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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a seasoned and highly-motivated Junior Publicist that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Support day-to-day media relations 
  • Generate press materials, including press releases, talking points, bios, etc
  • Coordinate media interviews, photoshoots, and publicity opportunities
  • Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for brands and talent
  • Contribute to initiatives, PR campaigns, and events, as needed
  • Assist with maintaining press lists and website
  • Ideate, communicate, and pitch unique feature angles
  • Leverage social media applications and incorporate latest technology in PR practices
  • Willingness to publish on social platforms
  • Assist in arranging office visits & desk-side interviews for clients
  • Contribute to new client proposals and renewal proposals
  • Keep up with all incoming emails and be highly responsive
  • Compile weekly reporting in real time and by deadlines
  • Competitive research, feature research and contact research for yourself and the team
  • Assisting in facilitating client, editor and celebrity gifting including packaging and shipping
  • Client Relations: Communicating and educating clients on opportunities and progress
  • Monitor and stay ahead of industry trends
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A minimum of 2 years public relations/media relations experience
  • Excellent PR, communications and writing skills
  • Results oriented and experienced in media pitching or in editorial role
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of Sports, PR, media and news value
  • Some personal media contacts
  • Ability to independently handle multiple tasks on deadline in fast-paced environment
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Self-starter
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Ability to work with eccentric personality types with calm professional approach


TERMS:

  • This is a remote contract position 
  • Must reside in New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA
  • Hours are flexible - We can determine this together as we create the scope of the project.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

PUBLICIST
NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST® is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and businesses through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a seasoned and highly-motivated publicist and media relations expert that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST® offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events, and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of client accounts (business, products & services, consumers and markets)
  • Ideate communication strategies
  • Cultivate relationships with top-tier consumer, business, and trade press for clients
  • Pitch and secure top-tier press meetings and placements for clients in broadcast, print, and digital
  • Manage media relations activity domestically and internationally
  • Identify and forge relationships with relevant strategic partners to meet client needs
  • Monitor and identify trends and hot topics 
  • Demonstrate writing excellence when developing client materials and correspondence
  • Counsel clients and serve as a day-to-day contact
  • Introduce new capabilities and services to clients as well as participate in new business recommendations, proposals and presentations
  • Build and maintain relationships with external PR firms, agents, teams, leagues, reporters, and talent bookers
  • Cover talent at both internal and external press functions such as award shows, premieres, and industry events
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in public relations, specializing in media relations
  • You have successfully managed high profile/prestige/luxury clients
  • You understand traditional and non-traditional public relations tactics and media landscape
  • You have experience developing strategic communications plans
  • You have strong media contacts (regional, national and international)
  • You have experience in pitching & feature development
  • You have a proven track record of successfully placing highly visible media on behalf of clients
  • You have superior written and oral communications skills
  • You have strong presentation skills and have actively participated in client meetings
  • You are proficient in MS Office, Cision, and related tools of the trade
  • You have a BS in a related field such as Marketing, PR, Communications and/or Journalism


TERMS:

  • This is a full-time remote contract position for a resident of NYC or Los Angeles
  • Minimum of a 3-month contract with the potential to be extended/renegotiated at the end of the term

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
NEW YORK, NY

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an assistant that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more. 


OVERVIEW

As a right hand, support the Founder and Chief Strategist with a variety of professional tasks contributing to the development and organization of the agency and brand. This individual must be start-up minded and able to confidently manage the functions of the organization, handling the day to day operations and reducing the administrative load. The right candidate understands their role is essential in the constantly changing founder/company priorities and to keep the Founder focused and feeling supported!


