Communications Internship

  Rockford IceHogs
  Central Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 06/06/19



Job Summary

The Rockford IceHogs, American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, are offering an in-season, full-time internship in the team’s communications department (Labor Day through the end of the season, at the earliest mid-April). This position reports to both the Communications Coordinator and Team Broadcaster, and offers hands-on experience in the day-to-day media operations of an AHL club. The position is an unpaid internship, but the IceHogs will provide housing for all in-season interns.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Write and edit content throughout hockey season:

    • Press releases

    • Daily game notes (Adobe InDesign)

    • Feature stories for IceHogs.com and AHL.com

    • Game previews and recaps

    • Postseason media guide (Adobe InDesign)




  • Contribute to IceHogs social media accounts:

    • Live tweet home and road games, as needed

    • Provide daily content, including in-game updates on Instagram/Snapchat




  • Establish relationships with local media; Coordinate interviews for players/coaching staff:

    • Postgame interviews following each home game

    • Weekly “media day” interview sessions

    • Occasional press conferences




  • Press Box Operations:

    • Set up and tear down press box on game nights

    • Manage credentialing throughout season and assist with media check-in table on game nights




  • Misc:

    • Daily maintenance of team website, IceHogs.com

    • Compile and organize team photos

    • Maintain team stats and all-time records

    • Oversee weekly team autograph sessions

    • Assist in community relations appearances

    • Other duties as assigned



 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred, but not required

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to attend some off-site events

  • Basic knowledge of hockey

  • Must have a keen sense of confidentiality



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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