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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Senior Manager, Media Relations - Los Angeles Lakers (El Segundo, CA)

Job Title: Senior Manager, Media Relations

Department: Media Relations

Reports to: Director, Media Relations

Manages: 10-person Statistician team (indirectly manages Coordinator, Media Relations and Media Relations Interns)

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

Position Summary: This position works closely with the Director, Media Relations to ensure a positive, ongoing relationship with all media while helping to build the Lakers media network both nationally and locally. This position also manages the statistician team and serves as the managing editor of the Lakers yearbook and Lakers magazine.

Key metrics used to evaluate performance:

  • Value of media coverage

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

  • Travel for approximately 50% of road games, serving as point person for media interaction and information, as directed by Director, Media Relations

  • Supervise stats crew at each home game

  • Prepare and write press releases and media advisories, as assigned by Director, Media Relations

  • Serve as managing editor of Lakers yearbook and Lakers Magazine

  • Oversee the coordination and distribution of season and daily media credentials

  • Lead game-night set up for each home game, including media parking, monitor/phone lists, press dining, media seating charts and photo charts

  • Serve as media contact at Lakers events as needed, including community events, All Star Weekend, etc. (Note: One person from Media Relations needs to be represented at all events)

    • Oversee media availability sessions at games, practices and shoot arounds, in the absence of the Director, Media Relations

  • Coordinate player and executive award campaigns (NBA All Rookie team, All Star and Rising Stars, etc.)

  • Manage the digital MR strategy

  • Coordinate player ticket purchases, media set-up and handle roster and injury updates, as directed by Director, Media Relations

  • Assist with set-up and coordination of interviews with players, coaches and front office staff, as assigned by Director, Media Relations

  • Assist in planning and executing of Lakers media events, including press conferences, Draft parties, etc.

  • Brainstorm and pitch story ideas for features

  • Assist in hiring and training of seasonal interns

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

Education (Required/ Preferred): Bachelor’s degree (required)

Previous experience: A minimum of six (6) years working in sports 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)


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator (Seasonal) - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

COMPENSATION:  HOURLY

Start date:  May 2017

End date:  End of 2017 WNBA season (target: October)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY, IF ANY: This position will have no supervisory responsibilities

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:  The Communications Coordinator will play an active role in the promotion of the Los Angeles Sparks via public and media relations, game day operations, website coverage and social media engagement.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Writing, editing and layout of all game notes

• Assisting with production of annual media guide, game programs and e-newsletter

• Generating original content for LASparks.com including feature stories, Q & A's, game recaps and more 

• Maintain current media lists for sports, non-sports, community, entertainment, etc.

•  Manage daily, weekly and monthly clips

•  Staffing all Sparks home games in a media relations capacity

•  Post-game stats/notes 

•  Media credentialing

•  Visiting team packet coordination and delivery

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Sports Management or a related field 

• Prior experience in the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations 

• Proficiency with HTML, MS Office suite, Adobe InDesign (a must) and Photoshop and social media tools 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of business communications

• In-depth knowledge of the game of basketball a must

• Strong familiarity with office procedures and methods, including telephone communications, office systems, office equipment and record keeping.

•  Effective planner and organizer

•  Motivation to learn and work in a fast-paced environment

•  Reliable transportation and internet connectivity

•  Ability to work flexible hours, including game nights, weekends and holidays

•  Positive attitude and worth ethic to be part of team

Other duties assigned by the Director of Communication may include special event promotion, facilitating player/coach interviews, staffing team practices and community events and managing student intern staff.

NOTES:  Interested and qualified candidates must include a cover letter and fill out their profile as completely as possible, incomplete records will not be considered.

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 are required to work Sparks’ home games and 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 weighing up to 20 pounds.               

 TRAVEL

·Position may require some travel to meet with local and non-local media contacts.

EEO STATEMENT

·The Los Angeles Sparks are an equal employment opportunity organization. 

No phone calls, please.

