Current available jobs in Communications:


» Senior Director, Brand Communications - Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta, GA)
» Part-Time Flight Crew - Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
» Digital Content Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)
» Media Monitoring Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Action Pack Member - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
» Production Coordinator - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Social Media Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Game Presentation Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
» Basketball Communications Game Night Representative - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)
» SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)
» Digital Producer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
» Senior Director, Entertainment - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)



Communications: Communications Department Management
Senior Director, Brand Communications - Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta, GA)

Responsibilities/Duties:

Develop the overall strategy of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena brand communications for all non-basketball related platforms
Develop communications strategy (plans & timing) for special events, in partnership with PR
Develop and manage a year-round communication calendar
Lead a cross functional team, company-wide to find synergies and consistency in brand messaging across areas/platforms

  • Serve as the lead on strategy and partner with PR on the execution of publicizing brand communications efforts of marketing, corporate partnership, ticket sales, membership, digital and Philips Arena
  • Facilitate the communications strategy and public standing of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena ownership group, including booking speaking engagements and local meetings
  • Pitch unique stories to non-traditional, non-sports, media outlets to widen the Hawks demographic and outreach
  • Work closely with the digital and marketing teams to maximize use of websites and social media platforms
  • Work with the SVP of & senior management to organize & execute quarterly all-staff meetings to increase internal communication
  • Coordinate and create materials related to internal and external executive requests for appearances, speaking engagements, photo shoots, etc.
  • Cultivate leverage-able relationships with local and national media members, and partner organizations’ communications groups. Expand on current media relationships (blogs, media, etc)
  • Researching potential awards and completing nominations on behalf of the company
  • Oversee the company intranet site with PR, working with all departments to create content
  • Partner with HR & PR on internal communications when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Branding, Public Relations, or related field required
  • Minimum of eight years communications experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and administrative skills
  • A self-starter with ability to be both creative and strategic
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with and interface among multiple departments
  • Must show initiative and sound decision making in order to build and maintain professional relationships
  • PC & Mac competence with a strong working knowledge in Excel, Word, Keynote and Power Point

Please do not call or email to check on the status of your application. If you are the best qualified candidate for the role, a member of the Human Resources team will reach out to you directly.

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 8 years of strong communications experience (do not include internships in calculation)?
2. Yes/No: Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree or higher?
3. Required: What is your salary requirement (do not write negotiable).


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Communications: Event Promotions
Part-Time Flight Crew - Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

THE ROLE:  This is a part-time seasonal position within the Atlanta Hawks Fan Experience Department. The Hawks are looking for positive and upbeat candidates to join the Hawks Flight Crew.  Members of the Flight Crew are tasked with uniting and empowering people to create extraordinary moments for those guests they encounter both in and out of Philips Arena with southern hospitality.  During the 2015-2016 NBA season, the Flight Crew will assist in energizing the crowd and helping to enhance fan experiences at all Hawks home games.   Aside from in-game duties, the Flight Crew serves as brand ambassadors at various events around metro Atlanta, including fairs, festivals, races, sponsor/partner events, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a fun, loud, and positive atmosphere during all Hawks home games by interacting with fans, tossing giveaways to the crowd, encouraging fans to make noise, and more.
  • Promote the Atlanta Hawks at various events throughout the season, including fairs, festivals, sporting events, parades, concerts, and more.
  • Interact with fans of all ages to educate/inform the community of the Hawks messages (ticket updates, ticket offers, team information, playoff information, etc.).
  • Ability to arrive 3 hours prior to tip off (during home games) and 1 hour prior to event start (for out of arena events), unless otherwise noted.
  • Responsible for set-up and teardown of all out of arena and in-game Flight Crew events.
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of the marketing storage unit.
  • Responsible for data cultivation through online entries.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work 35+ regular Hawks home games
  • Must have a driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Knowledge of the NBA, specifically the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club
  • Experience with event/game promotions preferred
  • Punctual, professional and mature demeanor a must
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Outgoing and engaging personality

*** All selected candidates will be asked to attend a formal audition. 

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

1. Describe a time you helped make a memory for someone else.
2. How would you define southern hospitality?
3. What can you bring to this role that would help elevate the game experience?
4. What sets you apart from other applicants?


