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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Game Night Assistant - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

General Description:

This is a part time, seasonal position in media relations.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Help service media on game nights

  • Pass out stats during games

  • Handle pre-game quotes

  • Assist Media Relations Department with various requests

  •  Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be available to work all games
  • Must be local candidate (Houston and surrounding areas)

 

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

 

 Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS and TEAMWORK are welcome to apply!


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

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

1. Yes/No Are you a local candidate? (Houston and surronding areas)
2. Yes/No Do you have availability during nights, weekends, holidays?


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Editor- Part Time - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

The Miami Heat is looking for a creative, self-motivated Part-time Editor with strong non-linear editing skills.  The position will be responsible for editing features, roll-ins, promos, teases, opens and any variety of elements for the Heat’s television broadcast.

Requirements include:  Minimum of 2 years editing experience in broadcast or professional environment.  *Understanding of professional video equipment, production procedures, practices and techniques.  *Proficiency on various Avid non-linear HD editing systems, including Media Composer.  Experience with Adobe after effects is a plus.  Must have the ability to follow direction and work in a team oriented environment.   Excellent time management, organization, interpersonal & communication skills required.   *Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must.  Candidate must be willing to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays in a fast paced, high pressure but fun environment.

Please email or mail work reels, resumes and references to:  AJ Speaks, Producer, Television Broadcast, aspeaks@heat.com American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP

 

 

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

1. (Yes/No) Do you have at least 2 years of editing experience in broadcast or a professional environment?
2. Please submit a link to your work reels.


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Communications: Internet Communications
Web Editorial Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Digital Media
Reports to: Web Editor

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

 This person will aid the Web Editor and the Director of Digital Media with implementing the social media strategies and objectives. Responsibilities include: reporting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly traffic from Timberwolves.com, Lynxbaketball.com, and all social networking platforms. Writing and reporting on the Timberwolves and Lynx; content updating for Timberwolves.com and Lynxbasketball.com; conducting and transcribing interviews; working Lynx and Wolves home games; shooting photos/video and editing for Web site; and assisting with other Digital Media department projects as needed.

Essential Functions

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

1.     Produce web traffic reporting from Timberwolves.com, Lynxbasketball.com, and social media platforms.

2.     Organize and execute events with fans.

3.     Implement updates/changes to websites, using league content management system.

4.     Conduct/transcribe/edit interviews with players, coaches and basketball operations staff.

5.     Edit daily articles and postgame stories for websites.

6.     Update/write content and engage with fans on social media sites.

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. Knowledge of social media platforms is preferred.
  4. Familiarity with HTML and Photoshop is also preferred.
  5. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  6. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  7. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

High School degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous interactive media/web experience is strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours vary with schedule of home games.In addition staff may be asked to work 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 or other items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position may require infrequent 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. This position is 20 hours/week, paid $8.00/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Interactive Squad - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Game Presentation & Production Supervisor

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

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.    Execute on-court promotions, Halftime acts, mascot skits, and other in-arena game night activities.

2.    Act as an Ambassador for everything Minnesota Timberwolves.

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

4.    Direct fans to the primary arena entrances and access points.

5.    Assist with other game night elements as needed.

6.    Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events.

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 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 engage well with others.

5.    Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally.

Education

Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Athletic, cheer, pep-squad, theater, improv, dancing and any other special talents or skills is a plus. Previous customer service or hostess 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. 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?


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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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