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Communications Manager - WTA Tour (St. Petersburg, FL)

Job Title: Manager, Communications
Department: Communications
Location: St. Petersburg, FL OR London, UK
Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Global Publicity 
Supervisory Responsibilities: TBD

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• For assigned tournaments, develop strategic media plan in coordination with Tournament Media Director, to deliver local and regional coverage, service media requests and execute ACES player appearance program 
• Responsible for the execution, regulation and development of the ACES program at assigned tournaments
• Manage on-site media office
• Assist in the management of the relationship with photography partnerships
• Provide tournament and event-based storylines for content development
• Assist in the daily media monitoring, analysis and distribution of coverage
• Actively involved in cross-platform content ideation and development
• Assists in the writing of announcements and press releases
• Prepare match notes and statistics for international media
• Proactive pitching preparation 
• Estimated travel days per year: 110

Skills & Background:
• University Education in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Sport Management or equivalent;
• Three years or more of previous experience in tennis, sports or entertainment, public relations/ marketing/ journalism;
• Excellent verbal and written communication and public speaking skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills/team-oriented;
• Foreign language skills
• Must be outstanding in ability to work in a fast-paces environment with multiple demands and priorities;
• Creative writing ability;
• Knowledge of media relations and practices;
• Tennis knowledge desirable;
• High level of professionalism;
• Self-motivated and ability to work independently;
• Must travel up to 70% to domestic and international destinations;
• Strong experience with business software of Microsoft Office.

Personal characteristics and profile:
• You solve problems and exceed expectations.
• You are entrepreneurial, smart, and passionate.
• You are confident, humble and fun. Your teammates like working with you.
• If you don't know something, you say so. Then go figure it out quickly.
• You naturally go the extra mile.
• You thrive in a fast-paced work environment, you love change and readily adapt to continually changing priorities and aggressive project timeframes.
• You give credit to others where credit is due and take responsibility for misses when they rest with you.
• You know how to sell big ideas and garner consensus. 
• Culturally sensitive and able to effectively work across international geographic territories.

You must be legally permitted to work permanently in the UK and/or the United States to apply.

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

1. This position requires the estimated travel days are approximately 100 per year, this is typically two tournaments back to back on the road between 14-21 days at a time. Does this concern you?
2. Do you have direct experience or comparable experience working with athletes?
3. In one paragraph describe what attracted you to apply for the position?
4. In one paragraph describe your media relations experience – proactive and reactive?

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