Visit Detroit, Detroit Sports Commission offers a selection of benefits designed with your health and financial wellbeing in mind. We review our benefit programs each year to ensure we consider the best combination of benefit coverage, network access and affordability for employees. In addition to health and welfare benefits, we have 11 paid company holidays per year, plus 1 floating holiday and opportunities to earn additional time off by referring new employees. Paid Time Off allotment for new hires (Sick, Personal and Vacation Combined), is 17 days per year. This is prorated based on full months projected to work in the calendar year. We also provide up to 4 percent 401(k) matching contributions after a minimum 6 month waiting period, 100% vesting upon entry. We also pay for parking in a covered parking structure just across the street.
4 Year Degree
Position Purpose: The Marketing Communications Specialist is responsible for executing marketing strategies, enhancing brand presence, and communicating effectively with media members and target audience. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years’ experience working in a marketing communications role in a college athletic department, sports team, governing body, or related organization. The Detroit Sports Commission is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visit Detroit, the world’s first destination marketing organization that has been telling Detroit's story for over 125 years.
Major Job Dimensions:
Work closely with DSC public relations agency to ensure brand is promoted and protected in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.
Manage the planning and execution of marketing elements associated with DSC bids and events.
Create a wide range of various marketing materials to help sell the destination.
Administer preparation of all sports-related bid documents to support sales team.
Coordinate with DSC team and design agencies to oversee and approve marketing materials.
Manage the development of the annual marketing and communications plan with DSC agencies.
Update and maintain detroitsports.org and social media platforms.
Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications.
Compose and edit press releases, company literature, and articles for internal and external use.
Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the media and PR community.
Plan and oversee press events in conjunction with contracted personnel and public relations agency.
Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly.
Research and write briefing materials.
Plan and implement marketing components of sponsorships.
Manage creation and distribution of all e-blasts and volunteer requests using Constant Contact; work cross functionally with each team member to organize assets for ongoing e-blasts.
Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all departments are kept informed of marketing materials.
Committed to partnering with Visit Detroit in embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into company culture and operations, and actively contributing to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees and stakeholders.
Completes required reports, records, and related documents accurately and promptly.
Provide administrative assistance and support as needed.
Special projects as assigned by Deputy Director and Executive Vice President
1-3 years’ experience working in a marketing or communications role within an organization.
Relationships and/or knowledge of sports events industry.
The Detroit Sports Commission’s (DSC) mission is to market and sell metro Detroit as a premier destination for regional, national and international amateur sporting events. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable organization, IRS 501 (c)(3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Detroit).