• VP Communications

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    18-9212
    Division
    Corporate - Communications
    Functional Area
    Other
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues.  MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).  MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events.  MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes.  MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company’s diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Work closely with Chief Communications Officer to support key priorities and elevate corporate communications function
    • Work with IR on the development of materials (press releases, scripts, Q&A) relating to eight earnings (4 MSG; 4 MSGN) and other financial announcements for MSG and MSG Networks, including facilitating review/approval by legal and business units
    • Participate in IR and business unit meetings to ensure awareness of public disclosure issues and provide input on communications strategy
    • Oversee distribution of materials for earnings conference calls or another announcements/meetings
    • Engage with business units and business development on initiatives, sales, acquisitions or activities and develop/distribute compelling press strategy/announcements to forward Company
    • Help lead the Company’s rapid response crisis communications planning and execution to protect the company for myriad of public issues
    • Coordinate crisis response with legal, business units and interact with the media as needed in a timely and effective manner
    • Oversee development of comprehensive venue expansion plan to achieve Company’s strategic and business objectives
    • Drive ongoing Las Vegas and London communications campaigns that elevate visibility for MSG Sphere in support of key milestones and as a buttress against possible public issues, continuing through construction and opening
    • Oversee development of breakthrough events and activities that support MSG Sphere next generation positioning, the company’s leadership in technology and lay the groundwork for future expansion
    • Manage external agencies that support venue expansion communications and spearhead internal working groups that continue to focus on elevating MSG Sphere progress as part of company’s overall strategy
    • Conduct strategic media outreach that supports the Company’s goals, enhances relationships, and builds trust
    • Develop robust corporate communications program to support executive training and visibility
    • Identify and prepare targeted executives for public engagements that raise the visibility of the Company, its management and expertise
    • Develop relationships with communications counterparts at all MSG subsidiaries and joint ventures to elevate Company’s corporate objectives and engage in coordinated communications, when necessary
    • Evaluate and oversee continual enhancement of key corporate materials that reflect the Company and its management, including bios, one-sheets, websites, boilerplates

    Qualifications

    Leadership

    • Ability to build trust through knowledge, determination and respect
    • Ability to speak credibly across multiple disciplines and environments
    • Ability to motivate staff under stressful and high profile circumstances
    • Ability to represent CCO in variety of settings and across multiple disciplines
    • Ability to take ownership of successful resolution of complex challenges

    Communication Skills

    • Ability to understand and communicate complex financial issues simply and effectively
    • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
    • Ability to write clearly, succinctly, persuasively, and quickly
    • Ability to think and communicate strategically - ability to develop and follow a strategy

    Ability to Manage Resources

    • Both highly organized and flexible
    • Capacity to handle multiple assignments

    Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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