Manager, Event Communications and Player Development

21 Dec, 2021


Manager, Event Communications and Player Development

National Hockey League
New York, NY
Provide leadership and support to the Event Communications and Player Development Department.  The primary responsibilities of the department center around pre-promotion and on site execution of communications efforts around the NHL’s signature events.  Also, the department oversees, in cooperation with the Players’ Association, the League’s Player Development initiatives such as Rookie Orientation and Career Transition.  The department also works closely with the Alumni Association a series of business initiatives.ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Managing media relations, media operations and Player requests–both internal and external– around signature events. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to  writing press releases, media advisories and developing communications plans. Additional Member Club support and interaction with League Rightsholders and Partners.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s Degree in Communications or marketing a plus.  Minimum 5 years experience at a professional league or sports/entertainment entity.
Highly motivated and innovative and works well in a team environment.  Superior attention to detail and excellent prioritization skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills necessary. Trustworthy, reliable, confident, and mature.  Knowledge of the game of hockey and the NHL.  Flexible work hours and travel domestic and abroad.

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. This position will be based in our New York City Office. Are you willing and able to commute to our office for this position?
  2. If you are not currently living in the tri-state area, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense for this position?
  3. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
  4. How did you hear about this position/Where did you first see this role posted?
  5. Do you have at least 3-5 years of communications experience working on large-scale events?
  6. Please tell us about an event where you lead media communications.
  7. Can you write, edit and proof press releases, statements and advisories?
  8. If you answered yes to the above, please attach a sample of your recent work.
  9. Are you able to work/travel on weekends and throughout the year in a fast-paced environment?
  10. What are your salary expectations for this role? (NOTE – we are NOT asking for your current salary or salary history)

Job posted: 2021-12-21