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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Communications Coordinator (Seasonal) - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

COMPENSATION: Monthly stipend
 
Start date: Mid-March 
End date: End of 2016 WNBA season (target: October)


GENERAL FUNCTIONS: The Communications Coordinator will play an active role in the promotion of the Los Angeles Sparks via public and media relations, gameday operations, website coverage and social media engagement. Primary responsibilities include:
• Writing, editing and layout of all game notes
• Assisting with production of annual media guide, game programs and e-newsletter
• Generating original content for LASparks.com including feature stories, Q & A's, game recaps and more 
• Maintain current media list for sports, non-sports, community, 
• Manage daily, weekly,monthly clips 

• Staffing all Sparks home games in a media relations capacity

• Post-game stats/notes 

• Media credentialing 
• Visiting team packet coordination 

 
Other duties assigned by the Director of Communications may include special event promotion, facilitating player/coach interviews, staffing team practices and community events and managing student intern staff


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Sports Management or related field
• Prior experience in the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations 
• Proficiency with HTML, MS Office suite, Adobe InDesign (a must) and Photoshop and social media tools 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of business communications
• Exceptional internet research abilities
• Strong familiarity with office procedures and methods, including telephone communications, office systems, office equipment and record keeping.
• Effective planner and organizer
• Motivation to learn and work in a fast-paced environment
• Reliable transportation and internet connectivity
• In-depth knowledge of the game of basketball a must 

• Positive attitude and work ethic to be part of team


NOTES: Interested and qualified candidates must include a cover letter and fill out their profile as completely as possible; incomplete records will not be considered.

No phone calls, please.

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

1. 1. Do you have prior work experience the communications department of a professional sports franchise and/or collegiate athletics media relations?

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Internships: Any Internship
Sales Intern - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Title: Sales Intern

Hours: 20-25 per week
March-September 2016(Seasonal)

Location: 
5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 130, Los Angeles CA 90056

Salary: College/Graduate Credit Only

Job Description:
Sales interns of the Los Angeles Sparks will assist the sales staff in maintaining up to date sales leads on a weekly basis while being responsible in aiding the sales staff in the research of new business opportunities. Sales interns will also act as additional daily and event support with the Los Angeles Sparks sales staff and assist in the execution of specified sales packages and programs (season/partial/group).  You will also be trained to make sales calls.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for research of potential groups and leads for ticket targeted programs/events
• Help provide qualified leads and assist with sales ideas
• Help create and provide sales materials as needed
• Support sales staff in setting up sales tables inside the area and at community events
• Responsible for assisting sales team with events and activities that are ticketing related
• Follow up of leads and ticket sales or upcoming games, ticket-targeted programs and seasonal events
• Trained to make sales call and assigned sales goal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and ability to research on the internet easily
• Knowledge of the Sparks organizational goals, structure and vision
• Time flexibility and ability to speak, read, and communicate in a proficient, enthusiastic and positive manner
• Ability to work in a diverse work environment
• Personable, enthusiastic and energetic

Internship Project
As a Intern with the LA Sparks you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop your professional insdustry skills.  The Sparks will provide learning opportunities for all our interns to participate in throughout all departments in the organization.

Special Requirements:
• Some use of personable vehicle or alternative source of transportation
• Night and weekend availability is a priority

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Internships: Any Internship
Sponsorship Intern - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Reports To:               Coordinator, Partnership Activation               

Hours:                       2 – 3 days per week/ Part-time 

Seasonal: Spring/Summer 2016

Salary:                        For college class/program credit only; experience

Summary:      This position is responsible for assisting the Coordinator of Partner Activation with day-to-day duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Market research (partner/brand insights, new market trends)
  • Support proposal and recap building
  • Assist in Partner follow up (mailers, e-mail blasts, corporate newsletter, etc.)
  • Assist in 2016 activation planning (pre-game ideas, structure, logistics)

Requirements:

·         Possess a strong work ethic

·         Willingness to learn (coachable)

·         Detail oriented

·         Can manage high pressured environments

·         Knowledgeable in PowerPoint and Excel

·         Personable/outgoing

·         Event/marketing/promotions experience a plus

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

1. • Do you have housing in the Los Angeles area? If no, please describe your living arrangements as the Sparks do not offer relocation expenses.

