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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Digital Content Specialist Spanish - Los Angeles Lakers (El Segundo, CA)

DEPARTMENT: New Media & Technology
TYPE: Full-time/Year Around
REPORTS TO: Director New Media & Technology

The Digital Content Specialist will create Spanish language content for use on Lakers.com and other Lakers digital properties.  Candidates for this position must be familiar with creating digital content in all media, writing articles, shooting photos, shooting video, interviewing on camera and adapting content to web, mobile and social platforms. The position will also provide translations for articles and support the setup and maintenance of the Lakers.com Spanish language content platforms.

Responsibilities:

• Handle writing and editing assignments
• Conduct interviews with players, coaches and front-office personnel, in person, over the phone and on camera.
• Provide research and statistical analysis in support of content pieces.
• Develop ideas for stories, interviews, and team analysis pieces.
• Shoot and edit video for use on Lakers.com and for social posts.
• Shoot photos for use on social media platforms.
• Modify photos and create graphics to support content pieces
• Establish and execute and content plan for all Spanish language digital platforms.
• Translate other Lakers.com content for use on Spanish language platforms.
• Update for Lakers.com and other Lakers digital properties using content management systems and HTML/CSS

Essential requirements:

• Must have flexible schedule to work around team schedule as well as some extended/unusual hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
• Fluent in Spanish and English.
• Excellent writing skills, familiar with AP Style and possess strong editing skills.
• Familiar with HTML/CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere
• Experience in shooting video with a video camera and a mobile device
• Experience in managing social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
• Must be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, have a high energy level and be and excellent communicator.
• Able to maintain professional decorum around fans, corporate partners, players, coaches and management.
• High attention to detail and accuracy, well-organized and skilled in multi-tasking.
• Knowledge of basketball required.

Please do not contact the organization by phone or email regarding this position.

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

1. Yes/No: I am able to work nights, weekends and holidays before and after Lakers games.
2. Please provide URL's of your writing examples
3. Please provide URL's of videos you have shot and edited
4. Please provide URL's of videos featuring you on camera
5. Please provide examples of graphics you have created.
6. Please provide examples social media accounts you have managed.
7. Please discuss your Spanish language proficiency, specifically for basketball


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Game Presentation Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Great game night position with the Minnesota Timberwolves! We are seeking energetic, positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our Live Programming department during the 2014-2015 season.

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Production Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

The Game Presentation Assistants are essential in the execution of our department needs before, during, and after all home games. 

Essential Functions

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

  1. Assist in the execution of on-court promotions, National Anthem Talent, Halftime acts, Crunch skits, Dancer needs and other in-arena game-night activities.
  2. Assist in set-up and teardown of skyway level entertainment.
  3. Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events.
  4. Assist in coordinating game-day set-up; including banners, on-court props, halftime details, and giveaways, etc.
  5. Assist Game Presentation staff with any other needs.

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 follow direction.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous sports industry experience is preferred. Game presentation experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during 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 in a sports arena, on the main court and 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 ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 50 pounds.

Travel

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. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Are you able to commit to working all Timberwolves home games?
3. Are you comfortable working for $8.00/hour?


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Communications: Broadcasting
Game Day Production Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Broadcast
Reports to: Broadcast Production Manager

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

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

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

  1. Setup and teardown of Broadcast and In-Arena videoboard equipment.
  2. Assist in post-game video production, interviews, shooting and editing for web.
  3. Duties for game will include wrapping cable for in-house videoboard camera positions.
  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 $8.00/hour?
3. Are you willing and able to work flexible hours (including nights, weekends and holidays)?


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
In-Arena Host - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

2014-2015 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS IN-ARENA HOST SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY AUGUST 22ND TO Entertainment@pelicans.com

 

 The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for a talented and passionate in-arena host for the 2014-2015 Pelicans basketball season!   Do you have previous hosting experience and think you have what it takes? If so, submit a demo reel or audition video to Entertainment@pelicans.com by August 22nd.   Make sure to include your contact information and qualified candidates will be invited to attend an in-arena audition at a later date.

GO  TO  PELICANS.COM FOR SUBMISSION DETAILS!


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Seasonal Producer/Editor - Orlando Magic (orlando, fl)

This is a SEASONL position.

