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Communications: Communications Department Management
Trainee - Brand Communications - Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club (Atlanta, GA)

Here’s your chance to experience a bold and dynamic organization first hand.  The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club will be looking for passionate team players to participate in our 2017-2018 Trainee Program.  The program is designed to give top candidates real-life experience in the sports and entertainment industry, in addition to providing educational and networking opportunities. Any qualified applicant who has a college degree with a Bachelors or Masters is eligible to apply for the Atlanta Hawks Trainee Program. Trainees are expected to work at least 37.5 hours per week and may have additional game day/event responsibilities (depending on department assignments). Trainees are paid $13.50/hour and overtime if applicable. Trainees are benefit-eligible after 30 days (medical, dental, vision). 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The 2017-2018 Trainee Program will run from September through April (end of season).
  • Open to any qualified applicant who can meet the time commitment and has a recent college degree, Bachelors or Masters.
  • The ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required
  • Trainees are responsible for travel and housing arrangements
  • Should have completed course work in Public Relations, Communications or Marketing
  • Include 2 writing samples maximum 300 words each. 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:  

  • Assist with special events (i.e. press conferences, interviews, concert media)
  • Some writing and editing, including newsletters, blogs, and press releases
  • Construct and maintain media contact lists
  • Support communications/PR team media with pitching, station drops, communications plans and editorial calendars
  • Help to develop our Speakers’ Bureau and award nomination presentations
  • Support our Media Monitoring Specialist with creating reports to track media coverage for the organization

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

1. Do you have a Bachelors or Masters degree?
2. Are you available to work nights and weekends as needed? (Y/N)


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Communications: Broadcast Production
I/O Media Coordinator - Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment is searching for an exceptional I/O Media Coordinator to manage the day-to-day workflow and priorities of our properties, specifically in regards to online and season ticket holder assets. The incumbent must understand digital project management scenarios, including CMS.

This role will be based in our Brooklyn, NY office. We offer a competitive total rewards package and perks ranging from free snacks to fun employee outings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with marketing and sales to define online season ticket holder experience

  • Manage content and video via the IO media CMS

  • Manage other various media and digital projects as needed

  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion interfacing with various team members in Marketing and Sales

  • Become a trusted advisor to internal clients by understanding their goals/objectives, clarifying their needs and offering strategic recommendations;

  • Partner with internal clients to define and realize their communication strategy using exceptional listening and collaboration skills;

  • Comfortable presenting and interacting with senior marketing and business leaders;

  • Take accurate information from clients, formulating creative briefs;

  • Problem-solve obstacles to execution of work requests;

  • Analyze and report departmental stats, ensuring this data is communicated monthly to the Vice President, Creative and Content Management

  • Manage all creative services requests submitted via an internal email;

  • Maintain creative schedule, ensuring it is accurate and up to date

  • Oversee internal approval and routing process

  • Coordinate overall project prioritization and department workflow, ensuring work is distributed based on skill set requirements;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 2+ years of project management experience with proven record of successful delivery (i.e. on-time/early completion, within budget, and in scope)
  • 1+ year of management experience;
  • Strong familiarity with creative and print production process;
  • Sports and/or entertainment industry experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of CMS and be capable of working in it

  • Must have working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • Must be able to problem solve;

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information;

  • Must have a strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence;

  • Must have truly outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Must have good decision-making skills, solid judgment and interpersonal effectiveness;

  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently;

  • Must be flexible & reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole;

  • Strong communication skills: must be comfortable with engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills;

  • Able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption;

  • Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made;

  • Excellent verbal and written skills;

  • Highly organized and communicative.


Note: This position was originally posted on the Brooklyn Nets employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Brooklyn Nets employment site.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public & Media Relations Associate - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Bulls Public & Media Relations team is seeking a hardworking and skilled individual passionate about gaining firsthand public and media relations experience, and progressing in the professional sports PR industry. The person who fills the role of Public & Media Relations Associate will have the opportunity to work daily with members of the media, as well as collaborate with various departments within the Chicago Bulls organization (e.g., Basketball Operations, Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Digital, etc.) to assist with the overall public and media relations strategy of the team.

This position is scheduled to start in September 2017 and continue through the end of the season.


