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» Director of Broadcast & Communications - Atlanta Dream (Atlanta, GA)
» Street Team - Chicago Sky (Skokie, IL)
» Senior Technical Operations Manager, Warriors Studio - Golden State Warriors (Oakland, CA)
» Community Relations Internship - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)
» Lynx Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Lynx Radio Production Assistant - Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Social Media Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Game Presentation Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Manager News Services - NY Knicks/NY Rangers/NY Liberty (New York, NY)
» Director News Services - NY Knicks/NY Rangers/NY Liberty (New York, NY)
» Research & Sales Support Coordinator - Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City, UT)



Communications: Communications Department Management
Director of Broadcast & Communications - Atlanta Dream (Atlanta, GA)

ATLANTA DREAM DIRECTOR OF BROADCAST & COMMUNICATIONS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:                        Atlanta Dream Director of Broadcast & Communications

Department:           Atlanta Dream Broadcast & Communications

Reports to:             President and General Manager

Type:                       Exempt, Full-Time

SUMMARY

The Atlanta Dream Director of Broadcast & Communications is responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. This includes increasing the visibility and enhancing the image of the Atlanta Dream organization locally, nationally, and internationally through valuable, effective and strategic communication efforts, pro-actively securing publicity, using digital media platforms to enhance owned media opportunities, developing, planning, and conducting corporate communications programs to improve and support team business objectives with the media and consumers. Position will disseminate information utilizing team controlled communication outlets as well as traditional print, broadcast, internet and social media channels and will be an integral part of team strategy to grow team communication channels into legitimate advertising mediums.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Create the strategic vision for the department by designing and executing a strategic year-round broadcast & communications plan that provides media coverage for the company (owners, coaches, players, management and all business initiatives) and helps to grow all team communication channels by utilizing team business and basketball related information

·       Develop and implement integrated marketing communications and digital strategies to effectively communicate the brand, build awareness for the enterprise, elevate the top-of-mind perception of the Dream throughout the region and increase the traffic and commercial value of the Dream’s digital properties

·       Identify challenges and emerging areas of concern facing the organization. Work with the leadership team and department members to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them

·       Secure strategic news coverage about the organization’s business relations with corporate partners, philanthropy in the community, high-profile promotions and off-field stories about players in entertainment and lifestyle mediums

·       Integrate social responsibility, ticket sales, sponsorship and marketing initiatives into overall public relations plan

·       Utilize social media as part of overall communication platform while focusing on aiding in the growth of the platform

·       Oversee production of press releases, media materials, speeches, scripts, articles and business presentations

·       Assist with writing and editing various email newsletters and web material as needed

·       Influence public opinion through strategic communication activities

·       Act as company’s spokesperson and represent company at press conferences, briefings and presentations as directed

·       Support advertising campaigns and/or edit material for organization publications through broadcast & communication programming

·       Establish and maintain effective relationships with key media members, influencers, WNBA/NBA beat reporters, local and regional assignment editors and producers, media company management, trade industry media representatives, and non-sports media (business, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest, etc.)

·       Pitch unique stories to non-traditional sports media outlets to widen the Dream’s regional awareness

·       Serve as primary contact for corporate communications, trade, business and consumer media queries

·       Manage press conferences for major announcements, pre/post season sessions, etc.

·       Oversee all communications to employees – corporate and basketball

·       Coordinate basketball operations communications, including, but not limited to game press releases, game notes, and story pitches with Manager of Media Relations

·       Manage PR messaging strategy, interviews  & speaking opportunities for the coaches, players and management and provide them with media training and talking points as appropriate

·       Work with league office as necessary in regards to storylines, statistics, national media requests, etc.

·       Manage the broadcast/communications/public Broadcast & Communicates staff, seasonal staff, outside consultants, and interns

·       Oversee the writing and distribution of press releases & media advisories, the scheduling of interviews with management and executives, and provide interview prep as needed

·       Collaborate with digital marketing staff to develop and manage social media communication initiatives, including interaction with the public via Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online chats

·       Monitor quality control in all internal & external constituent communications by working with all departments to ensure consistency and quality throughout the organization’s communications efforts

·       Track department expenditures and manage Communications budget with Finance Department

·       Maintain accurate database of media contacts and track earned media coverage

·       Direct the day-to-day strategy and execution of organization’s corporate and internal communications for all non-player related platforms

·       Oversee the research and implementation of scoreboard technical advancements

·       Direct the team’s television production unit

·       Create new and compelling year-round programming for DreamTV and direct the overall development of written and video content on the team’s Web site

·       Work with the team’s cable and radio partners to improve or create additional programming

·       Work with Senior Staff to create new programming for the purpose of adding value to current or future sponsorship deals

·       Oversee the creation of in-house television and radio commercial production

