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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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VP Communications

Description

Who are we hiring?
The Vice President of Communications MSG Sphere works closely with the SVP Communications & Marketing to drive and execute strategic communications around MSG Sphere and Sphere Studios, with a goal of successful introducing the brand to customers and elevating the company’s innovative, technology-driven corporate identity. This individual plays a central role in creating the public narrative around the Company’s venue expansion through the Sphere brand and leads Las Vegas, Burbank, and London-specific campaigns to engage consumers, media and the communities within which we operate. This individual will oversee external agency contracts, but also be responsible for developing and maintaining strong media relationships across entertainment, music, technology, advertising, and design. The ideal candidate will be skilled in integrated communications planning, adept at getting internal stakeholder buy-in, and able to execute in a fast-paced, live entertainment environment. The Vice President of Communications MSG Sphere also plays an important role in the Company’s management of matters/issues that affect its businesses or public personalities. This includes working with senior leaders across legal, security, finance and other business units to develop effective communications plans to protect the Company and its businesses, while interacting with media as needed. This includes the development of rapid response strategies.

What will you do?

  • Work closely with SVP Communications & Marketing to support key priorities and elevate corporate communications function to support future growth of the MSGE business and Sphere brand
  • Drive ongoing Burbank, Las Vegas and London communications campaigns that elevate MSG Sphere and Sphere Studios, support key milestones and build momentum toward Sphere’s opening
  • Oversee development of breakthrough events, announcements and communications that support MSG Sphere and the company’s leadership in technology, immersive entertainment, capture, creative content development, interactive, and design and engineering.
  • Manage external agencies relationships that support Sphere brand communications
  • Engage with Legal, Finance, People Practices, Recruiting and other business units on corporate initiatives, and create compelling press strategies around key priorities.
  • Help lead the Company’s issue management and crisis communications planning and execution, in coordination with Legal and other executive stakeholders;
  • Conduct strategic media outreach that supports the Company’s goals, enhances relationships and builds trust, and prepare executives for public engagements that raise the visibility of the Company
  • Assist in evaluating and enhancing key corporate materials that reflect the Company and its management, including bios, one-sheets, websites, boilerplates

What do you need to succeed?
  • Leadership ability across diverse functions
  • 12+ years public relations and media experience
  • Outstanding communications skills, particularly written
  • Confidence working with executives in high pressure settings, under tight and unexpected deadlines
  • Strategic thinker with the acumen to connect the dots on key issues across the business
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle many projects at once
  • Unflappable and a positive influence on all MSG Communications people
  • Proficient in the development of integrated communications plans as well as crisis communications
  • Experience working in a public company or public entity strongly preferred
  • Experience managing a team and outside consultants

 

 

SUPERVISION: 

 

  • Director/Director Communications
  • Manager Communications

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

 

This role will require some travel between New York, Burbank and Las Vegas.

 

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.


Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #