Vice President, Communications - rEvolution (Chicago · IL · Open to Remote)

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Communications/Community Relations: Communications Department Management
rEvolution is one of the leading independent, international, and fully integrated sports marketing, consulting, and media agencies. Founded in 2001 with a focus on representing brands in sports, we provide our clients with a full-service marketing approach, including sponsorship consulting, media planning and buying, creative production and design, experiential marketing, hospitality, public relations, social media, and research.

At rEvolution, we pride ourselves on creating award-winning brand-building marketing, strategic consulting, and media programs for our client partners that are widely recognized throughout the global sports industry. 

The Vice President, Communications role is instrumental to the growth of our entire integrated Marketing Communications team. We are searching for an entrepreneurial, high-performing communications leader to join our championship team. The right candidate will have the experience, relationships and Rolodex to move the needle for rEvolution as a company and rEvolution’s client partners. A core responsibility is working with the leadership of the Integrated Client Services team on finding innovative ways to deliver integrated communications solutions for our clients, as well as creating new PR opportunities with prospects. The successful candidate must have a track record of PR/communications leadership, as well as both conceptualizing and delivering exceptional earned media and integrated communications campaigns on behalf of brands, sports teams, or leagues. If you are a self-starter, enjoy sports, have keen attention to detail, and thrive on a growth culture then this is your opportunity to inquire about joining our growing Marketing Communications team. 

  • Create and lead integrated communication strategies that include traditional PR and media relations, while also spanning brand consulting, social media, and social influencer campaigns
  • Deliver earned media wins that generate high-profile awareness across a variety of traditional media, sports, and other high-profile news platforms
  • Maintain and build working relationships with members of press and trade community, especially across the sports, lifestyle, and entertainment verticals
  • Conceptualize, write, and proactively pitch on behalf of clients
  • Copy write and distribute critical public relations materials including communications strategies, news releases, media alerts, talking points, CRM copy, and other PR materials as needed
  • Lead media outreach around key experiential activities, e.g., launch events, tour promotions, event promotions, grand openings, etc. 
  • Build and maintain media databases (including freelancer and/or PR contractor networks)
  • Oversee PR administrative duties, including clip tracking, clip reporting, etc., as needed
  • Assist on strategy and copywriting for communications and PR business development efforts including serving as a member of the pitch team as needed

  • College degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or public relations preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of PR experience preferred, preferably with a consumer brand, team, or PR/sports marketing agency.
  • Exceptional market presence with major media outlets, relevant journalists, and influencers
  • Experience with Cision and MailChimp (or another broadcast email/database) preferred, as well as familiarity with social media management, social listening tools, podcasting, video, and experience with Adobe Premiere
  • Ability to communicate effectively and ability to lead and motivate a growing team
  • Interest in sports business a must
  • Superb pitching, writing, and editing skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to develop communication strategies, story ideas and juggle multiple angles/clients/projects at once
  • Leadership, organizational, editing, and time management skills

WE ARE rEvolution
We are a unique collective of marketing experts, built to move the needle for brands looking to leverage sport to achieve their business goals. We know how to convey brand stories authentically in all arenas across three pillars, strategy, activation, and measurement, to deliver best-in-class ideas, execution, and evaluation. 
Our competitive advantage starts with a sustainable business strategy coupled with a passion to succeed as a team of talented people through our culture, values, principles, and unwavering attention to detail. 
We Are Change Agents 25%
  • Innovates
  • Pursues superior quality
  • Works hard
  • Strives for improvement
  • Enjoys what we do

We Put People First 25%
  • Treats our clients, colleagues, and vendor/partners as family
  • Seeks to create win/win
  • Start with the assumption that people are good and honest
  • Asks quality questions to get quality answers
  • Shows urgency in relationships

We Are A Team 25%
  • Practices excellence as a way of life
  • Listens openly, speaks the truth, and owns what we say
  • Humbly agrees or constructively critiques
  • Support and respect each other and the community at large
  • Listens first before reacting to the opinions of others

We Challenge Personal Effectiveness 25%
  • Goal-oriented
  • Engages in process and organization
  • Practices blameless problem solving
  • Honors commitments
  • We plan ahead and anticipate

Total 100%

rEvolution is committed to embracing and supporting diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity.  By continuing to build an inclusive global agency that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, the greater our collective work will be.

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  1. If you have one, please provide a link to some of your communications work.

  2. Please list a few of the media organizations with whom you have close ties.

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