Rapid City Rush

Rapid City Rush

Manager of Community Relations & Broadcasting - Rapid City Rush (RAPID CITY · SD)

Rapid City Rush Jobs
Communications/Community Relations: Community Relations
The Rapid City Rush is seeking a Manager of Community Relations & Broadcasting. This role will be responsible for enhancing the team’s community impact and execution of projects and programs. This position will process donation requests and outreach events to help grow the fanbase. This position will also develop relationships with local and regional media, positive brand image, and manage communication outlets. 
  • Schedule and attend all community appearances for the Rush organization
  • Assist in the planning, production, and execution of all team charitable events and community outreach programs
  • Coordinate the Organization of the Night program
  • Solicit local community members for “Hero of the Game” program
  • Assist in fulfillment and distribution of donation requests to charitable organizations
  • Regularly follow up with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and schools to develop essential relationships on behalf of the Rush organization 
  • Serve as point-of-contact between front office and hockey operations for community outreach, media appearances, media day and other situations that have crossover
  • Serve as media relations liaison with community media partners, including television, print journalism, radio and online coverage
  • Maintain website
  • Produce feature stories for team website and social media platforms
  • Write press releases for team website, social media, and e-blasts to communicate with fan base, including but not limited to postgame recaps, player transactions, affiliation news, and other team news as needed
  • Serve as emcee/host/face of the team through various content and functions
  • Manage off-ice officials including scheduling, payroll, recruitment and stat corrections
  • Produce game note packets for home/away games
  • Serve as broadcaster for all preseason, regular season, and playoff Rush games
  • Produce radio ads for team and sponsor use (where applicable)
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact with FloSports/FloHockey to ensure technology is working for all home games and (if applicable) all remote/away broadcasts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reports to Director of Social & Creative Content
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related field, or 2+ years of progressive professional experience in broadcasting, communications, and content creation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Basic proficiency with audio editing software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must maintain professional relationships with team staff, players, media, and league officials
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and/or After Effects is a plus

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 interests you about this role?

  2. Please provide a link to your demo reel

  3. This role is in Rapid City, SD. Do you understand that it requires full time living in Rapid City, SD?