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Communications: Communications Department Management
Organizational Communications Coordinator - Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL)

ROLE

The Chicago Cubs are seeking an Organizational Communications Coordinator who will assist in developing and implementing communications activities to support key stakeholder initiatives and programs. This position will also assist with generating and reviewing editorial content for key stakeholder communications. As a member of the Communications Department, the position will provide high level support to the Assistant Director of Organizational Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with writing, reviewing, editing and distributing key stakeholder communications for business operations including internal and external newsletters, website copy, email copy, brochure content, presentations
  • Assist with the development of  key messages, talking points and Q&A for stakeholder communications and key initiatives and programs
  • Provide strategic and creative input to support stakeholder initiatives and programs
  • Assist with researching and identifying strategic communication opportunities, best-practice approaches and new communication trends and tools
  • Help develop content for social media and other digital assets that supports stakeholder initiatives  for Cubs-owned assets
  • Compile and archive local and national baseball business print and broadcast clips, distribute internally throughout the front office
  • Work with team photographer and other graphic sources to identify and provide photographs and images for stakeholder communications and communication platforms
  • Assist with the planning of organization events and activities
  • Perform additional projects as needed by the Assistant Director of Organizational Communications and Vice President of Communications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four year undergraduate degree in journalism, public relations, or communications-related field from an accredited university or college
  • 2-4 years of related communications work experience
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including proficient knowledge of AP Style
  • Demonstrated experience with writing key messages, talking points, newsletter content, press releases, digital/web and social media content
  • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google Plus and Vine
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office basic applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to sometimes work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of baseball and sports industry
  • Knowledge of basic video and photography techniques
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and within a team framework
  • Strong skills in cultivating and growing relationships
  • Strong listening skills with proven ability to follow instructions, respond to coaching and feedback, as well as solicit feedback to improve performance
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision making

The Chicago Cubs are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Communications: Community Relations
Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations - Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL)

ROLE

This Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations coordinates and implements Cubs’ government and neighborhood relations, including community interactions, relationships with local elected officials, community and business leaders, involvement of residents, and community outreach. The role will inform Cubs Community Affairs and Chicago Cubs Charities on neighborhood needs and programs and serve as liaison between Cubs and neighborhood residents. Success in this position requires strong teamwork, innovation, professionalism, attention to customer service, relationship building, community service participation and public presentation skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement a successful strategy for resident, community, business and elected official support for Wrigley Field.
  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, including participating in and representing Cubs at community meetings and events determined by EVP.
  • Understand and communicate, internally and externally, community affairs issues and strategies.
  • Lead annual Wrigleyville Neighbors Day, coordinate Wrigleyville Neighbors community group activity and ensure monthly publication of Cubs community newsletter.
  • Work with Cubs Ballpark Operations to ensure interaction with the community around Wrigley Field to address neighborhood needs and activities.
  • Coordinate and manage events involving elected officials and neighborhood groups.
  • Coordinate with Cubs community outreach and Cubs Charities’ initiatives and advise on programs to meet community, neighborhood and departmental needs.
  • Assist EVP, Community Affairs/Chief Legal Officer on club-related activity as requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in business, public relations, communications, marketing or relevant field.
  • Three or more years experience in professional sports or government relations position.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated communications and writing skills.
  • Organizational skills and business acumen.
  • Flexibility and ability to work non-standard hours, including evenings, weekends and game days and to attend community events multiple nights per week.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Resident of the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

The Chicago Cubs are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Communications: Social Media
Social Media Coordinator - Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Oh)

Department:    Marketing and Communications

Job Title:        Social Media Coordinator, Seasonal Staff

Reports To:    Director of Digital Media                    

FLSA:              Hourly, Non Exempt

Commitment:  Position to begin approximately April 1, 2015  

Job Purpose:   The Cincinnati Reds are looking for a seasonal employee to work in the Digital Media Department in 2015 as a Social Media Coordinator. This employee will create, manage, monitor and execute content for social media platforms.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide game updates on Twitter during Reds home and road games during the 2015 season.
  • Create and execute engaging content for Reds social media platforms – including copy, photos, video, etc.
  • Moderate social platforms to encourage conversation, remove spam content, respond to reader questions and assist with customer service questions in a real-time fashion.
  • Analyzing social media engagement metrics and report these numbers on a weekly basis along with recommendations
  • Assist in execution of social media events and promotion/contest fulfillment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be available to work during the majority of the Reds games (home and away) during the 2015 season.  Employee will work 25-30 hours a week, with most of schedule falling nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrate a grace-under-fire personality that does not require constant direction, but is nonetheless eager for more responsibility
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude that looks for solutions to problems and is always willing to pitch in where needed.
  • Experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Snapchat and Pinterest.
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong customer service skills as well as presenting a professional presence
  • Strong knowledge of Reds baseball necessary
  • Video/photo editing and graphic design skills a plus
  • Passion for social media and baseball