OVERVIEW & RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Public & Media Relations Associate, you will be part of a dynamic team and can expect to assist the staff in all aspects of the team’s public and media relations efforts, including:

  • Support the development of departmental publications (e.g., media guide, preseason guide, playoff guide, game-day insert, gamenotes, post-game notes, etc.)
  • Monitor and report on team coverage in the local and national media
  • Compile, archive and distribute local and national media clips
  • Produce daily statistical reports and compile gamenotes
  • Prepare game credentials and visiting media packets for all home games
  • Set up media work areas on game days (e.g., press room and press box)
  • Assist the department at practice and shoot around
  • Help coordinate events such as press conferences, media day, etc.
  • Perform additional projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a communications-related field
  • At least one year of experience in sports communications or public/media relations at either the professional or collegiate level, and can effectively perform the duties as listed above
  • A deep understanding of the organization’s history, the NBA and basketball statistics
  • Knowledge of local media and the ability to work productively and positively with media and organizational departments
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including editing and working knowledge of and adherence to AP style
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • Ability to work quickly in a dynamic, team oriented environment
  • Previous experience prioritizing work and adhering to changing deadlines
  • Ability to take direction and collaborate across multiple teams
  • Strong professional working demeanor and the ability to handle confidential information

We are seeking candidates who are able to work a flexible schedule which includes working nights, weekends and holidays.

The Chicago Bulls Public & Media Relations Associate role will pay $11.00/hr. Parking and lunch at the United Center are provided daily, free of charge, and employees will receive complimentary tickets to select home Bulls games.

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

1. Do you hold a college degree in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field? [Yes/No]
2. Do you have at least one year in sports communications/public relations at either the professional or collegiate level? [Yes/No]
3. Do you have solid knowledge of the NBA, statistics and basketball terminology? [Yes/No]
4. Have you worked under deadline before? [Yes/No]
5. Do you have experience writing gamenotes [Yes/No]
6. Do you have experience writing press releases? [Yes/No]
7. Are you an organized worker who can multi-task under high-pressure situations? [Yes/No]
8. Are you willing and able to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays? [Yes/No]


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Corporate Communications Associate - Philadelphia 76ers (Camden, NJ)

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 Corporate Communications Associate 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 Corporate Communications campaigns

·         Escort Sixers front office executives and talent to media appearances. Deploy promotional items to media organizations.

·         Game night responsibilities: Escort Corporate Communicators media guests, coordinate Corporate Communications social and publicity events, deliver Corporate Communications information to relevant media and broadcast partners, etc.

·         Participate in brainstorming sessions and execution of Corporate Communications deliverables.

·         Answer phones, maintain calendar and departmental schedules.

·         Other duties and research projects within department as assigned by Director of Corporate Communications.

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

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

·         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: Internet Communications
eSports Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Position Description:

The Sacramento Kings have an exciting opportunity for an eSports Manager to join our dynamic leadership team as we launch the inaugural seasons of professional NBA 2K eSports league, along with 16 other NBA teams. The ideal candidate is well-versed in the gaming community and experienced in social media management.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the team; represent interests both internally and externally
  • Provide insight into player selection process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to secure appropriate assets, develop brand awareness, build social media presence/PR and maximize sponsorship opportunities
  • Partner with Digital team to develop fan engagement in social media channels and develop strategies to increase engagement
  • Work with players and other internal stakeholders to create successful content development and delivery strategies.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to increase revenue through specific marketing initiatives
  • Manage relationships with eSports League, related organizations, and cultivate new relationships
  • Provide industry and local insights as input into the overall strategy
  • Regularly assess team’s performance and recommend methodologies to ensure successful, sustainable delivery
  • Research gaming industry events and conventions leading to recommendations for team activations and involvement
  • Provide analysis and reporting on all League events
  • Primary point of contact to manage and advise players on all day-to-day operations
  • Develop strategies for engaging gaming communities in Sacramento and around the world.

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at either a publisher, team, or brand working on eSports activities or competitions
  • Experience in competitive gaming, professional gaming, leagues and tournaments
  • Understanding and experience around eSports; knowledge of NBA2K community
  • Significant knowledge of gaming and internet/digital media industries.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities based upon analyzing relevant information and potential outcomes
  • Professional writing skills and editorial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong understanding of all social media platforms
  • Comfortable serving as on-air spokesperson for the team
  • Detail-orientated, ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner, be well organized and able to prioritize efficiently, and take initiative
  • Outstanding communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills
  • Innovative leader committed to delivering results
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on priorities and deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and travel as needed.

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

1. Whay are you interested in this position?
2. What are your salary requirements?


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