Communications Manager

Doral, Florida | Freelance | Job ID #59214 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a sports tv network, is seeking a Communications Manager to join their team on a 5-month contract basis

You will report to the VP Corporate Communications and be responsible for:

  • Help to develop and assist with high-impact media relations strategy to build the profile, strategy and reputation of entertainment brand to US audiences, with particular support of senior executives
  • Assist with the identification of key media and speaking opportunities, events, conferences, networking and meet and greets to raise the leadership team's profile and influence, both internally and externally
  • Assist in the research of media outlets, reporters, editorial calendars and special issues to identify coverage opportunities
  • Assist with media inquiry requests across trade, business and digital
  • Produce news clips as requested to keep corporate communications and senior leadership teams informed and engaged in industry news and trends
  • Maintain and update media lists, press contacts and email distribution lists as well as send out press releases using both Cision and PR Newswire
  • Work closely with other US and international Corp Comms and other company divisional teams as needed
  • Prepare talking points, executive announcements and network profiles for presentations, conferences, town halls, interviews and panels
  • Draft briefing documents for executive interviews and speaking opportunities as well as staff the executive during interviews and/or events
  • Draft and/or research press materials such as bios, releases, special issues and award submissions
  • Assist VP to help drive accountability through effective activity/project trackers, comms plans, detailed budgets and success metrics on all projects and events
  • Assist with printed materials, assets and videos for events and presentations
  • Support EVP and VP with Crisis Communications as required
  • Assist and coordinate executive photo and video shoots, working with internal production team members and external vendors
  • Assist EVP in special projects including but not limited to requests from the international team and the executive team
  • Assist VP in management of external agencies and third-party vendors


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or related field
  • Min 5 years of professional experience in public relations/communications in Television or media industry
  • English/Spanish fluent in both written and verbal communications is a major plus
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Experience in media and digital communications
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and juggle projects and deadlines within a fast-paced environment

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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