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Media Relations Dir., Chicago Blackhawks

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    From careerbuilder.com. Yes, there's no contact information. Maybe you're supposed to show up at will-call or something :-\


    Director, Media Relations - Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team, Inc.
    Company: Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team, Inc.

    The Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team is currently seeking a Director of Media Relations.

    Responsibilities Include:
    * Generation of positive publicity for the Chicago Blackhawks including traditional hockey media nd unique story ideas surrounding the team, players, office, etc.
    * Oversee website media and ensure website content to express overall media goals.
    *Assist with creation and writing of media guides and other team manuals.
    * Responsible for all media credentialing and distribution.
    * Actively participate in planning, setting up and controlling all aspects of press conferences.
    * Distribute press conference and post-game quotes to local and national media.
    * Oversee game day/night operations, including press box and media coordination.
    * Coordinate player and coach interview sessions.
    * Provide practice coverage for media relations department.
    * Assist with writing and organizing of game notes.
    * Work with all department to provide public relations support for marketing, community, corporate, broadcasting, promotional, business and sales initiatives.
    * Frequent travel with the team will be required.
    * BS/BA degree with minimum 5-7 years equivalent experience in the public relations/journalism field.
    * Previous media experience in the Chicagoland is strongly preferred.
    * Experience in sports required; experience in hockey is a plus.
    * Must possess very good interpersonal skills and have ability to work well with all groups.
    * Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as dictated by events and game schedules.
    * Creative thinking and ability to work with a sense of urgency.
    * Proficient in computer software, including but not limited to Microsoft applications.
    * Frequent travel with the team will be required.
  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The job was also posted at NHL.com.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    A job description written specially for The Good Doctor.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Oh, my lord, how I wish, Flasher. But John McDonough's running the team now, from a PR/marketing standpoint. He's going to bring in a heavy hitter. This job is so ridiculously above my pay grade, it's actually funny. :D :-\
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Here's the NHL.com link, you can apply through there:

  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Damn ...

    This interesting:

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

    1. Yes/No, Do you live in the Chicagoland area

    2. Yes/No, Do you have 4+ years of media relations experience in Chicago
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Well, now that I read the prereqs, I meet all eight criteria, but still. I'd have no shot at this. Plus, I no longer live in the Chicagoland area, nor do I have any media relations experience.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Last I knew, Sharon Panozzo was still looking for work!!!

    And legions of Cubs writers have no idea why they just shuddered.
  9. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Any more questions for Dusty, I mean, Denis?
  10. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I know it's a new era for the Hawks, but it's still weird to see the thread title.

    Kind of like Cute Bunny Rabbit and Cuddly Puppy Dog Director, Blackwater Corporation.
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