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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Content Writer (Intern) - Grand Rapids Drive (Grand Rapids, MI)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Grand Rapids Drive is seeking a professional, detail-oriented individual with strong writing and editing skills to “drive” content development for multiple marketing and communications channels. Primary responsibility of this position is to deliver straightforward, compelling, and fan-friendly copy across all functional marketing areas that are design-driven and accurately voice our brand identities. The goal of this writer is to build audience through affinity, excitement and community amongst Drive fans. We’re looking for a creative, consumer-focused, storyteller (with the ability to speak B2B) with a deep passion for the sports and entertainment industry.  The ideal candidate will also be highly collaborative and business-minded, and able to function well in a deadline-driven environment. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES

Create and implement an editorial calendar beginning in the summer and lasting through playoffs.

•  Responsible for all written content on nbagrandrapids.com, including feature/lifestyle stories, business insight, and all basketball content (game previews, recaps and practice reports)

•  Assist in media guide creation

•  Assist with writing, proofreading and editing all marketing, communications and sales materials developed within the organization

•  Write clear and persuasive copy for collateral across all platforms (including digital advertising, social media, email marketing, print, direct mail, out of home, television and radio) with a focus on product (e.g. ticket packages, community initiatives or sponsorship proposals) as well as storytelling and brand strategy.

•  Develop compelling headlines, taglines, and calls to action for all fan-facing campaigns in adherence to strategic focus, brand guidelines, and tone.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES

This job requires a strong background and experience with professional writing. Samples of published work are required.

•  Write content in a consistent voice that adheres to brand positioning and core values of the Drive

•  Relevant experience in journalism, writing, or editorial

•  Self-starter with creative ideas

•  Fast, concise accurate writer with great sense of how to speak to fans

•  Sense of humor and ability to capture the fun of Drive games, players and stories


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, Publications and Communications - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Description of the Position: The Manager, Publications & Communications is primarily responsible for managing the editorial process for the game day program and the yearbook.

Essential Duties and Responisbilites:

  • Oversee all editorial aspects of TIPOFF game day magazine including story assignment, copy-editing, headline writing, photo assignment and design.
  • Oversee all editorial aspects of the Miami HEAT Yearbook including copy-editing, photo assignment and design (where applicable).
  • Supervise TIPOFF graphic designer(s), interns and freelance writers.
  • Act as liaison with TIPOFF printing firm (Southeastern).
  • Proofread business press releases.
  • Escort media during HEAT games as well as non-game days, as necessary.
  • Assist media on and off campus by facilitating stories / articles / photo shoots.
  • Assist Sports Media Relations staff with both media and non-media relations efforts including on-court media relations functions.
  • Regularly work with Creative Services department to ensure proper portrayal of the HEAT brand in TIPOFF magazine and in all press releases.
  • Regularly work with HEAT.com, social media and HEAT mobile app to ensure delivery of TIPOFF content (where applicable) to these mediums.
  • Assist the Executive Television Producer with other aspects of HEAT television and radio productions (broadcast liaison).

Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of related experience and/or training. Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal, are required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Associate Producer, Media Production- Part-Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Description of the Position: The Associate Producer serves as a “Preditor” (Writer-Producer-Editor) responsible for writing, producing and editing full length features to air on HEATv and all digital platforms.  The Associate Producer works as part of a production team collaborating and assisting with all aspects of an on-location and/or in-studio production projects. Responsibilites include but are not limited to:

  • The Associate Producer produces, writes and edits original video features for video presentations and recaps for HEATV, Broadcast and HEAT.com
  • Develops, Produces and Edits content, per request, for the all Business Operation departments.
  • As requested, serves as lead field Producer for HEAT Group events.
  • Responsible for executing Basketball Operations video requests as needed.  
  • Assists the Director and Manager of Media Production in carrying out day to day operations of the Media Production department.
  • Responsible for streaming media content as needed for HEAT.Com and all Social Media Platforms
  • Adheres to all standard operating procedures as it relates the departments ingest and editing system
  • Assists HEAT Marketing and Media Production departments with day to day operational needs as requested.
  • Must be able to operate Media Production systems: Broadcast Recording Systems, Routing System; Non-Linear Editing System; DVD Duplicating System; Intercom System.
  • Will be required to learn and operate software such as: AVID Media Composer; Adobe Creative Suite, Glookast Ingestion System, NBA Digital Media Archive.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in video and television production is required. Must possess television production skills associated with that of live and remote TV production; pre and post production with 2-3 years of working experience. Must have strong creative skills and knowledge of sports entertainment in a production environment. Must also have excellent knowledge of basketball. Facility with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or comparable.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Production Assistant, Media Production- Part-Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Description of the Position: The Miami HEAT is looking for a Production Assistant that is responsible for providing administrative and organizational support to senior production staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for exporting and sending daily coverage of HEAT practice, shoot around and post game to all HEAT digital platforms.
  • Responsible for the live game recording of both home and away HEAT games into the departments digital archive system.
  • Assists videographers, as requested in set building, grip duties or audio assistance in-studio or on location. 
  • Responsible for the logging of all HEATv content in a timely manner. 
  • Ensuring all disc and tapes are appropriate labeled based on the SOP of the Media Production Department.
  • Responsible for all video duplication requests made by Business and Basketball Operations or any external entities.
  • Assists the Director and Manager of Media Production in carrying out day to day operations of the Media Production department.
  • Adheres to all standard operating procedures as it relates the departments ingest and editing system.
  • Needs to be organized, proactive, show initiative, good I.T. skills and communication skills.
  • Assists HEAT Marketing and Media Production departments with day to day operational needs as requested.
  • Must be able to operate Media Production systems: Broadcast Recording Systems, Routing System; Non-Linear Editing System; DVD Duplicating System; Intercom System.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Coordinator, Media Relations - South Bay Lakers (El Segundo, CA)

