from the interview

  • Contribute written editorial content and assist in development of publications such as the Grizzlies gameday program etc.

  • Provide organization with editorial writing content to Grizzlies.com and FedExForum.com through behind-the-scenes / off-the-court team  features, community features, concert promotion and various other topics

  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling through all content and use of digital and social media platforms

  • Organize material and edit all communication efforts to match the style and voice of Grizzlies and FedExForum brands

  • Coordinate publishing and distribution of content across all Grizzlies and FedExForum channels, including: grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com, in-arena, TV & radio broadcast, social channels, email, and more

  • Assist in tracking metrics for all content initiatives and report to the content team to analyze and evaluate efforts

  • Work with Grizzlies and FedExForum management to develop short and long term content strategies and story ideas

  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

 Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, broadcast, sports management or related field

  • 2 – 4 years of experience in journalism/broadcast field

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Strong project leadership skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to take constructive criticism

  • Must be able to excel under pressure

  • Must be available to work all games and dates, including events falling on weekends and holidays

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Extensive knowledge of web posting techniques and associated software.

  • Extensive knowledge of social networking sites and other similar and emerging web technology and formats.

  • Ability to work independently and with others to create audio, video, text and photographic content.

 Preferred:

  • Proficiency with Adobe

  • Knowledge of the City of Memphis and the Memphis Grizzlies

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 revelant experience do you possess?
3. What is your current salary?
4. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Coordinator, Promotions and Events - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphsi, TN)

Position Purpose

 The Promotions Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and management of all cross-platform promotions and area marketing initiatives in support of the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum.  The Coordinator will maintain relationships and handle day-to-day partner interactions to further the goal of growing the Grizzlies brand, fan base throughout the region, and positive consumer behaviour for both the Grizzlies and FedExForum.    
 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·         Work with Senior Manager of Promotions and Regional Marketing to develop cross-channel marketing
          programs, promotions and content platforms.

  • Assist Senior Manager of Promotions and Regional Marketing in identifying promotional partners and events consistent with the Grizzlies brand.

  • Responsible for staffing and managing Grizzlies Street Team for games and events.

  • Work across departments (Community Investment, Corporate Partnerships etc.)  to ensure all Grizzlies and FedExForum event programs are executed consistent with brand standards

  • Manage Promotions Department preparations and planning for events and maintain promotional assets and inventory.

  • Work with promotions team to maintain effective communication across all departments within organization.

  • Maintain department master event calendar and share across the organization.

  • Assist Senior Manager of Promotions and Regional Marketing in managing regional marketing initiatives and fan affinity programs.

  • Assist in the execution of events and game day plaza and concourse activity plans and assist with on-site partner activations.

  • Track effectiveness of promotional programs through coordination with social media, database, and CRM analyst positions. 

  • Manage lead-generation efforts at team events and community promotional appearances.

  • Other duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

 Essential:

  • A university degree in marketing, communications, journalism, business or equivalent post secondary education.

  • At least two years’ experience in a promotional activation capacity.

  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with existing contacts in the business community and address them in a professional and confident manner.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to meet promotional objectives.

  • Proficient with multiple social media platforms.

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as required.

  • Knowledge and passion for NBA basketball, including an appreciation of the fan experience.

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 experience do you have in a promotions activation capacity?
3. What is your current salary?
4. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Digital Producer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Summary: The Digital Producer position is responsible for creating, curating and sharing unique and compelling content across Sacramento Kings and team-related digital platforms, as well as advancing year-round engagement across the organization’s online network.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Create, curate and share written-, image-, audio- and video-based content

  • Cover and provide real-time social media updates from games, practices and events

  • Conduct interviews

  • Ensure all content is on brand, consistent in style, quality and voice

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of content strategy that supports and extends initiatives across the organization, while using analytics to optimize content type and publish schedule

  • Leverage trending topics and current events to develop content themes and spontaneous activations

  • Develop and execute creative and innovative digital campaigns

  • Regularly post content on Kings and Golden 1 Center websites

  • Actively engage with the organization’s digital audience and moderate its network platforms

  • Routinely work days, nights, weekends and holidays

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent training

  • Two years of experience producing written, video, audio and graphic content

  • Two years of experience creating, posting and sharing content across current digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, etc.

  • Robust knowledge of the Sacramento Kings, NBA, basketball and internet culture

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior attention to detail and proof-reading experience

  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or related video editing platform

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel

  • A highly motivated self-starter

  • Team oriented

  • Extremely Organized

  • Ability to thrive in face-paced, deadline-oriented workplace

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

1. How would you characterize your knowledge of the Sacramento Kings & NBA?
2. Please describe your most memorable experience covering a game or event.
3. Please describe an impactful way in which you've used social media.
4. Do you live within commuting distance (30 miles) of Sleep Train Arena?
5. What are your salary expectations?


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