The Sports Media Relations Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing public relations campaigns. This includes material preparation, pitching and placing stories, and event planning within the sports industry including live sporting events.
q Research and secure sports opportunities in which DVIDS and the military can be utilized.
q Develop and maintain relationships with the sports media, public affairs units and the military community
q Pitch and secure regional and national media coverage of media products developed and produced by military journalists and broadcasters
q Coordinate satellite media tours with local, national, international TV outlets
q Coordinate live and prerecorded shout outs to sporting venues and events
q Provide administrative support to military public affairs units
q Create and maintain media list using Vocus Media Software
q Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
q 2- 4 years media relations or public relations experience
q BA or BS in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or equivalent Sports media experience.
q Excellent written and verbal communication skills
q Self-starter with the ability to thrive in fast paced high-energy office
q Experience coordinating special events
q Ability to be proactive and assertive in efforts to secure media
q Ability to develop story angles and pitches
q Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
q Proficiency using media list building software
q Ability to type 40 words per minute
q Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by live sporting events.
q Service or familiarity with military
q Familiarity with sports industry
q Experience writing press kit materials and other marketing collateral
Work Environment :
The nature of this position requires the employee to work in an administrative office environment. This position is administrative in nature and has no unusual physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some travel may be required