Current available jobs in Communications:


» Senior Manager of Corporate Communications - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)
» Email & Digital Communication Specialist - Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland, OH)
» STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGER - CONNECTICUT SUN (UNCASVILLE, CT)
» Senior Manager or Director of Communication and Marketing - Greensboro Swarm (Greensboro, NC)
» Director, Corporate Communications - Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)
» Manager, Basketball Communications - Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)
» Grind City Media College Football Digital Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)
» Event Host - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» BRAND AMBASSADOR - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» Digital Communications Intern - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» Digital Content Intern - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» Game Night PR Assistant - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
» Public Relations Gameday Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Producer/Editor - Orlando Magic (Orlando, FL)
» Public Relations Coordinator - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
» eSports Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
» In-Game Entertainment Assistant - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)
» Photojournalist - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)
» Digital Designer - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)
» Social Media Content Creator (Part-Time) - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)
» In Game Host - Wisconsin Herd (Oshkosh, WI)


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: Broadcasting
STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGER - CONNECTICUT SUN (UNCASVILLE, CT)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for developing marketing initiatives to support revenue-driving areas of the Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves. Responsible for spearheading  campaigns connected to, but not limited to, ticket sales, sponsorship, events, youth programs and merchandise. Works closely with the creative and media buying agencies to formulate annual marketing and advertising campaigns as well as work with internal departments to ensure brand consistency and maximum exposure.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: includes but not limited to:

·    Develops and executes initiatives to drive brand awareness and revenue generation for the Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves 
·    Serves as the liaison between the creative and media buying agencies and internal personnel, ensuring brand consistency and seamless communication
·    Builds game day breakdowns for all Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves home games, incorporating marketing ticketing, sponsorship and in-game elements
·    Supervises internal creative efforts and assists with timing, promotion of game day ticket offers and activities via social and digital media 


Minimum Education and Qualifications:

·    Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Marketing or related field 
·    Ability to manage multiple people and projects simultaneously 
·    Five years of experience working with a collegiate or professional sports team in a communications or broadcast-related area
·    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·    Excellent organizational skills
·    Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
·    Strong leadership skills
·    Ability to brainstorm and collaborate on creative ideas with staff
·    Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and work well under pressure
·    In lieu of a Degree and previously mentioned experience, 10 years in communications or broadcast-related field may be considered


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Senior Manager or Director of Communication and Marketing - Greensboro Swarm (Greensboro, NC)

Position overview

In this role, you will build and lead all aspects of the Greensboro Swarm communication, marketing, and social media strategy that supports our business strategies by driving brand awareness and revenue. You will also include our basketball operations, community activities, and corporate communication in your strategy. Do you have a forward thinking mindset and strong attention to detail? You should keep reading! We are seeking a collaborative teammate who is passionate about telling stories that excite and connect our internal teams and fans!

Communications:

  • Create and write team press releases for local media
  • Develop channels locally and regionally for disseminating news and publicity regarding the team for newspapers, television, radio, periodicals, and internet
  • Strategically see opportunities across team and league activities, ensure optimal inclusion of related marketing and promotion areas
  • Coordinate the creation of publications about the team
  • You will develop, pitch and place stories in education, trade and consumer media
  • Update and maintain team website related to player stats, stories and other related items for basketball operations
  • You are responsible for supervising and leading game stats crew for all Swarm home games related to staffing, set up, and functionality
  • Responsible for developing media guide
  • You will craft a year-round content plan for team’s website supporting all departments
  • Serve as player programs liaison for the League
  • Work-on and perform independent projects and other duties as assigned by the team President

Marketing:

  • Manage and implement fulfillment of team marketing, corporate and ticket sales platforms and programs
  • Oversee the P&L for each program and ensure that each program is saleable to current and prospective local business partners
  • Develop a strategic grassroots marketing and promotion plan to support corporate and ticket sales and revenue objectives of the team
  • Evaluate effectiveness of marketing and promotion programs
  • You will identify ways to bring additional value to business/corporate partners via promotional programs
  • Cultivate new ticket and sponsorships sales during off-season, build and maintain customer relationships and meet personal sales quota
  • Direct and develop daily content through all social channels, including digital

Social Media:

  • Manage all social media for team
  • Develop unique opportunities for corporate partners to grow their brands through various digital and social channels
  • Develop year-round content for team's website that supports all departments

