SUMMARY: Oversight of the Media Department. Develop departmental goals, objectives, systems and strategies.
Responsibilities: •Positions directly supervises Media assistantship, office interns, consultants; Bowl Week and Event Day Media Operations staffs and assigned OBC ambassador units. •Primary function: To coordinate and supervise a program of public, media and community relations to create interest in the events and activities of the Orange Bowl Committee, always making efforts to present that information in as positive a manner as possible while remaining consistent with the truth. Spokesperson for the Orange Bowl Committee when necessary. Establish relationships with local and national media in promoting OBC programming.
Department Operations: •Operation of the media department, including all departmental budgets and strategic plans. •Hiring of all support personnel including assistantships, interns, temporary bowl week paid workers and volunteer employees. •General department staff management; assignment of duties and follow-up reporting formats. •External communication to all media outlets and assigned bodies concerning OBC programming and events; encompassing areas of media/public relations, media operations and publication production. •Implementation of media crisis management plan as first point of contact. •Archive history of the OBC (old game programs, game films & videos for all events, event photography). •Liaison to hired consultants and assigned membership sub-committees; correspondence, meetings and general communication.
Media/Public Relations: •Maintenance of state, regional and national media contact lists. •Creation of event press releases. •Create media pitches for game-related stories, football and basketball. •Assist in coordinating speaking engagements for OBC members and CEO with local civic clubs during calendar year. •Planning and management of the Orange Bowl Media Days Tour. •Planning and execution of fall Media Event. •Assist in the development of OBC narrative for use in external communications. •Creation of talking points for OBC representatives.
Media Operations: •Media operation, media press conferences, media days and media press box for all related Orange Bowl events, including credential management, staffing, photography and physical needs (i.e. rental equipment, vendors, etc.). •Implementation of Orange Bowl Festival Week media operation plan; scheduling, management, press security and escorts, customer service. •Primary contact for television and radio network partners. •Primary contact for media hotel, on-site vendors (set-up rental equipment, oversee hotel credential and hospitality rooms) and stadium personnel. •Assign event media purchased tickets. •Supervise football and basketball statistical compilations and follow-up reporting to the NCAA office as requested.
Publications: •Management of OBC publications production; including Capital One Orange Bowl game program, media guides, basketball classic program, event day materials, coaches luncheon program, Road to the Orange Bowl, annual report, Orange Bowl Insider etc.
General: •Available for monthly board of directors and OBC membership meetings. •Assistance on special projects. •Assist with organizational long-term strategic analysis and goal-setting process. •Attend assigned conference, FBA, CFP and CoSIDA meetings, and attend events such as CFP National Championship and ACC Championship game as necessary. •Other tasks as assigned by Chief Marketing Officer
QUALIFICATIONS •Bachelor’s degree required, and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience. •Able to manage, prioritize and bring to completion multiple projects. •Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Proofreading skills required. •Must be able to maintain confidentiality of all corporate, personnel and research matters. •Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability. •A willingness to work long hours required at times
Internal Number: 1092
About The Orange Bowl Committee
The Orange Bowl Committee is a 362-member, primarily volunteer nonprofit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida Community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl features a year round schedule of events culminating with the Capital One Orange Bowl in December.
The offices are centrally located in Miami Lakes, in northern Miami Dade County, just south of the Broward county line. The staff consists of twenty-nine full time approximately ten assistantships, interns, ticket sales executives, and seasonal festival supports are hired to the festival. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants who desire to make a career in athletics and gain experience working in numerous South Florida sports and entertainment venues.