The Manager, Corporate Communications is an energetic, detail-oriented, and collaborative role that primarily guides the club’s media relations efforts highlighting non-football activities, such as community engagement, business development, ticketing, and marketing, as well as initiatives involving the club’s broadcasting, digital and content teams. This position also assists football-related publicity activities and broadly supports the department’s overall efforts to manage the team’s brand and reputation.
This role reports directly to the Senior VP, Media Relations and provides essential perspectives and creative ideas that support the goals of the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a communications professional with expertise and experience in developing successful communications strategies who wants to contribute to team success. This a full-time benefited position located at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Facility in Tempe, AZ.
Primary Job Duties:
Serve as the primary media contact for business operations and non-football activities, including community engagement, business development, marketing, and broadcasting; drive publicity and generate earned media outside the scope of traditional sports coverage
Marketing/Broadcasting: Facilitate content requests from internal departments (i.e., digital, broadcast, and social media)
Community Relations: Drive publicity and generate earned media coverage of the team’s community initiatives; proactively seek opportunities to generate coverage that enhances the organization’s image by highlighting its community engagement efforts
Business Development: Highlight the team’s partnerships and positive impacts they provide to the community; assist in developing and delivering earned media value opportunities for team businesses and partners
Serve as the main contact for updating the team’s media website (com)
Develop and manage relationships with local, national, and international media members
Collaborate with staff members to develop and execute proactive corporate communications strategies that help achieve organizational goals
Provide research and analysis of the earned media value surrounding each of the above areas; produce reports measuring value and reach of coverage
Assist, as needed, with football-related media relations functions such as press conferences and availabilities, facilitating interviews, monitoring coverage, social media, and assist with authoring and editing team publications and football information
Help maintain information relative to the club, including team records, statistics, and biographical information on coaches, players, and front office personnel
Support People Operations (HR) with developing content and messaging for all-staff communications
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the duties of the job listed above may be considered
Experience: At least 2-4 years of experience in communications, preferably working in professional sports
Solid public and media relations experience with a proven ability to earn positive media coverage at the local, regional, national, and international levels
Excellent written communication and presentation skills as well as strong problem-solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and cultivate strong media contacts and relationships
Understanding of the importance of metrics and their value in determining the impact of communications
Strong editing and proofreading skills plus proven ability to work under pressure, prioritize activities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills
Recognizes and understands trends by staying current through engagement with social and traditional media and broadcasting
Strong work ethic and track record of delivering results in high-pressure situations
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
May view computer screens for long periods of time
Cardinals Organizational Summary:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium their home stadium.
As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the franchise has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization has continually grown its fanbase and reach within the local community and also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.
If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.
Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.
Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
Daily free lunch
Complimentary season tickets
Subsidized gym memberships
Employee Hardship Program
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.