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Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Job description:


This position provides administrative and project support to the Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) through the facilitation of marketing, promotion and public relations initiatives.


Competitive salary plus benefits package which includes a Paid Time Off program, 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental and vision, ORCA card and 401k with employer matching.


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Essential Job Functions:

Event and SSC Marketing

  • Assists Executive Director and Director of Events and Sports Development in development and updates of SSC Annual Marketing Plan and Calendar of Events. Coordinates, updates and communicates the SSC Annual Marketing Plan and Communications Calendar, covering all SSC events.
  • Coordinates and manages marketing projects including: Creative, Event Branding, Media Partnerships, Website, Social Media, E-marketing (newsletters), Grassroots Promotions and Promotional and sales collateral.
  • Maintain rolling business plan reflecting workflow and deadlines for SSC.
  • Provides research and data to Executive Director to establish target demographics for each event or initiative.
  • Manage deliverables for SSC event sponsorships.


  • Maintain and update the SSC’s website.
  • Train and supervise interns on website maintenance platform.
  • Develop, maintain and report strong utilization across social media platforms.
  • Oversee the creation and publishing of the monthly newsletter, “Sports Blast” and other electronic communications, with ultimate responsibility for the content and execution. Develop and grow distribution list.
  • Manage Communications Calendar and keep team on event and project timelines.

Corporate Partnerships: Assist the Business Development Manager and the Partner Services team in supporting the SSC’s Corporate Partnership Program.

Public Relations:  Collaborate with Public Relations team to maintain consistent and timely promotion of SSC events and initiatives.

Metrics:   Works with the VS team to assist on reporting on the following metrics for all targeted, hosted and owned SSC events.

  • Economic Impact
  • Room Nights
  • Media Value
  • Attendance / Participation
  • Financial Success of the Events (both projected and actual)

Reporting:  Reports weekly to the team on marketing metrics to be shared with the board.

Administrative Support

  • Assist with the recruitment and management of the interns.
  • Copy, fax, mail, ship, and file materials for the department, as needed.
  • Utilize the internet and other sources to conduct various research projects associated with sports events, economic impact, marketing, etc.

Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two-three years of experience in a related field required.
  • Strong background using computers; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook programs. Knowledge of HTML is helpful.
  • Ability to write and speak in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under tight deadlines with efficiency.
  • Able to work efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision.
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, exhibits follow through and reliability.

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Work involves working alone on the computer, collaborating as part of a team or working closely with others by computer or over the phone.
  • Stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee must be able to sit or stand at a desk for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds.
  • Involves some travel, out of office meetings and after-hours events.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee may not be exposed to weather condition. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman

Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.




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