JOB SUMMARY

 

Produce and edit pregame show and its content for orlandomagic.com before all Magic home games.  Produce, write, and edit features for web, in-arena, and broadcast that reflect team initiatives and storylines.  Assist Director of Broadcasting in footage acquisition and editing for game broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • Reports To:  Director Broadcasting                          
  • Indirectly Reports To:   Sr VP of Public Relations   
  • Hiring Authority:  No

 

 

GAME/EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Game night responsibilities Yes:  Home
  • Approximate number of games worked per season:   ALL HOME GAMES 45
  • Event night responsibilities:  No  None
  • Approximate number of events worked per season: Choose an item.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·         Produce and edit 30-minute pregame show that will be posted on orlandomagic.com before all Magic home games, including writing and editing features and other content for show.

 

·         Coordinate delivery of completed content in correct file formats for upload and playback for web, broadcast, and in-arena use.

 

·         Assist with footage acquisition and delivery for use on home and road game television broadcasts.

 

·         Produce/Write and Edit teases, bumps, and elements for home and road game television broadcasts as needed.

 

·         Interview players and coaches for web shows and features as needed.

 

·         Work with Digital/Web team to promote mobile app and content.

 

·         Work with all departments to promote their initiatives through web shows and features.

 

·         Operate broadcast cameras as needed.

 

·         Work with broadcast production Assistant Director to schedule equipment usage and production assistance.

 

·         Work with broadcast production department to help manage highlights database and assist in facilitating footage requests from Fox Sports Florida and NBA.

 

·         Decision Making Abilities (Select One):  Makes decisions while working within the limits of standard practice.

 

·         All other duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Working knowledge of various production file formats and transfer protocols required:

o   Apple ProRes

o   H.264

o   DVCProHD

o   MXF

·         Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CC required:

o   Premiere Pro

o   After Effects

o   Photoshop

o   Media Encoder

·         Minimum of 3 years of feature producing and editing experience required.

·         Two year college degree or equivalent experience preferred.

·         Segment and/or show producing experience strongly preferred.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other related computer skills required.

·         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 work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.

·         Ability to take direction without follow up.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with others whom you have no direct authority over.

·         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.

 

 


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

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Game Day Intern (Part-Time) - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Hours: Home Games Only (Hours will vary for each game day depending on events and responsibilities)

Time Frame: October - April

Wage: $9:00/hr

Must be a student enrolled in a college, university, or recent graduate (within six months of graduation) to be considered.

Summary: This position is responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Communications Department in all areas including, but not limited to, writing press material, pitching media stories, fielding media calls, running department-related errands, helping with special event planning and set-up, gathering research and performing some administrative duties for the Communication Department.

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):
• Assists in writing press releases, media advisories and other media material as directed by the Communications Department.
• Responds to internal and external requests for information as directed by the supervisor.
• Builds and maintains current media lists.
• Clips all articles as directed by supervisor and maintains up-to-date media clips log.
• Assists in coordinating special events; duties can include receiving bids, preparing event time frames and schedules and final reports, etc.
• Assists in preparing and disseminating media material.
• Performs clerical duties (i.e., collecting messages, scheduling appointments, running errands, etc.).
• Other various duties and projects as assigned.
NOTE: This is not a player-related, game-related position. This position deals with business-related opportunities.

Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of Public Relations experience preferred.
• Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred.
• Must be able to work game nights, extended hours, days, weekends and holidays when necessary.
• Excellent written communication skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, social media channels and Internet search capabilities.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining composure.
• Must be goal, detail, and multi-task oriented with the ability to prioritize.
• Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to the customer.
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive information.

 

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

1. Are you a student currently enrolled in a university, college, or a recent graduate?
2. Are you local resident (Within 30 miles of Sacramento Area)?
3. Are you able to work all Home Games for the 2014-2015 season?


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

Title: Director, Entertainment
Department: Marketing
Reports To: Vice President, Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt

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 features 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.

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. 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. Develops and manage the department’s business plan and budget;
11. Hire and supervise 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. Oversee Kings Dancers and Mascot program.
20. 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 manage live show production under pressure; preference for sports entertainment production.
• Proven ability to innovate 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. How many people have you managed and for how long? What is your management philosophy and style for managing a large staff from a variety of specialties (Dance Team, Mascots, Game Night Staff, Entertainers, PA announcer, Performance Team, Interactive Team, Sound Engineer, Vendors, etc.)?
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?


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