Now Hiring: Public Relations & Community Relations Manager

Posted: Dec. 4, 2012

The Phoenix Mercury is currently recruiting for a Public Relations & Community Relations Manager. This position is full-time, salaried and is eligible for our complete benefits package.

Position Summary: Seeking individual with strong media relations and writing skills. Responsible for planning and executing various year-round communications plans for key external audiences which effectively position the Phoenix Mercury. Work with local press including print and broadcast to generate stories pre, during and post season. Work with community groups on community relations projects. Assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including, copywriting, collateral production, visual communications and eCommunications.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing year-round communication strategies to build brand & sales
  • Plan and execute special events for target audiences and to generate press coverage
  • Manage the development of eCommunication strategies including websites, eNewsletters and interactive communications
  • Provide marketing support and account services to other internal departments
  • Develop & execute Community Relations programs
  • Assist in the planning and execution of organizational special events including scriptwriting as needed
  • Develop, write, and edit corporate communications as assigned
  • Develop potential media stories, write press releases as assigned and effectively pitch for maximum pick-up; act as primary interface with media
  • Assist with the management of advertising/PR agency & other vendors
  • Coordinate player, coach and management appearances
  • Respond to community requests for Mercury support

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • 3 - 5 years experience in marketing and communications field
  • Excellent written and communication skills as well as proofreading & editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills & team player
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work independently and be a self starter
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines & budget is critical
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of WNBA & women’s basketball is preferred
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays

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The Phoenix Mercury is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V