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

Great game night position with the Minnesota Timberwolves! We are seeking energetic, positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our Live Programming department during the 2014-2015 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, Dancer 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

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 Timberwolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally active in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed 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 Timberwolves home games?
3. Are you comfortable working for $8.00/hour?


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Video Production Coordinator - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder is currently seeking an individual for the position of Video Production Coordinator.  The Coordinator is responsible for video and motion graphic content creation, design and animation for in-arena presentation. The Coordinator oversees, produces and executes the integration of live-action footage, generated graphics, text still imagery and sound to create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional motion graphic animations and fulfill corporate contractual commitments.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in planning, creating, implementing and executing video/production elements used during all home games

Conceptualize, design and transform scripts and visualizations into fluid, highly effective 2D and 3D animations

Assist in logging and organizing video footage

Assist in producing video packages, animations, crowd prompts, etc.

Participate in video shoots (camera, audio, lighting, set design, etc.)

Game day support including uploading LED animations and importing video clips into Crossfire

Work as part of the team video production control room team during all home games

Design and create 2D/3D video elements for use in other media presentations for various departments

Assist with special events including Season Ticket Member functions, Thunder Watch Parties, grassroots marketing events, and playoff activities

Assist in fulfilling all internal and external video production requests

Research and recommend software/hardware to design, develop and assemble motion graphics and animations

Maintain good attendance and punctuality

Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or industry equivalent in Visual Effects/Motion Graphics and a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in professional motion graphics design/animation.

Experience with a professional sports team is a plus

Working knowledge of general production equipment (Sony XD, DSLR, audio, lighting, etc.)

Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel, Macromedia Flash, Flash ActionScript and Chyron a plus

Must be an effective team leader and team member

Ability to take ideas from concept to completion

Highly organized, patient and detail-oriented

Must have good communication skills, both written and oral

Must be willing to work extra hours including flexible schedule for evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Producer, Media Production.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Digital Design Assistant - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Purpose

The Digital Assistant will help in the day-to-day maintenance of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and US Airways Center’s digital platforms.

Primary (Essential) Duties 
•    Updating team websites with information and updates regarding sponsor promotions, fan events, job openings and staff directories
•    Posting press releases and editorial content on team websites and mobile apps, plus concert/event announcements and editorial content on arena website
•    Updating team websites following select games with postgame recaps, quotes, photos
and highlights
•    Maintaining special sections and micro-sites, including community relations page, 
Jr. Suns/Jr Mercury section and Suns Charities website
•    Assisting with maintenance of Suns “Club Orange” loyalty program and fulfillment of fan rewards.
•    Assisting with production of print publications
•    Assisting video producers with set-up for special shoots, and holding microphones in media huddles following occasional practices, games and events
•    Helping digital staff with misc. tasks, projects and events throughout the year

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

•    Experience with leveraging web API’s to enhance the user experience
•    Writing/copy editing skills
•    Experience with social media

 

Experience/Education Requirements

•    1-2 years of experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
•    1-2 years of experience with Photoshop
•    Previous experience with content management systems

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

•    Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs
•    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs. 

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V

 

 

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

1. Do you have at least 1-2 years of related digital experience? If so, briefly describe what the experience entails.
2. Describe your experience with HTML and Photoshop.


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