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Public Relations - Arena Football League

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by CYowSMR, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member


    Director of Media Services and Public Relations

    Position Description: Director or Media Services and Public Relations is responsible for all league publications; website content and social media; Internet broadcasts; media and public relations and will also be responsible for training and supervising media interns and subordinate staff. The position is an At Will, full time, salaried role and reports to the Arena Football League Commissioner.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    · Ensuring that all season and post season publications promoting the League are generated along with reporting all team and league statistics to national and select local media outlets

    · Maintaining the Arena Football website, including posting daily and weekly updates and managing relationship with and content produced by outsourced website partner

    · Monitor and edit League message board(s)

    · Ensure all sponsorship details are posted correctly and with appropriate media outlets

    · Monitor and work with teams to ensure local media meets League standards, incorporate appropriate team media into nation-wide coverage and provide teams with appropriate league publications for local distribution

    · Ensure that all game scores and schedules are published timely on League website, with USA Today, and other media outlets as requested by Commissioner

    · Ensure that the League’s outsourced Statistics partner is supplied with all scores and statistics timely as requested. Monitor and manage Statistics company relationship to ensure League standards are met and details published are correct, accurate and timely

    · Assist with determining weekly league award winners and distributing related press releases each Monday during the season

    · Review and ensure that Media hits to all teams are written and distributed weekly throughout the season

    · Producing and distributing all press and league credentials

    · Prepare and provide media relations training for all teams

    · Annually, prior to the week of season opening, prepare and distribute to all teams and appropriate partners and media outlets, current Record and Fact book, Media guide, and other publications as requested by the Commissioner, in accordance with League standards

    · Manage relationship with NiFTy TV including day-to-day operations, organization of local team operators, address production issues as they arise, etc

    · Establish appropriate virtual presence for the League and monitor and maintain appropriate Social Media outlets (i.e. FaceBook, Twitter, etc.)
    Other special projects as requested by Commissioner
    Minimum Required Qualifications:

    · Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Management or related field

    · Minimum of five years of Media Management and Public Relations experience preferably in Sports/Entertainment Industry or similar field

    If you meet the listed requirements, please email your RESUME, LIST OF THREE (3) REFERENCES and SALARY REQUIREMENTS to Sarah Gomez, CFO at: sgomez@arenafootballone.com

    While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. We regret that phone calls will not be accepted. EOE
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