Director, Business Development (Concord, NC)

This role leads company sales endeavors with an emphasis on sponsorship and media sales, both through individual efforts and team selling.

Responsibilities:
* Work collaboratively with the Chief Marketing Officer to meet and exceed sponsorship and media sales objectives
* Responsible for the sale of Official Category sponsorships, major event sponsorships and a la carte opportunities (i.e., hospitality, display, digital, etc.)
* Identify, solicit, cultivate and close sponsorship and media packages
* Determine and package available inventory, such as: category exclusivity, World of Outlaws and/or Super DIRTcar Series event title sponsorships, hospitality/display space programs, promotional rights, digital rights and contingency partnerships
* Coordinate with remote and/or in-house sales staff to achieve revenue expectations
* Assist the Chief Marketing Officer in selling World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series title sponsorship, among other properties
* Maintain budget adherence
* Develop, manage and capitalize on partnerships with traditional ad/sports agencies
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
* Minimum of 7 years experience selling sponsorship and/or media
* Proven record of establishing meaningful relationships with ad/sports agencies and corporate decision makers
* Motorsports sales experience a plus
* High sense of ownership and personal accountability required
* History of exceeding sales objectives
* Ability to build decks, proposals, sales tracking and first draft agreements
* Proven history of successfully handling multiple projects simultaneously
* Able to maintain a positive demeanor, even in highly stressful or demanding situations

**Please include salary expectations**

Manager, Public Relations (Concord, NC)

This full-time role oversees public relations for the World of Outlaws, the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Racing, and related entities by maintaining a favorable public image; promoting events, the series, and the company as a whole; communicating policy, accomplishments and points of view; fielding media questions and pitching stories to the media; preparing media kits, organizing press conference, and managing crisis communications.

Responsibilities:
* Develop and implement strategic public relations programs to increase brand, sponsor and event awareness
     * Work with other WRG teams to ensure adequate promotion and coverage of all series events and corporate initiatives
* Manage editorial content on website and social channels
* Develop and manage the editorial calendar
     * Assign content creation to public relations coordinators
     * Work with other WRG teams to create content
     * Create additional content as needed
* Manage the public relations team
     * Hire, train, coach and manage team
     * Assign responsibilities and provide direct feedback
     * Provide editorial guidance and edit releases
* Manage media relationships
     * Build relationships with endemic media and beyond
     * Write and pitch stories beyond what endemic media picks up
     * Solicit and manage inquiries and credential requests
     * Coordinate media access to teams and drivers
     * Plan and execute press conferences as needed
     * Oversee and maintain media kits
     * Manage digital asset management library of photographs
* Serve an at-track role at high profile events
     * Manage media center and handle media requests
     * Manage crisis communications and serve as the voice of the series
* Ensure the maintenance of current statistics
* Maintain, analyze, optimize and communicate public relations metrics and impact
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
* At least five years of previous journalism or public relations experience
* Previous leadership experience in a journalism or public relations field helpful
* BS/BA degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Sports Management required
* Understanding of motorsports industry needed
* History of success with traditional and interactive public relations programs
* High comfort level with digital media; experience with web content management
* Strong writing ability required
* Able to maintain positive demeanor, even in highly stressful or demanding situations

**Must include salary requirements for consideration. Writing samples may be requested**

Series Marketing Coordinator (Sprints)

We're looking for a hands-on problem solver who can roll up the sleeves and deliver exceptional service to our partners.The right person is a road warrior, capable of traveling with one of the most demanding schedules in motorsports.

Position:
* Execute at-track deliverables for partners, including but not limited to: contract fulfillment, signage, reporting, hospitality setup/breakdown/management and at-track displays
* Consistently monitor, evaluate and improve the existing process(es) of at-track deliverable fulfillment; develop, plan and execute alternative methods
* Create the vision as well as the physical branded environment for our corporate partners
* Organize support staff in order to execute deliverables
* Oversee and manage the on-site mobile marketing display program; this includes and is not limited to, coordinating and training local staff, setup and breakdown, supply maintenance, reporting and overall program performance
* Manage on-site lead generation activities
* Interact with the audience through giveaways or other promotions
* Maintain facility-specific guides including detailed plans for deliverable fulfillment
* Coordinate at-track marketing programs, both short and long-term
* Serve as a resource for at-event partners
* Other duties as assigned

Candidate:
* 1+ years related experience, preferably in a hands-on capacity
* Background in racing, event management or sports marketing a plus
* Strong problem solving skills required
* Entrepreneurial spirit needed
* Able to communicate with a variety of people
* Able to handle a variety of priorities simultaneously
* Must be able to enter and exit Canada

Position:
* This position requires up to 75% overnight travel during racing season and follows the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars schedule
* This position requires up to 10% overnight travel during the off-season (traditionally November-January)
* This position will drive a Sprinter van with trailer to/from events
* This position is based in the Concord, NC office

**Must include salary expectations to be considered**

Summer Nationals Marketing Intern (Summer Nationals/DIRTcar Midwest)

This is a hands-on role where you get the opportunity for practical motorsports marketing experience. You won't fetch coffee and shadow meetings with this internship!

You'll travel as part of the DIRTcar UMP team to all of the Summer Nationals and Summit Equipment Modified Nationals series events in the Midwest. You'll start out in our North Carolina office in early June to prepare the marketing materials needed for the series, then head out on the road through the full series before concluding back in our office at the end of the tour in late July.

Duties:

* Travel to all the events in the 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals series, including Summit Equipment Modified Nationals
* Execute at-track deliverables including but not limited to: signage, reporting and set-up/breakdown
* Communicate with WRG Client Services to ensure partnership fulfillment
* Provide at-event support for DIRTcar officials and partners
* Clerical duties
* Prepare marketing materials, such as banner boxes, decal kits, etc.
* Assist in social media and public relations coverage by fulfilling the needs of our Facebook, Twitter and other accounts; partner with the Client Services, Public Relations and Digital teams to ensure coverage


Candidate:
* Must be a currently enrolled student in an accredited college or university; preference given to rising juniors and seniors
* Preferred majors include Motorsports Management, Public Relations, Sports Management or Marketing
* Must be able to travel throughout the Central US and to North Carolina from June 1 through July 31, 2017

* Possession of a valid driver's license; able to drive a dually truck pulling a loaded trailer
* Knowledge of/interest in grassroots motorsports preferred

* Strong verbal communication skills
* Self motivated, accountable, and energetic
* Position requires frequent standing, walking, occasional climbing, kneeling, twisting and bending; must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds; frequent use of hands to grasp and feel; use of close vision

Position:
* Stipend paid a conclusion of internship at rate of $500/month (maximum of $1,500 if internship successfully completed in full)
* Will be reimbursed $25/travel day as a meal per diem
* Will be reimbursed mileage at the company rate if using personal vehicle
* Lodging will be provided in accordance with company practices

Future Notification - Series and Officials

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