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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Game Night Volunteer - Part Time Seasonal - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)

The Public Relations Game Night Volunteer is a part-time, unpaid volunteer opportunity to support the team’s community relations initiatives on game nights during the 2014-15 season (September – April).

Key Responsibilities
• Set up press box and media lounge with game notes, clips and stats
• Transcribe intermission interviews and press conferences for media
• Distribute score updates, press releases and other vital information to media
• Update clippings book with previous game reports
• Distribute media credentials before each game
• Assist with game night community relations initiatives, including numerous collections, Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Military Appreciation Night
• Assist with post-game player meet and greets as needed
• Perform additional responsibilities as instructed by a supervisor

Supplemental Job Functions
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Must be at least a junior or senior (undergraduate)
• Must have reliable transportation to get to Joe Louis Arena for games and events
• Must be able to volunteer at majority of home games during the 2014-15 season, arriving at the Joe two hours before each home game
• Must be able to maintain professionalism when working with and around media, professional athletes, coaching staff and management
• Must be willing to work hard, be on time and present him/herself professionally
• Must be organized and efficient with the ability to take the initiative on a task

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly in hockey
• Experience in public relations

Working Conditions
• Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
• Exposure to moderate - high noise level
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
• Frequent visual/auditory attention

Volunteers Receive
• A volunteer gift after the conclusion of the season valued at more than $150
• An invitation to attend a select home game in the 2015-16 season with the other PR game night volunteers (free ticket, parking and food & beverage) valued at more than $75
• The chance to attend every home game during the season for free, including the opportunity to watch part of the game in the Wings’ press box
• Free parking in the gravel lot and free dinner at every home game
• Networking opportunities with local and national media on game nights in addition to DRW colleagues in various departments
• Valuable experience on how a professional team handles media relations and community relations on game nights
• Opportunity to participate in PR writing exercises (i.e. writing press releases and advisories) to add to his/her portfolio and to get a better understanding of how a sports team promotes its events and activities. Volunteers are not required to participate in these exercises, but it is a chance for volunteers to try their hand at public relations writing if he/she is interested.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Foundation Assistant - Part Time Seasonal - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)

Created in 2005, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey.

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Detroit Red Wings Foundation Assistant. The position is a part-time, temporary position with duties including but not limited to administrative functions, writing various communications (i.e. articles, press releases, tax letters, event recaps, etc.), assisting with coordination of fundraisers, and coordinating logistics of the 50/50 raffle program including volunteer orientation and game day execution and reporting.

Essential Job Functions
• Provide operational support for major fundraising events, including the Toast of Hockeytown and the MotorCity Casino Hotel Red Wings Charity Poker Tournament.
• Coordinate the Detroit Red Wings Foundation 50/50 Raffle Program, including contacting and scheduling volunteer groups.
• Assist Director with administrative procedures and processes to maintain fiscal accountability and control.
• Develop and facilitate donor database and prepare donor relations correspondence including drafting letters, and handling tax-related documents.
• Research and write public relations materials related to the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. Work closely the Public Relations department to ensure compliance with existing practices of the Detroit Red Wings and Ilitch companies’ communications.
• Maintain databases and provide periodic reports related to monetary and in-kind donations.
• Assist Director on all web based postings and content on the Foundation microsite, along with any future social media or online content appropriate for the Foundation.
• Provide administrative support to Director, including responding to general inquiries received through emails, letters and phone calls.

Supplemental Job Functions
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related discipline.
• Previous experience in a fundraising capacity, public or community relations or special events development.
• Demonstrated high level of communications skills (verbal, written and presentation).
• Evidence of organization and planning skills and the ability to prioritize multiple events or projects and meet deadlines.
• Evidence of attention to detail and accuracy.
• Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, database, Internet, etc.).
• Excellent knowledge of accounting.
• Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly in hockey.
• Pursuit of a degree in the fields of Fundraising, Communications, Marketing or Sports Management is preferred.
• Experience volunteering and/or working with nonprofit(s).

Working Conditions
• Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
• Exposure to moderate - high noise level
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
• Frequent visual/auditory attention

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Assistant - Part Time Seasonal - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)

The Public Relations Assistant is a part-time position responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Detroit Red Wings public relations and community relations department during the 2014-15 season (September – Playoffs) in all areas including, but not limited to, game day PR responsibilities, donation requests, and community events. The position requires an average of 20 hours per week, not to exceed 30 hours in any given week.

Key Responsibilities
• Handle game day media relations responsibilities, including the copying and distributing of game notes, statistics and press clips
• Assist media relations and community relations staff with daily activities and projects, including but not limited to generating and pitching story ideas to media
• Assist Communications Coordinator with coverage of CR events and initiatives and non-hockey operations communication, including but not limited to press releases and articles for DetroitRedWings.com
• Maintain comprehensive media clips of Red Wings community relations programs and events
• Process charitable donation requests and fan pack requests
• Package autographed items and coordinate delivery of donation items
• Respond to donation inquiries by phone and email; manage team’s donations email
• Assist Community Relations Coordinator with maintenance of donation and fan pack logs
• Process general correspondence, including incoming team fan mail
• Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Supplemental Job Functions
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Collegiate experience
• Experience writing press releases and articles
• Evidence of solid communication skills through verbal, written and telephonic channels
• Ability to demonstrate computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience with mail merge and sorting/editing spreadsheets
• The ability to produce material under strict deadlines with a high attention to detail
• Knowledge of hockey

Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly in hockey
• Pursuit of a degree in the fields of Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Sports Management is preferred
• Experience in public/media relations and community relations

Working Conditions
• Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
• Exposure to moderate - high noise level
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
• Frequent visual/auditory attention

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Marketing and Communications Manager - St. Louis Blues/Scottrade Center/Peabody Opera House (St. Louis, MO)

Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Marketing and Communications Manager. This position will oversee communications efforts for the building and its touring shows, including concerts, Broadway shows, family shows and sporting events, through extensive public relations and social media efforts, as well as contribute to the overall development of the company’s marketing strategy.

Responsibilities 

  • Generate publicity for events in local print and broadcast media via press releases, feature story pitches, publicity events and media drops, with appropriate follow-up.
  • Manage on and off site publicity efforts including character/performer appearances, live radio and television interviews, etc.
  • Responsible for creation and implementation of monthly social media editorial calendars for venues, seeking opportunities to strengthen voice of properties through high levels of engagement, which developing strategies to optimize channel growth.
  • Monitor social conversations and identify opportunities to increase fan interactions/engagements.
  • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date media lists and log/track Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House media coverage.
  • Maintain charity database and handle charitable donation requests for building events.
  • Manage existing venue trade partnerships and create new marketing partnerships for added value to touring shows.
  • Work closely with marketing department to brainstorm and execute overall show marketing strategy.
     

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of public relations experience; previous experience in sports, live entertainment or attractions a plus.
  • 1-3 years of extensive work on social media implementation, including experience updating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest for a brand/agency.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or marketing.
  • Established relationships with local media.
  • Experience or strong familiarity with maintaining a blog.
  •  Self-starter that demonstrates outstanding organizational skills with strong attention to detail and follow-through and ability to manage multiple event responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
     

Please visit our websites for additional information.

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

1. Are you local to St. Louis, MO or willing to relocate at your own expense?
2. Do you understand the primary focus of this position will be to support Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House events?
3. Do you have established relationships with the St. Louis media?
4. Please explain your experience with writing a blog.
5. Please explain your experience with using social media to reach your target audience.
6. Please provide your salary expectations.


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