You should have or demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job successfully:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or other related degree
  • 2-4 years’ experience in communications, marketing or media related role
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication, presentation and listening skills
  • Expertise in using and designing on social media platforms, including, but not limited to Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, LinkedIn and Foursquare
  • Proven ability to operate as a great teammate
  • Ability to work all home games and irregular hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays) as needed
  • You will be a forward thinker and well organized
  • Capable of working independently and meeting deadlines, as well as being a teammate in a collaborative team environment
  • Flexible and reliable teammate for both business and basketball
  • Reliable, punctual and courteous
  • Understanding local community and market, a plus
  • Advanced programming experience with HTML
  • Strong knowledge of other Internet programming languages
  • Working knowledge of Web authoring, development and publishing tools
  • Experience with computer graphic and multimedia design

Computer Software Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • MS Office
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready
  • PC and MAC efficient

Additional Beneficial Skills:

  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • JavaScript
  • ActionScript
  • DVD editing software

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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

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Communications: Communications Department Management
Director, Corporate Communications - Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking a Director, Corporate Communications to actively own the brand story-telling for the organization. You will be responsible for developing narratives using unique, shareable content that builds credibility, while also increasing relevance and driving revenue in the market. You will excel at writing and controlling a narrative through executive interviews and media relationships. You will also help create consistency in how we communicate who we are as a business locally and nationally. You make our team better by acting as a voice of what we represent and where we're going. You are an ambassador of the LA Clippers' vision and values. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Collaborate within the integrated marketing and communications teams to develop daily business storylines that drive our narrative, in partnership with the Director of Basketball Communications.

• Develop key storylines & content that showcases the company’s narrative across entertainment, business, community, lifestyle, and sports.

• Build brand credibility within sports and entertainment through a thought leadership communications strategy.

• Construct internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, on-line, intranet, video, special projects and assignments.

• Partner with internal team members to cohesively align both external and internal brand narratives to ensure consistency in messaging within and outside the organization. 

• Actively engage key media outlets to vet and schedule interviews with key company partners.

• Evolve and drive editorial calendar and voice for the team with a focus on building rare, shareable content across many information resources.

• Script storylines that provide meaningful content for partner distribution for outlets including media, digital partners, broadcast partners.

• Foster strategic partnerships with relevant third party media outlets, key personalities, and influencers to improve quality and quantity of brand coverage.

• Coach and develop direct reports into premier marketing communications professionals.

• Provide elite tracking, monitoring, & measurement of communications coverage.

CHARACTERISTICS / QUALIFICATIONS

• BA/BS or equivalent is required; preferably in Marketing, Events, Public Relations or Communications.

• 10+ years of strong communications experience, preferably in professional sports, events and entertainment.

• Strong working relationships with LA-based media outlets.

• Ability to develop storylines and execute across many platforms.

• Knowledge of the content production process, and delivering on deadlines and within a budget.

• A proven track record as an implementer who flourishes with handling a variety of key initiatives concurrently.

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "lead by influence."

• High energy, maturity, and leadership who can be a unifying strength and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.

• Sincere dedication to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.

• Works as a reliable and flexible teammate with a friendly and professional attitude.

• Can deftly and professionally handle all media types and independently troubleshoot on the fly.

• Demonstrated dedication with the ability to lead projects from origin through execution.

• Willingness to learn and should be able to flourish in a high growth, dynamic environment.

• Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

• Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The LA Clippers are an equal opportunity employer. It is the Clipper’s desire and intent that all employees enjoy a professional business working environment that is free from discrimination.


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Manager, Basketball Communications - Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

JOB SUMMARY 

We are seeking a Manager, Basketball Communications to facilitate the overall narrative of the LA Clippers across traditional and new distribution channels. You will be primarily responsible for creating the Clippers’ basketball storylines, with a goal of creating unique, shareable content that drives the business. In addition, you will assist in developing the distribution channels, both owned and earned, to amplify messaging on a local, regional and national level. You will lead media relations duties including credentialing and media seating, with support and execution from communications staff. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work within the integrated marketing and communications teams to develop daily basketball storylines that drive our narrative;

• Curate a unique perspective on the Clippers as a team and an organization from the view of front office, coaches, players, staff and community;

• Strong writing skills needed to generate written, basketball editorial content and organizational messaging.

