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Strategic Sport Communications Manager with Pac-12 in san francisco · CA

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The Strategic Sport Communications Manager will drive communications across a number of Pac-12 sports, including primary responsibility for the promotion of Pac-12 teams, student-athletes and the Pac-12 as a whole in such sports through communications channels.  The person in this role will possess a proven ability to develop strategic communications plans and tactical experience operationalizing such plans; proven ability to proactively generate positive publicity across all media; social and digital media expertise; an ability to create content that supports promotion; strong media relationships; strong sport specific knowledge; a proven ability to utilize relevant data to make communications decisions; and a strong ability to identify and manage issues.  The Strategic Sport Communications Manager will also have experience managing people.
 
The Strategic Sport Communications Manager will have proven ability to work cross-functionally across teams.  He/she must be a team player with a strong work ethic, great relationship skills, and high integrity.  The position will report into the VP, Public Affairs and Head of Communications.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and execute strategic communications plans on a sport-by-sport basis based upon expert knowledge of such sports
  • Proactively promote teams, student-athletes and conference in specific sports, including generating positive publicity across all media
  • Serve as the communications expert in relevant sports with strong and deep knowledge of teams and student-athletes, including ability to harness such knowledge in support of NCAA selection processes
  • Women’s Basketball lead for promotion and public relations programs, including communications with the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee 
  • Manage public relations and media arrangements of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament
  • Oversee assigned Olympic Sports and the publicity of the Pac-12 in the 2021 Olympics 
  • Under the direction of the Director of Public Relations & Social Media, effectively utilize and leverage social and digital media channels to promote sports, including content creation and promotion across such channels
  • Develop content ideas and support content creation efforts to promote sports
  • Develop and maintain relationships with members of media in relevant sports and beyond in order to effectively generate positive coverage and manage issues
  • Utilize relevant and available data and analytics to inform communications strategy and tactics
  • Identify, manage and address issues and crises related to relevant sports
  • Develop strong relationships with and provide best-in-class service and best practices to both coaches and SIDs of member universities for relevant sports
  • Serve as liaison among relevant SIDs across 12-member universities related to information and announcements for relevant sports
  • Oversee and manage communications operations at Pac-12 events for relevant sports
  • Manage fellows/interns for relevant sports
  • Produce and edit media guides and other relevant communications publications
  • Create and publish content across host of channels, including Pac-12.com, with necessary understanding of basic CMS operations and HTML, among other digital platforms and products
  • Other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the sports industry, in a strategic communications role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, a diplomatic communicator and influencer
  • Ability to create and build relationships with the media and Pac-12 campus administrators  
  • High interest in intercollegiate athletics
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of the team
  • Pro-active, results driven and motivated 
  • Sense of urgency on the spot problem solver and dependable 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Organized with an acute attention to detail 
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Ability to travel, work weekends and evenings when needed
  • Willing and able to relocate to the Bay Area

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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