Comcast Spectacor

  • Manager, Media Relations & Broadcast

    Location US-ME-Portland
    Job ID
    2018-3384
    Group
    Maine Mariners
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Cross Insurance Arena
    Category
    Marketing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the Director of Marketing to develop media relations initiatives related to the promotion and ticket selling of Mariners games
    • Serve as broadcaster for all Mariners home and road games
    • Excellent writing skills in order to contribute to editorial content on the website, souvenir event programs, engage media and convey the nuances of Mariners hockey and the ECHL
    • Aggressively generate fresh, creative story angles and sources to provide to both local and national media across multiple beats (hockey, lifestyle, business, entertainment) on a year round basis
    • Maintain an accurate and timely distribution list of local, regional and national media (individuals and outlets) and other stakeholders
    • Create and coordinate all media and team events
    • Schedule, implement and edit of videos, podcasts, event video wrap-ups for distribution to media contacts and other stakeholders throughout the year
    • Actively contribute to staff meetings new ideas integrating media relations efforts aimed at increasing both media coverage and ticket sales
    • Coordinate and execute press conferences
    • Respond to requests for information from the media
    • Manage media center and press box during game nights. This includes: supplies, coordination of food and beverage, press releases, quotes, press conferences, interview requests and the distribution of information to media and general public. This also includes management of part-time staffs and off-ice officials.
    • Research and propose new public relations and promotions concepts
    • Write and edit a variety of materials, including website content, press releases, video news release stat sheets, press kit information, etc. 
    • Assist in the development and production of annual media guide and other materials as assigned
    • Update and maintain online media webpage
    • Respond to, or direct, media inquiries as appropriate, in a timely fashion
    • Proactively pursue national media mentions for the Maine Mariners
    • All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Journalism: excellent writing skills; familiarity with AP Style (will be expected to author feature stories, press releases, website content and sales brochures)
    • Knowledge of streaming products
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, and civic groups
    • Proactive and creative media relations outreach skills
    • Proficient and comfortable shooting video and the video editing process 
    • Highly organized, resourceful and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work well with different personalities in a fast-paced environment
    • Enterprising and self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Extensive knowledge of hockey, with a thirst to learn more
    • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information
    • Exceptional interpersonal and telephone skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook)
    • Working knowledge of In-Design or Photoshop
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud a plus
    • Prepare or edit organizational publications for internal and external audiences.
    • Available to work non-traditional hours in conjunction with games, including all home, road and playoff games
    • Possess working knowledge of social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)

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