Founded in 2009, NYCRUNS mission is to create the very best running events in New York City and to develop our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon into one of the most iconic running events in the world. In doing so, we want to be a relentlessly positive part of our customer’s lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, causes, and runners; and a great employer to our diverse Team.
In 2022, NYCRUNS will stage approximately 25 running events in NYC (and one in New Jersey) for as many as 100,000 athletes. We’re based in Industry City, a hip office and retail complex in Brooklyn.
If you love running events, making people happy, and are committed to making New York City a better place, this could be the place for you. We’re poised for significant growth and we’re looking for the best and brightest to help us get to the next level. We offer competitive salaries and benefits including health insurance, 401K, and flexible PTO.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The right person for the position of Communications and Community Assistant Manager is an outgoing person, who is passionate about running, racing, and Brooklyn, home to our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon. To be clear, we are only reviewing candidates who have a demonstrated passion for our interests.
As Communications and Community Coordinator, you will be the primary liaison between NYCRUNS and the many athletes, running clubs, non-profit partners, and other organizations we interact with.
This role is social media and customer service heavy; you should be eager to help people, excited to workshop copy and images, be adept at planning and executing a social media calendar, and comfortable working with influencers and local clubs. Creativity is a must.
Your other responsibilities will vary day by day; you might be hyping up our events, organizing group runs, doing some light sponsorship sales, attending a local running club event, staffing a promotional event, or working as a member of our event day team. You will have an opportunity to make a huge impact.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Setting and implementing social media and communication campaigns to align with marketing strategies to build and support our community of running and fitness enthusiasts.
Providing engaging text, image, and video content for social media accounts.
Be a positive, customer-centric voice of NYCRUNS when interacting with followers and the public via all customer service channels (social, customer support backend, email)
Developing and managing relationships with partners such as running clubs and non-profits
Creating and developing copy for use in editorial, public relations, and marketing efforts.
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE
6 months in social media and communications or similar course of undergraduate study
Stellar written communication skills including impeccable grammar and use of punctuation
Experience in managing social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
An energetic and outgoing attitude, with an analytical approach on the best ways to grow our brand.
A desire to be in a startup environment and be a team player who can also work independently
Bachelor’s degree in relevant area
Excellent people skills
Sales experience helpful, but not necessary
Digital Marketing experience helpful, but not necessary.
Relevant industry experience helpful, but not necessary.
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.