Corporate Communications Manager – Chicago Bulls

By iSportconnect | August 12, 2016

Location: Chicago, anabolics | US

Closing Date: 31st August 2016

Overview:

The Bulls Manager of Corporate Communications is responsible for contributing to the organization’s internal and external communications strategies. The Manager will support and execute media outreach efforts and develop communications materials with the goal of raising awareness of and positively positioning the Bulls’ off-the-court initiatives throughout all types of media.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

– The Corporate Communications Manager will be responsible for fulfilling the following:

  • – Possess a strong understanding of local and national media landscapes; able to effectively generate ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts to increase visibility for the Chicago Bulls’ business and community efforts
  • – Develop and maintain strong relationships with sports, business, technology, philanthropy and lifestyle reporters at local and national outlets
  • – Actively pitch media; delivering on or exceeding pitch goals
  • – Work independently to write informative and compelling communications materials, including press releases, media advisories, talking points, fact sheets and social media and website copy
  • – Partner with internal departments and serve as a primary liaison with corporate and community partners to develop and execute communications strategies for team partnerships, events, and initiatives
  • – Serve as a primary writer within the organization, assisting other departments with communications materials
  • – Manage and produce a monthly internal employee newsletter and quarterly community newsletter
  • – Proactively find and implement best practices, industry data, new technologies and future trends for possible incorporation into Bulls media outreach efforts
  • – Manage team photography associates at games and special events. Promptly upload and archive images and work with various departments to select and distribute photos for event photo galleries and other uses
  • – Track and share media placements for events and announcements and manage relationship with media monitoring service
  • – May manage, mentor, and/or coach seasonal associates on a project-to-project basis

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • – Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or other related field
  • – 4-5 years of professional experience in corporate communications or public relations; agency experience preferred
  • – Comprehensive understanding of all basic PR tools and strong relationships with and knowledge of Chicago media
  • – Experience pitching local print and TV with proven history of successful placements
  • – Excellent writing and proofreading skills, painstaking attention to details, and ability to navigate and solve various issues to create concise messaging and plans
  • – Enthusiasm and willingness to take initiative to develop new projects and media pitches
  • – Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work under pressure in a fast-paced environment to effectively address the needs of the organization and team
  • – Ability to collaborate with other internal departments and external partners
  • – Familiarity working with media monitoring tools and related metrics reporting
  • – Strong leadership and influence skills; outstanding interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • – Creative thinker – solid experience in concept-to-execution of new ideas
  • – Multi-cultural media experience and bi-lingual skills preferred
  • – Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays
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