In coordination with the department head, position directs and assists in the development and coordination of communications and public relations activities in support of the NY Rangers hockey communications, publicity strategy and key organizational initiatives. In this regard, this position works with other departments to assist in accurate and consistent communication with media and internal and external audiences, including content, marketing and MSG Network. This role will work closely with MSG Sports Communications department in spearheading and executing publicity efforts around the franchise both on and off the ice. Additional responsibilities include managing the process of creating the media guide, coordinating flow of information with NYR content group, and overseeing the game night staff. This position will be expected to travel for a majority of road games with the team.
What will you do?
Travels to majority of road games and coordinates locker room availability with department head
Monitors player availability and drafts updates for company executives
Assist in player and coach media prep and draft media training materials
Work closely with MSG Sports Communications department in spearheading and executing publicity efforts around the franchise
Help guide marketing, digital, event presentation, community relations and Garden of Dreams on identifying and coordinating efforts with players
Identifies human interest features around Rangers staff, coaches and players
Maintains strong network of contacts in traditional and non-traditional media
Directs the coordination of credentialing for all home games at Madison Square Garden and manages the press seating chart
Develops material(s) for press releases, media advisories and general publicity efforts (pitching, securing & tracking media coverage)
Manage department special events and activities
What do you need to succeed?
Bachelor’s degree in related field of study
7+ years experience in a prior PR or Communications role
Understanding of media relations and experience dealing with media
Exemplary verbal and written communications skills
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Experience in Adobe InDesign a plus
Experience establishing contacts with media outside sports
Prior experience in fast paced environment working with tight deadlines
Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
Why is MSG for me?
Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA.
We invite you to create an exceptional career at MSG
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