Archive for October, 2014

Job Opportunity: Manager, Strategic Communication – Daytona International Speedway

October 29th, 2014

Here’s another inspiring NASCAR job opportunity from The list of requirements shows a degree in marketing or communications, but I would encourage you to apply even if you have an engineering or non-marketing degree. You never know what hiring managers will look for when you’re more than a resume sitting in front of them – they may connect with your real-world experience and not care what degree you have!

Manager, Strategic Communication – Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, FL)

Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race”—the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 is the biggest, richest and most prestigious race in America and annually kicks off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Although the Daytona 500 garners most of the attention, the enormous 480-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe—earning it the title of “World Center of Racing.”  In addition to nine major weekends of racing activity, featuring everything from NASCAR to the Rolex Sports Car Series to the American Motorcyclist Association and the World Karting Association, the Speedway is also booked for more than two solid months each year for testing and development of various race vehicles. Motorized meandering aside, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, athletic games, photo “shoots,” production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

The Manager of Strategic Communications is a key role within the Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Marketing Department. The manager will be responsible for content development across all marketing channels, while working closely with the Senior Manager of Public Relations to ensure both internal and external messaging is consistent and on point with the DIS brand. This person must be an excellent writer who easily contributes with internal and external teams and partners.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Initiate and develop content for all marketing communications materials, including marketing brochures, sales collateral, presentations, email campaigns and web site content.
  • Develop creative, strategic marketing campaigns to drive ticket sales, engage fans and build the brand.
  • Manage the execution of partner activation surrounding Daytona events, in conjunction with the Partnership Management team.
  • Develop, implement and manage marketing/advertising/media performance measurements.
  • Establish and build strong working relationships with team members and key external and internal stakeholders, especially DIS Public Relations and Ticketing, to ensure the successful delivery of communications strategy.
  • Support and strengthen the DIS brand across all public facing channels in close partnership with the public relations team through consistent messaging and strategic positioning.

Event Responsibilities

  • Develop, in conjunction with Sprint Vision, unique and interesting content for the in-house jumbotrons. Develop and maintain strong working relationship with the Sprint Vision team.
  • Manage and oversee pre-race ceremonies, in conjunction with Senior Director of Marketing, including stage development and placement and timing and develop new and innovative ways to continue enhancing the pre-race fan experience.
  • Manage logistics of special guests during event weekends including celebrity guests, pre-race entertainment, pace car drivers, etc.

Skills required

  • Degree in marketing or communications
  • Ability to work within a team to accomplish business goals
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is able to work independently
  • Exceptional writing, editing and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong ability to think strategically, creatively and quickly
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver multiple projects at once within strict deadlines

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Job Opportunity: Group Sales Manager – Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

October 20th, 2014

Here’s a new job opening at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Speedway for a Group Sales Manager. Don’t be scared off by the ‘manager’ title – the job description lists ‘bachelor degree preferred’ and doesn’t explicitly require a number of years of experience.

Here’s the full job listing, courtesy of Teamworkonline. Click on over to their website to apply!

Group Sales Manager – Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL)

This position is responsible for soliciting and servicing group, hospitality, and season ticket sales while also managing and motivating a sales staff consisting of full & part time staff members.

Company Conformance Statements

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and vendors.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prospect and sell new sales opportunities through the sale of group tickets and hospitality packages for Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway.
  • Aggressively build new relationships through cold calling, chambers, outside appointments and track tours.
  • Responsible for servicing and up selling existing group tickets accounts.
  • Involvement in race day activities, promotions for Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway and outside functions including luncheons, business shows, conventions, etc.
  • Must meet all predetermined activity and sales goals.
  • Assists with creative concepts for production of group sales materials including brochures, fliers and all other   support materials.
  • Develops professional relationships with current clients for referral leads.
  • Maintain high level of customer service
  • Ability to manage and motive a sales staff consisting of full and part time sellers

Performance Measures

  • Accuracy in work produced.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous requests.
  • Timeliness of delivery of services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Sales and cold calling experience required
  • Excellent communication and time management skills with friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment interacting with multiple departments.
  • Must be well-organized with attention to detail.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays

Work Requirements

Usual office working conditions.  Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Some work required in outdoor conditions.

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