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scheduling & Calendar Management: Oversee and manage the Founder’s calendar; Responsible for coordinating meetings, conference calls, events in addition to organizing THE SPORTS PUBLICIST’s master calendar with client related dates and milestones
  • Build and maintain editorial and content calendars
  • Researching: Effectively provide research for such use like prospective client pitching and fielding, current client roaster, and overall market landscape/trends. Can strongly identify and summarize key findings/data
  • Business Development: Assist in THE SPORTS PUBLICIST’s business development process by maintaining and developing its prospective client database, fielding inquiries and pitching new business
  • Written Correspondence & Documentation: Be responsible for producing formal documents such as meeting agendas, summaries, reports, email correspondence and dossiers
  • Coordinate Travel: Handle the Founder’s travel including flight, hotel, additional key bookings and travel itineraries
  • Expense Reports: Facilitate the recording and reporting of all expenses
  • On-site Assistance: Accompany the Founder to and from the office, meetings, business events, and conferences as needed
  • Manage Workflow: Oversee the workflow of all employees, interns and vendors making sure they are on task and are achieving the necessary deadlines and deliverables
  • Presentations: Assist in the preparation of presentations that are both visual and written


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Professional, poised, polished
  • Ability to work collaboratively but confident and comfortable working alone
  • Able to complete complex administrative tasks with minimal supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines, goals, and/or time limitations
  • A strong desire and curiosity to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solution oriented and resourceful
  • Accountable/takes ownership for responsibilities


TERMS:

  • Must reside in NYC
  • Full-time or part-time position contracted position, minimum of 20 hours per week

PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT
NEW YORK, NY

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an assistant that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more. 


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Administratively supporting the Founder: calendar management and scheduling; event planning; phone, email and other written correspondence; running detailed reports; research on a variety of subjects; understanding of key tool sets; other clerical support (notes, memos, etc) 
  • Able to handle the administrative demands of working on several projects
  • Comfortable interacting with celebrities, agents, clients and executives
  • Publish, moderate and maintain ongoing engagement on relevant social platforms
  • Build and maintain editorial and content calendars
  • Develop press materials including releases, pitch letters, media advisories and recaps
  • Assist in pitches to secure stories, features and placements for clients 
  • Event production support including but not limited to setup and teardown 
  • Attend meetings and events with the ability to travel when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Capable of handling and completing tasks in a timely manner is very essential to this position
  • Reliable and motivated self-started with excellent organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to work independently and execute multiple assignments in a fast-pace environment under tight deadlines
  • Proven written communication skills and keen interpersonal savvy
  • Able to maintain attention to detail within a fast-paced environment 
  • Available to meet weekly, work remotely and have flexibility to work events as needed
  • Experience with Cision and other PR tools is a plus 
  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a four-year college or university; preferably with a major in Communications, Marketing or Business (or any related fields)


TERMS:

  • Must reside in NYC
  • Full-time or part-time position contracted position, minimum of 20 hours per week

JUNIOR PUBLICIST
NEW YORK, NY

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting athletes, brands, and executives through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a Junior Publicist that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events, and more. 


OVERVIEW

The Junior Publicist will support the Founder and Chief Strategist with a variety tasks contributing to the development and organization of the agency and brand. This individual must be start-up minded and able to confidently manage the functions of the organization, handling the day to day operations and administrative responsibilities. The right candidate understands their role is essential in keeping the founder focused in an environment of changing and competing priorities. 


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Written Correspondence & Documentation: Be responsible for producing formal documents and press materials including pitches, bios, backgrounders, fact sheets, media advisories and press releases
  • Scheduling & Calendar Management: Oversee and manage internal master client calendar; Responsible for coordinating meetings, interviews, events in addition to building and maintaining internal and external editorial and content calendars
  • Researching: Effectively provide research for such use like prospective client pitching and fielding, current client roaster, and overall market landscape/trends. Can strongly identify and summarize key findings/data
  • Business Development: Assist in business development process by maintaining and developing prospective client database, fielding inquiries and pitching new business as needed
  • On-site management: Accompany the Founder and/or clients to meetings and events as needed
  • Presentations:  Design presentations that are both visual and written
  • Reporting & Recaps: Responsible for media tracking and client reporting including media clips, publicity alerts, digital alerts, and monthly reports including calculating PR values
  • Pitching wide array of writers/influencers regarding news content and generating results from those efforts
  • Strategize on big picture campaigns and the results/stories that will be generated from that planning and execution
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1-2 years of PR, marketing, or digital experience 
  • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal 
  • Professional, poised, polished
  • Ability to work collaboratively but confident and comfortable working alone
  • Familiarity with, and past use of, social media channels
  • Able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines, goals, and/or time limitations
  • A strong desire and curiosity to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solution oriented and resourceful
  • Accountable/takes ownership for responsibilities
  • Able to take and provide constructive feedback
  • Must have a reliable computer 
  • Must have reliable transportation 


