NHL Sponsors Begin to Move Advertising Away From League Due to Lockout

How are the NHL’s corporate sponsors coping in light of the current lockout, which has wiped out the first two months of the season so far?

While some are showing patience, others are moving their advertising spend elsewhere, including one of the biggest names in the hockey world… [Read more...]

“Behind The Moves” book review: A unique look at NHL general managers

Can you name the only general manager in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup with more than one team?

Probably not, and that’s just one example of how GM’s labor in relative obscurity in the National Hockey League.

Players’ and head coaches’ accomplishments are well-known and celebrated, but how much do we really know about the way GM’s work, and what the members of this elite group really say about each other? A fantastic new book, Behind The Moves, gives you a look into the world of the NHL General Manager…
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Nashville Predators job: Senior Manager of Marketing

ResumeWriters.comNashville marketing professionals… gloss up those resumes. The Nashville Predators have just posted an opening for a Senior Manager of Marketing, opening up your chance to join one of the most dynamic sports organizations in the Southeast.

Here’s the summary of what this position is all about:

This position is responsible for the development and execution of marketing efforts for the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena, including advertising, promotions, interactive, fan development and event coordination. A primary focus will be placed on enhancing ticket sales and other revenue-generating opportunities through the following mechanisms: establishing a clear brand identity and delivering concise messaging to strategic target markets through advertising and other marketing vehicles; creating best-in-class promotional and grassroots opportunities to increase exposure in the region; leveraging digital media and youth marketing initiatives to cultivate and grow audience.

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The Preds are one of the rising franchises in the National Hockey League, with attendance that is steadily growing year-over-year, and a matching rise in both corporate sponsorships and media presence in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.

Head over here for the complete description of this job’s requirements and responsibilities, and instructions on how to apply!

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The Business of Sports: Comparing the NHL to NFL, NBA, MLB & more

How does the National Hockey League stack up against the NFL, NBA, MLB, and other major sports organizations? How does the sports industry break down in terms of how many people work in various aspects of the business? The answers might surprise you.

If you like the infographic that follows, make sure to use one of the buttons at the top of this post to share it via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more!

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National Hockey League job opening: Manager of Media Strategy

ResumeWriters.comThe National Hockey League has a very interesting job posting open right now, for a Manager of Media Strategy. The NHL has made remarkable gains in the media space (think of their partnership with HBO for the “24/7″ shows tied to the Winter Classic, and the league’s new 10-year rights agreement with NBC) over the last few years, so this is your chance to get involved with perhaps the most dynamic aspect of the league’s business operations.

The summary for this positions reads as follows:

This position will support the VP, Media Strategy in the day-to-day management of business and operational issues involving the League, NHL Clubs, and media rights holders. The position will: (i) assist in supporting Clubs in their negotiation of media rights agreements; (ii) participate in the development of the League’s media policy and strategy across all League-controlled platforms worldwide; (iii) participate in the enforcement of each Club’s media territory rights; and (iv) provide research and analytic support for the projects and priorities of the Media Strategy and Distribution Department.

For more information about the details of this job and how to apply, just head over here. Good luck!

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Vancouver Canucks job – Technology Director

ResumeWriters.comThe Vancouver Canucks have a new job posting available, for a Technology Director within their Information Technology (IT) department.  Reporting to the Vice President & CFO of the team, it looks like a great opportunity for a seasoned IT professional to get their foot in the door of a major NHL team. Here’s an excerpt from the job description:

…oversees the planning, design, installation and integration of arena and business technology infrastructure and solutions across all departments and throughout the arena venue. The position directly manages the IT team, Broadcast Technical, and Audio Management teams. In addition, he/she will provide leadership to an inter-disciplinary technology team and will act as a consulting resource for senior leadership as well as various departments in the development and implementation of leading technology solutions within the business departments, arena and inter-related facilities.

If you’re interested, just head over here for all the details, and instructions on how to apply. Good luck!

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NHL job posting – Director of Consumer Products Licensing

ResumeWriters.comThe National Hockey League has an opening within their Sales & Marketing group, for a Director of Consumer Products Licensing. This person will play a key role in growing the NHL’s merchandising activities through a variety of different channels, including the 30 NHL teams themselves.  A portion of the job responsibilities follows:

Direct the establishment of key business relationships and growth of the NHL brand across retail channels of distribution with focus on outbound marketing, in-store promotion, CRM initiatives, sponsorship, and concept shops…

Get Your 2012 NHL Playoffs Gear at Shop.NHL.com!This is a higher-level position, requiring an MBA and some experience “in development and tactical execution of marketing and brand awareness programs, management of sales generation, sales intelligence, and branding and communications programs.” If this fits your background, it could present your chance to join one of the most dynamic organizations in all of sports, as the NHL has recently been nominated by the Sports Business Journal as Sports League of the Year.

Just head over here for the rest of the details, and instructions on how to apply for this opening.

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Florida Panthers job – Payroll Administrator

ResumeWriters.comThe Florida Panthers are hiring for a Payroll Administrator, so if you’re looking for an office position with an NHL team, this is your opportunity to get a foot in the door. The Panthers are enjoying a rejuvenation this season, having captured their first-ever Southeast Division title, and returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2000.

An excerpt from the job posting gives a few of the responsibilities:

• Must maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws. 
• Must maintain current on Payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits to ensure effective accounting support. 
• Must facilitate management and employee understanding of payroll procedures. 
• Process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll. Analyze, prepare and input payroll data. 

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For more details on this job and the associated requirements, just click over here. Good luck!

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Steven Stamkos scores 60th goal of the season! (VIDEO)

Tonight against Winnipeg, in the final game of the NHL season, Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos scored his 60th goal of the season, becoming the first NHL player to achieve that feat since Alex Ovechkin in 2008, and only the 20th player in league history. Check out the video of his historic score:

This will give Stamkos his 2nd Rocket Richard Trophy in the last three seasons, and adds another bullet point to a rapidly growing resume that puts him right up there among the greatest players in the game today. At just 22 years of age, however, how high might his NHL ceiling go? What we do know is that Steven Stamkos memorabilia is sure to grow in value as he adds to his trophy case…



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Detroit Red Wings job – General/Event Accountant – Olympia Entertainment

ResumeWriters.comThe Detroit Red Wings and their parent company Olympia Entertainment are one of the Motor City’s most prominent corporate citizens, and they are seeking to hire an accountant to “provide financial analysis support to the organization for month-end closing, budgeting, forecasting. Additional responsibilities include preparing event projections, settling events, and generating post event profitability reports for events at all venues.”

And by “all venues”, they mean a wide variety, as Olympia Entertainment doesn’t just stage events at Joe Louis Arena, but there’s also Comerica Park, the iconic Fox Theater,  the City Theater, Motor City Casino, and more. This position doesn’t get you plugged into the National Hockey League, but also the general entertainment business as well.

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Just click over here for all the requirements, and instructions on how to apply for this position. Good luck!

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