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Project Employee, Communications Lead

REQ ID:  500
LOCATION: 

New York, New York, US, 10022

About Us:

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.

Off the court, we’re also deeply committed to social responsibility. NBA Cares leads the league’s involvement in addressing important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Communications Lead Project Employee will support the NBA's communications strategy. This individual will help create, review and implement employee communications and activities that inform, inspire and engage NBA employees.

 

Major Responsibility:

 

  • Proactively seeks to understand the company's HR strategy and priorities to help propose and develop global communications plans, campaigns, and strategies.
  • Partners with Senior Communications Leader and group head to provide strategic counsel on how best to align communications strategy with business objectives and increase engagement with internal and external audiences.
  • Ensures all HR communications are consistent and aligned with the league's corporate brand identity, strategic direction, business philosophies and general practices.
  • Develops and executes employee-facing strategies and tactics to communicate people programs.
  • Manages communications calendar Writes and distributes/posts HR communications including department and company newsletters, communications calendars, career site and copy for multiple intranet portals Manage photo archive Ad hoc projects as needed.

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

 

  • 5-7 years prior experience with HR communications Experience with electronic communication, including portal technology
  • Ability to deliver tactical excellence for internal communications and executive communications
  • Strong relationship management qualities
  • Experience working with senior management or clients
  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Diplomacy and multitasking ability

 

Education:

 

Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, mass communications, public relations or other communication-related majors.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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