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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Chicago Sky Sports Information Internship - Chicago Sky (Skokie, IL)

Chicago Sky Sports Information Intern 

 

Job Overview

Assist all sports information and communication efforts for the Sky with the primary focus on developing statistically based and team focused materials necessary to continue franchise awareness with fan base.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall

·      Assist the media relations and communications manager with a range of sports information and communication focused task during off-season and in-season.

Specific

·      Maintain statistics record book for use with Sky staff, broadcast as well as media outlets.

·      Create and update game notes before each Chicago Sky game to share with Sky coaches, management staff, media and public.

·      Assist in the planning and implementing of all press conferences/press events (including media day).

·      Feed statistics to broadcast team during all games (home & away)

·      Create media guides and post game notes using statistically based information.

·      Search for and create feature stories built around Sky assets.

·      Create visiting packets for visiting teams before every home game to ensure the dissemination of appropriate information to opponent.

·      Maintain and update the player biographies for use in media and all Skyweb and print copy.

·      Research and write pregame story for website and in arena that focuses on the statistical match up between the Sky and opponent. 

 
Online Communications

·      Create content (including headlines, sub headings, copy etc) and assist in producing content for website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Snapchat  

·      Seek ways to use the online properties to grow awareness, sales and increase service, fan loyalty plus the dissemination of all information relating to the Sky

This is an unpaid position that reports to Media and Communications Manager. It is based at the Chicago Sky office in Skokie IL.  This position requires travel to and from practice (in-season), media appearances and Allstate Arena for game days.

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

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Communications Coordinator (Seasonal) - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

COMPENSATION: Monthly stipend
 
Start date: Mid-March 
End date: End of 2016 WNBA season (target: October)


GENERAL FUNCTIONS: The Communications Coordinator will play an active role in the promotion of the Los Angeles Sparks via public and media relations, gameday operations, website coverage and social media engagement. Primary responsibilities include:
• Writing, editing and layout of all game notes
• Assisting with production of annual media guide, game programs and e-newsletter
• Generating original content for LASparks.com including feature stories, Q & A's, game recaps and more 
• Maintain current media list for sports, non-sports, community, 
• Manage daily, weekly,monthly clips 

• Staffing all Sparks home games in a media relations capacity

• Post-game stats/notes 

• Media credentialing 
• Visiting team packet coordination 

 
Other duties assigned by the Director of Communications may include special event promotion, facilitating player/coach interviews, staffing team practices and community events and managing student intern staff


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Sports Management or related field
• Prior experience in the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations 
• Proficiency with HTML, MS Office suite, Adobe InDesign (a must) and Photoshop and social media tools 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of business communications
• Exceptional internet research abilities
• Strong familiarity with office procedures and methods, including telephone communications, office systems, office equipment and record keeping.
• Effective planner and organizer
• Motivation to learn and work in a fast-paced environment
• Reliable transportation and internet connectivity
• In-depth knowledge of the game of basketball a must 

• Positive attitude and work ethic to be part of team


NOTES: Interested and qualified candidates must include a cover letter and fill out their profile as completely as possible; incomplete records will not be considered.

No phone calls, please.

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

1. 1. Do you have prior work experience the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations?


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Post-Production Supervisor - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington, DC)

Monumental Sports & Entertainment owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Monumental, which merged Lincoln Holdings and Washington Sports & Entertainment on June 10, 2010, also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the group operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals' state-of-the-art training facility in Arlington, Va., and George Mason University's Eagle Bank Arena, located in Fairfax, Va.

Overview: This position will manage the post-production staff and workflow.    

