Communications Manager

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$35,000Fixed Salary (monthly)
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ID: 19 Published: January 21, 2016 4:06 pm

 

OBJECTIVE:

The Public Relations Manager works as part of the Public Relations team to ensure the PBR creates and executes timely and effective public relations plans and initiatives. The manager assists in the development of a public/media relations plan that supports the organizational goal of positioning bull riding as a prominent sports and entertainment event.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Arrange and organize event media relations, including media day schedules and materials, rider appearances and interviews
• Develop and execute promotional activities for events, in tandem with the Sponsorship Promotions Manager and Marketing Manager
• Research and propose new public relations and promotions concepts
• Write and edit a variety of materials, including website content; press releases; video news release shot sheets; satellite feeds; press kit information; etc.
• Assist in the development and production of annual media guide and other materials as assigned
• Update and maintain rider profiles and contact information
• Cold call media outlets to arrange interviews, appearances, and other media exposure for the PBR
• Brief entire public relations and marketing department personnel on assigned event’s activities and provide a working schedule for each event
• Maintain and distribute via fax, email and phone press release broadcasts list
• Post press releases and media information to the web site as appropriate
• Respond to, or direct, media inquiries as appropriate, in a timely fashion
• Manage additional media or public relations functions as requested
• Proactively pursue national media mentions for the PBR
• Assist PR/Marketing team members and other PBR employees as needed
• Travel to PBR events as assigned

* Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Exceptional communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) are required
• Creativity, time and project management skills
• Ability to work under deadline pressure and manage change
• Working knowledge of Associated Press Style Guide
• Proficiency using MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point)

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related field.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
2-4 YEARS

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Travel, extended hours, and weekends may be required
• Ability to travel extensively (to PBR events and related meetings)
• Lift twenty-five (25) lbs; climb stairs
• Work in a standing posture for multiple hours

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

1. What experience do you have writing and working with in a Live Event environment?
2. Are you able to provide examples of your work?
3. Are you able to relocate to Pueblo, CO?
4. What are your salary requirements?
5. Are you able to travel extensively?
6. List 3 Professional References.

 


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