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Communications: Internet Communications
Digital Content Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

 The Digital Content Reporter is responsible for providing, creating and assisting in curating content year-round for the,, all social media channels, in-game productions and broadcasts, both radio and TV. Content to include but not limited to video (both recorded and live events), written features and editorial stories, photos and audio. This position supports all Marketing, Communication & Broadcasting efforts for the Grizzlies and FedExForum concerts and events.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Host live and recorded video and audio segments (podcasts etc.) for,,  social channels, in-arena production and broadcast (TV & Radio)

  • Interview Grizzlies and FedExForum personnel and be able to create and produce engaging written, video and audio content from the interview

  • Contribute written editorial content and assist in development of publications such as the Grizzlies gameday program etc.

  • Provide organization with editorial writing content to and through behind-the-scenes / off-the-court team  features, community features, concert promotion and various other topics

  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling through all content and use of digital and social media platforms

  • Organize material and edit all communication efforts to match the style and voice of Grizzlies and FedExForum brands

  • Coordinate publishing and distribution of content across all Grizzlies and FedExForum channels, including:,, in-arena, TV & radio broadcast, social channels, email, and more

  • Assist in tracking metrics for all content initiatives and report to the content team to analyze and evaluate efforts

  • Work with Grizzlies and FedExForum management to develop short and long term content strategies and story ideas

  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, broadcast, sports management or related field

  • 2 – 4 years of experience in journalism/broadcast field

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Strong project leadership skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to take constructive criticism

  • Must be able to excel under pressure

  • Must be available to work all games and dates, including events falling on weekends and holidays

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Extensive knowledge of web posting techniques and associated software.

  • Extensive knowledge of social networking sites and other similar and emerging web technology and formats.

  • Ability to work independently and with others to create audio, video, text and photographic content.


  • Proficiency with Adobe

  • Knowledge of the City of Memphis and the Memphis Grizzlies

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

1. Why are you interested in this opportunity?
2. How many years of revelant experience do you possess?
3. What is your current salary?
4. What are your salary requirements?

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Communications: Event Promotions
Action Pack Member - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking individuals who are excited about the team, and want to share that excitement with all of our fans each home game! Read the job description below, and if this sounds like a good fit for you be sure to apply and we will send you information for auditions (taking place early October)!

Job Title: Action Pack Member
Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Game Presentation & Production Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date Modified: 7/15/2015
Position Summary/Objective: Individuals in this position will be responsible for high energy crowd interaction, live promotions, concourse activities, and act as Ambassadors while welcoming our guests as they access Target Center on all Timberwolves home games.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Activate on-court promotions, halftime acts, mascot skits, and other in-arena game night activities.

  2. Engage guests with energy and enthusiasm throughout the game.

  3. Welcome and direct fans to the primary arena entrances and access points, as well as specific points within the arena and inner concourse.

  4. Assist with other game night elements as needed.

  5. Perform at external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  1. Strong verbal communication skills required.

  2. Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

  3. Ability to work well on a team and independently.

  4. Ability to engage well with others.

  5. Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally   

Experience: Athletic, cheer, pep-squad, theater, improvisation, dancing experience etc., is preferred. Previous customer service or hostess experience is also preferred. 

Education: Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Timberwolves and Lynx home games. Work is both sedentary and active in nature. The position operates out of an administrative office and a sports arena. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by dust, etc. The noise level is loud during events. During events work is generally performed on the main court, around the concourse and bleachers/steps, as well as in an office environment.

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.. The employee may remain in stationary position for periods of time and is frequently required to ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 30 pounds.


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. This position is paid $12/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?
2. Are you willing and able to commit to the full length of the Timberwolves season?
3. Are you comfortable working in large groups of people?
4. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa)?

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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Copywriter - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)


Do you have the chops to help create the voice of the Sacramento Kings? A new state-of-the-art downtown arena. A core of exciting young players. A new ownership group dedicated making the Kings an elite brand. There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the Kings team. And here’s your chance. 

The Sacramento Kings creative department is seeking a talented, energetic Copywriter to bring their passion and creativity to our in-house agency team. The Copywriter will collaborate with the Director, Creative, design team, marketing team, support services, and internal clients to develop breakthrough creative executions that drive revenue, build fan support and amplify the Kings brand. 

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • THINK HARD. THINK FAST. Develop highly conceptual ideas on the run. 

  • EXECUTE. Craft impactful copy for both traditional (i.e. headlines, taglines and body copy) and digital (i.e. email, website and landing pages) media.

  • ASSIST. A good team member makes their teammates better whether writing positioning statements or participating in presentations. 

  • BE A GOOD TEAMMATE. Work closely with key teams to meet client expectations.

  • CONSISTENCY IS KEY. Ensure every collateral piece, every ad, every email, every word reflects the voice and tone of the Kings.

  • SWEAT THE DETAILS. Always familiarize yourself with, and adhere to, branding guidelines and proper spelling and grammar.

  • STEP UP. Be ready to take on additional tasks and assignments based on the needs of the company and the department.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in advertising communications, journalism or equivalent.

  • 3-5 years copywriting experience in advertising, or related agency environment.

  • Conceptual thinker with proven ability to translate a marketing strategy into compelling creative concepts, and ensure company goals and objectives are met.

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment. No one-on-one here. It’s a team sport.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet demanding deadlines. The game moves fast and so do we.

  • This is an on-site position. Sorry, but applications without portfolios or work samples will not be considered

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

1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. Have you had copywriting experience in advertising or an angency environment? If yes, please explain.
3. What are your salary expectations?
4. Please submit portofolio or work samples.

