Coordinator, Communications

WTA Tour, Inc. - Entry Level
UK or US · Open to Remote
Communications/Community Relations: Communications Department Management
Summary:
The Coordinator, Communications will assist the department with a range of activities and initiatives that service the global WTA Communications team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide general administrative support to the WTA Communications team
Media communications and distribution
  • Provide written support for drafting media communications materials
  • Manage and update WTA’s comprehensive media contact database with the flexibility to sort, manipulate and garner maximum media coverage
  • Build lists with new contacts and organize existing lists
  • Keep contacts and lists up to date
Media monitoring & media clip archive and distribution
  • Assist with daily media monitoring across global media outlets and social media
  • Monitor/report – Actively monitor social media conversations as it relate to the WTA (Tour, players, and tournaments) – regarding issues, positive and negative sentiment, conversations with traction, etc.
  • Monitor general sentiment and any trending topics that could have an impact on the image/brand of the WTA
  • Help create press reports (including daily clippings) that promote PR/
  • Communications efforts to WTA leadership, internal and external stakeholders
  • Produce Champion press clip highlight reports for every tournament
  • Assist with clip archive and keep it up to date
  • Optimize media clippings distribution methods
  • Build clip reports and media value reports on demand
  • Collect reports and other documents to be archived from the Communications team after each tournament, upload them on Teams and keep track of the missing items.
PR and Pitching
  • Assist with the overall strategy and specific pitching process and targets
  • Monitor player social feeds, identify their affinities and interests, continue to update the document tracking such information
Match notes / Statistics
  • Assist with the creation of daily match notes and weekly preview notes
  • Assist with data input and record keeping of statistical match, Tour and ranking information
Research
  • Research other brands, sports leagues and team’s best practices in areas such as Media Relations, player/coach media availability, rookie programs, rules pertaining to athlete's appearances, corporate communications, issue management
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
  • College degree required
  • At least 3 years of experience in communications or related field preferred

Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills/team-oriented
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities
  • Tennis knowledge desirable
  • High level of professionalism
  • Uphold WTA Core Values: Be Progressive, Collaborative, Passionate, and show Integrity. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the court, make a difference in the community, and create a premier, compelling global sport entertainment experience. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Travel Requirements:
None

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Position Type/Work Schedule:
Full-time, 40 hours a week. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday; some weekend work may be required.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.

Physical Demands
The employee is required to sit for long periods; use close/distant vision; hear using the telephone; bend at the waist and knee; communicate verbally and electronically with worldwide constituency; use hands and fingers to operate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. What salary range are you looking for? (Range required)

  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship?

  3. Are you legally eligible to work in the US or UK?

  4. In one paragraph, describe what attracted up to apply for the position. In one paragraph, please describe your PR and communication skills and how they would complement this role's responsibilites