Communications Specialist

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by PGA TOUR

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
We presently have an opportunity for a Specialist within our Communications department. This position is responsible for the creative development and implementation of PR plans for the Web.com Tour, Web.com Tour members and tournaments, under direction of the Senior Director of Communications. Qualified candidates will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism preferred
  • Prior experience in communications or public relations required
  • Prior exposure to golf tournament or sports event communications preferred
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively within and across diverse groups
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS Office Software applications
  • A professional image, willingness to travel, and ability to work as a team is essential
  • Proficient skills in writing, editing, content creation, idea pitching and public speaking
  • Experienced in social media applications
  • Must be willing to travel to national and or international events Responsibilities:
  • Manage the year-round promotion of the Web.com Tour to elevate the brands of Tour members while increasing year-round media engagement and coverage for co-sanctioned events on local and national platforms.
  • Manage the local, national and international promotion of Web.com Tour members and individual storylines in traditional and digital applications.
  • Assist with oversight of media centers at Web.com Tour events, including pre-tournament credentialing, player and course access for media members, informational document distribution, press conferences and interview requests.
  • Produce daily notes document after tournament rounds to ensure coverage on PGA TOUR-owned platforms as well as local and national distribution.
  • Oversee fulfillment of informational statistics and interview requests from media, tournaments and broadcast partners.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all Web.com Tour digital media guide applications.
  • Collaborate with the Web.com Tour digital team with content creation and implementation across .com and social platforms, including photography and video needs, as well as onsite interviews.
  • Assist Senior Director of Communications with press conference needs, as well as tournament teams and Tournament Business Affairs leads with media day guidance and materials.
  • Development of relationships with Web.com Tour staff, players, agents and media to establish a trusted working environment from which to collaborate and promote Tour initiatives.
  • Assist PGA TOUR communications team with media official needs at 1-2 co-sanctioned events annually, working closely with local and national media to promote TOUR players during tournament week.
  • Support department's corporate communications function and special assignments.
  • Approximately 16-18 weeks of travel is expected for this position (inclusive of 1-2 PGA TOUR events), with the potential for international travel included.
  • Special Projects or other duties as assigned.
  • Reference: 561336288

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