·       Oversee the production of video content for team marketing brand campaigns

·       Oversee the research and implementation of technological advancements on the Web

·       Assist in the development and review of creative treatments, helping to ensure that brand standards are upheld

·       Work closely with broadcast media partners, TV and radio producers/directors and on-air talent to produce exemplary regional television and radio broadcasts

·       Hire and work with seasonal on-air talent & production staff to drive compelling content for the broadcasts and other internal and external digital media outlets

·       Oversee the development & maintenance of company intranet site

·       Assist in developing corporate communications policy as it relates to style guide development

·       Oversee event and team photography

·       Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis

·       Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals

·       Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will have managerial responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·       Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Marketing, PR, Journalism or related field

·       Masters degree in sports management or business preferred

·       Minimum of 7-10 years PR experience with previous management experience

·       Experience integrating public relations, community relations and marketing into overall communications strategy

·       Extensive experience utilizing and developing strategy for social media programs

·       Experience dealing with professional sports team business and basketball personnel (Knowledge of and interest in Dream/WNBA is preferred)

·       Excellent communications skills including oral, written and presentation; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely

·       Excellent leadership skills combined with outstanding management skills

·       Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.

·       Sharp attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines and budget

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented environment is a must

·       Ability to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, holidays

·       Ability to travel as needed, which may include away games, training camp, league events, etc.

·       Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information

·       Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software suite of products

·       Talented self-starter with an extremely creative mind, strategic ideas, and a focus on achieving excellence

·       Ability to think strategically and innovatively in formulating and executing ongoing marketing and advertising plans in highly competitive environment

Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

As needed to meet education and/or experience


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Communications: Event Promotions
Street Team - Chicago Sky (Skokie, IL)

Chicago Sky Street Team General Overview: You're outgoing, you're fun, willing to approach people and you get the job done! You have specific interest in promotions and have strong people skills. You enjoy a fun working environment and working in teams. You have a special skill set, such as, dancing, singing, juggling, tumbling, acting, etc. Duration of Job: April-October Hours: Casual/Part Time. Schedule will vary depending on the event (4-7 appearances per month). May be asked to work both on and off-site events (i.e. home games, special events, sports tournaments, partner appearances, festivals, etc.) in an effort to promote the Chicago Sky. Primary Responsibilities: - Interacting with potential Sky customers - Promoting the Sky at different events throughout the city - Creating/collecting leads - Executing events DESCRIPTION OF ROLE - Hand out flyers and other prizing to people - Manage fun games with potential customers in these locations. - Inform people about the Sky and the upcoming season! - Take photos at the event -Help with entertainment and sponsorship activations during Sky home games Qualifications: - Reliable - Out-going - Organized - Fun and respectful - Conscientious - Problem solver - Vehicle an asset


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Communications: Broadcasting
Senior Technical Operations Manager, Warriors Studio - Golden State Warriors (Oakland, CA)

Position Overview

The Warriors Studio is a newly created department in the Golden State Warriors Digital Marketing department.  It is staffed with nationally recognized award-winning professionals who are committed to excellence and being best in class. 

We are seeking an innovative and creative “genius” that possesses exceptional operational skills.  This person will be responsible for setting and executing our Technical and Media Management strategy for Warriors Studio.   This includes overseeing and collaborating with other teams and stakeholders in the creation and distribution of high-quality content. 

This position will report directly to the Senior Executive Producer of Warriors Studios. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the Avid ISIS server integration and interplay database, both at Oracle Arena and Front Office HQ
  • Provide process for media and metadata and police media clips within server
  • Troubleshoot with producers, writers and editors on editing projects, an provide a “first-line of defense” support for Avid
  • Manage various vendor relationships and the technical operations of all edit and ingest stations within Warriors Studios
  • Oversee Production Assistants and the process of cataloging and inputting metadata
  • Identify and evaluate new and emerging video delivery technologies
  • Manage and direct the resources dedicated to media management
  • Support, maintain and oversee live video production
  • Handle all video and/or audio editing and encoding
  • Manage video assets and archives as well as other post-production tasks
  • Ensure that deadlines are met and that videos meet the required standard from inception to delivery
  • Provide overall support for the Video Division of the Production Department
  • Participate as a team member of the Production Department in specific areas of strength and skill (e.g. live audio production, equipment maintenance, etc.)
  • Manage the infrastructure of video files and related assets

