• Intern, Communications & Publications

    Job Locations US-TN-Memphis
    ID
    2019-1077
    Category
    Communications & Publications
    Type
    Intern Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Communications & Publications Intern is responsible for providing direct support to the Director of Communications & Publications, the Manager of Communications & Publications and the Coordinators of Communications & Publications for team-related matters, including game-day media services, and corporate communications needs including FedExForum matters.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in all aspects of game-day preparation and organization, while assisting in game-night staff duties during all Grizzlies home games during the preseason, regular season and postseason
    • Assist in developing media coverage for all business initiatives, including FedExForum & Grizzlies Business Operations
    • Assist in covering Grizzlies practices, shootarounds, related team events, FedExForum events (concerts, family shows, etc.)
    • Compile, archive and distribute through e-mail daily news clippings to Grizzlies staff members regarding team matters
    • Create and deliver media packets for visiting media, coaching staff and other pertinent basketball operations staff, featuring game notes, clippings and statistics
    • Produce daily league statistical packets and combine with game notes and other trends for coaches, basketball operations and communications department use for all home and road games
    • Assist in development of publications such as the Grizzlies media guide, Grizzlies postseason media guide, Grizzlies yearbook, draft guide, summer league media guide, etc.
    • Write postgame notes to distribute to media following home games
    • File and disseminate various statistical information and team quotes following home games
    • Assist in preparing press releases, advisories and media kits
    • Assist with editorial content and production of Grizzlies and FedExForum publications
    • Assist in pitching story ideas to media
    • Assist in providing team content to Grizzlies.com and FedExForum.com
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Essential:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, sports management or related 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

       

    Preferred:

    • One year of experience as intern for major professional sports team or collegiate sports information department
    • Proficiency with Adobe
    • Knowledge of the City of Memphis and the Memphis Grizzlies

     

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