Communications: Communications Department Management
Trainee - Brand Communications - Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club (Atlanta, GA)

Here’s your chance to experience a bold and dynamic organization first hand.  The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club will be looking for passionate team players to participate in our 2017-2018 Trainee Program.  The program is designed to give top candidates real-life experience in the sports and entertainment industry, in addition to providing educational and networking opportunities. Any qualified applicant who has a college degree with a Bachelors or Masters is eligible to apply for the Atlanta Hawks Trainee Program. Trainees are expected to work at least 37.5 hours per week and may have additional game day/event responsibilities (depending on department assignments). Trainees are paid $13.50/hour and overtime if applicable. Trainees are benefit-eligible after 30 days (medical, dental, vision). 


  • The 2017-2018 Trainee Program will run from September through April (end of season).
  • Open to any qualified applicant who can meet the time commitment and has a recent college degree, Bachelors or Masters.
  • The ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required
  • Trainees are responsible for travel and housing arrangements
  • Should have completed course work in Public Relations, Communications or Marketing
  • Include 2 writing samples maximum 300 words each. 


  • Assist with special events (i.e. press conferences, interviews, concert media)
  • Some writing and editing, including newsletters, blogs, and press releases
  • Construct and maintain media contact lists
  • Support communications/PR team media with pitching, station drops, communications plans and editorial calendars
  • Help to develop our Speakers’ Bureau and award nomination presentations
  • Support our Media Monitoring Specialist with creating reports to track media coverage for the organization

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

1. Do you have a Bachelors or Masters degree?
2. Are you available to work nights and weekends as needed? (Y/N)

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