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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Production Coordinator - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Who We Are: The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are professional NBA and WNBA basketball teams based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves were founded in 1989 and the Lynx were founded in 1999, both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The Timberwolves play in the NBA’s Northwest Division of the Western Conference, while the Lynx play in the WNBA’s Western Conference.

Our Purpose: Be a Pack. Believe. Inspire. Unite.

Our Core Values: Play Hard, Play Together, Be a Pro, Have Fun, Play with Passion and Think Innovatively

Who We Want: We are looking for a Production Coordinator who is ready to come in and make an immediate contribution to our Live Programming and Entertainment department. The individual in this role will be working with our Director of Live Programming and Entertainment, Manager of Game Presentation as well as our Dance and Performance Manager and Mascot Supervisor on all game-day programming, communications and entertainment.

To Apply:

Read through the job description below. You must include a cover letter and resume.

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Manager of Game Presentation

Position Type: Full Time/Non Exempt/Regular

Date Modified: 11/25/2014


The Production Coordinator works with management on coordinating, organizing, and executing all aspects of the game night and event planning processes. This position also assists the Dance & Performance Manager with all event, clinic, audition, workshop needs and the Mascot Supervisor with mascot operations.

Essential Functions

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

1.     Responsible for all “day of” game and event paperwork including format/rundown, PA’s, corporate branding, and scoreboard messages.

2.     Responsible for management of promotional tunnel for all home games, including waivers, contestant selection and promotion activation including set-up, staffing, rules, signage paperwork, accounting, teardown and storage.

3.     Coordinate all of the skyway interactive area including set-up, staffing, rules, signage paperwork, accounting, teardown and storage.

4.     Coordinate all activities in the arena including Crunch, Prowl, Hoop Man, sponsor contests, presentations, as well as various other game ops areas including music, lighting, signage, etc.

5.     Coordinate all audition processes for the Live Programming and Entertainment department, as well as clinic and workshop processes for Manager of Entertainment/Performance.

6.     Coordinate selected outside events such as exhibition games, season tickets holder events, international games, etc.

7.     Primary department lead for all giveaways, t-shirts, and promotional items.

8.     Assist with hiring, scheduling and overall supervision of Game Presentation Game Night Assistants, Action Pack, and Stage Managers.

9.     Assist with other various projects and duties as assigned by the Manager of Game Presentation.

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. 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.

Education  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. 


1-2 years of even planning experience is preferred. Previous experience working in sports is preferred.

 Supervisory Responsibility  

This position does have supervisory responsibility

 Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 9:00 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work all Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to 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 of merchandise weighing up to 15 pounds.


Position may require some 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. 1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Please indicate your salary preference.
3. Please indicate your available start date (upon offer).

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Communications: Broadcast Production
Broadcast Engineer - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington, DC)

Monumental Sports & Entertainment owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Monumental, which merged Lincoln Holdings and Washington Sports & Entertainment on June 10, 2010, also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the group operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals' state-of-the-art training facility in Arlington, Va., and George Mason University's Patriot Center, located in Fairfax, Va.

Overview:  Hands-on position that will work with Exec Producer and Chief Engineer to support, address all technology equipment and tasks. Including but not limited to repair, operation, maintenance (both hardware and software) of broadcast television equipment and engineering infrastructure which supports all aspects of a live television environment in a sports arena.


  • Maintain the technical integrity of the television facility.
  • Maintain positive and proactive communication on all technology issues.
  • Supports the requirements of intense daily sports and programming operations.
  • Leverage available technology to affect and improve operating efficiencies.
  • Assist in design and implementation of repairs and new construction of facilities.
  • Perform day to day maintenance of equipment to keep plant in working order.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Must be a skilled multi-tasker.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a television production environment.
  • Live production environment experience a must
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of cutting edge television equipment.
  • Understanding of broadcast signal flow in a television work environment.
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs.


Must have knowledge of: Harris Routers, Ross Switchers, Blackstorm playback machines, EVS, Sony Cameras, Panasonic Cameras, CCTV Systems, RF Signal maintenance, Miranda systems. Knowledge of engineering standards and practices a must.