Required Skills

  • Ability to perform generic and specific, historic and investigative video research; ability to identify, verify, and differentiate a variety of visual information and details within video content
  • Proficiency in managing files and file transfers across local and remote servers and storage networks, including naming conventions and version control
  • Experience in file-based digital repositories
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with video file formats and properties, in addition to video transcoding principles. Familiarity with media asset life cycles in a production environment
  • Ability to understand the components and stages of news production
  • Experience or familiarity with Production/Media Asset Management systems
  • Proficiency in cataloging time-based material
  • Attention to detail, and ability to maintain accuracy and precision across multiple records
  • Prior experience in cataloging media assets in one or more large scale databases
  • Knowledge and understanding of various recognized standards for describing media assets
  • Familiarity and understanding of Knowledge Management principles for organizing large information sets across enterprise systems, and experience using or creating controlled vocabularies or taxonomies in one or more subject-specific areas
  • Proficiency and adaptability in extracting, mapping, normalizing, and migrating data across various programs, applications, and/or platforms. Understanding of information arrangement for, or experience in, building relational databases
  • Ability to assess and adjust attention to assigned workflows, and to suggest and provide alternatives to workflows when needed
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work individually and in a group setting on multiple timetables while maintaining focus and professionalism, and negotiate needs and personalities in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to respond to the needs of the business on a 24/7 availability work environment, including possible weekend or overnight shifts as needed

Required Experience

  • Three to five years of broadcasting experience
  • Use and familiarity with the Avid Suite (Interplay, Access, Central, Media Composer) 
  • Project management
  • Leading and directing a team of creative professionals
  • Familiarity with operating equipment in a live production environment
  • Providing career development opportunities for members of the team
  • Familiarity with audio for video, lighting for video, and color correction
  • A passion for new technology tools, strategies and processes

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or extensive broadcasting experience

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Community Relations Internship - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

LOS ANGELES SPARKS COMMUNITY RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

This position will serve as support and administrator for the development and execution of day-to-day and long-term community relations initiatives. This internship will provide valuable experience planning and executing major fundraisers and events, working with our non-profit charitable foundation, developing and maintaining community partnerships, fulfilling community donation requests and coordinating player appearances and fan experiences.

Title: Community Relations Intern

Reporting To:  Community Relations Liaison
Hours: 15-20 hour per week
Seasonal position

Salary: This is a non-paid internship; college credit offered where applicable

Job Purpose:
• 50%: To assist with the design and execution of the Sparks community initiatives throughout the off-season
• 50%: To assist with community donation requests, player appearances, scheduling and planning of community events

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the planning, promotion and execution of all community relations programs and events
• Assist with processing donation and appearance requests 
• Assist in the coordination and maintenance of the LA Sparks Foundation
• Maintain various databases and spreadsheets
• Maintain inventory for all memorabilia and promotional items
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong creative-thinking skills
• Passion to work in the sports industry and with non-profits
• Ability to successfully multi-task and maintain organization 
• Ability to work efficiently under pressure
• Ability to work well with others

Special Requirements:
Will need to have reliable transportation; some use of personal vehicle
Includes some night and weekend hours for events
  

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

1. • Do you understand this position is an unpaid/for college credit only position?
2. • Do you have housing in the Los Angeles area? If no, please describe your living arrangements as the Sparks do not offer relocation expenses.


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

Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Lynx Public Relations Manager

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

This position assists members of the Public Relations department. The candidate will work very closely on the day-to-day operations, strategies and objectives of the department. Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Lynx home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Lynx media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at all Lynx 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 Lynx 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 Lynx home 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 and Other:

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  3. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  4. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  5. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

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

Experience

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

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

Staff are required to work Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 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, and may 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. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position may require some travel to meet media members, and to disperse packets to opposing teams.

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 status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Are you comfortable working for $8.00/hour?


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

Department: Broadcast
Reports to: Broadcast Production Manager/Radio Executive Producer

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

This position plays a key role inside the Broadcast Department assisting in the many different aspects of radio production specifically on game days.

Essential Functions

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

1.     Edit game-day interviews with players to be used in Wolves Radio Broadcasts.

2.     Record postgame sound from coaches and players.

3.     Go to Community Relations Events and record interviews off-site for future broadcasts and feature stories.

4.     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 and Other:

1.     Proven track record of quality radio production.

2.     Ability to meet tight deadlines in high pressure situations.

3.     Willingness to work nights and weekends.

4.     Organized and detail oriented.

5.     Broadcasting/Production degree preferred.

6.     Ability to work well on a team and independently.

7.     Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred not required.

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.

Supervisory Responsibility

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 equipment weighing up to 10 pounds.

Travel

None

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 $8.00/hour?
3. Do you have professional radio production experience?


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Communications: Internet Communications
Social Media Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Digital Media
Reports to: Social Media Coordinator

Position Type: Full Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

 This person will aid the Social Media Coordinator and the Director of Digital Media with implementing the social media strategies and objectives.

Essential Functions

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

1.     Publish daily articles and postgame stories to social media sites.

2.     Shoot videos and photos during practice, shoot-around and games for social media sites.

3.     Construct/edit online photo galleries; resize/compress photos for social media sites

4.     Update/write content for social networking sites.

5.     Daily maintenance of social media platforms, including responding/interacting with fans and removal of spam messages.

