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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Corporate Communications Manager - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Bulls Manager of Corporate Communications is responsible for contributing to the organization’s internal and external communications strategies. The Manager will support and execute media outreach efforts and develop communications materials with the goal of raising awareness of and positively positioning the Bulls’ off-the-court initiatives throughout all types of media.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Corporate Communications Manager will be responsible for fulfilling the following:

  • Possess a strong understanding of local and national media landscapes; able to effectively generate ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts to increase visibility for the Chicago Bulls’ business and community efforts
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with sports, business, technology, philanthropy and lifestyle reporters at local and national outlets
  • Actively pitch media; delivering on or exceeding pitch goals
  • Work independently to write informative and compelling communications materials, including press releases, media advisories, talking points, fact sheets and social media and website copy
  • Partner with internal departments and serve as a primary liaison with corporate and community partners to develop and execute communications strategies for team partnerships, events, and initiatives
  • Serve as a primary writer within the organization, assisting other departments with communications materials
  • Manage and produce a monthly internal employee newsletter and quarterly community newsletter
  • Proactively find and implement best practices, industry data, new technologies and future trends for possible incorporation into Bulls media outreach efforts
  • Manage team photography associates at games and special events. Promptly upload and archive images and work with various departments to select and distribute photos for event photo galleries and other uses
  • Track and share media placements for events and announcements and manage relationship with media monitoring service
  • May manage, mentor, and/or coach seasonal associates on a project-to-project basis

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or other related field
  • 4-5 years of professional experience in corporate communications or public relations; agency experience preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of all basic PR tools and strong relationships with and knowledge of Chicago media
  • Experience pitching local print and TV with proven history of successful placements
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills, painstaking attention to details, and ability to navigate and solve various issues to create concise messaging and plans
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to take initiative to develop new projects and media pitches
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work under pressure in a fast-paced environment to effectively address the needs of the organization and team
  • Ability to collaborate with other internal departments and external partners
  • Familiarity working with media monitoring tools and related metrics reporting
  • Strong leadership and influence skills; outstanding interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Creative thinker – solid experience in concept-to-execution of new ideas
  • Multi-cultural media experience and bi-lingual skills preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays

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 Communications, Journalism, PR, or Marketing? [Yes/No]
2. Do you have a minimum of 4 years of full time professional experience in corporate communications or public relations? [Yes/No]
3. Do you have less than 3 years of full time professional experience in corporate communications or public relations? [Yes/No]
4. Do you have existing relationships with and knowledge of the Chicago media? [Yes/No]
5. Do you have experience pitching local print and TV with a proven history of successful placements? [Yes/No]
6. If yes, please give an example of a successful placement.
7. Do you have multi-cultural media experience? [Yes/No]
8. Are you bilingual? [Yes/No]
9. If yes, what other language(s) do you speak fluently?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Intern - Grand Rapids Drive (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Grand Rapids Drive Public Relations Intern will assist the organization with all communications and PR efforts. The Public Relations Intern will gain experience in publicizing the events of the organization, including aggressively promoting the organization's off-court initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write feature stories, blogs, press releases, and event pages.

  • Assist with the production of press kits and marketing collateral.

  • Monitor and record local media coverage.

  • Update media lists, assemble clip books.

  • Research industry trends and assist with planning public relations initiatives for the Drive.

  • Involvement in organization and selection of photos for department use from both games and off-court events.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing

  • Experience with sports-specific writing and/or broadcasting

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people

  • Previous web/interactive media experience preferred

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly, motivated, self-starter with a passion for working in sports

  • Strong organizational and creative-thinking skills

  • Ability to work efficiently and multi-task under pressure

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Photoshop

  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and deadline orientation

  • All candidates will be expected to intern for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week

  • All candidates must submit writing samples.

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.


