Public Relations Manager

This position has been filled - Job#: 453402029

  Seattle Storm
  Seattle, WA
  Marketing/Events/Promotions
  Posted/Updated: 01/26/21

Job Summary

The Seattle Storm is a professional basketball franchise that is looking for a

motivated, energetic and dedicated professional to work as its public relations

manager.

 

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Assist with development and execution of strategies for year-round positive

media coverage for team, management, and overall business initiatives

 Assist with facilitation and management of all media relations and

communications needs of Storm personnel

 Assist with management and preparation and oversight for Storm press

conferences including messaging, scripts for spokespersons, on-site logistics, and

post-conference coverage

 Oversee development and execution of Storm Executive Speakers Board

 Prepare all communications documents related to announcement and/or breaking

news, including press releases, talking points, fan and partner communications

 Provide daily support for Storm coaches and players including attending all team

games and practices

 Manage media access to all team personnel

 Prepare spokespersons as needed on a wide range of issues; serve as

organization spokesperson as designated

 Assist with development of a crisis communications plan and manage execution

of communications strategies in response to potential crises

 Work closely with broadcast partners to drive positive coverage and to increase

exposure

 Develop and strengthen relationships with sports and non-sports reporters and

editors

 Assist with development and manage execution of department business plan and

operating budget (resource allocation)

 Supervise PR support staff which may include part-time staff, game night staff

and interns

 Manage production of all Storm publications including media guide and game day

roster

 Manage game day media including player and coach availability, injury reports,

media seating, media meals, credentials, game notes

 Travel with team to all away games including pre-season, regular season and

playoffs

 Collaborate with other departments to develop and/or enhance CR programs,

events and promotions that increase and drive value to current and prospective

corporate partners

 Optimize coverage and promotion of CR events; support efforts to develop and

drive content for web site and media coverage

 

Desired Qualifications:

 5-7 years of public relations and/or communications experience

 NBA/WNBA experience preferred

 Solid record of developing and managing strategic communications strategies and

garnering media coverage

 Proven relationship building skills; positive and outgoing personality

 Strong and diverse writing skills (AP writing style and feature writing)

 Experience developing and managing community outreach strategies

 Program management experience

 Strong presentation and public speaking skills

 Experience working with non-profit and community-based organizations

 Proven relationship building skills; positive and outgoing personality

 Experience managing staff

 Available to work evenings and weekends, occasionally on short notice

 Bachelors degree required



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