• Evolve and drive editorial calendar and voice for the LA Clippers, with a focus on building rare, sharable content across multiple platforms;

• Drive storylines that provide meaningful content for partner distribution for outlets including media, digital partners, broadcast partners;

• Running a game-night intern crew of five to seven members to successfully assist in obtaining quotes, passing out stats and preparing the arena for game night.

• Secondary communications contact for the team, that includes traveling to the majority of road games;

• Assist in the coordination of interview requests for players, coaches, and front office staff;

• Increase the direct relationships with members of the local and national basketball media to generate new business opportunities;

• Primary contact for media credential requests and seating.

CHARACTERISTICS / QUALIFICATIONS

• BA/BS or equivalent is required; preferably in Marketing, Events, Public Relations or Communications;

• 5-8 years of strong communications experience, preferably in professional sports, events and entertainment;

• Strong working relationships with LA-based media outlets across multiple platforms;

• Ability to develop storylines and execute across multiple platforms;

• Knowledge of the content production process, and delivering on deadlines and within a budget;

• A consistent track record as an implementer who flourishes with handling a variety of key initiatives concurrently;

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence";

• High energy, maturity, and leadership who can be a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels;

• Sincere dedication to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters;

• Must be a reliable and flexible team player with a friendly and professional attitude;

• Must have the ability to expertly and professionally handle all media types and independently troubleshoot on the fly.

• Demonstrated dedication with the ability to oversee projects from origin through execution.

• Willingness to learn and should be able to flourish in a high growth, dynamic environment.

• Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

• Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The LA Clippers are an equal opportunity employer. It is the Clipper’s desire and intent that all employees enjoy a professional business working environment that is free from discrimination.


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Grind City Media College Football Digital Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

Grind City Media is expanding and seeking a creative and qualified individual to help lead its college football initiative. The College Football Digital Reporter will create relevant and valuable multiplatform content focusing on regional college football coverage in the Mid-South while focusing on the SEC & other collegiate teams in the greater Memphis and regional areas.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Establish a brand voice and college football presence for the team, through the creation of engaging digital content.
  • Conceptualize, produce, & deliver regional college football content for Grind City Media. Including, but not limited to video, audio, written, & social media content & pieces.
  • Develop relationships with college football coaches, players, and administration in an effort to build and maintain trust and create engaging written, video and audio content.
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling through all content and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Participate in media, marketing and public relations efforts for the organization as needed.
  • Attend and document various college football games and associated events to create content for platforms.
  • Maintain consistent communication practices across all social media platforms and best practices established by VP of Brand, Content Marketing, Communications, Broadcast, Director of Content and Live Entertainment, and Grind City Media Sr. Editor.
  • Identify opportunities for emerging content platforms, trends and potential new vendor relationships that can add value to content creation.
  • Help build the brand, amplify our messaging and enhance existing revenue opportunities.
  • Assist the team’s business operations staff in connection with its efforts to achieve maximum sponsorship, advertising, ticket sales, and other revenues as needed
  • Additional coverage and content topics and responsibilities to include Grizzlies, Hustle, & Esports as assigned and needed.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast, Communications, Journalism, Photography or related and appropriate majors.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience covering college football for a mainstream media outlet.
  • Should possess an extensive list of contacts, sources and experts in and around the college football.
  • Should be versatile enough to provide intelligent, knowledgeable analysis for all Grind City Media channels.
  • Ability to write clear, thoughtful commentary and analysis under extreme deadline pressure.
  • Ability to write multiple stories daily and thoughtful features.
  • Active in social media and blogging.
  • Must possess superior written and verbal skills, editorial judgment and knowledge of digital culture.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organization and project management skill.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high standards in all work.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office required.
  • Must be willing and able to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings (nights and weekends as required).
  • Fluency in college football and fan culture essential.

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

1. Why are you interested in this opportunity?
2. How many years of relevant experience do you possess?
3. What is your highest level of education completed?
4. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Event Host - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Summary: This position will serve as point of contact during Bucks games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, providing the highest level of customer service to a diverse clientele. This person will perform host/hostess responsibilities in our premium club spaces during all Milwaukee Bucks home games. Our club spaces that you may be attending include Palermo’s Courtside Club, Potawatomi Club, Fiduciary Management Club, ATI Club, and Coors Light Silver Bullet Suite.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure quality service for all fans
  • Provide warm greeting to all fans who approach the club
  • Check fan tickets as they enter the club
  • Inform fans on game by game menu offerings
  • Attend to each fan’s varied requests
  • Speak with fans to ensure satisfaction
  • Create positive, lifelong memories for fans of all ages
  • Always complete interaction with a fond farewell 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the Milwaukee Bucks organization.

