Corporate Communications Coordinator

Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland, OH

About the Job

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Individual with strong and well-rounded PR/communication/social media and writing skills who can bring strategic, fresh and creative approaches to generate market-wide awareness focused primarily on the marketing and promotional side of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena’s expanded landscape of sports, entertainment and community initiatives. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute plans to create earned media opportunities that generate market-wide awareness for the organizational and event-driven initiatives of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena landscape, with a specific focus on marketing, ticket sales, corporate partnerships and other organizational special projects and areas.
  • Create strategic PR/communication plans that create awareness, ignite a call to action, help shape brand identity, achieve stated goals and objectives.
  • Prepare communications materials that include press releases, media advisories, social media content, presentations, message talking points and email correspondence.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of local/regional media, and the awareness and ability to work with national media contacts and outlets too, as well as social media influencers.
  • Possess a strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital/social media with the ability to apply to overall communications timing and execution.
  • Conceive and create original content for feature stories for industry trades and other traditional and social outlets.
  • Pitch and collaborate with media to initiate coverage and storytelling. Set up interviews, coordinate media drops. Work with TV producers for morning shows and other programming appearances.
  • Plan and execute media events, press conferences, and publicity events.
  • Assist with internal communications to team members.
  • Learn organizational culture and operations to successfully have that translate “who we are” to the local, regional and global marketplace.
  • Maintain awareness of civic and community initiatives and events to actively engage and represent Cavaliers as committed citizens and partners. Requirements:
  • 1-3 years experience in PR/Communications/Marketing field.
  • BA in Journalism/Communications/PR/Marketing preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work a varied schedule, including nights and weekends. Interview requirements: Must provide multiple writing examples and portfolio of work.
  • Cover letter is required for consideration.