2. • Do you understand this position is an unpaid/for college credit only position?

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Internships: Any Internship
Street Team Intern - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Title: Street Team Intern

Hours: 20-25 per week
March-September 2016(Seasonal)

Location: 
5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 130, Los Angeles CA 90056

Salary: College/Graduate Credit Only

Job Description:
Street Team interns will be attending a variety of community events throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  You’ll be working with our Sales staff to ensure a high energy, interactive event.  We are looking for outgoing, energetic, fun team members!

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Attend Community Events as a Sparks representative.

·         Generate an exciting presences within the greater Los Angeles community.

·         Assist with event day set up.

·         Be an ambassador and educator of the Sparks Brand.

·         Create long lasting relationships within the community.

·         Work closely with Community Relations/Marketing/Sales Departments to ensure amazing events and experiences.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and ability to research on the internet easily
• Knowledge of the Sparks organizational goals, structure and vision
• Time flexibility and ability to speak, read, and communicate in a proficient, enthusiastic and positive manner
• Ability to work in a diverse work environment
• Personable, enthusiastic and energetic

Internship Program:
As an Intern with the LA Sparks you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop your professional industry skills.  The Sparks will provide learning opportunities for all our interns to participate in throughout all departments in the organization.

Special Requirements:
• Some use of personable vehicle or alternative source of transportation
• Night and weekend availability is a priority

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales Department Management
Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Reports To: Team President/COO

Summary

This position will be responsible for developing and executing the corporate sponsorship sales strategy and cultivating and closing multi-year partnerships on behalf of the Los Angeles Sparks. Primary partnership targets will include local/regional corporate marketing decision makers, government entities, and corporate foundations.  Specifically, the role will develop and sell fully integrated, marketing activation platforms tailored to the objectives and priorities of each individual partner.  The role will manage all aspects of the sales process from strategy development, lead generation, proposal development, contract negotiations, as well as overseeing first class account management throughout the life of the partnership. 

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Develop the overall sales and renewal strategy; meet or exceed sponsorship revenue goals

·         Maintain knowledge and understanding of the industry, relevant categories and trends

·         Identify and generate qualified leads through research, outreach, cold calling and existing relationships

·         Proactively integrate with other departments, with a particular focus on ticket sales and community relations, to develop and execute programs that drive revenue and increase exposure for the team

·         Responsible for hiring, retaining and leading the professional development of the sponsorship sales and service staff

·         Manage the Coordinator, Corporate Sponsorship to deliver exceptional service that exceeds partner expectations and drive renewals

·         Manage any/all Corporate Sponsorship Consultants to drive new business

·         Responsible for creating and maintaining an outstanding sales and service culture relying on proactive outbound efforts and high activity with a focus on calls, meetings and events

·         Create and present customized presentations and sales materials that meet specific client goals and objectives

·         Manage sales revenue projections, budgets and management of department expenses

·         Maintain timely and accurate records detailing sales performance, appointment recaps, account management and prospecting activities for the team, league and any other necessary reporting needs

·         Other duties as assigned by President/COO

Qualifications

·         Preferred of 7 years of sales experience; specific sponsorship and advertising sales a plus

·         Strong existing corporate, advertising agency and client relationships

·         Excellent people skills, with the ability to interact effectively and in a professional, diplomatic, and mature manner with VIP’s as well as with internal and external personnel at all levels

·         High level of initiative and inner drive; demonstrated self-starter

·         Candidate must have excellent problem solving, communication and presentation skills

·         Demonstrated ability to generate new and creative sales ideas

·         Ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively in a high-pressure environment

·         Bachelor’s College degree in business administration, marketing or related field (MBA is a plus)

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