  • Able to be organized and have the ability to multi-task and problem solve.

  • Can work in a fast paced work environment as a hard and detail-oriented worker.

  • Strong customer service skills with a “Safety First” mentality.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Projects a positive image, fan friendly, and has high energy.

  • Leadership skills along with being able to work in a team environment.

  • Can handle prolonged standing and can carry up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and event nights

  • 2-4 years of Customer Service experience

  • High School Diploma


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Communications: Event Promotions
BRAND AMBASSADOR - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Job Description:  Represent the Bucks on campus in grassroots marketing initiatives to promote our product and recruit fans to attend games.  We are looking to hire 2-3 brand ambassadors per college campus within SE Wisconsin. 

Duties Include:

  • Attend campus events including set up and tear down of display booths, handing out promotional materials, data collection, and contest fulfillment

  • Promoting student/faculty discount programs by displaying and distributing marketing materials on campus and with nearby businesses. 

  • Assist marketing/sales department with development and execution of group sales with campus clubs, organizations, dorms, and faculty groups.

  • Assist the Bucks with other marketing initiatives as needed

  • Promote the student app

 

Qualifications:

  • College student for 2017-18 school year 

  • Energetic, outgoing, personable and willing to interact with fans

  • Responsible, dependable, ability to work independently

  • Ability to work weekend events and nights as needed

  • Marketing / promotions experience a plus

  • Sales experience a plus


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Communications: Internet Communications
Digital Communications Intern - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Position Description:

The Digital Communications Intern will assist with the Bucks digital communication, analytics, social media and content creation.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning, development, creation and publication of content for the team’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, LinkedIn, Reddit and Weibo)

  • Capturing and sharing unique photos and videos during team events and games.

  • Writing and posting original captions, tweets, etc.

  • Construct and edit online photo galleries; resize/compress photos for social media sites

  • Monitoring and replying to fan comments, messages, questions, etc.

  • Tracking and analyzing the team’s social media activity and engagement

  • Executing giveaways via the team’s social media accounts

  • Live-coverage during home and away games, events and player appearances.
  • Finding and sharing emerging social media practices and trends with the rest of the social media team

  • Assist in development of social and content strategy

  • Regularly work days, nights, weekends and holidays

Qualification Requirements:

  • Third- or fourth-year college student with focus in digital media, journalism, marketing, communications or related field

  • Must possess strong analytical skills

  • Capacity to think creatively and contribute new ideas

  • Ability to think and react quickly and appropriately to unpredictable situations

  • Understanding of social media platforms and appropriate use in a business setting

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and general computer skills

  • Design skills, including experience with Adobe Photoshop, are a plus

  • Ability to work most home games, including weekends and holidays

  • Knowledge of and passion for the Milwaukee Bucks or National Basketball Association, preferred


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Digital Content Intern - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Position Description:

The Digital Content internship will assist the Digital Communications team by publishing in-game and post-game content on Bucks.com along with special projects throughout the season.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help update and publish content for all company websites
  • Caption and publish in-game video highlights

  • Caption and publish photo galleries

  • Update game-night sweepstakes winners on website

  • Assist in capturing content for Bucks Social Media

  • Assist with various other game day duties

  • Archiving and organizing photo servers & hard drives.
     

Qualification Requirements:

  • Third- or fourth-year college student with focus in digital media, journalism, marketing, communications or related field

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience creating, editing and posting videos online

  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and emerging digital trends

  • Knowledge of the NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks

  • A highly-motivated self-starter

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented workplace

  • Applicant must be able to work all home games on weeknights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Bonus Points:

  • Basic HTML knowledge

  • Previous experience in content creation

  • A passion for prose – can you make people click because of a title?