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee hiring, scheduling, supervision and management of post-production staff, including full-time and part-time staff.
  • Recruit, supervise and allocate workflow among post-production staff to maximize quality and efficiency, create training opportunities, and develop a work-team structure that emphasizes efficiency, creativity, and career development.
  • Manage post-production workflows to ensure that content pieces are delivered to agreed quality and creative standards, on agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Create priorities for post-production team to follow, making sure production goals are being met on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Participate in pre-production editorial staff meetings in order to maintain workflow efficiencies throughout all phases of content production, including managing communication with assigned staff so that directions and parameters are clearly defined prior to the start of all projects and throughout production and delivery.
  • Develop, manage and maintain ongoing “Post-Production Schedule”, making sure approval processes are followed and all deadlines are met throughout each phase of production.
  • Review content rough cuts, confirming pre-production editorial outlines have been followed, and that content segments are submitted for approval in as finished-form as possible in order to maintain workflow efficiencies throughout the post-production process.
  • In conjunction with senior staff, develop post-production budgets and processes to track project-based expenses.
  • Direct post-production communications as primary post-production liaison to Production team.
  • Work with production management and production staff to monitor and approve changes to production and staff schedules, content deliveries and overages.
  • Troubleshoot projects during all phases of production to ensure that workflows remain efficient and operational issues are minimized.
  • Proactively seek out means to maintain and maximize resources during all phases of post-production.
  • Supervise staff to generate, develop and pitch content styles, looks, and other ideas to Executive Producer for current and future short-form and long-form post-production initiatives.
  • Manage production graphics team as they develop various looks for content deliverables, coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure all graphic elements have been approved in advance of distribution.
  • Work in conjunction with Supervising Producers to create final content masters at the end of every project for inclusion into the Monumental Network Archive.
  • Ensure that all relevant post-production documentation (e.g. music cue sheets, 3rd party footage, still photo agreements and personnel releases) are gathered and saved upon completion of project.
  • Supervise, maintain and make recommendations on Post-Production infrastructure and processes to maximize efficiencies, including edit stations, media storage and archival solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Seven to ten years at Senior Editor/Senior Graphics/Post Production Supervisor level in sports television, including experience in quick turnaround, long-form, and short-form editing and post production.
  • Senior-level participation in team-based post-production infrastructure, including teams of Editors, Graphic Artists, Assistant Editors and Production Assistants. Knowledge of television program/show formats, live event/sports programming and content conventions, post-production hardware and software, and post-production budgets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • At least five years of experience in managing over 15 employees.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage business relationships in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Strong attention to detail is required.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule and to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Monumental Sports employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Monumental Sports employment site.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Stars Communications Manager - San Antonio Stars (San Antonio, TX)

Overview
The Stars media services manager will develop and implement strategic communication plans to promote all aspects of the Stars franchise. While performing the traditional sports PR duties, (day-to-day operations of the team’s PR department) the position will also be asked to show creativity and hustle in generating PR for all of the Stars off-the-court efforts. This including, but not limited to, community relations, special events, sales initiatives and Stars brand-building efforts.

This role will to take the lead on Stars player appearances, contribute to the various new and social media outlets managed by the Stars and assist, as needed, with basketball operations projects. While reporting to SS&E’s Senior Director of Communications this position will work very closely with and receive direction from the Stars Business Operations group, the team’s Basketball Operations staff and the SS&E PR team.

Responsibilities

  • Direct, oversee and execute Stars public relations efforts (team, business and community relations). Create and identify media opportunities to provide maximum positive exposure for basketball and business operations.
  • Develop and evaluate the team’s public relations strategy.
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with local media as well as with Stars coaches, players and front office staff (business and basketball operations).
  • Design, write, edit and produce media guide, game program and game inserts. Write, edit and manage game notes, press releases, internal communications and other materials (team and business related).
  • Manage media needs, media access, player, coach and staff media sessions and individual interview requests at practices and games. Coordinate and execute player appearances.
  • Oversee all aspects of Stars game night operations including media set-up, media dining, credentials, player ticket needs, stats crew, game night staff and team photographer.
  • Create and assist with producing content for team website, social and new media and other internal communication resources.
  • Willingness and ability to execute projects assigned basketball and business operations management staff.
  • Hire, train and manage Stars intern.
  • Manage and maintain franchise history (including photography and clips).
  • Assist San Antonio Rampage PR efforts as requested.
  • Manage the Stars PR budget.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations or related field.
  • Minimum of two years sports PR experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and InDesign.
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be goal, detail and multi-task oriented with the ability to prioritize projects.
  • Ability to work in a confidential environment.
  • Must be highly organized, team-builder and self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner while working with team members.
  • Willing to work nights, weekends and extended periods without days off to meet schedule demands.
  • Flexible in completing other duties as assigned.