TERMS:

  • This position is located in Manhattan
  • This is a contract position with the option of a full-time or part-time commitment for a minimum of 6 months – final terms will be established before the start of the contract

INTERN
NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an intern that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Keep press kit materials current and updated
  • Creating media briefs that are athlete-facing prior to interviews
  • Monitor media for opportunities for additional exposure, possible problems or issues
  • Draft pitches and releases relating to events, personal, charitable and sports-related news
  • Track coverage and share metrics * Sponsorships/Endorsements
  • Building target businesses/brand lists with contacts and emails
  • Drafting emails for target businesses and brands
  • Brainstorming creative ideas for target businesses and brands for each athlete
  • Building decks and presentations for potential clients
  • Building recap decks for partnerships
  • Utilize recaps to build case studies 


Events        

  • Aiding in event coordination and logistics
  • Must be available outside of ‘normal’ work hours on occasion.
  • Managing check-ins and VIP attendees
  • Building recap deck on events showcasing ROI 


Social Media

  • Manage social media for athletes while at events, activation
  • Keeps management informed by collecting, analyzing and summarizing concerns, data and trends



CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • College graduate (degrees in Sports Marketing/Marketing, Communications, Business, Journalism or Public Relations preferred)
  • Must have at least (1) prior internship in sports marketing, media relations, communications industry.
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Knowledge of media/sports
  • Knowledge of MAC computers preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creative and strategic thinking abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Previous public relations or journalism experience is a bonus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong emphasis on writing
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Receptive to direction and coaching
  • Self-starter, extremely motivated, takes initiative
  • Ability to work on teams


TERMS:

  • This is a remote contract position
  • Hours are flexible 
  • Full-time and Part-time options
  • Minimum 3-month commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a seasoned and highly-motivated Junior Publicist that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Support day-to-day media relations 
  • Generate press materials, including press releases, talking points, bios, etc
  • Coordinate media interviews, photoshoots, and publicity opportunities
  • Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for brands and talent
  • Contribute to initiatives, PR campaigns, and events, as needed
  • Assist with maintaining press lists and website
  • Ideate, communicate, and pitch unique feature angles
  • Leverage social media applications and incorporate latest technology in PR practices
  • Willingness to publish on social platforms
  • Assist in arranging office visits & desk-side interviews for clients
  • Contribute to new client proposals and renewal proposals
  • Keep up with all incoming emails and be highly responsive
  • Compile weekly reporting in real time and by deadlines
  • Competitive research, feature research and contact research for yourself and the team
  • Assisting in facilitating client, editor and celebrity gifting including packaging and shipping
  • Client Relations: Communicating and educating clients on opportunities and progress
  • Monitor and stay ahead of industry trends
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A minimum of 2 years public relations/media relations experience
  • Excellent PR, communications and writing skills
  • Results oriented and experienced in media pitching or in editorial role
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of Sports, PR, media and news value
  • Some personal media contacts
  • Ability to independently handle multiple tasks on deadline in fast-paced environment
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Self-starter
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Ability to work with eccentric personality types with calm professional approach


TERMS:

  • This is a remote contract position 
  • Must reside in New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA
  • Hours are flexible - We can determine this together as we create the scope of the project.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA

PUBLICIST

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST® is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and businesses through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a seasoned and highly-motivated publicist and media relations expert that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST® offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events, and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of client accounts (business, products & services, consumers and markets)
  • Ideate communication strategies
  • Cultivate relationships with top-tier consumer, business, and trade press for clients
  • Pitch and secure top-tier press meetings and placements for clients in broadcast, print, and digital
  • Manage media relations activity domestically and internationally
  • Identify and forge relationships with relevant strategic partners to meet client needs
  • Monitor and identify trends and hot topics 
  • Demonstrate writing excellence when developing client materials and correspondence
  • Counsel clients and serve as a day-to-day contact
  • Introduce new capabilities and services to clients as well as participate in new business recommendations, proposals and presentations
  • Build and maintain relationships with external PR firms, agents, teams, leagues, reporters, and talent bookers
  • Cover talent at both internal and external press functions such as award shows, premieres, and industry events
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in public relations, specializing in media relations
  • You have successfully managed high profile/prestige/luxury clients
  • You understand traditional and non-traditional public relations tactics and media landscape
  • You have experience developing strategic communications plans
  • You have strong media contacts (regional, national and international)
  • You have experience in pitching & feature development
  • You have a proven track record of successfully placing highly visible media on behalf of clients
  • You have superior written and oral communications skills
  • You have strong presentation skills and have actively participated in client meetings
  • You are proficient in MS Office, Cision, and related tools of the trade
  • You have a BS in a related field such as Marketing, PR, Communications and/or Journalism


