Director Of Communications & Media Relations

Apr 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
Office of Human Resource Management Office of Human Resource Management
Full Time
Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Communications and Media Relations will manage the NYRA Communications department. The Director will develop and implement integrated corporate communications and media strategies, with primary focus on corporate affairs. These include but are not limited to: Board Meetings, Governmental Affairs and Corporate Finance Communications. The successful candidate will author media materials (Q&A, talking points, fact sheets, etc.) for use at meetings and conferences, webcasts and other events, and develop emergency and crisis communication plans. In addition to managing and coordinating all activities related to media coverage of NYRA events and major races, the Director will specify planning assumptions for the department budget.

The Director must possess a college degree in Communications, Journalism, English or a related field (Master's degree is a plus), and at least ten years of strategic PR/Communications experience. Experience working in Corporate Communications and/or Governmental Affairs required. Knowledge of thoroughbred racing is desired. The successful candidate must be available to work at all three NYRA Racetracks (Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course for 7 weeks during the summer), as well as to work holidays and weekends.

NYRA offers a competitive compensation package and the opportunity to be part of the rich tradition that defines New York racing.
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