The Sugar Land Space Cowboys Media Relations Manager position is responsible for managing the team’s public, media and player relations and contributing to the consistency of media coverage for the Space Cowboys. The manager works directly with the Marketing Director and marketing team on all internal and external team communications and contributes to the creative direction of marketing.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Edit team’s media guide, ensuring integration of the overall marketing campaign into the media guide design.
Write team press releases, supplying information used by media in covering team events, activities and transactions.
Work under deadline in generating game notes with updated information and statistics on the team, which is distributed to the media and is available through the team website.
Upkeep and manage press box operations, overseeing media and team-related staff
Write post-game notes, as well as other topical briefs for internal and external distribution.
In charge of all undertakings of the Marketing/Media Relations department, including coordination of interviews and serving as the team’s primary media contact.
Generate story ideas and research statistical data, furnishing information to media with intent to create, support or enhance stories.
Assist marketing coordinator in social media efforts, not limited to posting during home and away games, assistance in copywriting and contributing to player-oriented content.
Help monitor and facilitate media access periods at games and practices, cultivating strong relationships with the local and national media.
Work with the Marketing and Corporate Departments to help integrate promotional opportunities into team or corporate partner events, which includes writing Marketing and Corporate press releases.
Assist various sales teams with notes and statistical information to use in partner recaps, partner promotions or in external sales material (i.e. writing Season Ticket Renewal Packet).
Develop and implement creative to promote players for league awards that are voted on by members of the press, as well as weekly and monthly awards given throughout the season.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience & Skills:
Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or communications related field
Minimum of three (3) years of experience preferred
Minimum of three (3) years management experience preferred
Proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, preferred experience in Adobe Photoshop as well
Prior sports and entertainment industry experience preferred
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and technically minded; demonstrate excellent follow-through
Knowledge of graphic and social media trends
Must be able to make independent decisions; possess strong problem-solving skills
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Creative and proactive problem solver
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and selected holidays
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to lift 20 lbs.
Ability to work outdoors.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work on non-game days are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the nature of this position, the position requires hours of work and days that include frequent nights, weekends, and holidays.
Occasional road trip travel is expected for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.