TERMS:

  • This is a full-time remote contract position for a resident of NYC or Los Angeles
  • Minimum of a 3-month contract with the potential to be extended/renegotiated at the end of the term

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an assistant that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more. 


OVERVIEW

As a right hand, support the Founder and Chief Strategist with a variety of professional tasks contributing to the development and organization of the agency and brand. This individual must be start-up minded and able to confidently manage the functions of the organization, handling the day to day operations and reducing the administrative load. The right candidate understands their role is essential in the constantly changing founder/company priorities and to keep the Founder focused and feeling supported!


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scheduling & Calendar Management: Oversee and manage the Founder’s calendar; Responsible for coordinating meetings, conference calls, events in addition to organizing THE SPORTS PUBLICIST’s master calendar with client related dates and milestones
  • Build and maintain editorial and content calendars
  • Researching: Effectively provide research for such use like prospective client pitching and fielding, current client roaster, and overall market landscape/trends. Can strongly identify and summarize key findings/data
  • Business Development: Assist in THE SPORTS PUBLICIST’s business development process by maintaining and developing its prospective client database, fielding inquiries and pitching new business
  • Written Correspondence & Documentation: Be responsible for producing formal documents such as meeting agendas, summaries, reports, email correspondence and dossiers
  • Coordinate Travel: Handle the Founder’s travel including flight, hotel, additional key bookings and travel itineraries
  • Expense Reports: Facilitate the recording and reporting of all expenses
  • On-site Assistance: Accompany the Founder to and from the office, meetings, business events, and conferences as needed
  • Manage Workflow: Oversee the workflow of all employees, interns and vendors making sure they are on task and are achieving the necessary deadlines and deliverables
  • Presentations: Assist in the preparation of presentations that are both visual and written


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Professional, poised, polished
  • Ability to work collaboratively but confident and comfortable working alone
  • Able to complete complex administrative tasks with minimal supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines, goals, and/or time limitations
  • A strong desire and curiosity to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solution oriented and resourceful
  • Accountable/takes ownership for responsibilities


TERMS:

  • Must reside in NYC
  • Full-time or part-time position contracted position, minimum of 20 hours per week

NEW YORK, NY

PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an assistant that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more. 


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Administratively supporting the Founder: calendar management and scheduling; event planning; phone, email and other written correspondence; running detailed reports; research on a variety of subjects; understanding of key tool sets; other clerical support (notes, memos, etc) 
  • Able to handle the administrative demands of working on several projects
  • Comfortable interacting with celebrities, agents, clients and executives
  • Publish, moderate and maintain ongoing engagement on relevant social platforms
  • Build and maintain editorial and content calendars
  • Develop press materials including releases, pitch letters, media advisories and recaps
  • Assist in pitches to secure stories, features and placements for clients 
  • Event production support including but not limited to setup and teardown 
  • Attend meetings and events with the ability to travel when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Capable of handling and completing tasks in a timely manner is very essential to this position
  • Reliable and motivated self-started with excellent organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to work independently and execute multiple assignments in a fast-pace environment under tight deadlines
  • Proven written communication skills and keen interpersonal savvy
  • Able to maintain attention to detail within a fast-paced environment 
  • Available to meet weekly, work remotely and have flexibility to work events as needed
  • Experience with Cision and other PR tools is a plus 
  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a four-year college or university; preferably with a major in Communications, Marketing or Business (or any related fields)


TERMS:

  • Must reside in NYC
  • Full-time or part-time position contracted position, minimum of 20 hours per week

NEW YORK, NY

JUNIOR PUBLICIST

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting athletes, brands, and executives through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for a Junior Publicist that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events, and more. 


