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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Media Relations 2015 Seasonal Staff - Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati, OH)

Department: Media Relations
Job Title: Media Relations 2014 Seasonal Staff
Reports To: Director of Media Relations
FLSA: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Job Purpose: To assist in media relations and external communications activities targeted to providing media with information necessary to promote the Reds, their opponents and Major League Baseball games

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the full-time media relations staff in all aspects
  • Assist in the preparation of the minor league report
  • Prepare daily media clips
  • Prepare daily statistical packet and reproduce gamenotes for use by media on gamedays
  • Assist with the production of the media information guide
  • Acts as a liaison between the department and media
  • Do research and editing for the media information guide

Experience, Education and Licensure:

  • Must have a bachelors degree in sports management, public relations, journalism or a similar major
  • Preference given to, but not required of, candidates with background in professional baseball, college or university sports information or media

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have the proven ability to work cooperatively with opposing teams, their broadcasters and all other media
  • Must be able to perform research

Work Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment however employee may have “game-day” responsibilities where the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • Hours may include nights, weekends and holidays.

Please Note:

  • This is a seasonal opportunity and no benefits will be provided.
  • Seasonal staff is paid at minimum wage according to state law.
  • Only resumes submitted through Teamworkonline.com will be accepted. Please do not forward resumes via email or mail directly to Reds employees.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Meet Department productivity standards

Disclaimer:
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
 

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

1. YES/NO: Do you have any experience working in professional baseball, college or university sports information or media? If YES, please describe your experience.
2. What is your availability for the seasonal position?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Manager, Major Events and Programs - New York Yankees (Bronx, NY)

Description: Support the operations of large public events hosted at the Stadium year round with a focus on special event production.  Coordinate all operational objectives related to events, including but not limited to:  coordinate with Stadium Operations, client site visits, vendor relations and supervising events within the venue and off site to meet contractual obligations and while meeting the highest quality customer service standards.  

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure department music licensing for major events are paid and licensing is up to date

  • Handle all invoices related to events and ensure all costs are allocated to the appropriate budgetary line item and submitted accordingly

  • Communicate status and updates to Executive Director to ensure all financial projections stay on target and are managed properly

  • Other duties as assigned

     

           New Era Pinstripe Bowl

  • Assist with year round planning process for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

  • Research innovative ideas to incorporate into the bowl game and week events

  • Secure appropriate contracts and negotiate the best possible preferred rates

  • Compile and distribute all appropriate logistical information related to events to attendees, transportation and staff and ensure smooth execution

  • Work with title sponsor on branding effort with apparel and merchandising including gift bag tracking and stuffing process for all included in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

  • Implement a manageable inventorying process and execution plan for event gift bags and allocation

    Public Non-Baseball Events

  • Work directly with Executive Director to support creation of presentations and manuals for football conferences, meetings and presentations year round

  • Assist in hosting major event guests and showcasing the Stadium

  • Leading grass roots marketing efforts for events including flyer distribution, trophy tour and off site promotions

  • Create/edit manuals distributed to teams on procedures, policies and needs related to hosting a match/game in Stadium

  • Communicate operational policies, ticketing strategies, hospitality locations and contracting process, pregame activation rules and regulations, giveaway items and assist in gaining appropriate approvals.  Communicate needs to internal departments and work together on seamless execution

  • Walkthroughs, proposals, providing necessary pricing and operational information, meetings leading up to events, key contact to ensure all elements stay on track

  • Assist Executive Director with management and execution of all major event press conferences– communicate needs and process for hosting press conference to contacts, obtain guest list, provide specs for all multimedia and branding needs, media needs, hospitality

  • Assist Senior Manager with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl golf tournament – gift bags, shipping, trucking, scouting location, manage raffle items, assist with staffing plan and create seamless system for winners to retrieve prizes

  • Manage concert hospitality spaces and VIP parties.  Act as main point of contact for rentals throughout the Stadium

    Programs

  • Create overviews, ensure top customer service/experience, staffing plan, manage photo website and surveys following programs

  • Assist with creation and management of the program seating manifests for each game. Handle game tickets and distribution

  • Purchasing of all customized jerseys, baseballs, gifts through Legends and insure proper billing and coding follows