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

Job Title: Broadcast Engineer

Department: Broadcast

Reports to: Director Broadcast and Technologies

Position Type: Full-time/Exempt/Regular

Date Modified: 7/5/2016


Position Summary/Objective:

  1. Responsible for overseeing the setup, operation and maintenance of a wide variety of AV equipment including: cameras, monitors, video switchers, character generators, audio mixers, microphones, record devices, routers, cables, IPTV systems and other AV equipment as assigned.
  2. Partner with other departments and clients to develop and deliver AV services that will meet and exceed expectations.
  3. Manage, monitor and install audio and video systems and troubleshoot problems for all Timberwolves and Lynx events.
  4. Interface with clients to manage their audio and video needs.
  5. Manage control room and cable infrastructure of the arena.
  6. Order, replace, and repair triax, fiber, coax, and XLR cable.
  7. Manage audio and video signal flow to detect and solve problems in a fast paced and high pressure environment.

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 & Other:

  1. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining focus and the ability to work closely with both staff and the public.
  2. Ability to organize, execute and complete projects as assigned in a timely and efficient manner is required, often without direct supervision.
  3. Responsive to changes and gives high priority to service and customer satisfaction.
  4. Able to maintain confidentiality, professionalism, and exercise discretion working with sensitive or proprietary information, as well as professional athletes and celebrities.
  5. Familiar with broadcast standards and formats for recording, editing and streaming.
  6. Computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft and MAC systems required.

Experience: Associates degree (AA/AS) from two-year College or certificate from Technical Institute in Broadcast Engineering or related field and minimum two years’ experience in the field; or Minimum five (5) years of experience in the Broadcast Engineering field strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: Supervise game night control room operations.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours staff will work Timberwolves and Lynx home games and events. 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. Employee will spend as much as 75% of time in upright position, not in desk environment. Employee will lift and move objects as much as 60 pounds and frequently work on ladders.

Travel

This position will require little or no 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. Please list your salary range preference.


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

Job Title: Public Relations Associate

Department: Public Relations

Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Full Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Position Summary/Objective: The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to hire one public relations associate, a seasonal position that will run from August 22 through two weeks after the end of the 2016-17 season. The position is an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the professional sports public relations field. This person will interact on a daily basis with members of the media as well as various departments within the Timberwolves organization to assist with the overall public relations efforts of the team. The position involves a large workload and unusual work hours, as well as substantial evening and weekend work.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Assist Timberwolves PR staff in all facets of the team’s public relations efforts.
  2. Produce daily stat packets and copy all printed materials for Wolves game nights (game notes, rosters, stats, etc…)
  3. Assist part-time media monitoring assistant in the tracking, evaluation and organizing of the team’s media coverage through its media monitoring system.
  4. Help part-time media monitoring assistant manage the team’s newspaper clipping system, including monitoring and recording all local media coverage.
  5. Prepare and deliver credentials and media packets to visiting teams.
  6. Occasionally write press releases; chief editor of the Timberwolves Preseason and Postseason Guides
  7. Update and manage the team’s media website on a daily basis.
  8. Create and provide media with credentials, as well as provide media and teams with statistical and press content.
  9. Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down. Assist with game-night media hospitality.
  10. Assist with any postgame events that may occur during Timberwolves home games.
  11. Transcribe quotes on game nights and distribute to the media.
  12. Regularly attend practices and shootarounds to assist with media interview requests.
  13. Occasionally attend appearances with players, coaches and staff (to media venues and in the community).
  14. Handle confidential information in a professional manner.

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 & 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.

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or equivalent experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Timberwolves and Lynx home games. Work is both sedentary and active in nature. The position operates out of an administrative office and a sports arena. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by dust, etc. The noise level is loud during events. During events work is generally performed on the main court, around the concourse and bleachers/steps, as well as in an office environment.

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. The employee may remain in stationary position for periods of time and is frequently required to ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel

Position may require travel to external events.

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 $9.00/hour?


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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.

  • Engage with the organization’s digital audience and moderate its network platforms.

  • 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 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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