Media Relations Manager with Houston Rockets in Houston · TX

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Communications/Community Relations: Media Manager
General Description:
Reports to the Vice President of Media Relations and works on all aspects of public relations for the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
  • Generate story ideas and research statistical data, furnishing information to media with intent to create, support or enhance stories.
  • Assist with all undertakings of the Media Relations Department, including coordination of interviews.
  • Help monitor and facilitate media access periods at games and practices, cultivating strong relationships with the local and national media.
  • Assist in writing team press releases, supplying information used by media in covering team events, activities and transactions.
  • Serve as the team’s primary media contact on assigned road trips.
  • Work with the marketing and corporate departments to help integrate promotional opportunities into team or corporate partner events.
  • Help to generate off-the-court media opportunities.  
  • Work under deadline in generating game notes with updated information and statistics on the team.
  • Assist with the team’s pre-season, regular season and post-season media guides.
  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or communications related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years management experience preferred
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PageMager and/or Mac applications
  • Prior sports and entertainment industry experience preferred 
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and technically minded; demonstrate excellent follow-through
  • Must be able to make independent decisions; possess strong problem-solving skills  
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and proactive problem solver
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and selected holidays

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format.  
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships.  
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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