Work Environment:

  • Work will be performed in a typical interior/office work environment, as well in the ballpark where the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • Hours include nights, weekends and holidays.

Please Note:

  • This is a seasonal position and no benefits will be provided.
  • Position will end at the conclusion of the Reds 2015 season.
  • There is no travel involved with this position.

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

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.

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

1. Do you have experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Snapchat and Pinterest?
2. Can you work during the majority of the Reds games (home and away) during the 2015 season. Employee will work 25-30 hours a week, with most of schedule falling nights and weekends?
3. Do you have strong knowledge of Reds baseball?


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Communications: Community Relations
P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy Intern - Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati, Oh)

Department:      Reds Community Fund (RCF)

Job Title:           P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy Intern

Reports To:       Urban Youth Academy Director, RCF                     

FLSA:                Hourly, Non-Exempt 

Term:                 March 1, 2015 – October 1, 2015 (flexible)

Commitment:    25 – 30 hours per week

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for handling key day to day operations for the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) site and programs including but not limited to, program set up and execution, assistance with participant recruitment, site management, and participant tracking systems.
  • Responsible for recording, tracking and communicating UYA program attendance accordingly.
  • Oversees baseball/softball equipment donation program through the Reds Community Fund.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of, and assist in the execution of site/facility operations processes.
  • Assist in the recruiting of UYA program participants, coaches/instructors and volunteers.
  • Assist in the execution of summer tournaments operated at the UYA, including providing support to field maintenance and concession staff.
  • Assist in maintaining UYA web information, social media and baseball/softball video programs.
  • Administrative duties will include managing the participant application process, reception desk processes, placing equipment/apparel orders, inventory organization & management, etc.
  • Provide support for the Reds Community Fund Split the Pot program during home games (as needed). This includes, but is not limited to helping sell raffle tickets throughout the ballpark.
  • Assist with Reds Community Fund fundraising events throughout the season (as needed) which includes but is not limited to Opening Day Charity Block Party (April 6), Family Catch (June 21), MLB All Star Week (July 8-14), Redlegs Run (Aug. 8) and CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic (Sept. 27-28).

Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in at least one business setting and one sports setting (preferred)
  • Have interest in sports business and have earned/are currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in a related area of study

Requirements:

  • Must have an available schedule that will allow the ability to work under 30 hours a week including nights, weekends & holidays during the period of March 1 - October 1, 2015.
  • Should have some experience working with kids, exhibiting an ability to be patient and understanding. (preferred)
  • Should have prior baseball/softball experience with a strong understanding of the fundamentals. (preferred)
  • Must have an outgoing, friendly personality and excellent communication skill, strong initiative, and high level of energy.
  • Must have good time management skills and present self in a professional manner with a passion for sports.
  • Must have the ability to handle and coordinate large groups of people in a secure and sensitive area.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Please Note:

  • This is a seasonal opportunity and no benefits will be provided
  • Seasonal staff members are paid a minimum wage of $8.10/hour

Work Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment however each seasonal staff member will have responsibilities where the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • Hours may include nights, weekends and holidays.

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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund by February 16th, 2015. Applicants who do not submit all three documents will not be considered

I have read and understand that the performance standards outlined above will be used as basis for minimum job performance evaluation.

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

1. Do you have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.?
2. Can you handle and coordinate large groups of people in a secure and sensitive area?
3. Do you have some experience working with kids, exhibiting an ability to be patient and understanding?


