Motorsports Careers – Sample Communications Job Description

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When you’re preparing for a career in racing, it’s always helpful to know what the real-life requirements are for a variety of different motorsports careers.

Below, you’ll see the actual job description for a communications position at Richmond International Raceway. The position is the Manager of Communications and Creative Services, and not all tracks have this specific position but seeing the requirements for this job can help guide you in your studies and internships for positions like this in racing.

Job Summary:

Works in conjunction with the public relations, consumer marketing and corporate sales departments to oversee all internal creative, including Video Scoring Tower, website, consumer e-mails and fan guide. The Manager of Communications and Creative Services will report directly to the Director of Public Relations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of the Video Scoring Tower (VST). Coordinate race weekend production and schedule of VST broadcast with Sprint Vision, ISC IT team and PA Team and oversee operation on race weekend. Duties includes producing and managing content, including graphics, videos and logo treatments, scheduling and placement of ads and public address announcements, gathering sponsor commercials and logos, maintaining an accurate and up to date log on the ISC Sharepoint site of all related activities.
  • Maintain all aspects of Richmond International Raceway website, as well as Media section of website, which includes, but is not limited to placing press releases and related stories on main website, as well as media portion of website, providing audio files for media, maintaining updates of fan hospitality appearances. Also includes management of Richmond International Raceway mobile website.
  • Producing graphic design content for the web site and other collateral materials, including ticket sales and renewal advertisements, photos and logos.
  • Manage the public address log and schedule for race weekend. includes securing all sponsor and sanctioning body announcements, in addition to writing and editing track announcements. The PA log is then incorporated into the overall race weekend Video Scoring Tower broadcast schedule.
  • In addition to race weekend Video Scoring Tower duties, serve as point person on VST utilization for Richmond Raceway Complex and other events throughout the year. Duties include full operation of the tower and producing content for the tower.
  • Manage the production of consumer collateral, including fan guide, race weekend event guides
  • Manage track‚Äôs email campaigns, including content and timing.
  • Manage track content posted on the International Speedway Corporation Portal, including press releases, videos, audio, photos and employee profiles.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or education/experience equivalency.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat preferred.
  • Strong background in technical aspects of web and social media.
  • Video and audio editing experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility and ease with juggling multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to think creatively.

This description was taken directly from the following link: http://iscmotorsports.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=36346.

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