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Communications/Community Relations: Communications Department Management
Manager, Senior Manager or Director of Communications - Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: ? Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or related field required. Masters level degree preferred but not required. ? Must have experience in a public relations, communications or an editorial position with event management experience ? Knowledgeable on social media practices and comfort with applications ? Experience with analytics and measurement of programs ? Supervisor experience desired, ability to build and maintain relationships while working cross functionally and managing up, down and sideways. ? Must have the ability to speak well publicly ? Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. familiarity with creating and editing website content and newsletter design/layout preferred ? Ability to work within tight time frames and simultaneously manage several projects. ? Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills ? Must be organized and extremely detail-oriented ? Existing media and motorsports industry contacts preferred ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES NON-EVENT TIME: ? Develop and implement strategic communications tactics in publicizing and promoting the BMS/D brand o Create earned media events o Assist with promotions/programs including but not limited to driver appearances, corporate/season ticket holders and fan events, etc. ? Develop strategic earned media calendar and assist in planning and execution of events ? Be pro-active in developing new events or improve current ones to attract media attention and promote awareness of BMS/D events that will help sell tickets ? Collaborate with corporate sales and consumer group on promotions/events and develop strategies to best communicate information o Determine audience (for example: media, ticket holders, guests, etc.) and develop best means of communication ? Create and write press releases pertaining to events held at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) and Bristol Dragway (BD). o Examples: Support of Speedway Children’s Charities, special events during NASCAR race weekends at Bristol Motor Speedway; Bristol Dragway season launch, Street Fights and other one-off events ? Write material for Bristol magazine, as well as souvenir programs. o Dragway-related material, previews, etc.; compile and put together “places-to-go, things-to-do pieces; any other material as requested from Brand Management and assigned by supervisor ? Manage internship program ? Help secure drivers for media events/race weekend appearances. o Work with Senior Director of the Department to split duties on securing driver appearance/earned media events ? Schedule and coordinate press conferences as assigned ? Collaborate with local/national media to gain coverage for events at BMS/BD. o Establish relationships with local and national media to facilitate this step. Will require some travel. ? Help secure NASCAR and NHRA competitors to participate in SCC events ? Help secure NHRA competitors for appearances in hospitality/Fan Fest events during Thunder Valley Nationals with the goal being to assume control of this program over time. ? Aid in working with NHRA on pre-event logistics. ? Contribute content to BMS web site, upload releases and content ? Contribute content to BMS Facebook and Twitter accounts o Be proficient in posting on Facebook, Twitter etc., with a strong understanding of company message, policy, etc. ? Develop ways to communicate effectively through social media channels o Utilize creative new uses of these mediums o Collaborate with Consumer Group in this process as well ? File and distribute media credentials for NASCAR race weekends. ? Work with Events Department and graphics to make revisions to parking passes, camping passes, etc., designs and numbers in a manner timely with events ? Develop and enhance existing content for guest guides and souvenir programs ? In time, handle and assign/issue all media credentials requests for NASCAR races. o Gather requests; determine necessary access (examples: media center, press box, roof, media center first floor, etc.); fill requests and set up system for distribution for race weekend; mail remaining passes with a system to confirm receipt (tracking) ? Serve as an ambassador for BMS/BD at various public speaking engagements throughout the community. ? Secure speaking opportunities and panel discussion involvement for senior executives ? Develop stories to provide to the media regarding secondary events held at BMS/BD. o Use critical moments in BMS/D history, anniversaries, Hall of Fame connections, etc., to use BMS as an angle ? Assist communications team with media during emergency situations. ? Performs additional duties as assigned by management. EVENT TIME: Participation in areas not necessarily position-related during event time include but are not limited to: ? Ensure media facilities are prepped, stocked and properly functioning for NASCAR/NHRA events, as well as secondary events. o Office supplies, copier needs, step-and-repeat backdrop changes, work with Operations Department on a schedule for having facilities (media center, press box, etc.) cleaned. ? Run media center for both NASCAR/NHRA events, which includes delegating duties to weekend staff. o Assist media and public relations representatives with fulfilling requests, answers, copies made, prepare backdrops, sound and lighting for press conferences ? Assist media members with questions or issues that may arise throughout NASCAR and NHRA events. ? Ensure media center is ready for NASCAR and NHRA press conferences and driver interviews. o Backdrops, sound, lighting, mult-boxes (dragway) ? Ensure driver schedules and introductions at appearances run smoothly during NASCAR/NHRA events. ? Write previews for nightly distribution during NASCAR/NHRA events. ? Recommend and assist media with public interest stories. ? Assist with celebrity appearances during NASCAR/NHRA events. o Any interviews requested of visiting coaches, recording artists, etc. ? Assist with all NASCAR/NHRA credentials issues at event time. ? Ability to adapt to long hours and weekend work ? Assist with national media requests: Sirius/XM, Fox, etc., beyond “business” hours o Staying with members of the media doing after hours broadcasts and reports ? Work with photographers and specific assignments, times, locations, etc. ? Performs additional duties as assigned by management.


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Communications/Community Relations: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Administrative PR Support Assistant - Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX)

Job Duties:

  • Handling/filing of department purchase orders and invoices as well as all other administrative responsibilities for the department, including fielding calls and arranging travel for Vice President of Media Relations
  • Oversee the set-up, scheduling, volunteer staffing, food and beverage orders and operation of Texas Motor Speedway's media center, press box and food lounge areas during major NASCAR and INDYCAR events as well as press area set-up for two major events at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
  • Assist in media event planning and execution
  • Ability to handle media monitoring services such as VOCUS and TV Eyes as well as Constant Contact e-mail distribution list and create reports with overview cover sheets
  • Above-average writing and spelling skills to utilize for pre-race play books, assist on media kits and general administrative tasks
  • Knowledge of technical, back-end aspects of websites to post content, photos, live links and the like

Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree, preferably with a degree in communications, public relations or hospitality
  • Experience or background in event planning or hospitality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Constant Contact, VOCUS and TV Eyes media monitoring services; experience with a sports franchise or venue, especially motorsports, preferred.

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