Job Title: Coordinator, Media Relations (South Bay Lakers)

Department: Media Relations

Reports to: Director, Media Relations

Departmental Goal: To work hand-in-hand with the media to promote the South Bay Lakers organization in a positive light and protect its brand.

Position Summary: The Coordinator, Media Relations has three key responsibilities: (i) writing PR publications; (ii) coordinating logistics related to PR events and media attendance; (iii) managing game day operations

Key metrics used to evaluate performance:

  • Value of media coverage

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities**):

  • PR Publication Production

    • Serve as main point of contact for South Bay Lakers

      • Produce league guide with roster, bios, etc.

    • Assist in the production and writing of department publications, including media guides, game notes and press releases

  • Logistics Coordination

    • Facilitate interviews between players, coaches and front office staff and the media, as assigned (during weekends and summer league)

    • Track and compile credential requests; create and disseminate temporary credentials for each game

    • Support management in executing media events

    • (Prior to each home game) Prepare and deliver game information and media packets to opponents and visiting/national media

    • Represent PR department for weekend practices to oversee and monitor any potential media interviews

  • Other

    • Provide administrative and clerical support to Director, Media Relations

    • Miscellaneous other tasks and special projects, as needed and assigned

**Responsibilities subject to change based on organizational needs and direction from management.

Education (Required/ Preferred):  Bachelor’s degree (required) in Communications/ Journalism/ PR (preferred)

Previous experience: A minimum of two (2) years or seasons of internship/in-field experience working in sports PR, Communications or Media Relations

Technology Capabilities:

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • InDesign and the ability to create and publish printed books, brochures, digital magazines, and interactive online documents

  • Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Windows)

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Deep knowledge of South Bay Lakers team and history

  • A passion for basketball and professional sports, with an understanding of other sport cycles and operations

  • Ability to operate at the speed of the 24-hr news cycle


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Communications Assistant - Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City, UT)

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

The Utah Jazz are looking to hire two communications assistants, each a full-time position that will run from September 5, 2017 till July 15, 2018. The position is an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the professional sports public relations industry. Each communications assistant will interact daily with members of the media as well as various departments within the Jazz organization to assist with the overall public relations/media relations efforts of the team. The position involves a large workload and unusual work hours, but is also very rewarding. Below is a brief outline of some of the job responsibilities of the position:

·         Assist Jazz PR Staff in all aspects of the team’s public/media relations efforts.

·         Produce daily statistical reports and compile game notes. Copy all printed materials for Jazz game                 nights (game notes, rosters, stats, etc.).

·         Compile and distribute daily media clips for Jazz management.

·         Prepare credentials and visiting media packets for each home game.

·         Set up media work areas on game days at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

·         Monitor the media work room pre and postgame to ensure proper distribution of scores and stats.

·         Assist with team publications (media guide, “Game Time” (game day program), postseason guide,                   preseason guide, game notes, etc.).

·         Assist Jazz PR Staff with media requests at practice and shootaround.

·         Help with the Salt Lake City Stars public relations efforts, the team’s NBA D-League affiliate.

·         Assist with all Jazz media events (press conferences, media day, conference calls, draft workouts,                 etc.).

·         Assist with creation of draft profiles in preparation for the 2018 NBA Draft.

·         Help with the public relations efforts for the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League.

·         Handle confidential information in a professional manner.

·         Other responsibilities as assigned.

SCHEDULE

·         The position will run from September 5, 2017 thru July 15, 2018. Performance reviews will take place               periodically and the Jazz reserve the right to terminate employment.

·         Various hours, Monday – Friday, weekend work, nights and all Jazz preseason and regular season                   home games (plus Playoffs) during the 2016-17 NBA season.

·         Please be aware that many games fall on weekends and several are played during traditional holiday               seasons.

BACKGROUND

·         College graduate with a degree in a related field (Journalism, Communications/Public Relations, English           or Sports Administration).

·         Must have at least one year experience in sports communications or public relations at either the                     professional or collegiate level to effectively perform duties listed above.

·         Must have solid knowledge of the NBA, statistics and basketball terminology in order to effectively                 perform duties.

·         Must have strong writing skills.

·         Must be proficient with MS Word, Excel, internet and Outlook in order to effectively perform duties as             listed above.

·         Must be detail-oriented in order to effectively perform duties as listed above.

·         Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.

·         Must be able to take direction and work well with others.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

There are two communications assistant openings available, each a full-time position that will run from September 5, 2017 till July 15, 2018.

COMPENSATION

The position pays $8 an hour with overtime and a benefits package.

Parking is provided. Meals are provided when working Jazz games.

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

DEADLINE

The positions will remain open until filled.


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