The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, as well as four one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR family – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information, visit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.
NASCAR seeks a talented professional to join in the position of Coordinator, IMSA Communications based in our corporate office in Daytona, FL.
The Coordinator, IMSA Communications is responsible for content on all IMSA social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) while assisting in the creation of content – stories, releases, statistical updates, works directly with the Director, Senior Manager, Manager and Coordinator in publicizing IMSA and its racing series to national and local media outlets - electronic, print, on-line, social and digital. The individual should be an outstanding communicator with experience in social media, public relations, writing, a familiarity with shooting and editing video (or a willingness to be trained) and have proficiency in the Adobe Design Suite (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, etc.). Experience in professional/collegiate sports communications/content creation role desired.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Play leadership role in developing and executing comprehensive social/digital media plan that is year-round effort.
Write, edit, and distribute press releases to media e-mail list, IMSA website and IMSA media website.
Provide/post other IMSA content for the website.
Coordinate media interviews with drivers and team owners.
Compile information/content for the yearly media guide
Assist with planning and staffing event-related media tours.
Create and maintain databases of media outlets and driver and team information.
Compile and distribute event-based media kits.
Coordinate at-track media relations.
Approximate travel requited: 50%, including some weekends.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations / Communications / Journalism / English is required. One to two years related experience preferred, but not required.
Learn more about this role and our team by applying at www.careers.nascar.com for consideration.
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