OVERVIEW

The Junior Publicist will support the Founder and Chief Strategist with a variety tasks contributing to the development and organization of the agency and brand. This individual must be start-up minded and able to confidently manage the functions of the organization, handling the day to day operations and administrative responsibilities. The right candidate understands their role is essential in keeping the founder focused in an environment of changing and competing priorities. 


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Written Correspondence & Documentation: Be responsible for producing formal documents and press materials including pitches, bios, backgrounders, fact sheets, media advisories and press releases
  • Scheduling & Calendar Management: Oversee and manage internal master client calendar; Responsible for coordinating meetings, interviews, events in addition to building and maintaining internal and external editorial and content calendars
  • Researching: Effectively provide research for such use like prospective client pitching and fielding, current client roaster, and overall market landscape/trends. Can strongly identify and summarize key findings/data
  • Business Development: Assist in business development process by maintaining and developing prospective client database, fielding inquiries and pitching new business as needed
  • On-site management: Accompany the Founder and/or clients to meetings and events as needed
  • Presentations:  Design presentations that are both visual and written
  • Reporting & Recaps: Responsible for media tracking and client reporting including media clips, publicity alerts, digital alerts, and monthly reports including calculating PR values
  • Pitching wide array of writers/influencers regarding news content and generating results from those efforts
  • Strategize on big picture campaigns and the results/stories that will be generated from that planning and execution
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1-2 years of PR, marketing, or digital experience 
  • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal 
  • Professional, poised, polished
  • Ability to work collaboratively but confident and comfortable working alone
  • Familiarity with, and past use of, social media channels
  • Able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines, goals, and/or time limitations
  • A strong desire and curiosity to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solution oriented and resourceful
  • Accountable/takes ownership for responsibilities
  • Able to take and provide constructive feedback
  • Must have a reliable computer 
  • Must have reliable transportation 


TERMS:

  • This position is located in Manhattan
  • This is a contract position with the option of a full-time or part-time commitment for a minimum of 6 months – final terms will be established before the start of the contract

NEW YORK, NY

INTERN

THE SPORTS PUBLICIST is a multidisciplinary marketing communication agency and brand whose mission is to provide premium public relations and branding services to the sports industry. We have a strong legacy of building and supporting talent and brands through groundbreaking and innovative storytelling and campaigns.


We are looking for an intern that can thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment and most importantly, someone who is looking to make an impact in sports! THE SPORTS PUBLICIST offers hands on experience in public relations, marketing, events and more.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Keep press kit materials current and updated
  • Creating media briefs that are athlete-facing prior to interviews
  • Monitor media for opportunities for additional exposure, possible problems or issues
  • Draft pitches and releases relating to events, personal, charitable and sports-related news
  • Track coverage and share metrics * Sponsorships/Endorsements
  • Building target businesses/brand lists with contacts and emails
  • Drafting emails for target businesses and brands
  • Brainstorming creative ideas for target businesses and brands for each athlete
  • Building decks and presentations for potential clients
  • Building recap decks for partnerships
  • Utilize recaps to build case studies 


Events        

  • Aiding in event coordination and logistics
  • Must be available outside of ‘normal’ work hours on occasion.
  • Managing check-ins and VIP attendees
  • Building recap deck on events showcasing ROI 


Social Media

  • Manage social media for athletes while at events, activation
  • Keeps management informed by collecting, analyzing and summarizing concerns, data and trends



CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • College graduate (degrees in Sports Marketing/Marketing, Communications, Business, Journalism or Public Relations preferred)
  • Must have at least (1) prior internship in sports marketing, media relations, communications industry.
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Knowledge of media/sports
  • Knowledge of MAC computers preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creative and strategic thinking abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Previous public relations or journalism experience is a bonus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong emphasis on writing
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Receptive to direction and coaching
  • Self-starter, extremely motivated, takes initiative
  • Ability to work on teams


TERMS:

  • This is a remote contract position
  • Hours are flexible 
  • Full-time and Part-time options
  • Minimum 3-month commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA