Current available jobs in Communications:


» In Arena Hosts - Boston Celtics (Boston, MA)
» Senior Manager of Corporate Communications - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)
» Email & Digital Communication Specialist - Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland, OH)
» Golden 1 Center Marketing Intern - Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)
» Director of Game Presentation - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)
» Director of Communications - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» Wolves Radio Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Gameday Production Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Corporate Communications Coordinator - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)
» Video Photographer and Graphics Editor - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)
» Corporate Communications Associate - Philadelphia 76ers (Camden, NJ)
» Senior Director, Media Relations - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
» eSports Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)


Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
In Arena Hosts - Boston Celtics (Boston, MA)

The Boston Celtics are currently looking for premier on air talent for their In Arena Host Positions for the upcoming 2017-2018 season! 

Here is your chance to be a part of the Boston Celtics in game experience and entertain the best fans in the NBA!  From hosting video board contests and on court promotions, to shooting promotional videos, and interacting with Celtics fans during timeouts, this is your opportunity to be a part of the team!

Interested candidates should email a video reel and resume to host@celtics.com. The recommended format for the video submission is an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link.  The reel is open ended, and is your chance to showcase your personality and prove why we should pick you!

All video submissions will be reviewed, and the top candidates will be selected to attend a live audition.

  • Hosting/Entertainment background preferred.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to project and be at ease on the microphone in front of a large crowd.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be available for all preseason, regular season, and post season home games.

Video reel must be your original work, and must not infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.  Video submissions provided to the Celtics will not be returned.


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Senior Manager of Corporate Communications - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Bulls are seeking a Senior Manager of Corporate Communications to lead the development and implementation of strategies and programs that focus on sharing the business and community stories of the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a master storyteller who can craft compelling communications and deliver impactful brand messaging.

We are seeking someone with the ability to effectively develop programs that achieve team and partner goals, provide counsel to internal and external team members and partners, and supervise multiple projects and staff. If you're a creative self-starter seeking to work in a dynamic environment and the chance to become involved in a wide range of high-impact, communications related projects, then this may be the right opportunity for you.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
In this role, you will lead the team’s corporate communications functions, with particular emphasis on our business and community efforts. Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Work in close collaboration with other media-facing team members to build positive working relationships with national, regional and trade media, including across digital platforms
  • Actively engage with media to tell the Chicago Bulls stories
  • Develop strategies and creative platforms and concepts that simultaneously use both traditional and social media to promote team business function areas, including, but not limited, to Ticketing, Corporate Partnerships, Game Entertainment, Marketing, Digital, BullsTV, and Community Relations
  • Supervise Corporate Communications team comprised of two full-time and two part-time staff
  • Develop communications plans and execute large-scale media events with team executives, civic leaders and, when appropriate, Blackhawks and United Center
  • Work with broadcast partners to integrate off-the-court content into pre-game and sideline interviews
  • Support leadership and other team spokespeople with messaging and media training. Vet media and speaking opportunities, develop briefing documents and talking points, and serve as the liaison with event organizers. Prepare staff and executives for media interviews
  • Manage Corporate Communications budget and strategy planning process.
  • Oversee portfolio of team publications, including game program, yearbook, community newsletter, and the community annual and mid-season reports
  • Serve as a communications liaison to our G-League team, the Windy City Bulls
  • Supervise the development of materials to support various annual team events, award nominations, and miscellaneous projects

SKILLS:
A strong candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who works well across departments and has direct experience in communications. In addition, you will have the following:

  • Minimum of 7 years of full time experience in the communications field, preferably in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing. Experience working effectively with Chicago media a plus.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of top-tier traditional and social media outlets, local and national
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in PR, including digital media/social media
  • Confident communicator and presenter; has an understanding and feel for community with a focus on the audience; understands who they are; their perception, needs and opinions
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills are critical, including ability to present concepts verbally
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • Proven experience as a direct supervisor to full time staff
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-disciplinary teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external parties, including establishing rapport, trust and confidence with key partners

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications? [Yes/No]
2. Do you have a minimum of 7 years of full time experience in the communications field in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing? [Yes/No]
3. Do you have professional experience writing, editing, and proofreading? [Yes/No]
4. Do you have multiple years of experience as a direct supervisor to full time staff? [Yes/No]
5. Do you have a strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in PR, including digital media/social media? [Yes/No]
6. Do you have project management experience? [Yes/No]
7. Are you open to working non-traditional hours, including game nights, weekends, and holidays? [Yes/No]


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Communications: Internet Communications
Email & Digital Communication Specialist - Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland, OH)

Primary Overview of Position:

The Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC is seeking a talented Email & Digital Communications Specialist to work collaboratively with the organization’s Communications, Digital and Marketing Teams to oversee the strategy, build and deployment of all email marketing campaigns (marketing and transactional). We are looking for a candidate with a desire to help grow into a business leader while optimizing the existing, successful email programs for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Canton Charge (NBA G-League team), Cleveland Monsters (AHL team), and Cleveland Gladiators (Arena Football team) and Quicken Loans Arena. This candidate will have the opportunity to create and execute multiple new and exciting initiatives in order to grow our email marketing and automation program.

Job Description:

Under the guidance of the department’s team leader, the Email & Digital Communications Specialist position is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s email marketing campaigns (marketing and transactional) end-to-end, management and growth strategy of email databases and creation of team-related newsletters.

Responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Develop, build, test, and optimize highly-segmented email campaigns
  • Drive marketing emails to utilize best practices, optimizing for conversion and engagement
  • Manage email signup acquisition and generation strategy
  • Routinely meets with Analytics, Communications, Digital, Marketing and Sales Teams to review performance of email and use findings to formulate best practices as it relates to audience segments, email templates, and deployment optimization

Coordination

  • Own the end-to-end development of email marketing campaigns that deliver against business goals
  • Maintain the email marketing calendar and manage email production for each of our organization’s teams and arena
  • Coordinate creative assets with design team from all areas of the organization to ensure all email content is on brand, consistent in style, quality and voice while advising on best practices
  • Lead QA process; be held accountable for the accuracy, timeliness, and consistency of all executed campaigns
  • Communicate monthly KPI reports to communicate performance trends
  • Ensure deliverables and email deployments stay on schedule
  • Assist in delivery of messaging through other digital communication channels including but not limited to team and arena websites, proximity marketing (GPS/Beacon) and push messaging through the team mobile app
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 1-2 years' experience with email and online marketing preferred
  • Project management skills to manage calendars and creative assets within a deadline-driven environment
  • Desire to grow into a business leader while working well in a team environment
  • Desire to seize opportunities and take initiative without needing to be told
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, preferably with experience specific to emails
  • Knowledge of email best practices and CAN-SPAM compliance
  • Experience-based knowledge of Adobe Web Premium programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver is preferred
  • Familiarity with responsive email design a plus
  • Attention to detail without compromising speed in execution
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences
  • Excellent written communication skills with focus on ad copy
  • Must be organized, highly motivated and team-oriented
  • Maturity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic are essential
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and game nights as assigned

Note: This position was originally posted on the Cavs/Monsters/Charge/Gladiators/Q Arena employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Cavs/Monsters/Charge/Gladiators/Q Arena employment site.

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Communications: Internet Communications
Golden 1 Center Marketing Intern - Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)

Summary: Assist in the marketing and promotion of all concerts, family shows and other entertainment events at Golden 1 Center.

Timeframe: September 2017 - May 2018 (25 hrs, week)

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Supports the Director, Arena Marketing in the execution of marketing campaigns for non-Kings Golden 1 Center events.
  • Assist in brainstorming, planning, and implementation of marketing plans, ideas, and proposals for concerts, family shows and other non-Kings events.
  • Work with Creative Services, Communications and Digital departments to schedule, prioritize and manage internal projects.
  • Ensure project deadlines are met by communicating daily with Creative Services.
  • Assist in ordering Marketing materials by requesting project quotes with vendors (i.e.-print, signage, promotional items, etc.).
  • Process purchase orders (PO’s).
  • Support Marketing department on any other projects and promotions as needed.Assist with arena events or promotions on nights and weekends as needed.
  • Draft email communication and coordinate email campaigns to support the announcement, pre-sale and on-sale of non-Kings events.
  • Develops and maintains grassroots marketing activities in the Sacramento region.