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Communications: Social Media
Social Media Host - Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati, Oh)

Department:    Marketing and Communications

Job Title:         Social Media Host, Seasonal Staff

Reports To:     Director of Digital Media                    

FLSA:               Hourly, Non Exempt

Commitment:  Position to begin approximately April 1, 2015  

Job Purpose:   The Cincinnati Reds are looking for two seasonal employees for the 2015 baseball season to work in the Digital Media Department. These Social Media Hosts will manage the social media area in the ballpark during Reds home games. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the social media area at the ballpark during 40-50 home games. 
  • Employee will work 20-25 hours a week, with most of schedule falling nights and weekends. (Games will be split between both Social Media Hosts.)
  • Answer questions from fans about social media during the game.
  • Be liaison between Production, IT and Digital Media department during games.
  • Manage schedule of guests and activities in the social media area.
  • Create and execute engaging content for Reds social media platforms – including copy, photos, video, etc.
  • Moderate social platforms to encourage conversation, remove spam content, respond to reader questions and assist with customer service questions in a real-time fashion.
  • Assist in execution of social media events and promotion/contest fulfillment.
  •  Work closely with Director and other Social Media hosts on schedule and activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Must be available to work a minimum of 45 Reds home games during the 2015 season. Host will arrive 30 minutes before gates open and stay until 30 minutes after game ends.
  •  Demonstrate a grace-under-fire personality that does not require constant direction, but is nonetheless eager for more responsibility
  •  Possess a positive, can-do attitude that looks for solutions to problems and is always willing to pitch in where needed.
  •  Experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and Pinterest.
  •  Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
  •  Detail oriented and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  •  Strong customer service skills as well as presenting a professional presence
  •  Strong knowledge of Reds baseball necessary
  •  Video/photo editing and graphic design skills a plus
  •  Passion for social media and baseball 

Work Environment:

  •  Work will be performed in the ballpark where the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  •  Hours include nights, weekends and holidays.

Please Note:

  •  This is a seasonal position and no benefits will be provided.
  •  Position will end at the conclusion of the Reds 2015 season.

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

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.

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

1. Do you have experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and Pinterest.?
2. Are you available to work a minimum of 45 Reds home games during the 2015 season?


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Training Coordinator - Full Time (Syracuse, NY)

Tickets.com is a privately held subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP, the interactive media and Internet division of Major League Baseball.

At Tickets.com, we’re a passionate bunch of people, driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation. Our mission is to deliver world-class ticketing products and services that provide value to our clients and partners, with profitability to our stakeholders.

We're headquartered in beautiful Orange County, California, with offices in the state of New York, across Europe, and in New South Wales, Australia.  We enjoy a fun and casual work atmosphere, and we pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality results.

We are searching for a Training Coordinator.  The Training Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of an organization wide training program for Tickets.com products and processes.  The position will be responsible for the establishment and growth of a knowledge base library containing documentation and recordings accessible to both internal and external users of our products.  Additionally, this position will drive the creation and ongoing maintenance of a core set of training curriculum to be used in onboarding new clients and staff, and to further develop knowledge in existing users of our products.

If you think you’re a good fit for the position and the team, we’d love to hear from you!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop curriculum and deliver training for internal Tickets.com staff on both basic and advanced topics related to the use of Tickets.com software products
  • Perform training for clients, both in person and remotely as required
  • Creation and maintenance of documentation pertaining to the use of Tickets.com products
  • Develop a thorough understanding and knowledge of all aspects of Tickets.com products
  • Establish Certification Programs to provide accreditation opportunity for users of Tickets.com products based on their level of knowledge and aptitude.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Training Department and other key product focused groups within the organization such as Application Services, Client Consulting Services, Product Management and Development

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years Training, Ticketing industry, or high-volume Box-Office experience required
  • Excellent training skills with the ability to adapt training curriculum, delivery methods and pace to match the level of the target audience
  • Experience with small to mid-size group facilitation; knowledge of adult learning theories; previous technology instruction experience is preferred
  • Must be willing to travel to client sites; may require work on evenings, weekends or holidays
  • Expert-level of training delivery methods to include: instructor-led, Web-based training (such as WebEx), MS PowerPoint, and other training-based software/documentation programs
  • Must be service-oriented, possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner and adhere to corporate guidelines

Tickets.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Communications: Community Relations
Assistant, Padres Volunteer Team - San Diego Padres (San Diego, CA)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Volunteer Activity Execution

