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A quick summary about the Communications Manager role:

The Communications Manager is responsible for leading the Public Relations and Communications strategy for the organization with exceptional public speaking and writing skills. Additionally, this position is expected to be a strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail while driving messages to key internal and external role-players.

What the Communications Manager will do:

  • Develop and implement effective brand messaging and communication strategies.

  • Research and write press releases, and content for the team website, newsletters, blogs, presentations and more.

  • Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events.

  • Manage all media requests, scheduling all interviews with the team.

  • Distribute all fan and season ticket member newsletters.

  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and key external role-players.

  • Leverage traditional media tools to drive brand awareness (radio, newspaper, broadcast, television).

  • Craft stories with local media to be produced on team website and social media along with Orlando Magic outlets.

  • Manage media relationships to maximize brand exposure via strategic partnerships.

  • Interact with media in a public relations capacity and ensure earned media opportunities

  • Create and manage credentials for VIPs and members of the Media.

  • Complete game notes and roster sheets for all games.

  • Research and budget for ordering guest and arena signage communication.

  • Produce a digital media book for the Lakeland Magic organization and history.

  • Adhere to the company’s style guide, ensuring that we produce a high-quality and error-free copy.

  • Maintain general knowledge and history of the team, players, staff and successes.

  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and work synergistically to achieve department and organization goals.

  • All other duties as assigned

What the Communications Manager needs to have:

  • Bachelor degree or professional equivalent experience required.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years with Public Relations or Communications experience is required.

  • Strategic and creative mindset.

  • Meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills required.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

  • Strong creative skills, organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Graphic design and video production ability preferred.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on the changing priorities of the organization.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.

  • Strong team synergy skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.

  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Exhibit good leadership, judgement and decision-making skills.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive total rewards

  • Staff tickets to Orlando Magic home games

  • 18 days of personal time off per year + 12 holidays (that is 30 paid days off year!)

  • Fantastic benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company matching

  • Company sponsored events & outings

  • Reduced summer work hours

  • Culture built on Community, Innovation, Legendary and Teamwork!

Physical requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to stand on feet and walk for 3+ hours per game

Please note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

The Orlando Magic are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at the Orlando Magic via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Orlando Magic HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of the Orlando Magic. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the Orlando Magic as a result of the referral or through other means.

The Orlando Magic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

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