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Specialist, Public Relations

Organization: Charter Communications
Date Posted: 5/8/2017
City: New York
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: Public Relations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Charter Communications currently seeks a Specialist, Sports Public Relations, based in New York City. Below, please find a brief description of the essential duties and responsibilities required to function successfully in this position

Summary of Role: Specialist, Sports PR will manage public relations strategies and outreach for Charter Communications’ local and regional sports properties in coordination with the director, sports and news communications.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Develop comprehensive external media strategy for the company, specifically our local and regional sports properties
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry and media contacts to foster a positive image of Charter
  • Work closely with senior management on long-term planning and major PR initiatives
  • Evaluate and orchestrate executive participation in speaking arrangements, press events and live interviews (radio and TV) while maintaining strong media/press relationships
  • Work closely with director to plan and execute PR events to generate positive press for local and regional sports properties
  • Proactively assist in managing Charter's reputation in traditional and digital media

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum 2-5 years of progressive media relations experience Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and terminology in the media space
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Experience crafting and pitching stories
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekend to staff PR events
  • Understanding of the business of sports and how the media is changing, including its migration to a digital format, what makes a news story, how to control a story, and how to effectively reach journalists with key messages.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, self-directed, ability to multi-task and reprioritize quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university

Travel Requirements:
Yes, Travel up to 10 %

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:
No Supervisory responsibilities with this position.

Personal Attributes
· Strong leadership ability
· Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
· Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
· Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
· Flexible during times of change.
· Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
· Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
· Must be willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business.
· Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
· Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Work Conditions

· Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
· Overtime may be required in meet deadlines.
· Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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