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Director Sports

Job Details

Hiring Organization WWE Studios
Post Name Director Sports
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communication, marketing, or related field or study preferred
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 30 To USD 35 Per Hour
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90025

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team in brainstorming, pitching, and booking talent for sports appearances and sports interviews across WWE platforms
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with sports: publicists, talent agents, managers, and professional athletes
  • Stay abreast of pop culture sports events and sports-related entertainment events (film releases, TV premieres, etc.) and be knowledgeable of up-and-coming sports content creators/social media influencers
  • Identify opportunities to outreach to sports athletes/personalities/ sports influencer networking regarding WWE priorities
  • Continuously mine for new sports pop culture relationships, partnerships, and ideas for sports integration that align with WWE’s strategic priorities (especially as it pertains to reaching new audiences)
  • Coordinate internal resources (TV, photography, digital/social, glam, etc.) and oversee logistics for upcoming sports activations
  • Assist with outreach to sports: casting agencies, production companies, and booking firms
  • Provide support around talent appearances outside of WWE (talent memos, travel, glam, legal, etc.)
  • Conduct international sports research (especially in key WWE markets such as the UK, Australia, India, and Latin America) – to have a pulse on sports happening around the world and how WWE aligns
  • Identify key up-and-coming talents in the sports world on an international level
  • Management of global sports calendar and how it aligns with WWE and also upcoming rights across media
  • Find ways to align sports personalities with the WWE demo
  • Help brainstorm/execute CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) alignments with sports personalities to help spread awareness about WWE’s key CSR initiatives
  • Track media hits and performance of each initiative, and compile recap presentations after completion of integrations/activations
  • Provide onsite support at special events to the team in various capacities
  • Develop, draft and create department presentations pertaining to sports
  • Effectively work with WWE talent in a professional, courteous manner

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience at an agency, sports organization, celebrity/talent booking, PR firm, media/entertainment, and/or sports-related property
  • Extensive background and strong relationships working directly with the sports industry
  • Deep knowledge of the sports landscape – and has their finger on the pulse of who is up and coming in the industry
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while still paying close attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and reasoning – able to make decisions and clearly and confidently communicate those ideas back to the team
  • An entrepreneurial spirit who also thinks outside their job responsibilities at times and is ok evolving projects and day-to-day workload
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other computer applications/programs
  • Strong knowledge of current WWE brand and can keep abreast of WWE products and storylines, as well as entertainment, media, and sports industry trends
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communication, marketing, or related field or study preferred

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