Director, Communications - Endeavor (New York · NY)

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Who We Are:

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

What You’ll Do: 

We are looking for a Director, Communications with a primary focus on the sports industry. As the Director, Communications, you will play a crucial role in shaping and executing our communication strategy for the rapidly growing sports business division. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and forward-thinking communications professional, deeply passionate about the sports industry.

  • Develop and execute WME's corporate communication strategy specifically tailored to the sports industry, encompassing all communication mediums.
  • Create compelling narratives for WME, its divisions, agents, and executives through strategic media placements across various media outlets with a primary emphasis on the sports sector.
  • Craft press releases, pitches, and other PR materials in support of sports division agents, executives, and clients.
  • ·Collaborate with divisions to design executive communications programs, including media training, talking points, and thought-leader conference strategies aligned with the larger company-wide communication goals.
  • Provide support for crisis management communications, assisting leaders in navigating high-intensity and reputation-impacting challenges.
  • Address internal communication needs across WME's divisions and offices, including offering guidance to senior executives, extensive liaison with internal stakeholders, and managing internal initiatives across different time zones.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships within the sports and entertainment industry, identifying external partnerships or programs that align with WME's communication objectives.
  • Extend your network to contribute to the agency and its clients' success in sports awards campaigns.

You Have These: 

  • 7+ years of senior-level experience in a communications role.
  • A background in the sports industry is a prerequisite, with experience in the entertainment industry being highly desirable.
  • An established reputation and strong relationships within the sports business, including trade media and entertainment contacts at top-tier newspapers, magazines, and digital outlets.
  • Proven experience in crisis management.
  • Demonstrated success in securing high-impact media placements in a broad range of media outlets, including sports and entertainment trades and domestic and international business press.
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills.
  • Extensive experience in corporate communications, with the ability to drive media placements for individual agents, executives, and the agency.

How we work: 

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.


Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Per local requirements and in the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.  Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short- and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities, and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and other paid time off, and additional offerings.

Hiring Range Minimum:

$112,500 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:

$150,000 annually