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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 Grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com, 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 grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com,  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 Grizzlies.com and FedExForum.com 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: grizzlies.com, fedexforum.com, 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

 Essential:

  • 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.

 Preferred:

  • 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: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Media Monitoring Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Media Monitoring Assistant

Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Date Modified: 8/12/2015
Position Summary/Objective: This individual will lead the department’s efforts in tracking the team's media monitoring coverage, with an emphasis on basketball, business and marketing-related team news. The candidate will work closely with the team's media monitoring companies, Cision and TV Eyes, and various local and national media outlets. The individual in this role will also be asked to assist with other special projects and game-related activities as needed. The job may include some weekend work.

Essential Functions:

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

  1. Oversee the team's media monitoring coverage with an emphasis on basketball, business and marketing-related team news.
  2. Serve as the day-to-day contact for team's media monitoring companies, Cision and TV Eyes.
  3. Compile daily, weekly, monthly and end-of-season media coverage reports.
  4. Work with the team’s digital media department to generate detailed social media coverage recaps and reports.
  5. Amass information for detailed event-specific media coverage reports.
  6. Manage team’s news clipping system.
  7. Work with Partnership Sales and Activation team to gather media coverage on corporate events.
  8. Assist Public Relations Associate on various game day and game-related duties.
  9. Assist with game-day in-arena set up and take down.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Prior experience working with Cision and/or TV Eyes programs preferred.
  3. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  4. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  5. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  6. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Experience:

Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism, and/or Digital Media experience is preferred.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:

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

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 12:00PM. In addition to working office hours staff may assist with set up of Timberwolves home games. 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 items weighing up to 10 pounds.

Travel

Position will not require 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. Do you have previous media monitoring experience?
3. This position is paid $9.00/hour. Are you comfortable with that wage?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Public Relations Assistant

Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Date Modified: 8/12/2015
Position Summary/Objective: Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Timberwolves home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Timberwolves media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at Timberwolves home games is required and the job includes some weekend work. 

Essential Functions:

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

1.     Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.

2.     Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down

3.     Assist with game-night media hospitality.

4.     Assist with any post-game events that may occur during Timberwolves home games.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & 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 under supervision.

Experience: Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism, and/or sports information experience is preferred.

Education: Working Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Communications or Public Relations, or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: 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, and may work external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally both sedentary and 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 office space and arena. Staff may occasionally move items weighing up to 20 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. The position is an entry level position paid at $9.00/hour. Are you comfortable with this wage?


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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.

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. 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: 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.

Job Title: Production Coordinator
Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Manager of Game Presentation

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary/Objective: 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & 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.

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work 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 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. Please indicate your salary preference.
3. Please indicate your available start date (upon offer).


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Communications: Internet Communications
Social Media Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Social Media Associate
Department: Digital Media
Reports to: Social Media Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary/Objective: This person will aid the Social Media Coordinator and the Director of Digital Media with implementing the social media strategies and objectives

Essential Functions

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

  1. Publish daily articles and postgame stories to social media sites.
  2. Shoot videos and photos during practice, shoot-around and games for social media sites.
  3. Construct/edit online photo galleries; resize/compress photos for social media sites
  4. Update/write content for social networking sites.
  5. Daily maintenance of social media platforms, including responding/interacting with fans and removal of spam messages.
  6. Live-reporting during home and away games, events and player appearances.

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 & 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 required.
  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.

Experience: Interactive media experience is strongly 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 responsibilities

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:30 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work Timberwolves and Lynx 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.

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. Are you comfortable working for $9.00/hour?
3. Do you have professional experience working with social media platforms?


