Executive Director, Communications

  MLB Franchise
  Southeast Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 08/11/21

Job Summary



Summary:
 
The Executive Director of Communications reports directly to the Chief Communications Officer (CCO), working hand in hand to manage all business and corporate public relations on behalf of the MLB Team Baseball Club. The Communications team works with other departments within the organization to effectively maintain the company’s message and promote various marketing/ticketing initiatives, events, community initiatives and corporate activations. 



 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work hand in hand with the CCO to formulate business communications strategy and plan to execute against that strategy.

  • Draft targeted media plans designed to garner non-sports related earned coverage across print, broadcast, radio and online outlets.

  • Oversee the pitching of specific stories, serve as spokesperson and manage reporter relationships.

  • Create messaging for ownership and/or team executives for interviews and speaking engagements. Prepare them for interviews, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Supervise members of the Communications Team who are involved in the business

  • Other duties as assigned.



Requirements:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in public relations, preferably at a large agency or Fortune 500 company.

  • Management experience required for this position.


 


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