 *SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

 Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration.  Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time.  

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

1. How many years of relevant work experience do you hold?
2. What is your highest level of education?
3. Are you willing to work a flexible work schedule to include nights, weekends and/or holidays?
4. .


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Communication Assistant & Writer - Seattle Storm (Seattle, WA)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Seattle Storm is seeking a professional, detail-oriented individual with strong writing and editing skills to drive content development for multiple marketing and communications channels. The goal of this writer is to build audience through affinity, excitement and community amongst Storm fans. This position reports to the Public Relations Manager.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES

Create and implement an editorial calendar beginning in the preseason and lasting through playoffs.

  • Responsible for all written content on StormBasketball.com, including feature/lifestyle stories and all basketball content (game previews, recaps and practice reports)

  • Actively track player stats and milestones

  • Assist in media guide and preseason and playoff media guide production

  • Assist with all game notes for all home and road games

  • Produce postgame notes and quotes documents at all home games

  • Update Media Central daily / as updates are needed

  • Assist with writing, proofreading and editing all marketing, communications and sales materials developed within the organization

  • Assist with social media content development

  • Write all roster card messaging to convey key messages in the organization

  • Manage weekly Monday morning releases to media

  • Proactively offer ideas for new content

  • Act as a fact-checker for website and newsletter content

  • Manage game-day assistants and staffing

  • Assist with other duties as necessary

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES

This job requires a strong background and experience with professional writing. Samples of published work are required.

  • Write content in a consistent voice that adheres to brand positioning and core values of the Storm

  • 1+ years of relevant experience in journalism, writing, editorial or marketing

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Previous published writing proficiency, preferably web features

  • Self-starter with creative ideas

  • Fast, concise accurate writer with great sense of how to speak to fans

  • Sense of humor and ability to capture the fun of Storm games, players and fans

  • Must be available to attend all Storm home games and watch all Storm road games (34 regular season, 2 preseason and possibility of up to 7 postseason games)


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Broadcast Production Intern - Seattle Storm (Seattle, WA)

Broadcast Production Intern

What you will do:

  • Assist with all aspects of producing 18 live basketball games.

  • Assist with implementing strategic initiatives via telecasts.

  • Collaborate with multiple departments and achieve key objectives in each telecast.

  • Work directly with talent on schedule, game preparation, and timing.

  • Monitor commercial logs.

  • Prep producer for each telecast to include spot logs, commercial content, promotional reads and graphics.

  • Be an active participant in all aspects of the broadcast to include control room monitoring and decision making, talent communication, and clock/time coordination.

 What you will learn:

  • How to produce live sports television.

  • How to prepare talent and crew for a successful show.

  • How collaboration and team work play a key role in successful television production.

  • How various parts of a professional sports organization work together and how television integrates into each department.

  • How television fits the larger part of our organizational strategy.

  • How to operate in a fast paced environment, often making split second decisions.

  • What to do when things “go wrong” on television.

  • What happens behind the scenes on game night.

  • How communications channels including email, news releases, website, and television work together.

What we ask of you:

  • Strong communications skills, especially written.

  • Solid organizational skills, able to track projects, manage time and follow-through.

  • Energetic self-starter, inquisitive problem solver, good at figuring things out.

  • Available from early May through Mid-September 25 hours per week.

  • Flexible and available to work nights and weekends, attending and assisting at all Seattle Storm home games.

  • Reliable and committed to making the most of your Storm internship.

  • Must love sports, especially women’s basketball!

To apply, submit resume and cover letter detailing interest.


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