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

1. Do you have prior work experience in the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations?


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Communications: Broadcasting
Videographer - Editor - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

JOB DETAILS                                                                      

Title: Videographer – Editor

Department: Broadcast

Reports To: Director of Broadcast and Video Technology

FLSA Status: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

The individual in this role is responsible for shooting and editing team features for broadcasts, websites, and in-game arena presentations, as well as producing videos and advertisements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Prepare for shoots by scheduling, scouting locations, and renting equipment, etc.
  2. Shoot stories for broadcast television, website, in-arena, and business presentations.
  3. Collaborate with partnership departments to shoot and edit videos and advertisements for corporate sponsors.
  4. Assist with game-day-set up and take-down of lighting, backgrounds, props, and other equipment.
  5. Maintain videotape and digital libraries.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2 years of video production experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects (including video animation and graphics experience).
  • Proficient in shooting video with DSLR cameras and knowledge of lenses and camera functionality.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products strongly preferred.
  • Experience developing creative direction for videos and knowledge of production process from concept to completion preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours, staff may be required to work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events, including charity and networking events. Hours may include, nights, weekends, and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is generally sedentary in nature. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in gymnasiums, the Timberwolves/Lynx practice facility, and a professional sports arena, which include bleachers/steps.

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 occasionally ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes of merchandise and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

TRAVEL

Position will require some travel to external events.

EEO STATEMENT

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal 

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)?


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Basketball Communications Manager - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

JOB DETAILS                                                                 

Title: Basketball Communications Manager

Department: Public Relations

Reports To: Senior Manager of Public Relations

FLSA Status: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

This individual’s primary objective is to develop and implement strategic communications plans to promote the Minnesota Lynx and its players while serving as the main day-to-day media contact for the team. This role also includes work within the Timberwolves communications department on a seasonal basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Serve as primary Lynx basketball communications media contact (both home and on the road), overseeing all media availability during practice, games, and shootarounds, fulfilling all team local and national interview requests while enhancing image of the team and its players through external and internal television, radio, and digital platforms.
  2. Oversee all Lynx game-day duties, including the production and distribution of credentials, game notes, media seating charts and in-game and postgame notes and quotes.
  3. Travel with the team to all preseason, regular season and postseason road games; manage all the team media on the road.
  4. Provide consistent and effective communication to Lynx players and coaches to execute interview requests; prepare proper team messaging and notification of interviews and team events as necessary.
  5. Develop potential story ideas and proactive media pitching incorporating Lynx players, coaches, and basketball staff to various local and national media outlets.
  6. Collaborate with internal department leaders to creatively and effectively market the Lynx through the development & execution of events and/or stories aligning with the organization’s strategic direction.
  7. Write all team press releases, including but not limited to player transactions and media advisories.
  8. Spearhead all Lynx press conferences, including equipment and photographer setup, communication with local media and preparation of coaches and players.
  9. Monitor social media presence of Lynx players, coaches, and media members to ensure appropriate messaging.
  10. Assist the Timberwolves communications department in various capacities during the season as needed.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2 years of sports communications experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Microsoft Office experience required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Hire and manage the team’s four-person associate/assistant staff, including the full-tim/temporary associate.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours, staff may be required to work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events, including charity and networking events. Hours may include, nights, weekends, and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is generally sedentary in nature. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in gymnasiums, the Timberwolves/Lynx practice facility, and a professional sports arena, which include bleachers/steps.

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 occasionally ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes of merchandise and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

TRAVEL

Position will require travel to Lynx road games and 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)?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Digital Communications Coordinator (Part-Time Events Only) - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Summary:

  • Facilitate game and event-related online customer support to enhance the fan experience for the Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons. With a focus on monitoring a wide range of digital platforms, work with internal and external clients to respond to and anticipate the needs of customers in real-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate organizational digital communication between internal and external customers during games and events.
  • Participate in real-time monitoring, responding and moderation of online conversation and content.
  • Use digital platforms to maintain ongoing analysis, insights and opportunities for advancement.
  • Create and share post-event customer sentiment analysis recaps.
  • Support development and activation of content and engagement to enhance organization’s connection with its worldwide fanbase.
  • Maintain awareness of latest digital communication and platform trends.
  • Maintain customer database to advance real-time communication and insights.
  • Develop customized outreach to nurture relationships with key influencers.
  • Assess and recommend opportunities to create WOW! moments.
  • Regularly work days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in digital, communication, mobile or social media customer service for a brand, team or agency.
  • Degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience with mobile and web CMS platforms.
  • Working knowledge of sentiment analysis and digital reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Analytics.
  • Proficiency with emerging digital, mobile and social media-related platforms.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-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 your knowledge of the NBA and Sacramento Kings.
2. How would you characterize your content production (written/multimedia) skill set?
3. This position is strictly part-time with hours that vary from week to week depending on schedule of events and games. Are you able to have a flexible schedule and work at least 25 hours a week - nights, weekends, and holidays?


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