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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
PR & Marketing Coordinator / Graphic Designer - Iowa Energy (Des Moines, IA)

PR & Marketing Coordinator / Graphic Designer

Position: Entry level

Reports to: Vice President of Operations

Direct Reports: none

 

Objective/Description:
The Iowa Energy is seeking a passionate, energetic, and committed candidate to handle public relations, marketing and graphic design for the team.  This position will work directly with, and to enhance, the sales, marketing and game presentation of the Iowa Energy organization.  This position is ideal for someone looking to start their career in sports!

Public Relations Responsibilities:

  • Develop positive working relationships with local and national media
  • Pitch stories to local and national media, both on-the-court stories and off-the-court stories (corporate communications, community relations, etc.)
  • Handle all media requests for players, coaches, staff
  • Assist with all assignments related to public appearance engagements for players, staff and coaches
  • Continue to grow team awareness in the community and region
  • Maintain a master list of all player interviews, photos, videos and unique content
  • Maintain master list of all team and individual player records
  • Attend all home games and write the post game recap press release of each game.  Audit or view all away games online and issue the post game press release
  • Creatively establish weekly or monthly "insider" opportunities to present to fans via e-blasts, YouTube series, social media, in-arena broadcast, etc

Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for driving the strategy and execution of all external messaging, inclusive of internal and external marketing channels, sales, public relations and community initiatives
  • Activate and maintain all team social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, YouTube)
  • Work directly with sales staff to create and maintain engaging print, digital and social media content and campaigns
  • Help lead team of various interns during the season (PR, graphic design, video production) and off-season (promo team)
  • Seek out and arrange community appearances (mascot, player, coach, dance team or front office)
  • Coordinate staffing and implementation for all outside appearances
  • Website maintenance (generating stories, graphics, flow, etc)
  • Contribute to generating creative season taglines, themes, etc

Graphic Design Responsibilities:

  • Provide creative insight, planning and design of print, digital, radio, television, social media, website and in-arena materials
  • Design art and copy layouts for various team needs, including sales brochures & flyers, media guide, pocket schedule, banners, tickets, social media posts, website graphics and in-arena digital graphics (and video, if applicable).
  • Shoot, edit and publish various team videos (player/coach interviews, intro video, special occasion pieces, etc.)
  • Support the organization with any and all other graphic design needs

Other Responsibilities (not an exhaustive list):

  • Generate revenue through ticket and advertising sales
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by VPs, CRO and General Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and communication skills, high energy and a passion for the product
  • Strong public speaking abilities
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts and social media
  • Professional level graphic design capabilities & video production preferred
  • A solid record of developing strong designs for a diverse set of projects and initiatives with an aesthetic that matches an overall brand
  • Prior experience in marketing, community relations & media relations with professional team/league is preferred, but not required
  • Proficient in computer software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • High energy, outgoing personality and the ability to work as a team player as well as independently
  • Must have portfolio of previous PR and design work upon request



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Communications: Broadcasting
Radio Host - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Summary

The Radio Host is responsible for hosting Pre-Game, Halftime and Post Game shows for the LA Clippers Radio Network broadcasts, working primarily from the team’s home arena or in-studio at the flagship radio station.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         Host Pre-Game, Halftime and Post Game shows for all Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season games played by the team.

·         Provide background information, context and relevant statistical information for each broadcast, setting the table for the play-by-play broadcast team.

·         Conduct interviews with players, coaches and other members of the media, asking well researched and thoughtful questions.

·         Provide score updates and game recaps coming out of select breaks.

·         Ability to professionally host phone in segments with fans.

·         Adequately prepare for the above duties through research and study of NBA Basketball.

·         Voice credits, lead-ins, lead-outs and sponsor mentions as required by team’s sales efforts.

·         Other related duties as required.

Characteristics / Qualifications

·         Five (5) or more years of radio experience as On-Air Talent.

·         Knowledge of and passion for NBA basketball, including its rules, system and history.

·         Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as required.