Coordinating Padres Volunteer Team volunteer activity

oEvent set up and break down

oVolunteer check in and training, delegation of volunteer tasks, conflict resolution, working with Padres Front Office staff on team appearances, acting as the program’s lead when Program manager is unavailable, digital media event documentation, and ensuring a safe volunteer environment

·Volunteer Management Software Assistance

oInput of volunteer registration information, event details, and email templates, online reward system fulfillment, and captured digital media distribution

·Day to Day Program Assistance

oReturns phone calls, scheduling meetings, replying to general inbox inquiries, creating and preparing public relations and marketing material

·Game Day and Off-Site Event Activation

oStaffs the Padres Volunteer Team registration table at Padres home games and Padres’ partner events. Duties include activation area set up / break down, registration assistance, answering questions, trouble-shooting technology, representing the program and attracting fans to the general area to sign up

·Volunteer Event Environment

oMaintains a safe and positive environment for volunteers in a variety of settings

·Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Padres organization. Understands how departments within the organization interrelate and how to seamlessly accomplish the goals of all facets within the company

·Provides the ultimate sports entertainment experience through extraordinary guest service

·Ability to set a “fan friendly” tone for the San Diego Padres. Offers immediate acknowledgement of customers through listening, specific questioning, empathy, and professional preparedness. Offers appropriate action, service or solutions based on information received

·Provides the ultimate sports entertainment experience through extraordinary guest service

·Responds to guest’s questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions in a professional and polite manner

·Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Must meet the following minimum requirements:

·Minimum of a high school degree or educational equivalent and one (1) year of customer service experience. Some college preferred. Experience working with Database systems preferred

·Available to work during Padres home games, volunteer activities, and other events as needed, including weekends, holidays, early mornings and evenings

·Outstanding communication skills and a positive, energetic demeanor

·Minimum physical requirements: able to travel to and gain access to various areas of the ballpark for prolonged periods of time during games and events; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds.

·Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Access. VolunteerHub or Volunteer Management Software a plus

·Strong ability to work well with volunteers, co-workers and supervisors in a team environment

·Able to learn and develop solid working knowledge about the Padres’ organization, its personnel, departments and their roles; other game day partners (currently Ace Parking, Sportservice, Elite Security, Petco Park Management, Hines), the venues in which the Padres play, services for disabled fans, pre- and post-game activities and other tenants

·Able to learn and retain knowledge about ballpark seating areas, elevators, escalators, stairways, refreshment stands, restrooms and specific service areas. Able to direct customers to the proper place that best fits their needs

·Experience and ability to work with office equipment (copier, laser printers, fax, telephones, TTY equipment for the hearing impaired)

·Consistent, punctual and regular attendance

·Professional image and demeanor

·Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus

·First Aid training or experience preferred

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Communications: Social Media
#SFGDigital Team Member - San Francisco Giants (San Francisco, CA)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The #SFGDigital Team Member will support the growth of social media initiatives for the organization through execution of various pre and in-game programs and events taking place in the @Cafe.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the day-to-day execution of social media promotions in the @Cafe
  • Take photos of various promotions, events and fans to be used in various social media channels
  • Work with Orange & Black Attack to execute pre-game and in-game promotions
  • Work directly and indirectly with fans to assist with requests and answer questions
  • Other duties as necessary

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be able to work at most Giants home games, nights and weekends included
  • Knowledge of existing social platforms and emerging social channels required
  • Knowledge of baseball and the San Francisco Giants is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be reliable, punctual and courteous

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Seasonal Baseball Information Assistant - Seattle Mariners (Seattle, WA)

Job Title:                   Seasonal Baseball Information Assistant

Department:              Baseball Information

Status:                       Part-Time, Seasonal

Pay Rate:                   $11/hour averaging 35 hours per week

Time Period:              Late March through the 2015 baseball season

The Position

The Seattle Mariners Baseball Information department is seeking a seasonal assistant for the entire 2015 season (tentatively late March through the end of the 2015 baseball season).  Applicants must have excellent writing skills, preferably with a background in writing or journalism.  The ideal candidate is a college graduate or a local college student able to work flexible hours, which regularly includes nights and weekends. Previous experience in sports information department is a plus.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for the Baseball Information Assistant will include preparation and dissemination of pre-game information including rosters, lineups, game notes and releases as well as research projects throughout the season including archiving. The Assistant will: assist with press box game management; participate in writing and production of publications, organizing photographs, work with media staff in notifying media members of breaking news and handling daily media written correspondence and fan/media phone inquiries; handle extensive statistical research projects for media and staff.

