Oklahoma City, OK • Full-Time
Are you a community-centered public relations professional with a gift for artful and concise writing? Bring your strong writing skills, storytelling ability and management experience to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma City Blue as the Director, Corporate Communications!
Founded in 2008, the Thunder has established itself as an NBA franchise with strong fan, corporate and community support throughout our home state and around the globe. We strive to focus on substantial community leadership as an organization and as individual members of our community. By joining our team, you will be part of a first-class organization that values professionalism, mutual respect and kindness, as well as the talent you contribute.
As the department director, you will act as the ambassador of our brand for off-court business and community relations media and public relations efforts. You will play a key role in telling the story of the Thunder brand across the media. One of your primary responsibilities will be to act as a gatekeeper to ensure consistent corporate messaging that takes into account the needs of various internal partners and reflects brand and corporate standards.
In This Role You Will
Develop year-round positive media coverage strategy for management and overall business initiatives
Manage a team of full- and part-time employees who support communications initiatives including media outreach and monitoring, Thunder archives, game-day credentials and press release management
Write and disseminate media alerts and news releases to promote initiatives such as community events, business partnerships, ticketing information and other organizational messages
Understand cross-departmental needs and priorities including our over-arching dedication to guest experience and responsibilities to corporate sponsors
Provide public relations assistance in crisis situations
Attend and cover community events at the arena and around the region
Work with publications director to manage and contribute to program and magazine content
Work closely with other departments within the organization to initiate local, regional and national media coverage
Build strong working relationships with local media and community organizations
Establish and maintain meaningful connectedness in the community, keeping a pulse on local trends, news and events of relevance
Partner directly with the social media department to coordinate messaging and corporate public relations initiatives
Monitor social media mentions and national or international stories regarding the organization and decisively influence the organization's media presence and portrayal
Oversee quality control of publications and written materials across all departments of the business office
Develop and maintain the corporate speaker's bureau and respond to community requests for presenters
Maintain good attendance and punctuality
Other duties as assigned