·         Extensive experience with Adobe Audition, Pro Tools or similar audio editing software.

·         Strong skills as a writer for broadcast.

·         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.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Social Media Manager - New York Knicks (New York, NY)

The New York Knicks are seeking a highly talented social media manager that will help conceive, and bring to life, imaginative, engaging ideas and digital/social activations. This professional must obtain a passion for and comprehensive understanding of the NBA landscape. A thirst for pop-culture, sports, entertainment, music, and the ability to develop ideas that excite consumers through narrative content across all digital formats is essential. This role reports to the Director of Digital Content and will support the strategic business objectives of Madison Square Garden, its people, talent, owned properties, and partners by capitalizing on emerging trends in sports digital content.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

• Manage the day-to-day social voice of the New York Knicks’ digital channels and owned properties
• Assist in the development and execution of standards for the voice and tone for major projects, including brand application, personality, usage, social media voice and tone, etc.
• Research, plan and propose tactics for social and digital campaigns across all platforms, including emerging platforms
• Write game previews, recaps, features, transcribe interviews/press conferences, assist in video production
• Cover home games and potential road contests, NBA Draft, Summer League, community and marketing events
• Track and monitor success of online initiatives using various analytic tools to produce daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports to find areas for improvement
• Assist in development and execution of digital sponsorship opportunities as well as monitor best practices and trends in digital partnership
• Have a strong visual eye to help guide the design process and direction
• Collaborate with the New York Knicks sales and partnerships teams to develop social and editorial campaigns to reach target audiences through organic (and paid) content, influencer campaigns, and media distribution

Qualifications:

• Complete understanding of the NBA and basketball landscapes
• Proficient understanding of how all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr) and their communities work, including emerging platforms
• Demonstrated experience in developing and writing cutting edge creative campaigns and websites with an emphasis on innovation
• Strong conceptual/strategic thinking
• Previous experience with NBA and basketball platforms is a plus
• Creative and strategic in nature with the ability to think outside the box and articulate “big ideas”
• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Exceptional verbal and written presentation skills
• Ability to work late nights, weekends, and holidays
• Above average computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) are required; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, video editing, HTML and CSS is a plus


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Communications: Internet Communications
Manager, Digital Products - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Summary:

Lead day-to-day operation and advancement of team-related digital emerging platforms and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Sacramento Kings/Golden 1 Center App maintains its place as an industry-leader that acts as the fan’s remote control through a seamless, frictionless and intuitive experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Kings, Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons-related mobile app integration and activation.

  • Work closely with Digital teammates, Technology & Innovation, Strategy & Analytics and Marketing teams to develop and launch the organization’s app(s) and ongoing campaigns to drive awareness, adoption and usage.

  • Develop notification strategy to engage Kings fans and drive measureable objectives for the organization and its partners.

  • Lead digital product-related Partnership activations and reporting.

  • Administer real-time mobile activation strategy for events, concerts, games and appearances.

  • Manage strategy and activation of Kings, Golden 1 Center and DOCO-related emerging products.

  • Facilitate reporting of organizational mobile-related stats and benchmarking to drive evolution of strategy.

  • Support development of content and engagement to enhance organization’s connection with its worldwide fanbase.

  • Maintain awareness of latest mobile rules, guidelines, trends and campaigns.

  • Regularly work days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in digital, mobile or social media project management for a brand or agency preferred.

  • Degree in related field preferred.

  • Experience with mobile and web CMS platforms.

  • Experience working with leading mobile app integrations and social media display platforms.

  • Background in emerging digital products and trends with a focus in mobile strategy and engagement.

  • Experience interacting with developers, designers and marketers to achieve a common goal.

  • Experience with A/B testing and utilizing data to inform future decisions.

  • Working knowledge of audience analysis and segmentation.

  • Experience working with loyalty programs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Google Analytics.

  • Ability to thrive in face-paced, deadline-oriented workplace.

  • Team and detail oriented.

  • Working knowledge of the Sacramento Kings, NBA, entertainment and pop culture a plus.