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

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Corporate Communications Coordinator - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Corporate Communications Coordinator will help the Oklahoma City Thunder reach out to its fans and partners and broaden the team’s impact by communicating the team’s marketing, sales, community and business messages across all media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Work with Corporate Communications team to execute organizational communications strategies

·      Assist in tracking impact of corporate and partner messaging in news media, social media and other channels

·      Monitor and aggregate local and national news mentions

·      Assist in monitoring social media interactions and in aggregating reporting data, including tracking posts highlighting business partnerships

·      Update and maintain department and organizational resources, including department media lists and corporate news subscriptions

·      Monitor general public relations requests via email

·      Disseminate media alerts and news releases to promote initiatives such as community events, business partnerships, ticketing info and other organizational messages

·      During the season, fulfill game-night credential requests from the business office, including TV credentials

·      Assist in proofreading and editing of materials in support of messaging needs for other corporate departments

·      Track corporate awards, department assets and team archives

·      Work with Marketing/Events and Entertainment departments to find promotional opportunities for team entertainment assets, including Rumble the Bison, the Thunder Girls, Thunder Drummers, Rain Drops and Storm Chasers

·      Maintain good punctuality and attendance

·      Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Requirements:

·      Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis in communications, journalism, public relations or related field preferred

·      2-3 years experience in PR/communications or media relations

·      Strong writing skills

·      Professional experience in editing/proofreading

·      Working knowledge of AP style

·      Working knowledge of basketball/NBA

·      Some experience with social media

·      Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

·      Highly organized and detail-oriented, with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager.

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

1. Do you have professional experience with proofreading and editing?
2. Do you have working knowledge of AP style?
3. Do you have an undergraduate degree in PR, communications, journalism or a related field?

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Communications: Internet Communications
Digital Activation Specialist - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Purpose

Assist Marketing Partnerships and Marketing/Ticket Sales teams in identifying digital trends to capitalize on revenue opportunities, and activate/traffic campaigns.

Primary (Essential) Duties 
•    Assist Marketing Partnerships department in identifying digital trends, available assets, rate cards and new opportunities on Suns, Mercury and USAC digital, social, and mobile platforms.  This may include but not be limited to mid and post season recaps with Partners, to enhance their partnership.
•    Attend meetings with potential marketing partners, as requested, to understand client’s goals and digital needs.
•    Produce and maintain a comprehensive digital deck with images and descriptions of all available inventory for partners and marketing/ticketing.
•    Work with Digital and Marketing Partnership Teams to create digital packages for sales presentations, and contribute to in-person presentations when needed.
•    Collaborate with Digital, Marketing Partnership and Ticket Sales Team to develop multi-channel promotional campaigns for marketing partners (i.e.. Southwest Fly Away to the Draft) or ticket campaigns (i.e.. Orange Friday, Cyber Monday, FSA Box Office Takeover).
•    Collaborate with Digital and Marketing Partnership Teams to develop creative opportunities for Partner inclusion within social media channels, and help craft and schedule those posts, as needed.
•    Facilitate photo and/or video shoots for Marketing Partners and ticketing social campaigns (i.e.. images & vids for Fry’s/Coke Home Opener ticket offer)
•    Work with marketing partnerships and digital dept. to update and maintain digital rate card.
•    Help provide analytics (impressions, page views, etc.) to Marketing Partners for the purpose of weekly, monthly and end of year reporting 
•    Help write copy and schedule ticket messaging (Suns, Mercury, USAC) through social and SMS.
•    Interact with Marketing Partners Activation Team to ensure all digital elements within contracts are accounted for and executed.
•    Work with Marketing Partnership Activators to acquire the necessary digital advertisements with correct specs (banner ads, pre-roll spots, takeovers and reskins) from Marketing Partners.
•    Submit all digital ads, flight dates and ad positions to NBA Digital Media Ops and Team Marketing & Business Operations for trafficking within Suns desktop and mobile websites.
•    Upload and schedule all mobile ads within YinzCam content management system (CMS).
•    Upload and place ads for through Carbon House CMS.
•    Create and implement SMS campaigns for marketing partners through Phizzle CMS.
•    Coordinate partner ads, logos, backdrops and mentions with digital video producer for inclusion within the RISE network.
•    Monitor and track all digital ad inventory to ensure ads are running at the right times, in the right positions and channels, and are fulfilling impression needs.
•    Traffic promotions through calendar and “Hot Stuff” section of homepage and e-newsletter, In The Post.
•    Seek methodology to improve performance for any under-performing Marketing Partnership digital assets.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

•    Extensive knowledge of digital, social media and mobile platforms required
•    Working knowledge of Photoshop preferred 

Experience/Education Requirements
•    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
•    Previous experience with cross-functional programming between departments preferred
•    Previous experience across multiple partner platforms preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

•    Traditional business hours with occasional weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs

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

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