Current available jobs in Communications:


» Corporate Communications Manager - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)
» Golden 1 Center Digital Producer - Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)
» Community Coordinator - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)
» Internet Services Translation Coordinator- Full-Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)
» Gameday Production Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Thunder Mobile Experience Associate - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)
» Media Relations Game Day Internship - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)
» Media Relations Internship - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)
» Mascot Coordinator - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)
» Senior Director, Media Relations - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
» Digital Communications Coordinator (Part-Time Events Only) - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)


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: Internet Communications
Golden 1 Center Digital Producer - Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)

SUMMARY: The Digital Producer position is responsible for creating, curating and sharing unique and compelling content across Golden 1 Center, Downtown Commons and team-related digital platforms, as well as advancing year-round engagement across the organization’s online network.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Create, curate and share written-, image-, audio- and video-based content

·Cover and provide real-time social media updates from events, concerts, games and appearances.

·Conduct interviews

·Ensure all content is on brand, consistent in style, quality and voice

·Assist in the development and maintenance of content strategy that supports and extends initiatives across the organization, while using analytics to optimize content type and publish schedule

·Leverage trending topics and current events to develop content themes and spontaneous activations

·Develop and execute creative and innovative digital campaigns

·Regularly post content on Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons digital platforms as well as support team-related initiatives

·Actively engage with the organization’s digital audience and moderate its network channels

·Routinely work days, nights, weekends and holidays

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelors degree or equivalent training

·Two years of experience producing written, video, audio and graphic content

· Two years of experience creating, posting and sharing content across current digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, etc.

·Robust knowledge of entertainment, basketball, pop and internet culture

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·Superior attention to detail and proof-reading experience

·Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or related video editing platform

·Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

·A highly motivated self-starter

·Team oriented

·Extremely Organized

·Ability to thrive in face-paced, deadline-oriented workplace

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

1. 1. Describe your knowledge of music, entertainment and Golden 1 Center.
2. 2. How would you characterize your content production (written/multimedia) skill set?
3. 3. Are you able to have a flexible schedule and work nights, weekends, and holidays?
4. What are your salary requirements?


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Communications: Internet Communications
Community Coordinator - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

 

Job Description

 

Job Title:                    Community Coordinator

 

Department:                Digital Media

 

Reports To:                 Social Media Manager

 

 

Job Summary

The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, alignment, management, and execution of all Team social media platforms.  Essential to the position is the ability to grow social media base, engagement and ROI while maintaining brand integrity and consistency.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         The social coordinator is responsible for managing and growing the Clippers’ social media presence

          through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and other digital and social platforms.

·         Assisting in the production of content and executing the formatting and publishing of content to      

          Clippers’ social handles

·         Creating and growing relationships with social platforms, third party partners and key influencers

·         Supporting the content creation and execution of content publishing for LA Clipper dance team, mascot

          and other team related presence.

·         Creative concepts for new content and engagement campaigns

·         Attending and covering Clippers’ events for our team, community initiatives and other events as

          determined.

·         Use analytics tools of the social platforms and third party toolsets to create reports and continually find

          ways to improve those metrics through testing and new ideas.

·         Familiarity with paid social media buying and optimization preferred

Characteristics / Qualifications

·         Experience with social media tools for business including those offered by the major platforms and third

          parties

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

·         Willingness / ability to work when the events, games and other team activities take place, including but

          not limited to outside traditional work hours, holidays and weekends.

·         Strong time management skills, ability to multitask and passion for sports and social / digital content.

 


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Communications: Internet Communications
Internet Services Translation Coordinator- Full-Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Brief Description of the Position

Overview of the Job: The Internet Services Translation Coordinator will be responsible for the translation, posting, creation and distribution of foreign language content for HEAT.com.  This position will serve as the liaison between the Internet Services Department and the Broadcast Department’s foreign language part-time employees.  .  The Coordinator will supervise the activities of the part-time employees and instruct those responsible for creating foreign language video.  This position will also create foreign language social media messaging and distribution for HEAT.com as well.

Must be able to speak write and translate Chinese-Mandarin. Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a credited college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to monitor and handle multiple tasks. Time management skills needed. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines. Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop (or similar graphics program), HTML, social media application, translation tools and Microsoft Office programs.

