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Lynx Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Lynx Public Relations Assistant

Department: Public Relations

Reports to: Lynx Public Relations Manager

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Position Summary/Objective: This position assists members of the Public Relations department. The candidate will work very closely on the day-to-day operations, strategies and objectives of the department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: working Lynx home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Lynx media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at all Lynx 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 Lynx 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 Lynx home games.

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. 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: Bachelor’s degree in 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. 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 between office location and arena location as well as additional 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 $9.50/hour?
3. Are you able to commit to working part-time hours for the entire length of the Lynx season (May-October)?


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