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Manager, Media Relations - Boston Red Sox

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by sports scrub, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. sports scrub

    sports scrub Member

    Manager, Media Relations - Boston Red Sox (Boston, MA)

    Reports to: Director, Media Relations

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Cultivate relationships with uniformed personnel and media; represent the activities of both departments to media and internally
    • Deputy to Director of Media Relations, assisting with management of department operations
    • Travel with the team on approximately one-third of road trips

    Serve as the Deputy to Director, Media Relations in providing support for the following functions:
    • Daily Baseball Media Relations
    • Press box management
    • Game Notes
    • Daily Manager, player, uniform personnel media availability
    • Regular Baseball Ops announcements, including trades
    • GM, Baseball Ops, Player interview requests
    • On-site media relations for Road Games
    • Spring Training media relations
    • Post-season media relations

    Ideal candidate will have:
    • 3-5 years prior experience working in public relations with a Major League club, including team travel, clubhouse presence, baseball writing, press conferences
    • Experience managing a staff
    • Prior experience with American League media
    • Familiarity with national sports media
    • Postseason experience

  2. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    This would be a dream job [/fanboi]
  3. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Holy crap. Can you imagine the freakin' workload? The number of applicants?
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The number of qualified applicants (meeting all the criteria listed) should be a few dozen. The number of applicants they'll get will be in the thousands. Someone's gonna need a big circular file.
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Doesn't ESPN already do this job? NESN, too?
  6. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    I'm hired! ;D
  7. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Outstanding comment Claws, truly outstanding!
    I have 30 years of experience in sports journalism, from agate to management, yet I know if I applied for this gig I wouldn't get so much as a sniff. But I take solace in that since I'm a lifelong Yankees fan, I'd have to do this job with one hand, since the other would be holding my nose.
    Go Yanks!!!
  8. That should narrow the field. Basically, if you're not already in media relations at another club, good luck.
  9. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Boo! [/fanboi]
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    To quote Florida on Good Times:

    What a job.
  11. I am shocked that this job was even posted --- whoever said they'll get thousands of resumes is completely right. And in the end, they'll just promote someone from one of the other 29 MLB teams. Seems like a waste of time for them to even ask for outside candidates.

    That said - if anyone is seriously interested in being qualified for a position like this in the future, contact me. There's a pretty extensive process to be taken to get into MLB PR ...
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As someone who observed many people in this job from the point of view of a Boston media member with whom relations were conducted, let me say this. I wouldn't do it. Not for anything.
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