WHO WE ARE

We are a four-time WNBA championship team committed to bringing a premium professional basketball and entertainment experience to a fan base rich in tradition and support. The organization places high value on community and building platforms to positively impact the overall entertainment, attraction and economy of the Puget Sound region. In addition, we are dedicated to local youth development in the areas of fitness and wellness; with a special emphasis on inspiring leadership, motivation and the empowerment of girls and women.

WHAT WE DO

The Storm is more than 12 players on the court creating a game day experience. Behind every team are hard-working individuals, and at the Storm, we consider our employees as teammates. We place high importance on the work we do because it is impactful, unifying work in the city of Seattle.

Full-Time Positions

Public Relations Manager
Responsibilities
The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist with development and execution of strategies for year-round positive media coverage for team, management, and overall business initiatives
  • Assist with facilitation and management of all media relations and communications needs of Storm personnel
  • Assist with management and preparation and oversight for Storm press conferences including messaging, scripts for spokespersons, on-site logistics, and post-conference coverage
  • Oversee development and execution of Storm Executive Speakers Board
  • Prepare all communications documents related to announcement and/or breaking news, including press releases, talking points, fan and partner communications
  • Provide daily support for Storm coaches and players including attending all team games and practices
  • Manage media access to all team personnel
  • Prepare spokespersons as needed on a wide range of issues; serve as organization spokesperson as designated
  • Assist with development of a crisis communications plan and manage execution of communications strategies in response to potential crises
  • Work closely with broadcast partners to drive positive coverage and to increase exposure
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with sports and non-sports reporters and editors
  • Assist with development and manage execution of department business plan and operating budget (resource allocation)
  • Supervise PR support staff which may include part-time staff, game night staff and interns
  • Manage production of all Storm publications including media guide and game day roster
  • Manage game day media including player and coach availability, injury reports, media seating, media meals, credentials, game notes
  • Travel with team to all away games including pre-season, regular season and playoffs
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and/or enhance CR programs, events and promotions that increase and drive value to current and prospective corporate partners
  • Optimize coverage and promotion of CR events; support efforts to develop and drive content for web site and media coverage

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of public relations and/or communications experience
  • NBA/WNBA experience preferred
  • Solid record of developing and managing strategic communications strategies and garnering media coverage
  • Proven relationship building skills; positive and outgoing personality
  • Strong and diverse writing skills (AP writing style and feature writing)
  • Experience developing and managing community outreach strategies
  • Program management experience
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Experience working with non-profit and community-based organizations
  • Experience managing staff
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, occasionally on short notice
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Part-Time Positions

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Seasonal Positions

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Internships

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