  • Manage nine camp Yankee Stadium visits from June to August, in addition to a full week Heritage Park Week camp, with approximately 200 campers per visit

  • Manage team of four interns who assist with execution on Yankee Stadium visit dates

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in coordinating a variety of events and activities at a convention center, sporting venue or other large public facility

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or related field required

  • Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook 

  • Requires a high level of client interaction

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work in an outside stadium environment

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.  The New York Yankees is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The company is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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

1. Yes/No: Do you have 3-5 years of experience coordinating events?
2. If you answered yes to question one, please provide examples.
3. Yes/No: Do you have customer service experience?
4. If you answered yes to question three, please provide examples.
5. Yes/No: Are you able to multitask, prioritize and problem solve?
6. If you answered yes to question five, please provide examples.


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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Director, Game Presentation - The San Diego Padres (San Diego, CA)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Game Entertainment & Presentation
    • Creates an atmosphere of fun, energy and excitement at PETCO Park, while presenting Padres games in a professional manner
    • Directs the show, calling the video board, music, LED Ribbon and all elements from the control room in an aggressive manner to enhance the ballpark atmosphere.
    • Responsible for the development of the event script, including pre-game, in-game and post-game
    • Responsible for the development of the game format and information for all video, matrix and LED boards
    • Works with the In-Park Entertainment manager to create the best event presentation and live performances possible, including:  National Anthem, First Pitch ceremonies, and concerts
    • Works hand in hand with the Director of Production to create in-game features for video/LED and matrix which can be “sold” to corporate sponsors and work with the Corporate Development Department to meet all budgetary objectives. Responsible for ensuring corporate fulfillment of all contracts related to in-game feature/sponsorship.
    • Travels to spring training and writes and oversees Spring Training content that will be used during the season for segments and in-game features.
  • Production Control Room
    • Responsible for the video productions for ballpark, broadcast and all other us
    • Manages the production staff through recruiting, training and implementation, coaching and review of performance.
    •  Directs and assists daily job tasks and duties of FT/PT front office positions as well as FriarVision Game Staff.  Maintains Video Staffing for all Padres games and most PETCO Park Events. 
    •  Responsible for execution of all game related materials, including videos, graphics, matrix boards, animations, etc. supplied by the production team and third party vendors.
  • Technical
    • Oversees and manage all equipment necessary for the operation of the department control room, including video, matrix and LED boards, front-end control room equipment, Ballpark sound system, TV monitors, ballpark feeds, etc.
  • Special Events
    • Oversee and manage showcase Special Events for the club
    • Coordinates with ballpark operations on logistics
    • Creates event flow and manages vendors and contractors as needed
  • Management
    • Edits payroll and approves timecards FT/PT front office positions as well as FriarVision Game Staff (TMSS).  Monitors use of overtime.
    • Manages the scoreboard crew, including the public address announcer and DJ (performance appraisals, staff development, hiring/firing, etc.) to insure a well-trained, efficient staff that represents the club in a positive and professional manner that continually builds on the club’s image in the community.
    • Manages PETCO Park event planning and execution for non-baseball events, as appropriate

JOB REQUIREMENTSMust meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in Communications, Sports Management, Business, or other closely related field. MS or MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management or supervisory role in media television and/or live entertainment production.  Baseball and sports experience strongly preferred.
  • Technical skills for supervision of staff in video editing, graphic animation and other frequently used skills.  Proficient to advanced computer skills in Daktronics, Avid and Adobe Premiere editing platform.  Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop and AfterEffects. 
  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Experience in PageMaker, In Design and PowerPoint a plus.
  • General knowledge of office skills, use of office equipment (copier, laser printers, fax machine, telephones, computers).
  • Strong personnel management, communication, time management and organizational skills.  Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.  Proven ability to correctly use punctuation and grammar.
  • Minimum physical requirements:  able to travel to and gain access to various areas of the ballpark for prolonged periods of time during games; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds.
  • Possess very high degree of discretion and professionalism.
  • Consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Professional image and demeanor.  Business dress preferred.
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment.  Must be able to work with other departments.
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.
  • Able to travel as needed.

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