 Qualifications:

  • Marketing, Advertising, Business or related major/degree required.
  • Applicable experience from internships, school athletic department or school organizations preferred.
  • Must be computer proficient with an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude; committed to teamwork.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize within a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be a friendly, professional, personable, and outgoing individual.
  • Creative, solution based thinker.
  • Must be enrolled in a 4-year college degree or university or graduated with the last 6 months.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including event nights & weekends.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Describe your knowledge of music, entertainment and Golden 1 Center.
2. Why are you interested in this internship position?
3. Are you able to have a flexible schedule and work nights, weekends, and holidays?
4. Are you currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate (within six months)?


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Director of Game Presentation - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Summary

The Director of Game Presentation will build and lead a team dedicated to producing the most engaging and exciting game experience in sports. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the Director of Game Presentation will be responsible for the creative vision, implementation, and execution of the in-arena experience for the LA Clippers and Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (NBA G-League).  The Director of Game Presentation will oversee all game presentation and entertainment staff including in-arena hosts, mascot, crowd crew, dance teams, game night staff, music staff, and other entertainment assets.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop breakthrough content and unparalleled fan experiences.
  • Direct all LA Clippers home games and other events as required
  • Design and develop game day and event show content, organizing run of show and script writing for all departments.
  • Serve as executive producer of all videoboard content production including the video open, in-game features and other video elements.
  • Coordinate shoots with players for in-arena videoboard features.
  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Partnership department to develop in-game promotions that maximize the fan experience and partnership satisfaction.
  • Oversee all in-game music production.
  • Oversee the selection of National Anthem, Color Guard and Halftime performances.
  • Manage all members of the Game Night Staff.
  • Research new talent in the music and entertainment industries to enhance the entertainment experience.
  • Lead pre-game rehearsals for all show elements.
  • Provide direction to all entertainers and game night staff to ensure every contest, performance, and sponsored element is properly executed.
  • Oversee staffing, development and launch of the Agua Caliente Clippers (new NBA G-League franchise) show and in-game experience.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to promote internal initiatives in-arena.
  • Manage the Game Presentation budget.

Characteristics / Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree required.

·         7 – 10 years experience in a related position are required.

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management or supervisory role in live entertainment production. 

·         Basketball and sports experience preferred.

·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain positive and supportive working relationships.

  • Must be willing to multi-task, handle multiple projects at once, be self-directed, work independently and handle creative direction/feedback.
  • Must be able to adapt to situational changes and schedule or accommodate changing needs.
  • Must have strong management skills and the ability to oversee multiple departments and projects at one time.
  • Must demonstrate success in budget management and control.
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships; a strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence is imperative.
  • Must be able to work well in a collaborative group environment, be a flexible and reliable team player (both within own department and within company as a whole).
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information.
  • Able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption.
  • Must have superior organizational skills and be comfortable with Excel.
  • Must be able to work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.
  • He/she will be expected to attend all games at STAPLES Center, as well as other events that may take place on weekends and/or holidays.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Director of Communications - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Unique opportunity to be part of a team opening a new Sports and Entertainment arena!

The Director of Communications will serve as a media liaison between the new Sports and Entertainment arena and the media focusing on overall public relations including marketing campaigns, digital, sponsorship announcements, merchandise, entertainment, community and programming.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list includes specific duties, but is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • Serves as a liaison between the organization and the media
  • Creating storylines, pitching and placing stories
  • Drafting press releases
  • Oversee and run press conferences
  • Assisting in developing and executing communication strategies
  • Overseeing media onsite at the arena the arena, including concerts, college basketball, boxing and family entertainment
  • Coordinate photographer access at concerts
  • Develop and maintain media seating charts for concerts, college hoops, boxing and other sporting events
  • Work with music promoters/publicists to strategize and coordinate concert announcements
  • Prepare and maintain fact sheets, media outreach tracking documents and media distribution lists
  • Coordinate with finance the payment of invoices and tracking of the department’s budgets

Qualification Requirements:

  • BA or BS in Communications, public relations, journalism, marketing administration or a related field is mandatory
  • 5-7 years of PR experience in entertainment, music and/or sports brands
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work flexible, non-conventional hours
  • Ability to work independently with general instructions
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects at the same time

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Communications: Broadcasting
Wolves Radio Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Wolves Radio Assistant

Department: Broadcast

Reports to: Broadcast Production Manager/Executive Producer

Position Type: Part Time/Non-Exempt/Temporary

Date Modified: 08/08/2017

Position Summary/Objective: 

The primary focus of this position is to play a key role inside the Broadcast Department assisting in the many different aspects of radio production specifically on game days.

