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SWIFTCURRENT

Broadcast and Community Relations Manager

The Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club has an exciting opportunity to be a key part of the Swift Current Broncos as the voice of the broadcasts, an integral part of the organization’s public communication activities, and the manager of community relations. This unique role is focused on providing an industry leading level of exciting and intriguing content to our fans, in order to deeply connect our fans to our hockey team and organization. This role will be essential to the Broncos organization as we begin a new era of audio content production and distribution that will include audio streaming game day broadcasts, podcasts, and interviews that will provide Broncos Nation with leading in-depth coverage and access that we believe our fans will truly appreciate.

The Swift Current Broncos are a community owned not-for-profit organization, and our duty as an organization is to provide the City of Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan with a place to come together as a community, and to provide joy and energy to our residents and fans inside and outside of our arena. Our organization is committed to creating an environment and fan experience that is the regarded as one of the best in sports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Game-Day Broadcast
    • Covering all aspects of the Broncos game-day, including:
      • Pre-game and post-game coverage, analysis, and interviews
      • Play-by-play coverage during the game
    • Providing in-depth coverage of player, coach, and organizational activities to listeners
    • Managing the integration of sponsorship activations
    • Continuously producing intriguing content to integrate into the game-day broadcast
    • Connecting game-day coverage to social media
    • Managing the audio streaming equipment and platform used to deliver our game-day broadcast
  • Podcast Member
    • Contributing to a reoccurring podcast that provides intriguing content and stories relating to:
      • Recent and upcoming games
      • Behind the scenes access and stories
      • Alumni relations
      • Community activities
    • Managing the production equipment platform used to deliver our podcasts
  • Public/Media Relations
    • Provide information to the public and media on all Broncos events (hockey and business related) through press releases and social media
    • Liaising with the WHL in regards to statistics and public relations requirements
    • Responsible for website and all social media communication relating to hockey activities and announcements
    • Responsible for all league and media requirements pre and post-game such as game notes, interview coordination with external media, updating website with game-day stats, photos etc.
    • Facilitate interview requests from external media that occur throughout the year for players, coaches, office staff
    • Responsible for the game-day Newsletter and game-day emails
    • Coverage of the team throughout the off-season including: WHL Bantam Draft, NHL Draft, CHL Import Draft, WHL Awards, Training Camp, etc.
  • Community Relations
    • Managing and hosting community relations activities, including:
      • Establishing creative community relations activities that build on our current programs
      • Acting as the main point of contact for community relations
      • Scheduling players, coaches, and alumni
      • Acting as the host for community activities
  • League Reporting
    • Updating information and statistics based on league requirements
  • Additional Game-Day Duties
    • Assisting with promoting the game through social media
    • Game-day staffing responsibilities – stats personnel, time on ice, off ice officials and video goal judges, media and scout support services
  • Working with other Broncos staff to create unique game-day specials, promotions, and marketing activities
  • Representing the Swift Current Broncos organization professionally and courteously through the Broncos media and community events, and in all other activities
  • Prioritizing the mission, vision, and values of the Swift Current Broncos, and supporting the organization in their duty to serve the community.

Support for this role will include a part-time/internship position to assist with the completion of necessary duties and activities, if necessary.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Play-by-play broadcast experience with a junior or higher level hockey organization (CJHL, WHL, AHL, NHL etc.), or equivalent level sports organization
  • Experience in a community relations and public relations environment within a sports team or similar operation
  • Experience in a team-based work environment
  • Safe Places Certification
  • General Business experience with a Not-for-profit organization considered an asset
  • University Degree or Diploma in a relevant field is considered an asset
  • Experience with technical components of a streaming broadcast system is considered an asset

Qualities and Skill Sets:

  • Organized, prepared, and detail oriented
  • Strong research capabilities and habits
  • Able to form strong relationship with co-workers, players, coaches, and other league colleagues
  • Trustworthy, committed, and mission focused
  • Must be able to travel with team on all road trips and team activities
  • Must be locally situated or willing to relocate to Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Must be legally able to travel outside of Canada

Wage/Salary Info:

  • Annual salary based on experience, plus potential bonuses

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, two or more references, and play-by-play broadcast samples to employment@scbroncos.com

Deadline: Monday, May 27th, 2019