VP of Communications & Broadcasting - Dallas Wings (Arlington · TX)

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Communications/Community Relations: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Reporting to CEO, the VP of Communications & Broadcasting is responsible for building, developing and maintaining strategic communications and managing broadcasting for the Dallas Wings and Panther City Lacrosse Club on behalf of Full Court Partners, LLC.  This role is 90% PR/Media Relations/SID/Communications and 10% managing a broadcast schedule.   

Education and Background:
  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related position with proven success results
  • Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress experience a plus

Ideal Candidate Will:
  • Be willing and able to travel for 100% of all road games.
  • Have an extensive list of contacts in sports and entertainment locally, regionally and nationally that she/he can tap into for coverage
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of media relations, communications, sports, and the DFW market
  • Have a demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and foster strong relationships with industry journalists and media outlets
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain positive, productive and supportive working relationships
  • Have excellent management and leadership skills with a keen attention to detail and desire to grow in this position
  • Be able to contribute to a team environment
  • Be able to multi-task, work independently and handle creative feedback
  • Be willing to handle multiple projects at once, be self-directed, work independently and handle creative direction/feedback
  • Be able to easily adapt to situational changes
  • Be able to work extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Be able to identify areas of opportunity and propose potential solutions while continuing to lead projects without interruption
She/he is expected to attend all home games, all road games, as well as other live events that may take place on holidays or weekends 

Position Responsibilities:
  • Oversee comprehensive and integrated media relations plans including, but not limited to news pitches, releases, feature stories, and game recaps on local, state, regional and national media.
  • Serve as the organization’s main communications and broadcasting point of contact with both the WNBA and the National Lacrosse League
  • Oversee and execute strategic communication plans for all team announcements, events and initiatives including, but not limited to, seasonal events, game-day coverage, community service events, marketing initiatives and partnerships.
  • Oversees all basketball & lacrosse communications publications including, but not limited to, media guides, game programs, game notes, feature stories, and game recaps. Ensures accuracy and appropriateness of information.
  • Assist team executives with public speaking engagements, presentations, and preparation of articles for publications.
  • Supervise, manage and maintain the team’s website ensuring that all content is accurate, current and consistent with team guidelines.
  • Manage the distribution of credentials for media, officials, statisticians and other personnel and vendors for all home games.
  • Oversee all game notes, team releases, statistics and manage all seasonal gameday support staff for all home games.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze media coverage including print, radio, TV and online.
  • Effectively work with other departments in the organization to coordinate publicity strategy and messaging.
  • Oversee & execute game day operations including pre-game press box set up and postgame teardown, as well as managing press areas for all homes.
  • Work with the Vice President of Marketing to develop strategy and build content for digital and social media platforms.
  • Oversee & direct all broadcasting activities, including coordinating schedules, liaison with broadcasters and league, negotiating coverage, and like duties.  
  • Traffic Coordinate all corporate partner and team-related elements for broadcast 

Job Questions:

  1. Are you willing and able to travel to all away games and attend all home games for both Dallas Wings and Panther City Lacrosse Club?

  2. Do you have at least 5 years experience in sports related public relations? If so, please describe briefly.

  3. Do you have an extensive list of contacts in sports and entertainment (local, regional, and national)?

  4. The salary range for this role is up to $90,000. Is your salary requirement within that range?

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