Essential Functions:

  1. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
  2. Edit game-day interviews with players to be used in Wolves Radio Broadcasts.
  3. Record postgame sound from coaches and players.
  4. Ability to go to Community Relations Events and record interviews off-site for future broadcasts and feature stories.
  5. Assist our Radio Producer with voice-overs, editing highlights, and running the audio board during games.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  1. Proven track record of quality radio production.
  2. Knowledge of running an audio board and audio editing software.
  3. Ability to meet tight deadlines in high pressure situations.
  4. Willingness to work nights and weekends.
  5. Organized and detail oriented.
  6. Broadcasting/Production degree preferred.

Experience: Radio background preferred. Understand Adobe Audition, and ability to edit sound is preferred.  Knowledge of how to run a sound board or previous board operating experience is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: 

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

Job operates around the WNBA schedule, many nights and weekends at a variety of times depending upon when and where the team is playing. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, in the Broadcast studios located in basement of Target Center. The majority of time will be spent in studio, practice facility or main floor with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel

Position may require travel to external events. 

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.  

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Are you comfortable working for $9.50/hour?
3. Are you able to commit to working part-time hours for the entire length of the Timberwolves season (October-April)?


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Gameday Production Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Gameday Production Assistant

Department: Broadcast

Reports to: Director of Broadcast & Video Technologies

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Date Modified: 7/7/2017

Summary/Objective: This is a primarily game night position working within our production team for the in-arena show, setup and teardown of equipment, and post-game video production and editing duties.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  1. Setup and teardown of Broadcast and In-Arena videoboard equipment.
  2. Perform in-game production duties as assigned
  3. Assist in post-game video production, interviews, shooting and editing for web.
  4. Logging and archiving videoboard media.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  3. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  4. Ability to wrap video cable.
  5. Ability to operate a video camera, set up lights and use editing software (Adobe Premiere preferred).
  6. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.
  7. Experience with in-arena production of some kind is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience: Experience working with video production and live production.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibility 

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Staff are required to work Timberwolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally active in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move cameras, cords and other production equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel

Position may require travel to external events.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization. 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Are you comfortable working for $9.50/hour?
3. Are you able to commit to working part-time hours for the entire length of the Timberwolves season?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Corporate Communications Coordinator - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

Summary Overview:

The Oklahoma City Thunder, founded in 2008, has developed into an NBA franchise with strong fan, corporate and community support. We are proud to be a part of a regional cultural renaissance and strive to focus on meaningful community leadership as an organization and as individual members of our community. By joining our team, you will be part of a first-class organization that values professionalism, mutual respect and kindness, as well as the talent you contribute.

The Corporate Communications department lends voice to the Thunder business and brand across a variety of media. Through social media, email and news media channels, our department seeks to enhance the organization’s impact, increase fan engagement and strengthen our ties to the community. Internally and externally, we aim to craft messages that clearly, consistently and creatively tell the story of our team, our organization, our fans and our community.

