Director of Football Communications/Publicity

NFL - National Football League - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.5


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

  • A creative and innovative, forward-thinking football publicist who proactively pitches key on-field themes that distinguish the NFL from its competitors.
  • Create integrated publicity strategies including press releases, digital and social components to promote positive on-field storylines to keep media attention focused on the game.
  • Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with the most influential media that cover the league on a year-round basis.
  • Work closely across multiple departments on game-related media inquiries.
  • Play a leading role in media relations and media operations activities at all NFL events, including Championship Games, Super Bowl, NFL Draft, International Games and Combine. Responsibilities include arranging nationally-televised press conferences, media sessions and availability, accreditation, facilitating interviews, managing PR staff and producing various game-related information and publications.
  • Produce daily in-season NFL football-related content.
  • Key contact for all 32 club PR staffs.
  • Work in NFL Game Day Central each Sunday throughout the regular-season, handling media-related rules inquiries.
  • Prepare briefing books for Commissioner Goodell and other key league executives, researching and summarizing key issues.
SPECIAL SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • A publicist
  • Leadership and relationship-building skills
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Strong grammatical knowledge
  • Ability to generate new ideas...an innovator
  • Critical thinking in improving NFL events for media coverage
  • Phone presence
Bachelor's degree in a Communications-related field

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled