IRONMAN, NA Communications Manager

November 8th, 2017

IRONMAN, NA Communications Manager
  • Full-Time
  • Tampa

Communications and PR: Communications Department Management
Public Relations Manager – IRONMAN (Tampa, FL)

GENERAL SUMMARY

This mid-level position assists in the development and management of the internal and external public relations and communications function, with a focus on raising the awareness and positive perception of all IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events and brands through traditional and non-traditional media. Travel to races and handling onsite public relations at the events is a key function of this job.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage North American event communications, including local market press outreach, positive promotion of the events, onsite support/logistics, and media credentialing
  • Find and research compelling human interest stories to advocate through various mediums
  • Support the Director, Public Relations and North America public relations team on media efforts/pitching for all IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events and brands
  • Oversee the delivery of regular media reporting to internal team
  • Participate in brainstorming and strategy sessions on brands and new program development
  • Write and edit press releases, media kits, fact sheets, public relations materials, and other brand related written materials
  • Assist in incoming press requests and management of public relations email account; ensure there is an open, accurate line of communication between company and the public
  • Create media guide including writing and editing of content, research and updating statistical and historical information, selection of photos and design/layout
  • Oversee PR Coordinator daily tasks

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or similar field is preferred. MBA or an advanced degree in a related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of five to eight years experience in Public Relations/Media industry required.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent writing, editing skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, willingness and ability to travel to select events.
  • Ability to perform as both a strategic thinker and tactical planner.
  • Solid creative abilities, as well as excellent project and people management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamically changing environment; must be flexible, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work under tight deadlines with meticulous attention to details.
  • Strong business acumen with prior experience in creating and managing relationships with external agencies and the press.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with a team.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and a strong understanding of InDesign.
  • Ability to represent organization in a highly professional and polished manner.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

  1. what are your compensation requirements?
  2. How many years of applicable experience do you have?
  3. this position does not offer relocation assistance, are you willing to relocate yourself?

To apply for this job email your details to christopher.stadler@ironman.com

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