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

Great game night position with the Minnesota Lynx! We are seeking energetic, positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our Live Programming department during the 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, performance 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

Pursuit of 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 Lynx 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 $9.00/hour?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Basketball Communications Game Night Representative - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Thunder’s Basketball Communications Game Night Representative will provide assistance to the media and to the Thunder’s Basketball Communications staff during the 2015-16 NBA season. This position will commence in late October and run through the duration of the NBA season. Representatives will be expected to attend a majority of the Thunder’s home games while also assisting with various other projects during the upcoming season.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Thunder press room before, during and after all home games
  • Responsible for obtaining and transcribing quotes from players and coaches at the conclusion of the game
  • Distribute in-game statistics to media during timeouts and at the conclusion of each quarter
  • Assist local and national media with any questions or inquiries
  • Attend various press conferences, transcribing select media events during the season
  • Assist with game-day arena setup at various games throughout the season, requiring availability from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
  • Assemble media and visiting team packets and drop off media information/credentials to visiting team hotels on the day prior to a home game  
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Desire to pursue a career in public relations/professional sports
  • General knowledge of the National Basketball Association and the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be self motivated and goal oriented 
  • Must have a driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to maintain a schedule that includes 30+ game nights during the 2015-16 season

 

This is a part-time position reporting to the Manager of Basketball Communications.

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

1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
2. Are you willing and able to maintain a schedule that includes 30+ game nights during the basketball season?
3. Do you have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Department:                      Digital Media     

Supervisor:                        Director of Digital Media

Supervises:                        N/A

 

Overall Job Purpose:

The Social Media Coordinator will drive fan engagement/interaction on Sixers social media platforms through the distribution of team-related and/or original digital content.

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  1. Drive brand strength and increase fan engagement through social media platforms.
  2. Ability to write engaging web/digital content in a real time environment that can stimulate user interaction, discussion and engagement.
  3. Build and monitor presence across social networks and identify any emerging platforms.
  4. Continually evaluate social media landscape and make suggestions on where organization should have a presence.
  5. Collaborate with Marketing to ensure a cohesive brand identity via social media.
  6. Create and maintain weekly social media activity schedule.
  7. Create weekly/monthly growth and engagement reports.
  8. Manage relationships with third-party vendors for usage of social media monitoring and engagement tools
  9. Monitor trends in social media as well as social media tools, applications and strategy.
  10. Monitor user-generated content surrounding the Sixers organization and brand.
  11. Establish and monitor benchmarks for social media interaction and effectiveness.

 

Criteria/Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, journalism, marketing or communication.
  2. 2+ years of professional work experience working in a social media role.
  3. Proven experience launching, growing and maintaining a social media presence for a sports or entertainment brand is preferred
  4. Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, etc.) and how each can be used in different scenarios.
  5. Excellent computer skills and functional knowledge of HTML/CSS and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  6. Strong communication, prioritization and organizational skills.
  7. Ability to work long, irregular hours and be on-call as needed.

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

Summary: The Digital Producer position is responsible for creating, curating and sharing unique and compelling content across Sacramento Kings and team-related digital platforms, as well as advancing year-round engagement across the organization’s online network.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Create, curate and share written-, image-, audio- and video-based content

  • Cover and provide real-time social media updates from games, practices and events

  • Conduct interviews

  • Ensure all content is on brand, consistent in style, quality and voice

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of content strategy that supports and extends initiatives across the organization, while using analytics to optimize content type and publish schedule

  • Leverage trending topics and current events to develop content themes and spontaneous activations

  • Develop and execute creative and innovative digital campaigns

  • Regularly post content on Kings and Golden 1 Center websites

  • Actively engage with the organization’s digital audience and moderate its network platforms

  • Routinely work days, nights, weekends and holidays

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent training

  • Two years of experience producing written, video, audio and graphic content

  • Two years of experience creating, posting and sharing content across current digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, etc.

  • Robust knowledge of the Sacramento Kings, NBA, basketball and internet culture

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior attention to detail and proof-reading experience

  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or related video editing platform

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel

  • A highly motivated self-starter

  • Team oriented

  • Extremely Organized

  • Ability to thrive in face-paced, deadline-oriented workplace

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

1. How would you characterize your knowledge of the Sacramento Kings & NBA?
2. Please describe your most memorable experience covering a game or event.
3. Please describe an impactful way in which you've used social media.
4. Do you live within commuting distance (30 miles) of Sleep Train Arena?
5. What are your salary expectations?


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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 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?
6. What are your salary expectations?


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