*Intern, Communications

This position has been filled - Job#: 453402197

  MLB Franchise
  Southeast Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 01/29/21

Job Summary

The MLB Team Communications department is seeking an intern for the entire 2021 season (March 22 through October 3). Applicants must have excellent writing skills, preferably with a background in writing, communications or journalism. The ideal candidate is a college graduate or a local college student able to work flexible hours, which includes nights and weekends. Applicants are required to live in or relocate to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, follow COVID-19 protocols at Tropicana Field for home games and work remotely for road games (subject to change).
 
Responsibilities include:

  • Summarize news stories and compile press clips on a daily basis

  • Assist in the credentialing process, including the production and distribution of media credentials

  • Prepare statistical packets for media and broadcasters

  • Join pre- and postgame press conferences via Zoom, record and upload for archiving purposes

  • Proofread press releases, monthly magazine and midseason Yearbook publications 

  • Assist with any departmental administrative tasks, such as answering phones and fan mail

  • Complete additional projects as assigned by Communications staff

 
Requirements: 

  • Prior sports experience in media relations or sports information is preferred

  • Highly knowledgeable in baseball statistics, terminology and rules

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Detail- and deadline-oriented

  • Highly motivated and well organized

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word and Excel

 
All offers are contingent on a satisfactory background check. 

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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