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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