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VP Communications

New York, NY

Who are we hiring?

The VP Communications Sphere works closely with EVP Communications & Marketing to lead communications activities and support key priorities across MSG Entertainment, including the Company’s broader growth plans. This role is specifically focused on planning and executing public communications for MSG Sphere and Sphere Studios, supporting Government Relations and CSR Initiatives, and other corporate matters such as crisis communications. Position plays a central role in the Company’s management of matters/issues that affect its businesses or public personalities.

This includes working with senior leaders across government affairs, legal, finance and business development 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?

  • Partners closely with EVP 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 visibility for MSG Sphere and Sphere Studios in support of key milestones and as a buttress against possible public issues, continuing through construction and opening
  • Oversee development of breakthrough events, announcements and communications that support MSG Sphere next generation positioning 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 Government Affairs, CSR, Legal and other business units on corporate initiatives and create compelling press strategies around key priorities
  • Help lead the Company’s issue management, 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, 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?

  • 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
  • Based in New York City with frequent travel to Burbank, CA and Las Vegas, NV

Why is MSG for me?

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment, delivering unforgettable experiences while forging deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. The Company’s portfolio includes a collection of world-renowned venues – New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre – that showcase a broad array of sporting events, concerts, family shows, and special events for millions of guests annually. In addition, the Company features the original production, the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, which has been a holiday tradition for 89 years.

We invite you to create an exceptional career at MSG 

At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

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.

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