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

1. Describe a mobile app-based initiative you led and the methods used to measure its success.
2. Name an emerging product you think could make an immediate impact for the organization and a brief overview about how you would lead its successful activation, adoption and usage.
3. Share your approach to project management and key factors to ensure success.
4. What are your salary expectations?


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Windy City Bulls - Public Address Announcer (D-League) - Windy City Bulls (Hoffman Estates, IL)

The Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League are looking for an outgoing, charming, and enthusiastic personality to fill the position of Public Address Announcer for the 2016-2017 season.  The ideal candidate must have a great public speaking presence, experience announcing professional or college-level athletic events and be able to improvise and perform dynamically in front of large crowds.

 Responsibilities for the PA Announcer include, but are not limited to:

  • Be present at game day rehearsals up to three hours before Windy City Bulls games begin.
  • Effectively and enthusiastically perform all in-game sponsor announcements, promotions and basketball game information.
  • Interact with the on-court host in a friendly, natural manner.
  • Various duties as assigned by Windy City Bulls staff.

 Qualified applicants should:

  • Be available on nights, weekends, and holidays throughout our 24-game home schedule from early November through mid-April.
  • Public announcing experience at the collegiate or professional sports level.

This is a seasonal, part time job on game days and nights and candidates should live within commuting distance of Hoffman Estates, IL.

All qualified applicants will be required to take part in an invitation-only audition on a mutually agreeable date and time and pass a background and must pass a background and drug screen prior to hiring.

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

1. Do you have any previous basketball announcing experience? [Yes/No]
2. Do you have previous professional or collegiate sports public address announcing experience? [Yes/No]
3. Do you have a minimum of 2 years of work experience as an announcer? [Yes/No]
4. If you have a video or audio reel to provide examples, please provide a link to them here:


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Windy City Bulls DJ/Music Coordinator (D-League) - Windy City Bulls (Hoffman Estates, IL)

The Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League are seeking a talented DJ with a wide musical knowledge, outgoing personality and love for professional basketball to fill the position of Windy City Bulls in-game DJ/Music Coordinator for the 2016-2017 season.  The ideal candidate must be proficient with Serato DJ, able to perform music edits and enthusiastically perform in front of large crowds.

 Responsibilities for the DJ include but are not limited to:

  • Be present at game day rehearsals up to three hours before Windy City Bulls games begin.
  • Perform the walk-in mix when doors open for Windy City Bulls games
  • Provide instrumental music beds for in-game announcements and contests.
  • Play music for entertainment groups, player requests and all other in-game music needs.

 Qualified applicants should:

  • Be available on nights, weekends, and holidays throughout our 24-game home schedule from early November through mid-April.
  • Have experience performing as a professional DJ in a family-friendly environment.
  • Have a large library of clean, family friendly music edits.
  • Be knowledgeable of current music and trends.

This is a seasonal, part time job on game days and nights and candidates should live within commuting distance of Hoffman Estates, IL.

All qualified applicants will be required to take part in an invitation only audition on a mutually agreeable date and time and pass a background and drug screen.

As part of your application, please include a link to a 10 minute mix to demonstrate what you would play at a Windy City Bulls game (Submit link in Job Question 4). Show us your song selection, style and blending skills and keep the criteria below in mind and provide a link to your mix in your submission.

  • All lyrics and content must be appropriate for families
  • Popular, melodic and catchy Top 40, Motown, Disco, Rock, R&B or classic “Old School” (Minimal Hip-hop and EDM)
  • May include Chicago-centric songs (e.g. Sinatra, Blues Brothers, select Chicago House music, etc.)

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

1. Do you have more than 1 year of experience performing as a professional DJ?
2. How many years have you been performing as a professional DJ?
3. Do you have any experience performing as a DJ in a Sports Entertainment environment? [Yes/No]
4. Do have a video or audio reel to provide examples of your past professional DJ experience? [Yes/No]
5. Insert link to 10 minute mix tape to demonstrate what you would play at a Windy City Bulls game:


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