AEG Worldwide is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company with operations in the following business segments:
- AEG Facilities, which with its affiliates owns, manages or consults with more than 120 venues
- AEG Presents, which is one of the largest live music companies in the world dedicated to live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals
- AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events
- AEG Global Partnerships, which supports each of AEG’s divisions through worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships
- AEG Real Estate, which develops major sports and entertainment districts worldwide
With offices on five continents, the company uses its global network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing and content distribution platforms and its integrated entertainment districts to deliver the most creative and innovative live sports and entertainment experiences that inspire athletes, teams, artists and fans.
The Communications Manager serves as a public relations and communications lead the LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park, managing all internal and external communications. The role serves as a primary contact for all external media and is responsible for disseminating information to the media and public daily, in addition to providing media the access necessary to cover the club.
- Manage communications and public relations duties for the LA Galaxy including liaison for coaches, players and staff with print, online, radio and television media
- Create and oversee creation of all team and venue written materials including press releases, game notes, match day program, etc.
- Manage any incoming media requests for the LA Galaxy players, coaches and executives, including the first team, LA Galaxy II and LA Galaxy Academy (interviews, site, visit, photo shoots, etc.)
- Execute broadcast partner needs (ESPN, FOX, Univision, Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum Deportes), facilitating in-game interviews, disseminating weekly story lines, coordinating broadcast meetings with Galaxy players and coaches with network on-air talent and producers
- Create and craft compelling pitches for placement of stories about the team, its players, and the club
- Compile, distribute and track press clippings to showcase and track the team’s media coverage
- Manage media event operations for LA Galaxy game days and events including press-conferences, daily training access and availability, pre/post-game media availability, media credentialing, etc.
- Work with human resources department to hire, train and manage communication department associates and part-time/game day staff
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree (4-year) in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, English or Journalism is preferred
- A minimum of 4-6 years of related work experience in communications
- A minimum of 2-4 years of supervisory experience
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to professionally communicate and interact with all levels of management, staff, etc.
- Must be self-directed and reliable in planning and completing of tasks
- Detail-oriented, highly organized with an ability to think clearly under pressure and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
- Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change without notice
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite, including PhotoShop, InDesign and ability to lean other business systems as necessary
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours, on numerous weekends, and on various holidays, due to the nature of professional sports
- Team player with professional demeanor demonstrating responsibility, initiative and dependability, all with positive attitude
- High ethical standards and strong sense of confidentiality
AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.