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Communications: Event Promotions
Senior Director, Entertainment - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)


Capsule Position Description
This position is responsible for all Sacramento Kings Entertainment, games and fan interaction inside and outside the arena. Must be able to create first-class entertainment  to ensure partner fulfillment and fan enjoyment. The incumbent should be a highly motivated and creative self-starter with an unparalleled work ethic and the desire to be the best.  While the key focus will be on creating innovative high tech programming for the new arena, this person will also be involved in all areas of Kings Entertainment as outlined below. 

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):

1. Responsible for all aspects of “Game Day” presentation and fan interaction inside and outside the arena.
2. Creates first-class entertainment features to ensure Kings fulfillment and fan enjoyment.
3. Devise new and creative in-game and in-arena entertainment, including on-court promotions, video pieces, fan       interactive elements, mascot skits, etc.
4. Deliver projects within or below established budgets
5. Utilizes the newest technologies to create entertainment features that become best in class.
6. Integrate outside talent and props, arena technology, and Company assets such as the Sacramento Kings             Dance Team and mascot into a cohesive well choreographed entertainment package.
7. Participates in the logistics of non-game related events i.e., season ticket holder nights, fan festivals,                       Community Impact events etc.;
8.  Assist in writing the scripts event logs, graphics, message boards, in-arena and promotional scripts;
9. Provides guidance to the Game Presentation Manager for the coordination of auditions and supervises live           entertainment programs (anthem singer, entertainers);
10. Assist in developing and managing the department’s business plan and budget;
11. Assist in hiring and supervising full-time staff and departmental interns and manage their workflow.
12. Work in conjunction with the Broadcast Department, Broadcast Technology & Service to provide the game day       fan experience.
13. Manage relationships with vendors and suppliers including talent agencies, sound and video suppliers, prop           suppliers and manufacturers, etc.
14. Assist with shaping the design and set-up of new Entertainment and Sports Center as it relates to fan                      experience and entertainment elements.
15. Manage game day event staff including PA Announcer, Dance Team, Mascot, Sound Engineer, DJ, Interactive       Team, Emcees, Performance Teams, Game Night Staff etc.
16. Concept and develop promotional calendar including special events, theme nights and giveaways in                       conjunction with marketing, ticket sales, corporate partnerships and community impact.
17. Work in conjunction with corporate partnerships to develop creative in-game and destination area                           entertainment to satisfy partner and organization goals.
18. Interact with all departments to contribute to the development and implementation of marketing and sales               campaigns through in arena promotion.
19. Help oversee the Kings Dancers and Mascot program.
20. Help oversee game day event script and rundown. Conduct production meetings.
21. Recruit, manage, supervise, motivate and provide leadership to direct reports through performance                         management, training, coaching and development.

Key Competency Areas (KCA’S):

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

  • Service Orientation – Committed to providing world-class service to internal and external customers. Dedicated to creating WOW! moments by exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Acts with customers in mind and establishes effective relations with customers and co-workers. Works collaboratively with others to accomplish objectives. Generates solutions which generally benefit all involved parties. Contributes to team synergy by working as a productive member of the team and demonstrating respect, trust and confidence.
  • Achieves Excellent Results – Completes tasks at a high level, reflecting quality and attention to detail at every stage – from inception, to planning, to execution. Anticipates problems and opportunities; takes initiative in determining what needs to be done; follows through to completion. Demonstrates the value of innovation through creative problem-solving and innovative thinking. Understands and demonstrates commitment to the principle that WOW! is the Only Standard.
  • Business Professionalism – Demonstrates the value of integrity by behaving in accordance with the highest standards of honesty, truthfulness, ethics and fair dealing. Demonstrates the appropriate level of proficiency in the principles and practices of one’s positions and department. Demonstrates the technical and analytical expertise needed to excel in the job. Exhibits strong decision making skills.
  • Adaptability and Openness – Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. Identifies problems, practices good judgment, and confers with appropriate teammates, if necessary, to resolve them. Open to changes and new innovations and works to ensure the success of such changes and innovations. Eagerness to break new ground and pursue continuous improvement.

Technical Expertise:

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

• Proven ability to create live show production under pressure; preference for sports entertainment production.
• Proven ability to innovate, utilize cutting edge technology and lead team in the development of premier entertainment.
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple high level executive positions.
• Ability to establish credibility and be decisive but be able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences   and priorities.
• Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
• Ability to take direction without follow up.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
• New building or venue experience preferred.
• New Media and Digital experience preferred.
• Participative collaborative style advocating team concepts and integration of activity across all departments.
• Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required.
• Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
• Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
• Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule based on the changing priorities of the department.
• Must be technically proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access);
• Must possess a strong ability to manage one's own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals         and objectives;
• Able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct         day-to-day operations without interruption;

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field;
• 3 – 5 years of hands-on experience required or equivalent experience accepted; strong preference for                     experience in the sports industry, preferably basketball

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid State Driver's License.

Other Qualifications
Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and on-call as needed.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to excessive noise (crowd/music), and/or excessive dust, gas, or fumes (motocross, monster trucks, etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. During events, the noise level may be high, requiring the use of hearing protection.

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

1. How many years of experience do you have working in “Game Day” presentation and fan interaction in professional or collegiate sports?
2. What is your experience utilizing new and innovative technology (including social media) for in game entertainment?
3. Please tell me about your best game day experience that you’ve created and implemented.
4. What has your experience been with contributing to the marketing of events and promotions for the team and game days?
5. What experience do you have with basketball in-game entertainment?
6. What are your salary expectations?

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