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SWIFTCURRENT

Broadcast and Community Relations Manager, Swift Current Broncos

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


MOOSE-JAW

Manager, Special Events, Moose Jaw Warriors

The Moose Jaw Warriors, a community owned franchise in the Western Hockey League, has an immediate opening for the full time position of Manager, Special Events.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, positive individual with exceptional attention to detail and excels at event management. The primary focus of this person will be to oversee and execute all game day elements including sponsor fulfillment, game night staffing and scripting. This person will also coordinate all other Warriors special events including Hall of Fame weekend; New Year’s Eve Bash; golf tournaments; parents weekend; team banquets and more; Coordinate hockey events including Development Camp and training camp; management of Warrior hockey schools and the development of new event initiatives.
Knowledge of the Warriors, Western Hockey League and City of Moose Jaw would be assets for this position. Preference will be given to those with post secondary education in Event Management. This position will report to the Director of Business Operations and comes with a competitive wage and benefits package.

Please submit resume to: Corey Nyhagen, Director, Business Operations, Moose Jaw Warriors at: corey@mjwarriors.com. Qualifying applicants will be contacted for interview.


EDMONTON
Account Executive, Group Sales

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Group Sales, the Account Executive is responsible for creating revenue through the sale of group tickets and ticket packages. This position will be required to plan, sell and execute group sales initiatives and experiences for Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) hockey brands (Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings).

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Primarily responsible for Group Ticket Sales for OEG
  • Responsible for B2B Season Seat and Partial Plan sales during the spring selling season
  • Creates and builds relationships with new and existing group sales clients and prospects
  • Completes prospect communication via phone calls, emails and social selling techniques
  • Plans and executes group sales experiences
  • Participates in in-game visits
  • Responsible for upselling current clients

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset
  • 1-2 years of sales experience in a sports environment is preferred
  • Must have a strong sales strategy with persistence and creativity
  • Must be have strong relationship building skills with external customers
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills in addition to a strong telephone presence.
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including all games and various events
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Experience with Archtics and CRM software is an asset

Next Steps:

Only those individuals moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

To apply online directly, visit www.edmontonoilers.com/careers. Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at alok@edmontonoilers.com.


EDMONTON

Account Executive, Ticket Sales

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Ticket Sales, the Account Executive, Ticket Sales is responsible for creating revenue primarily through the sale of ticket packages and group sales for the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participates in Ticket Package (primary focus) and Group Sales (secondary focus)
  • Responsible for in-game execution of Ticket Package and Group Sales activations
  • Displays strong time management skills to balance the workload between B2B, B2C and Group Sales initiatives
  • Face-to-face meetings with B2B and Group Sales clients
  • Outbound phone calls, emails and social selling techniques to connect with B2C clients
  • Conducts in-game visits with current and prospective clients
  • Builds relationships with new and existing buyers, and upsell current clients
  • Represents Oil Kings ticket sales at various community events

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset
  • 1-2 years of sales experience is preferred
  • Must have persistence and creativity
  • Must be driven and self motivated
  • Must be have strong relationship building skills with external customers
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills in addition to a strong telephone presence.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings; Oil Kings Games and various events.
  • Experience with Archtics and CRM software is an asset

Next Steps:

Only those individuals moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

To apply online directly, visit www.edmontonoilers.com/careers. Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at alok@edmontonoilers.com.


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Director, Ticket Sales

The Director, Ticket Sales is responsible for the ticket sales and operations efforts for the purpose of generating revenue and achieving customer satisfaction under the vision and values set by the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and sales efforts for full season tickets, partial plans, group tickets, single game tickets, and any other ticket initiatives as directed
  • Establish strong relationships with existing and new customers
  • Face to face meetings with group and B2B clients
  • Connect with B2C clients via phone calls, emails, and social selling techniques
  • Manage game-night ticket and customer relations program
  • Represent team at designated events for purpose of networking and sales
  • Primary team liaison with box-office operation
  • Create and manage all necessary Rebels functions within the Tickets Alberta (Paciolan) system
  • Create and manage sales reports when requested
  • Manage customer feedback related to ticket operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years sales experience
  • Displays strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Must be driven and self-motivated
  • Proficiency with computer software programs, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with CRM software an asset
  • Ability to collaborate in a team atmosphere
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner

Other Considerations

  • Requires the ability to work all home games, as well as weekends, evenings, and holidays when necessary
  • Must have access to a vehicle at all times

To apply for the position send your resume and cover letter to careers@reddeerrebels.com.

Only those moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.