  • Self-motivated learner willing to keep up-to-date with the NBA

  • Hustle – ability to work in a fast-paced environment


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Game Night PR Assistant - Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)

Position Description:

Assist the public relations staff in all aspects of game-night media hospitality to ensure that local and visiting media has a positive experience covering Bucks games and receives the necessary information for them to do their jobs effectively.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff media entrance on game nights to distribute credentials to media and other game night staff while assisting newcomers to learn their way around the arena.
  • Staff the media room before, during and after Bucks games to assist visiting reporters.
  • Deliver updated box scores and statistical information to team benches, broadcast crews and media throughout the game.
  • Assist in recording and transcribing quotes from players and coaches before and after each game.
  • Handle court side media set-up, pre- and post-game interviews including transcription 
     

Qualification Requirements:

  • Commitment to attend all Bucks home games (including preseason and playoffs, if applicable) beginning two hours prior to tip and continuing up to an hour following the game.
  • Previous experience in sports media relations preferred.
  • Strong writing, editing and typing skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Gameday Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Title: Public Relations Gameday Assistant     

Department: Public Relations

Reports To: Public Relations Manager, Basketball Communications

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Timberwolves home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Timberwolves media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at Timberwolves home games is required and the job includes some weekend work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.
  2. Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down.
  3. Assist with game-night media hospitality.
  4. Assist with any post-game events that may occur during Timberwolves home games.
  5. Transcribe home and visiting player/coach quotes and distribute to the working media.
  6. Work with the team’s media monitoring service on an as-needed basis to compile a daily clips email and report that is sent to Wolves staff.  

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.

EXPERIENCE

Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism, and/or sports information experience is preferred.

EDUCATION

Working Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Communications or Public Relations, or equivalent experience preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Attendance at most home games is required. Hours may include nights, weekends and holidays. Office hours required on an as-needed basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is generally sedentary in nature. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in gymnasiums, the Timberwolves/Lynx practice facility, and a professional sports arena, which include bleachers/steps.

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 occasionally ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes of merchandise and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

EEO STATEMENT

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

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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: Broadcasting
Producer/Editor - Orlando Magic (Orlando, FL)

To be considered for this role, please provide sharable link to your demo reel. 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Serve the role of producer and editor for all Broadcast Production content creation including production for social media, in-game activation, Fox Sports Florida broadcasts, and internal and external client needs.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports To:                             Senior Producer
  • Indirectly Reports To:            
  • # of Direct Reports: 

      • FT Staff: 0

      • PT Staff: 0

      • Intern: 1

GAME/EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Game night responsibilities: Yes
  • Approximate number of games worked per season:  ALL HOME GAMES
  • Event night responsibilities:  Yes
  • Approximate number of events worked per season: 1-20
  •  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Hire and supervise departmental intern and manage their workflow.

  • Provide coaching, direction and oversee development of direct reports.

  • Provide ongoing timely performance management feedback through regular touch base meetings and the Quarterly Check In (QCI) process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Director of Live Entertainment and Production and Senior Producer to evaluate the needs of the organization, develop action plans and execute content creation with the support of Broadcast Production producers, editors and videographers.

  • Collaborate with Broadcast Production management to generate innovative and engaging content for Orlando Magic digital media platforms.

  • Produce, write and edit content, including but not limited to:

      • Features (Social media, Fox Sports, In-Arena, orlandomagic.com & internal/external partner needs)

      • Long-form broadcast television shows

      • Live shows (Facebook Live, orlandomagic.com livestreams)

      • Bumps, teases and misc. elements for Fox Sports Florida Broadcasts.

      • Commercials

  • Develop, write, produce and edit long-form broadcast television shows with a focus on the communication of player stories and Orlando Magic organizational initiatives and goals.

      • Work with Broadcast Production and outside partners to determine content and storylines.

      • Schedule shoots and edit times as needed.

      • Communicate the needs for freelance help as needed and work to schedule the correct talent to maximize time and budget.

      • Produce promos to run prior to the release of each show.

      • Maximize content by creating alternate uses for footage not being utilized in each show.

      • Ensure shows are being delivered to broadcast partners on time and in the required formats.

  • Coordinate delivery of completed content in correct formats for upload and playback to Orlando Magic social accounts, orlandomagic.com, Fox Sports Florida broadcasts or in-arena use.

  • Work with Fan Development to coordinate and deliver timely content needs for social needs.

  • Monitor and certify that all content being produced adheres to the Orlando Magic brand guidelines.