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

1. Yes/No Can you speak, read and translate Chinese-Mandarin?


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

Department: Broadcast

Reports to: Broadcast Production Manager

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Date Modified: 8/7/2014

Summary/Objective: This is a primarily game night position working within our Broadcast department with our production team for the in-arena show, setup and teardown of equipment, and post-game video production and editing duties.

Essential Functions

  1. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
  2. Setup and teardown of Broadcast and In-Arena videoboard equipment.
  3. Assist in post-game video production, interviews, shooting and editing for web.
  4. Logging and archiving videoboard media.
  5. Duplication of wide variety of media for Timberwolves/Lynx staff.
  6. Assist in locating needed video for segments and other features.

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 wrap video cable.
  5. Ability to operate a video camera, set up lights and use editing software (Adobe Premiere preferred).
  6. Knowledge of archiving video data is preferred.
  7. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Experience working with video production.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Staff are required to work 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 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 will frequently move cameras, cords and other production equipment 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 $9.50/hour?
3. Are you able to commit to working part-time hours for the entire length of the Timberwolves season (October-April)?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Thunder Mobile Experience Associate - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Oklahoma City Thunder is currently seeking a qualified individual for the part-time position of Thunder Mobile Experience Associate.  The Thunder’s Mobile Experience is an integral part of our overall marketing and community engagement initiative.  The Thunder Mobile Experience Department is responsible for producing and executing mobile events across the state of Oklahoma and other parts of the region. The programs developed through the department are designed to be a positive outreach to communities in the state and region that do not have a consistent opportunity to experience our brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Thunder Mobile Experience Department

  • Serve as a brand ambassador for the organization

  • Assist in setting up the mobile display and executing various event activations

  • Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the mobile display before and after events

  • Travel to all appearances with the mobile display

  • Assist with special projects as assigned

  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to simultaneously handle numerous tasks and perform under tight time schedules

  • Strong communication skills and customer service orientation

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driver’s record

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and stand/walk for up to 10 hours at a time

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Problem solving and creative skills are preferred

  • Course credit is negotiable if requested

  • Desire to work in the area of professional sports is preferred

  • Must have a flexible work schedule to include work on evenings and weekends

This is a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Thunder Mobile Experience Coordinator.

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates, please apply online at: www.okcthunder.com/employment


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Media Relations Game Day Internship - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia 76ers is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by one of the industry’s most decorated and well-respected sports business executives in CEO Scott O’Neil. The Sixers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the entire sports industry. The Sixers offer an energetic working environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

Position Summary: The Media Relations Game Day Intern will assist the public relations department handle all media related activities. This position will give you hands-on experience in many facets of public relations field.

Philadelphia 76ers, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Learn to plan and execute game-day activities, including production and distribution of press credentials, coordination of appropriate sign-in for press meals, assistance with press area operations during games, and the recording and transcribing of postgame press conferences

·         Help keep PR storage areas organized

·         Learn about and assist with the various types of ways the department distributes information, including press releases, press conferences, publicity events and off-day media availabilities

·         Perform all other objectives, projects and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

 

·         College juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

·         Must demonstrate professionalism, a customer-first attitude, enthusiasm, and strong verbal and written communication skills

Special Position Requirement  

·         Game nights and/or weekends required


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Media Relations Internship - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia 76ers is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by one of the industry’s most decorated and well-respected sports business executives in CEO Scott O’Neil. The Sixers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the entire sports industry. The Sixers offer an energetic working environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

Position Summary: The Media Relations Intern will assist the public relations department handle all media related activities. This position will give you hands-on experience in many facets of public relations field.

Philadelphia 76ers, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Assist with drafting press releases and media advisories for use in promoting various events

·         Assist with providing statistical information, credentials, etc., for visiting teams’ public relations staff

·         Assembling media kits and copy points for radio and television promotion of events, including opportunities to distribute those media kits with supervisor

·         Brainstorming publicity opportunities with the PR team

·         Learn to track media coverage on a daily and game-by-game basis

·         Participate in the creation of game-day and seasonal publications

·         Learn how an NBA PR staff functions during home games

·         Performing all other objectives and projects as assigned

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

 

·         College juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

·         Must demonstrate professionalism, a customer-first attitude, enthusiasm, and strong verbal and written communication skills

Special Position Requirement  

·         Some game nights and/or weekends may be required depending on the position; flexibility to participate a plus


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Communications: Event Promotions
Mascot Coordinator - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Purpose

The Mascot Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a multitude of appearances for the Phoenix Suns Gorilla and Phoenix Mercury Scorch as well as attending Phoenix Suns and Mercury games, special events and ensuring their implementation and success. 

