Department | Communications
Work Location | US or UK
Reports To | Director, Global Communications
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
WTA Match Notes and Statistics
- Oversee and lead the WTA Match Notes, the daily statistical document produced for all tournaments on the WTA calendar and sent to international media and broadcasters offering statistical, on-court and off-court information on tournaments and players
- Research ad hoc statistical requests for external media and internal WTA departments
- Work internally with the Communications team and other key WTA departments to streamline the production, content-capture, proofing, publishing and distribution of Match Notes across the season
- Ensure timely delivery of information to mainstream and sports media in different time zones worldwide
- Regularly review the Match Notes format to ensure an industry-leading experience for stakeholders, with information accessible across a range of digital platforms
- Ensure the presentation and shareability of Match Notes content provided to media facilitates, enhances and improves quality coverage of WTA headlines and storylines and increases the volume of earned media
- Maximize the distribution and review delivery methods to reach the widest audience of relevant target groups
- Point person for match notes and statistical software development and enhancements
On-Site Communications Management
- Traveling globally to WTA tournaments each season spending roughly 75 days onsite across the year
- Liaising with players, agents, tournament representatives and internal WTA staff to ensure WTA athletes fulfill pre-tournament and post-match media obligations
- Liaising with players, agents, tournament representatives and internal WTA staff to ensure WTA athletes undertake promotional activities (known as the ACEs program) and positive PR opportunities to increase the exposure for the tournament, sponsors, the WTA and the player themselves
- Proactively and reactively handle statistical information and data for onsite media and broadcasters, helping drive tournament-specific and season-long storylines and narratives
Off-Site Communications Management
- In addition to WTA Match Notes, working with the WTA Communications team as part of a traditional Press Office set-up - promoting and cultivating the organization’s reputation as the global leader in women’s sport and entertainment
- Support on the writing, proofing and distribution of press releases
- Support editorial team on website updates and maintenance
- Handle staff rota for scheduled send-outs (daily media clips, daily results from tournaments)
- General sub-editing and proofing responsibilities for WTA collateral - annual media guide, newsletters, player bios, corporate pitches
- Support when necessary in handling issues management and crisis communications
- Help facilitate global media opportunities (proactively and reactively) in order to ensure regular quality coverage in select media that promotes WTA, players and tournaments
Education and Experience:
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in media, communications, sports management or journalism.
Required Skills and Competencies:
- Successful management of accredited media at events
- Communicate at all times as a representative of the WTA in a clear, compelling manner that promotes a positive perception of the WTA.
- 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 will be up to seven global tournaments per year. Approximately 75 days travel per year.
Position Type/Work Schedule:
Full Time, 40 hours a week. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday with additional weekend work 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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.
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 a computer and telephone keyboard. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
The WTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.