    • Work with Broadcast Production videographers to continually develop and maintain Broadcast Production stock footage library based on changing department needs.

  • Capture video content for Magic events including Social Responsibility initiatives, Marketing and Grassroots events, Corporate Partnership events, Premium Sales events, and all other Magic event as needed.

    • Work with Digital Content Coordinator to ensure shared storage disk space is being optimized.

    • Clearly communicate needs for archived video content, work with Digital Content Coordinator to acquire and ingest footage to network shared storage.

    • Maintain technical and operational knowledge of emerging technologies. Work with Broadcast Production leadership to implement into workflow to create departmental efficiencies.

    • Interview players, coaches and support staff for shows and features as assigned.

  • Work with internal departments and external Orlando Magic partners to develop content that promotes their initiatives. Meet with departments to determine the scope of work, understand and develop the project with the client to achieve the desired end result.

  • Makes decisions while working within the limits of standard practice.

  • All other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital media or television productions preferred or equivalent experienced required.

    • Minimum of four (4) years producing feature video content for sports required.

    • Minimum of two (2) years producing live segments or shows for broadband or broadcast required.

    • Minimum of five (5) years of non-linear editing experience required.

    • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Audition and Prelude required.

    • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, SpeedGrade and DaVinci Resolve preferred.

    • Working knowledge of standard production formats and transfer practices required.

    • Supervisory experience required.

    • Knowledge of DSLR and Super 35 camera systems required.

    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products and other related computer skills required.

    • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

    • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.

  • Strong team synergy skills and ability to work collaboratively with others whom you have no direct authority over.

  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on the changing priorities of the department.


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

Title: Public Relations Coordinator

Department: Communications

Reports To:  Senior Director, Public Relations

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

Position Summary:

Summary: This position is responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Communications Department in all areas including, but not limited to, writing press material, tracking developing storylines, pitching media stories, fielding media calls, running department-related errands, helping with special event planning and set-up, gathering research and performing some administrative duties for the SVP, Communications, Community & Content/Entertainment and the Sr. Director, Public Relations.

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):
• Assists in writing press releases, media advisories, internal communications and other media material as directed by the Director of Public Relations.
• Responds to internal and external requests for information as directed by the supervisor.
• Builds and maintains current media lists. Develops new media lists for upcoming stories.
• Clips all articles as directed by supervisor and maintains up-to-date media clips log.
• Manages media monitoring tools to support team efforts.
• Assists in coordinating special events; duties can include receiving bids, preparing event time frames and schedules and final reports, etc.
• Assists in preparing and disseminating media material.
• Performs clerical duties (i.e., collecting messages, scheduling appointments, running errands, and basic accounting functions, etc.).
• Other various duties and projects as assigned.
• NOTE: This is not a player-related, game-related position. This position deals with business-related opportunities. There are select game-night and Golden 1 Center event opportunities, but a flexible schedule is needed.

Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of Public Relations experience preferred.
• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred.
• Must be able to work game nights, extended hours, days, weekends and holidays when necessary.
• Excellent written communication skills. Strong proofing, editing, and copy management skills are highly valued.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, social media channels and Internet search capabilities.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining composure.
• Self-starter who can identify support tasks on projects as they move, often without being assigned.
• Must be goal, detail, and multi-task oriented with the ability to prioritize.
• Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to the customer.
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive information.

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1. Why are you interested in this position?


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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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Communications: Event Promotions
In-Game Entertainment Assistant - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)

The Reno Bighorns are currently seeking qualified individuals for the part-time position of In-Game Entertainment Assistant for the 2017-18 NBA G-League season.  Assistants will support in all aspects of game entertainment for Bighorns home games at the Reno Events Center.  This position offers experience in a variety of tasks and allows the assistant to become familiar with many aspects of working in the sports industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning, coordinating and implementing all game presentation elements
  • Assist in the execution of contests and promotions on the court during the designated timeouts/quarter breaks
  • Aid in coordinating the invocation, color guard, national anthem, halftime act, and all entertainment groups
  • Assist with the execution of all group sales assets (high-five tunnels, ball buddies, etc.)
  • Assist with the random selection of participants for on-court contests and promotions
  • Unload and distribute premium item giveaways at the Reno Events Center
  • Prepare all props, prizes and additional items used for game presentation purposes each game
  • Participate in the set up and break down of all Bighorns signage
  • Participate in the execution of additional non-game events as needed
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Other duties and events as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to simultaneously handle numerous tasks
  • Must be available to work all 24 Bighorns regular season home games
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand/walk for up to 10 hours at a time
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proven ability to perform under tight schedules
  • Strong communication skills and customer service orientation
  • Desire to work in the area of professional sports is preferred

