Basketball Communications Associate

  Southeastern Basketball Franchise
  Southeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/25/19



Job Summary

POSITION OVERVIEW

  • The NBA Team seek one part-time, paid communications associate during the 2018-19 NBA season (September – May) to assist members of the communications department.
  • Candidate will work very closely on the day-to-day operations, strategies and objectives of the department.
  • Attendance at home games is required and the job includes weekend work.
  • Candidate should have a proactive mindset and be extremely detailed oriented. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the team’s media monitoring system
  • Oversee the team’s news clippings system
  • Credentialing media members
  • Compiling and delivering media packets
  • Assisting with production of team’s game notes
  • Working with the NBA's stats system
  • Occasional writing (press releases, team publications, website)
  • Assisting the media on game nights (when applicable)
  • Game night set up and takedown (media room and press row)
  • Assisting with media interview requests
  • Pitching stories and developing mini PR campaigns surrounding team events
  • Other duties as assigned by manages

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public relations, journalism or related field preferred
  • Experience in athletic media relations/sports information 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and develop strong relationships
  • Able to multi-task under time constraints, meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced industry/environment
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal
  • A self-starter who is resourceful and is a team player  
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, holidays


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