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Media Relations Manager with Tennessee Titans in Nashville, TN

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Communications/Community Relations: Media Manager
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In addition to being highly entertaining and competitive on the field, the Tennessee Titans franchise is a critical institution and pillar of the local community.  The Manager, Media Relations will help drive overall fan engagement with the club by telling off-the-field stories involving the teams’ players, ownership, executives & staff including cause-related efforts, lifestyle driven content, and business trade stories. In doing so, this position will work to foster relationships and place stories with local and national media including traditional news & entertainment outlets as well as influencers across emerging media platforms.

  • Develop and execute earned-media/PR strategies, in conjunction with the broader Media Relations team, designed to increase fan interest and engagement with the Tennessee Titans locally and nationally
  • Pitch print, broadcast, on-line journalists, bloggers and other influencers stories involving Tennessee Titans players/alumni, executives and staff’s off-the-field activities including cause-related work, lifestyle content and other non-football stories of interest
  • Write and edit relevant press announcements, press kit materials, remarks/speeches, talking points, internal communications and other materials
  • Respond to media inquiries as appropriate with proper guidance from the Sr. Director, Media Relations or other senior leaders
  • Identify and pursue local and national print and broadcast media opportunities
  • Evaluate and pursue appropriate speaking engagements for select Titans players and executives
  • Develop strong relationships with League-owned media entities, particularly NFL Network for player personality(lifestyle) driven content 
  • Collaborate with community relations and other departments to assist as needed for various league/industry awards and recognition for the franchise and individual players.   
  • Be a resource for Titans players in developing their personal branding and social media strategies
  • Research and provide suggestions of appropriate influencer/ talent and entertainment opportunities to support the Titans’ messaging efforts
  • Partner with fellow Media Relations staff to develop relationships across internal departments including community relations, marketing/sponsorships, social, player development, players in order to identify potential story angles
  • Drive coverage/publicity for events hosted at Nissan Stadium
  • Bachelor’s degree or business experience equivalent  
  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations (agency or client side) or as a journalist – Experience in sports preferred
  • Must be an independent and strategic thinker who is a strong team player and willing to take responsibility for project oversight and executive management
  • Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media
  • Knowledge of pop culture; Demonstrable engagement with popular culture and understanding of influencer and blogger landscape
  • Show a strong working knowledge of established and emerging digital tools/platforms and how people use them
  • Must possess superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Creative approach to pitch/story development

NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS, PLEASE.  Unfortunately, we are unable to update candidates on the status of their applications. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted by someone from the Tennessee Titans.

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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