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Manager, Communications - Edmonton Oilers

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by KJIM, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    From Teamwork online http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=37260

    The Edmonton Oilers Family Brands, which includes Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) and Edmonton Capitals (GBL) are owned and operated by Rexall Sports Corporation. Oil Kings home games are played at Rexall Place and Capitals home games are played at TELUS Field.

    • Responsible for media relations and public communications for the Edmonton Oilers Family Brands
    • The Manager, Communications is a full-time position

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Media Relations
    o Managing media accreditation process
    o Coordinating and scheduling of media interview requests
    o Creating all news releases
    o Content and production management of all publications
    o Preparing and executing all news conferences
    o Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with local sports media

    • Corporate Communications
    o Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with local non-sports media
    o Generating opportunities to publicize key brand messages through un-paid media
    o Developing and communicating stories lines about teams and players that will be attractive to local media

    • Customer Communications
    o Managing and growing e-communication databases
    o Creating regular newsletters
    o Managing electronic distribution of messages to customers

    • Game Night
    o Preparing media Game Notes
    o Managing game night Media Lounge
    o Managing game night Press Box
    o Managing post-game media requests
    o Liaising with off-ice/off-field officials
    o Filing of game information with league offices

    • Website
    o Managing club websites
    o Creating all content, including feature stories, graphics, photo galleries and audio and video

    • Publications
    o Creating and managing content for game day program
    o Managing relationship with printer

    • Photography
    o Managing clubs’ photographic needs

    • Broadcast
    o Serving as liaison for all radio and television broadcast requirements
    o Providing key sales messages to broadcast team nightly

    • Player Relations
    o Assisting in fulfillment of player appearances at fan and community events

    • League Relations
    o Fulfilling all media-related requests of the GBL and WHL

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Game night statistical staff

    Ideal Qualifications:
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent creative writing abilities
    • Exceptional organization skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Passion for the sports and entertainment industry
    • Ability to work games and irregular hours
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

    Education and Experience:
    • Post secondary degree with emphasis on communications preferred
    • Minimum two years experience in professional communications role
    • Experience dealing with or working in media
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