6.     Live-reporting during home and away games, events and player appearances.

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. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of social media platforms is required.
  4. Familiarity with HTML and Photoshop is also preferred.
  5. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  6. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  7. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Pursuit of bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Interactive media experience is strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:30 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work Timberwolves and Lynx games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position may require infrequent travel.

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 $8.00/hour?
3. Do you have professional experience working with social media platforms?


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Game Presentation Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Great game night position with the Minnesota Lynx! We are seeking energetic, positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our Live Programming department during the 2015 season.

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Production Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

The Game Presentation Assistants are essential in the execution of our department needs before, during, and after all home games.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Assist in the execution of on-court promotions, National Anthem Talent, Halftime acts, Crunch skits, performance needs and other in-arena game-night activities.
  2. Assist in set-up and teardown of skyway level entertainment.
  3. Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events.
  4. Assist in coordinating game-day set-up; including banners, on-court props, halftime details, and giveaways, etc.
  5. Assist Game Presentation staff with any other needs.

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 follow direction.

Education

Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous sports industry experience is preferred. Game presentation experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Lynx 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 in a sports arena, on the main court and 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 ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 50 pounds.

Travel

Position may require some travel.

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 able to commit to working all Lynx home games?
3. Are you comfortable working for $8.00/hour?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager News Services - NY Knicks/NY Rangers/NY Liberty (New York, NY)

The newly-created News Services department is responsible for tracking all The Madison Square Garden Company’s print, digital and broadcast media presence in the tri-state area and relevant markets. The Manager, News Services will work with the News Services department to monitor and compile related media clips for their respective business, and will serve as the final check before the clip reports are distributed. The Manager will also be responsible for overseeing radio monitoring throughout the day and review radio reports as they are distributed. The Manager will ensure all outlets are properly monitored and represented in daily clips reports, and assist the Director to ensure that the department is aware and knowledgeable on all relevant sports, entertainment and industry related topics and issues.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience in communications, preferably at a media/entertainment, news or sports company or property; or agency experience representing media/entertainment companies. Excellent writing, verbal communication and project-management skills are necessary.  Knowledge of Company teams and properties – as well as the media outlets that cover them – is essential. Must have the ability to interpret and evaluate news items accurately and with urgency, spotting current trends and forecasting potential issue. This candidate must understand how to prioritize multiple demands and understand the time sensitivity around this work. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Director News Services - NY Knicks/NY Rangers/NY Liberty (New York, NY)

The newly-created News Services department is responsible for tracking all The Madison Square Garden Company’s print, digital and broadcast media presence in the tri-state area and relevant markets. The Director News Services oversees the department by managing and coordinating all aspects of company-wide media monitoring and circulation, including assigning staff, implementation and troubleshooting, as well as radio monitoring.  The Director will ensure that all relevant coverage is represented in daily clips reports. The Director is responsible for ensuring the Clip Monitors are reviewing and monitoring the appropriate coverage and reporting it to stakeholders in the proper format.  The Director will also be the main point of contact with the other Communications departments and the EVP Communications & Administration to ensure requests are being met.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience in communications, preferably at a media/entertainment, news or sports company or property; or agency experience representing media/entertainment companies. Excellent writing, verbal communication and project-management skills are necessary. Knowledge of Company teams and properties – as well as the media outlets that cover them – is essential. Must have the ability to interpret and evaluate news items accurately and with urgency, spotting current trends and anticipating potential issues. This candidate must understand how to prioritize multiple demands and understand the time sensitivity around this work. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Research & Sales Support Coordinator - Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City, UT)

The Miller Sports Properties has an immediate full time opening for a Research & Sales Support Coordinator. The Research & Sales Support Coordinator will conduct primary and secondary research for Miller Sports Properties, including the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bees, Miller Motorsports Park, 1280 The Zone, KJZZ, and EnergySolutions Arena. This position will also serve as a liaison between the internal marketing and sponsorship sales departments.

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Utilizing research tools (Scarborough, Arbitron, Qualtrics) to build sales support materials and visualizations of data
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of surveys and research methodologies
  • Providing expertise for sales dept. regarding research best practices and applications
  • Assembling and reviewing survey questions for third party resources
  • Conducting research mandated by the NBA, MiLB, and other governing bodies
  • Representing the marketing dept. at internal sales meetings
  • Assisting in the development of recap reports for key MSP partners
  • Trafficking sales projects to the marketing dept. and monitoring fulfillment
  • Providing regular status reports to marketing and sales management
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • General technical proficiency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of research methodologies and best practices
  • Ability to multi-task within a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background and drug screening.


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