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Manager of Communications & CSR, Greensboro Swarm

The Greensboro Swarm is the NBA G League team owned and operated by Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE). The Manager/Coordinator of Communications & CSR leads all aspects of communications and media activities including community, corporate communications and basketball communications. You will effectively promote all aspects of the team through community relations, ticket sales, corporate sales, etc.

Manager of Communications & CSR will plan and execute marquee events involving Swarm players, coaches and leadership; and manage the day-to-day operations of community programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and write team press releases for local media

  • Develop channels locally and regionally for disseminating news and publicity regarding the team for print, television, radio, periodicals and computer on-line

  • Manage team publications and approve all written communications on behalf of the team

  • Help to develop, pitch and place stories in education, trade and consumer media

  • Update and maintain team website related to stories and other related items for basketball and business operations

  • Responsible for managing and leading game stats crew for all Swarm home games related to staffing, set up and functionality

  • Work closely with player development team member in basketball operations in securing speaking and appearances for coaches, players and Team President

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of community events and programming

  • Implement community programs and activations through the organization or NBA platforms

  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Marketing and Team President

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, you should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or other related degree

  • 2-4 years’ experience in communications, marketing or media related role

  • Strong interpersonal, written communication, presentation and listening skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel)

  • Must be forward thinker and well organized

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as being a team player in a collaborative team environment

  • Ability to build relationships throughout the community, including non-profit organizations

  • Reliable, punctual and courteous

  • Understanding of local community and market preferred

  • Ability to organize work efficiently, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities

  • Tactful in communication; can handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays for games and events, as needed, and occasional travel is required

  • Willingness and ability to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination required. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered

Additional Information

Hornets Sports & Entertainment is dedicated to creating and upholding a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity. HSE provides valuable benefits and competitive time off policies to help you and your family lead healthy, balanced lives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.