Job Opportunity: Manager of Communications – Phoenix International Raceway

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Keep your eye out for lots of new NASCAR and motorsports job opportunities in the next few weeks. Here’s one for a communications manager at Phoenix International Raceway. Enjoy!
Manager of Communications – Phoenix International Raceway (Avondale, AZ)

The Manager of Communications will implement and help manage specific projects related to the successful execution of Phoenix International Raceway communications and outreach, securing high volume placement, and identifying opportunities. The Manager will also assist in developing successful short-and long-term communications strategies.

The role requires strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Creating and implementing strategic and integrated communications plans using a wide rangeĀ  of communications tactics to support programmatic and organizational efforts
  • Conceptualizing compelling story ideas and drafting well-researched story pitches that result in media placements
  • Drafting, editing and disseminating communications materials such as press releases, media/photo advisories, website and other materials as required
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with local and national media, as well as fellow communications professionals within the motorsports community
  • Arranging and covering radio, print, online and television interviews/appearances as required
  • Working with Director of Communications to manage all media credentials application approvals and processes
  • Coordinating specific public relations tasks and/or events with other departments and managing the implementation of these projects as necessary
  • Managing all media center logistics, processes and staff for all event weekends
  • Developing strong relationships with other NASCAR tracks. Serving as liaison and point of contact for track relationships.
  • Managing proactive and ongoing NASCAR/ISC industry relationships.
  • Working with Director of Communications and Consumer Marketing department to develop and implement creative and engaging digital communication plans
  • Media guide and souvenir program production.
  • Perform superior care and service to internal and external customers.
  • Perform quality work with 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance Measures

  • Managing the media center operations expenses and staffing expenses to maintain budgetary integrity for each event.
  • Generate incremental increases in media exposure through increased number of live TV news hits and local print media coverage during race weekend.
  • Work across the organization to create measurable goals for promotional events (i.e. driver appearances, press conferences) and identify strategies to meet and exceed those goals.


  • BA/BS, Communications or related
  • 1-3 years of communications/public relations experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Supervisory Responsibilities

Management of temporary seasonal media center personnel

Work Requirements

  • Usual office working conditions.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities, duties, functions and tasks.

Special Position Requirements

  • Available to work all professional race event weekends.
  • Position may require travel as requested.

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