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Job Title:
                 Manager, Communications

Department:            Business & Hockey Operations

Reporting:               President, Director of Business Operations

The Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club is now accepting applicants to fill the position of Communications Manager. This exciting opportunity offers a unique role to serve as the main voice of the hockey club on both the business and hockey side of the operations through traditional media, social media, website, mobile app, and several other mediums.

The communications manager [CM] will serve as a team leader in creating innovative content, while aligning with the club’s identity, goals, and core values to build, enhance, and protect the reputation of the hockey club and its members. Professional communication skills are imperative for this role as the CM will be expected to develop and maintain relationships with members of the media, players, staff, fans, and local partners.

This role requires a self-motivated, trustworthy, innovative person with a true passion for the game of hockey. The CM is a high-profile position with high expectations.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing all communications channels (website, mobile app, social media, etc.)
  • Creating and implementing content strategies
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and publishing content
  • Writing pre and post game summaries and all other hockey related news updates daily
  • Providing regular updates on prospects and alumni
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with media members
  • Managing media accreditation
  • Writing and distributing media releases
  • Graphic design
  • Filming, editing, and producing video features
  • Assist in creative and strategic marketing planning
  • Hosting Blades TV segments & features
  • Public speaking at team events and press conferences
  • Working with business staff to create digital marketing elements
  • Serving as team liaison for public, community, and media events with players & hockey staff
  • Provide regular media & community event schedules to players & hockey staff
  • Editing and distributing game highlights
  • Support, plan, and execute community events
  • Administering player and statistical information
  • Creating and providing media kits, stat packs, and rosters for game days

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Exceptional literacy skills
  • Strong knowledge of hockey, preferably the WHL
  • Experience in adobe creative suite (photoshop, premiere pro, indesign, after effects, etc.)
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours, game days, weekends, holidays, community events
  • Fluent and active in/on social media
  • Experience in the sports & entertainment industry
  • Team oriented
  • Degree majoring in a related field preferred (communications, marketing, broadcasting, etc.)
  • Experience in video production, on-camera hosting, public speaking preferred
  • Proven oral, written and presentation skills
  • Creative and innovative team player with a cooperative attitude

 

To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter with attention to Tyler Wawryk to: careers@saskatoonblades.com

Application deadline is May 31st. Only those individuals moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted. 

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