As Corporate Communications coordinator, you will assist the department in executing organizational communications strategies with a high level of consistency and professionalism.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write and disseminate media alerts and news releases to promote initiatives such as community events, business partnerships, ticketing information and other organizational messages
  • Proofread and edit materials in support of messaging needs for other corporate departments
  • Write copy for and post Thunder business-partner messages to appropriate social media channels
  • Track impact of corporate and partner messaging in news media, social media and other channels, including aggregating reporting data and tracking posts highlighting business partnerships
  • Monitor and aggregate local and national news mentions
  • Foster relationship with and pitch stories to local, regional and national media outlets/personnel
  • Update and maintain department and organizational resources, including department media lists
  • Monitor public relations requests via email
  • Post regular updates to social media accounts for Thunder entertainers
  • During the season, fulfill game-night credential requests from the business office, including TV credentials
  • On game nights, capture fan, environment and entertainment stories/moments and push content to social media channels
  • Monitor social media mentions, including problem-solving fan inquiries and issues
  • Maintain good punctuality and attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis in communications, journalism, public relations or related field preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in public relations, communications or media relations
  • Excellent writing skills and strong knowledge of AP style
  • Professional experience in editing/proofreading
  • Professional experience with social media, including familiarity with best practices in posting content and tracking analytics
  • Working knowledge of basketball and the NBA
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Primary work location will be Chesapeake Energy Arena, located in downtown Oklahoma City
  • Driver’s license and insurance required along with dependable transportation, as some local travel will be necessary to cover various events
  • Must be willing to work a schedule that will include office hours plus evenings, weekends and holidays as required

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications.

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Video Photographer and Graphics Editor - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Oklahoma City Thunder, founded in 2008, has developed into an NBA franchise with strong fan, corporate and community support.  We are proud to be a part of a regional cultural renaissance and strive to focus on meaningful community leadership as an organization and as individual members of our community. By joining our team, you will be part of a first-class organization that values professionalism, mutual respect and kindness, as well as the talent you contribute.

Honored as Emmy Award recipients, we are committed to delivering a high-quality product to our fans as we tell the story of our brand.  By joining us as Video Photographer and Graphics Editor, you will be part of a team of creative professionals, collaborating to create a polished product.  You will be responsible for shoots and edits for a wide variety of assigned events including, but not limited to, practices, community events, and in-arena game footage. The ideal candidate will be both video journalist and graphic designer, with the communication and writing skills needed to combine elements to tell a story. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate team-owned camera equipment at special events and works on delivering content across all Thunder media platforms: TV/Radio, in-arena, website and social media.
  • Work as a “one person band” reporting, writing and editing features
  • Shoot home-game morning practices, community relations events, conversation sit downs with players and features for the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Edit 4-5 features each week, sequences for in-game use and for FOX Sports Oklahoma usage and video requests from other departments
  • Create graphics and animation used in various features
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience shooting live, live-to-tape, or taped programming for broadcast in mid-size television market
  • Must be well-versed in photography styles and techniques while being an expert editor
  • Strong non-linear AVID editing skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NBA Basketball
  • Ability to successfully plan and field-produce shoots
  • Possess solid writing skills and creative storytelling talent
  • Excellent oral communication skills and proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Work quickly and accurately under pressure, understanding the impact of timing on the needs of others
  • Be detail-oriented and use good judgment in the decision-making process
  • Ability to work through problems in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Physical requirements of the job may include lifting 50 pounds, working outdoor events in adverse weather conditions, or working games in an environment with high noise levels
  • Must be willing and able to work a schedule that will include office hours as well as evenings, weekends and holidays

 This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director, Broadcast Production.

*The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Corporate Communications Associate - Philadelphia 76ers (Camden, NJ)

The Philadelphia 76ers is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by one of the industry’s most decorated and well-respected sports business executives in CEO Scott O’Neil. The Sixers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the entire sports industry. The Sixers offer an energetic working environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

Position Summary: The Corporate Communications Associate will assist the public relations department handle all media related activities. This position will give you hands-on experience in many facets of public relations field. This is a full time, seasonal position (September through end of season).

Philadelphia 76ers, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Assist with drafting press releases and media advisories for use in Corporate Communications campaigns

·         Escort Sixers front office executives and talent to media appearances. Deploy promotional items to media organizations.

·         Game night responsibilities: Escort Corporate Communicators media guests, coordinate Corporate Communications social and publicity events, deliver Corporate Communications information to relevant media and broadcast partners, etc.

·         Participate in brainstorming sessions and execution of Corporate Communications deliverables.

·         Answer phones, maintain calendar and departmental schedules.

·         Other duties and research projects within department as assigned by Director of Corporate Communications.

