MGM Resorts International
Job Description Grade: The Media Relations Manager will serve as an on-the-record spokesperson and day-to-day media liaison to elevate the media presence of the Company. The Media Relations Manager will partner closely with the Executive Director Corporate Communications & Media Relations and will tactically advance the Company\u2019s overall communications strategy by building and leveraging relationships with the press and conveying messages that align with the goals and tone of the executive team. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM Resorts International policies, practices, and procedures. Serve as official on-the-record spokesperson as assigned, responding quickly and accurately to a wide range of media inquiries by phone and email, providing timely, well-articulated answers. Prioritize and filter media requests with a keen sense for what needs escalation. Effectively implement day-to-day communications operations, including scheduling and facilitating media interviews and coordinating press conferences. Manage all reporter visits, including preparing briefing materials for staff and leadership (i.e., reporter bios, talking points, etc.) as well as logistics (securing parking passes, notifying security, escorting reporters, etc.). Prepare and distribute press releases, memos, talking points and interview responses. Develop and update media lists for print, broadcast, and digital. Establish relationships with key media influencers to increase press coverage in respected news outlets. Pitch reporters, producers and editors on stories and pieces that contribute to the overall communications strategy of the company. Develop press kits, timelines and fact sheets for internal and external stakeholders. Using established monitoring tools, track all media hits and maintain and share records of press coverage;depending on nature of coverage, this could involve hour-by-hour tracking of emergency\/crisis coverage or long-range issues and reputation coverage being carefully monitored by leadership. Collaborate with the communications team during crisis moments to ensure that reactions are tactically aligned with long-term communications objectives. Manage the media relations pages on MGM Resorts\u2019 digital assets to ensure they are current and up to date. Identify new staff and executives capable and willing to give media interviews and serve as experts on a variety of topics and provide them with the necessary guidance and training to make them credible resources for reporters. Perform other job related duties as requested. Required: Bachelor\u2019s degree in communications or journalism; or equivalent education and work experience. At least 6 years of relevant communications experience. Excellent customer service skills. Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts. Professional appearance and demeanor. Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. High school diploma or equivalent. Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.\u00a0 Preferred: Previous experience developing content for online content and emails. Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
MGM Resorts International
Website : http://www.mgmresorts.com/
The resorts and casinos of MGM Resorts International™ are some of the most famous in the world. Our 23 destinations are renowned for their winning combination of quality entertainment, luxurious facilities and exceptional customer service. We are actively expanding our presence globally, with potential developments in a number of domestic and international markets. At MGM Resorts International, we are all striving together to deliver an enticing blend of entertainment to every corner of the world. Many of our resorts are located in Las Vegas. Las Vegas features three of the largest convention centers in the U.S., spectacular entertainment, attractions, shopping and world-famous resorts. Whether dancing fountains, incredible stage productions, casino action, museums or natural attractions such as Lake Mead, Vegas offers something for everyone. A stroll down our streets takes you around the globe, with recreations like climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower or taking a Venetian gondola ride. From shimmering resort pools and spa rejuvenation to nonstop nightlife, Las Vegas promises an unforgettable career destination.