Primary (Essential) Duties

  • Scheduling community relations, Suns Charities, public relations, and marketing appearances for the Phoenix Suns Gorilla and Phoenix Mercury Scorch.
  • Assist with in-game components related to appearances, promotions, etc.
  • Coordinate and attend all appearances for The Gorilla and ensure that the event is set up properly.
  • Monitor and update website and all social media pertaining to The Gorilla including adding photos and updating new content from events to enhance The Gorilla’s image.
  • Prepare, manage and track all expenses as it relates to The Gorilla budget.
  • Provide reports/data related to requests and appearances.
  • Use creativity to enhance The Gorilla’s image during shows, including being able to adjust mid-show if need be to accommodate The Gorilla or situations that may arise.
  • Act as the voice for The Gorilla for approaching fans and public while safely exercising crowd management
  • Available to emcee events as it relates to The Gorilla
  • Provide high level of customer service with groups requesting an appearance from The Gorilla in order to build relationships throughout the community and state.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Outgoing personality with ability to direct and command attention from large groups of people.
  • Excellent written, and verbal skills; creative conceptualization as it relates to children’s shows and performances
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and work under extremely tight deadlines
  • A proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Web or HTML experience a plus.

Experience/Education Requirements

  • A four-year college degree (Communications, Marketing or related field preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and a good driving record report.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs. Must be available to attend all Suns and Mercury home games.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, climb stairs, work in high elevations and enclosed spaces
  • Must be comfortable working in large crowds. Noise levels in the work environment are frequently loud
  • May be exposed to outside elements

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


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Senior Director, Media Relations - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

POSITION:  Senior Director, Media Relations

DEPARTMENT:  Media Relations

MANAGER: Vice President, Communications

Summary:  The primary responsibility of the Senior Director of Media Relations is to develop and direct strategic, proactive communications efforts related to Sacramento Kings basketball communications. The position will oversee basketball media relations staff and will report to the Vice President of Communications.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • At the direction of the VP of Communications, develop and oversee implementation of integrated and proactive strategic communications plans related to basketball communications.
  • Represent the Sacramento Kings to the media and community by acting as a spokesperson for related basketball issues.
  • Develop relationships with media representatives to create opportunities that elevate the profile of the team.
  • Develop messaging and briefing materials for use by staff, coaches and players at public speaking engagements and media interviews. Prep and staff media interviews for staff, coaches and players.
  • Supervise basketball communications media relations team consisting of Director and Manager, including leading long and short-term strategic planning, game-night media responsibilities and team member growth.
  • Work collaboratively with departments across the organization to determine and implement media relations support.
  • Ability to travel with the team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or communications
  • 8-10 years’ experience in public/media relations
  • Previous work in the media or sports industry preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional editing skills, writing and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • History of leading basketball-related communications based on strategic, measurable objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively oversee and manage a team responsible for media relations

Technical Expertise

  • Broad knowledge and experience dealing with integrated communications initiativ
  • Proven experience successfully managing rapid response communications efforts
  • Possess strong relationships with local, regional and national media
  • Ability to manage and set goals for direct reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the team, NBA, media and other high level outside contacts
  • Strong presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Other Skills and Abilities

  •  Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers
  •  Results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  •  Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills
  •  Detail oriented, organized, flexible, accurate
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities
  •  Computer skills – MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe experience
  •  Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

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

1. What are your salary requirements?


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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 at 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 Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons-related digital communication between internal and external customers during games and events.
  • Participate in real-time monitoring, responding and moderation of online conversation.
  • Use reporting platforms to maintain ongoing analysis, insights and opportunities for advancement.
  • Create and share post-event customer sentiment analysis recaps.
  • Support development 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.
  • Review response time and maintain benchmarks to increase efficiency.
  • Regularly work days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in digital, 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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