·         Assembling media kits and copy points for radio and television promotion of events, including opportunities to distribute those media kits with supervisor

·         Learn to track media coverage on a daily, campaign and game-by-game basis

·         Performing all other objectives and projects as assigned

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

·         College juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

·         Must demonstrate professionalism, a customer-first attitude, enthusiasm, and strong verbal and written communication skills

Special Position Requirement  

·         Some game nights and/or weekends may be required depending on the position; flexibility to participate a plus


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Senior Director, Media Relations - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

POSITION:  Senior Director, Media Relations

DEPARTMENT:  Media Relations

MANAGER: Senior Vice President, Communications, Community and Content/Entertainment

Summary:  The primary responsibility of the Senior Director of Media Relations is to develop and direct strategic, proactive communications efforts related to Sacramento Kings basketball communications. The position will oversee basketball media relations staff and will report to the Senior, Vice President of Communications and Content/Entertainment.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • At the direction of the Senior, Vice President of Communications and Content/Entertainment., develop and oversee implementation of integrated and proactive strategic communications plans related to basketball communications.
  • Represent the Sacramento Kings to the media and community by acting as a spokesperson for related basketball issues.
  • Develop relationships with media representatives to create opportunities that elevate the profile of the team.
  • Develop messaging and briefing materials for use by staff, coaches and players at public speaking engagements and media interviews. Prep and staff media interviews for staff, coaches and players.
  • Supervise basketball communications media relations team consisting of Director and Manager, including leading long and short-term strategic planning, game-night media responsibilities and team member growth.
  • Work collaboratively with departments across the organization to determine and implement media relations support.
  • Ability to travel with the team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or communications
  • 8-10 years’ experience in public/media relations
  • Previous work in the media or sports industry preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional editing skills, writing and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • History of leading basketball-related communications based on strategic, measurable objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively oversee and manage a team responsible for media relations

Technical Expertise

  • Broad knowledge and experience dealing with integrated communications initiativ
  • Proven experience successfully managing rapid response communications efforts
  • Possess strong relationships with local, regional and national media
  • Ability to manage and set goals for direct reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the team, NBA, media and other high level outside contacts
  • Strong presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Other Skills and Abilities

  •  Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers
  •  Results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  •  Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills
  •  Detail oriented, organized, flexible, accurate
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities
  •  Computer skills – MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe experience
  •  Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

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1. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Internet Communications
eSports Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Position Description:

The Sacramento Kings have an exciting opportunity for an eSports Manager to join our dynamic leadership team as we launch the inaugural seasons of professional NBA 2K eSports league, along with 16 other NBA teams. The ideal candidate is well-versed in the gaming community and experienced in social media management.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the team; represent interests both internally and externally
  • Provide insight into player selection process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to secure appropriate assets, develop brand awareness, build social media presence/PR and maximize sponsorship opportunities
  • Partner with Digital team to develop fan engagement in social media channels and develop strategies to increase engagement
  • Work with players and other internal stakeholders to create successful content development and delivery strategies.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to increase revenue through specific marketing initiatives
  • Manage relationships with eSports League, related organizations, and cultivate new relationships
  • Provide industry and local insights as input into the overall strategy
  • Regularly assess team’s performance and recommend methodologies to ensure successful, sustainable delivery
  • Research gaming industry events and conventions leading to recommendations for team activations and involvement
  • Provide analysis and reporting on all League events
  • Primary point of contact to manage and advise players on all day-to-day operations
  • Develop strategies for engaging gaming communities in Sacramento and around the world.

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at either a publisher, team, or brand working on eSports activities or competitions
  • Experience in competitive gaming, professional gaming, leagues and tournaments
  • Understanding and experience around eSports; knowledge of NBA2K community
  • Significant knowledge of gaming and internet/digital media industries.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities based upon analyzing relevant information and potential outcomes
  • Professional writing skills and editorial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong understanding of all social media platforms
  • Comfortable serving as on-air spokesperson for the team
  • Detail-orientated, ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner, be well organized and able to prioritize efficiently, and take initiative
  • Outstanding communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills
  • Innovative leader committed to delivering results
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on priorities and deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and travel as needed.

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1. Whay are you interested in this position?
2. What are your salary requirements?


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