  • Prepare statistical packets for media
  • Update statistics for Pregame Notes
  • Copy and distribute Pregame Notes, lineups, press clips, statistical reports and press release
  • Assisting in all aspects of press box operations including press box setup, assisting with Media Will Call
  • Assist with Baseball Information social media which includes twitter and blog
  • Assist in archiving and key wording team photographs
  • Collect and transcribe manager and player quotes after games
  • Manage contacts and distribution lists
  • Answer phones
  • Complete additional projects as assigned by Baseball Information staff

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferred backgrounds include experience in sports, public relations, communications, journalism and/or sports information department experience
  • Highly knowledgeable in baseball statistics, terminology and rules
  • Familiar with baseball statistical databases and search functions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Highly motivated and well organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe InDesign; experience in Adobe Photoshop a plus

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Communications: Social Media
Director, New Media - Washington Nationals Baseball Club (Washington, DC)

Summary:

The Director, New Media is responsible for all New Media initiatives such as internet, email, database, social networking and other interactive New Media initiatives. The Director, New Media works closely with the appropriate Baseball Operations, Communications, and Revenue departments, as he/she drives the development of marketing and team content for distribution via various Nationals outlets including, but not limited to: nationals.com, blogs, third-party websites, social media, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Lead and drive social media strategy, programming and execution, including strategy development, program conception and execution, and measurement of social programs

·         Conceive and create new content and ideas pertaining to maximizing revenue and resources, marketing and selling the Nationals brand, and reaching the consumer through ticket and product sales.

·         Serve as a seasoned, strategic, innovative and dynamic leader who can deliver unique and visionary ideas that they help bring to life

·         Deliver an integrated new media strategy across a variety of departments: Marketing & Broadcasting, Ticket Sales & Service, Community Relations, Communications, etc.

·         Have a passion for and deep understanding of the various platforms within social media (first-hand experience a must)

·         Be experienced in building audiences and managing influencer outreach

·         Have a passion for delivering new ground breaking ideas

·         Possess strong communications skill (written and presentation) able to work across the WNBC team.

·         Develop unique digital content and create fan-engagement initiatives to increase followers and encourage interaction with Nationals’ digital assets (nationals.com, social media platforms and mobile), including customized content, video, trivia, polls, contests, sweepstakes and more

·         Act as key Nationals liaison to Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM)

o    Disseminate messaging to/from appropriate internal stakeholders

o    Guide creation of custom landing pages (ie nationals.com/2015, front page, and various departments’ internal pages – WNDF, YBA, events, etc.)

·         Develop creative campaigns and manage execution for special initiatives such as annual All-Star voting, the All-Star Final Man Vote, Awards (Rookie of the Year, MVP, Cy Young, etc).

·         Establish and maintain budgets for new media initiatives, video production, special events relating to social media engagement

·         Monitor effectiveness of all Nationals new media efforts and track progress by creating and delivering monthly progress reports

  • Develop measurement and KPIs while overseeing the preparation of reports summarizing these results from social media campaigns & ongoing programs
  • Contribute to developing the talents of your team members and direct reports

·         Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Concentration in Journalism or English is preferred.
  • A minimum of six years experience directly relevant to above tasks and responsibilities with demonstrated record of accomplishment.
  • Solid experience in sports/entertainment or a related industry, such as an ad agency or PR firm is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

·         6+ years of relevant work experience in the social media and digital communications space

  • Consistently demonstrated the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships internally
  • Experienced in measuring the success of social programs using listening and analytics tools
  • Proven success in creating and managing a social media discipline within an agency, business or sports team.
  • Proven ability to integrate social media into overall marketing and communications strategies
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of the social space: platforms, vendors, measurement, content creation, etc
  • Proven track record of creative thinking and innovation
  • Must possess a proven track record of growing, engaging and managing an online audience via various forms of content, fan interactivity and engaging promotions.

·         Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability.  These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports.  It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

 

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

1. Yes/No. Do you have a minimum 6 years experience in social media?
2. Yes/No. Do you have social media experience with a sports team or corporate level company?
3. Please Explain. What methods (marketing, giveaways, etc) have you used to expand a social media outlet?


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