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Communications: Event Promotions
Photojournalist - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)

The Reno Bighorns are seeking basketball enthusiasts who are creative, outgoing individuals to photograph for the 2017-18 season. Candidates should have their own equipment (i.e. professional style camera/lens’). The ideal candidates are comfortable engaging with all types of people, are passionate about the game and knowledgeable/willing to learn about the Reno Bighorns organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sr. Direction of Media, Marketing, and Community Impact as well as whole Media Team to create and post content on all Bighorns social platforms

  • Photographing games

  • Must be able to attend all 24 games

Qualification Requirements

  • Must be a full-time college student (12+ credits) pursuing a career related to Photography, Journalism, Marketing, Communications and similar paths.

  • Have own and all necessary equipment

  • Strong Photography Skills

  • Familiarity with sports and/or entertainment media

  • Excellent Attention to Detail

  • Availability to work long, irregular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently

  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment and think creatively


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Communications: Event Promotions
Digital Designer - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)

The Reno Bighorns are seeking basketball enthusiasts who are creative, outgoing individuals to assist in creating and editing content for the 2017-18 season. Candidates should have a digital background and know how to use Photoshop, InDesign as well as Illustrator. The ideal candidates are comfortable engaging with all types of people, are passionate about the game and knowledgeable/willing to learn about the Reno Bighorns organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sr. Direction of Media, Marketing, and Community Impact as well the entire Media Team to create content for the Reno Bighorns

  • Create Web art and imagery with experience using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

  • Flexibility to travel, work long hours and work evenings and weekends.

Qualification Requirements

  • Must be a full-time college student (12+ credits) pursuing a career related to Computer Sciences, Journalism, Marketing, Communications and similar paths.

  • Highly adept in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

  • Experience creating, editing and posting videos online

  • Familiarity with sports and/or entertainment media

  • Working Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Availability to work long, irregular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently

  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment and think creatively


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Communications: Event Promotions
Social Media Content Creator (Part-Time) - Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns (Reno, NV)

The Reno Bighorns are seeking basketball enthusiasts who are creative, outgoing individuals to create content for all social media platforms for the 2017-18 season. Candidates should have a social media background and know how to use each platform to tell stories in real-time.  The ideal candidates are comfortable engaging with all types of people, are passionate about the game and knowledgeable/willing to learn about the Reno Bighorns organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sr. Direction of Media, Marketing, and Community Impact as well as whole Media Team to create and post content on all Bighorns social platforms

  • Manage Social Media accounts during home games and other Bighorns events

  • Monitor, respond, and interact with daily social media conversation around Bighorns

  • Develop unique ways to engage and grow the Bighorns fan base while enhancing the overall fan experience through social media

  • Flexibility to travel, work long hours and work evenings and weekends.

Qualification Requirements

  • Must be a full-time college student (12+ credits) pursuing a career related to Journalism, Marketing, Communications and similar paths.

  • Strong working knowledge of all major social media networks

  • Experience writing in AP style

  • Familiarity with sports and/or entertainment media

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Availability to work long, irregular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently

  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment and think creatively


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Communications: Event Promotions
In Game Host - Wisconsin Herd (Oshkosh, WI)

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Motivated, creative and outgoing individual with the ability to entertain and develop features to engage the fan base.

  • Strong vocal talent and a unique and definitive personality

  • Professional speaking background preferred (DJ, comedian, other hosting experience)

  • Comfortable on a microphone in front of large crowds 

  • Ability to perform well and maintain professional composure, appearance and demeanor at all times, while under a wide range of stressors or circumstances

  • Must be available for each home game

  • Serve as a live host at every Wisconsin Herd home match.

  • Ability to display confidence on camera, as well as conduct interviews with guests.

  • Must be able to successfully host, act on behalf of the Wisconsin Herd live sponsored promotions and other elements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with internal and external staff, clients, and fans.

  • Fundamental knowledge of the Wisconsin Herd and basketball in general.

  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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