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Manager - Communications

Sports Management


Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 04-16-2017

Job Description:

We presently have an opportunity for a Manager within the Communications department. This position is responsible for the creative development and implementation of PR plans for Championship Management events on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule, under direction of the Director of Communications, PGA TOUR Champions.

Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism
•Minimum five years of experience required
•Prior exposure to Golf Tournament or Sports Event Communications preferred
•Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively within and across diverse groups
•Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
•Proficient with MS Office Software applications
•A professional image, interpersonal skills, willingness to travel and ability to work as a team is essential
•Proficient skills in writing, editing, content creation, idea pitching and public speaking
•Experienced in social media applications

Responsibilities:

•Develop and implement customized, year-round, tournament public relations plans for select Championship Management events on PGA TOUR Champions (Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Dominion Charity Classic, PowerShares QQQ Championship, Charles Schwab Cup Championship); this includes:
•Development and implementation of PR timeline;
•Coordination of media day, if applicable;
•PR liaison with title sponsor’s PR counterpart;
•Day-to-day relationship building/maintenance with local media;
•Development and approvals of all written materials (press releases, tournament program, etc.);
•Press release distribution and follow up;
•Recaps/summaries of PR activities;
•Credentialing process;
•Travel to tournament for on-site media relations/activities for the Championship Management events, as well as 1-2 standard PGA TOUR Champions events annually.
•Develop and activate public relations and marketing plans related to the year-round promotion of the Charles Schwab Cup and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs
•Work alongside and support Marketing Services objectives as they relate to Championship Management events
•Assist with communications counsel and support materials to tournament directors and media directors
•Manage and participate in promoting player and individual tournament storylines (local and national) in print and electronic applications
•Support department's corporate communications function and special assignments
•Develop, write and issue press releases and other materials to further media outreach objectives
•Oversee fulfillment of informational statistics and interview requests from media, tournaments, television, etc., during, leading up to and after tournament weeks
•Assist supervisor with national press conference/teleconferences/media days
•Develop relationships with PGA TOUR Champions staff, players, agents, vendors and others
•Produce necessary materials for Senior Management in advance of press conferences, speaking engagements, presentations, etc.
•Special Projects or other duties as assigned

Our benefits include:

•Competitive wages including performance bonuses
•Medical/Dental/Life/Disability insurance
•Paid time off
�401k with employer match
•Employer funded retirement plan
•Health Savings Account/Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
•Wellness Program
•Membership to the TPC Sawgrass

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