League Communications Internship

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  New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL)
  North Adams, MA
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 02/02/21

Job Summary

The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) seeks qualified Communications Interns for the 2021 season. The intern should be interested in pursuing a career in communications, media/public relations, digital media and/or graphic design at the collegiate or professional level.

The New England League is one of the most prestigious wood bat college baseball leagues in the nation. Celebrating over 25 years of excellence in baseball and in the community, more than 150 alumni have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since the league’s inception.  The Communications Intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Improving the League’s presence on social media with daily contributions and/or monitoring on key platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.)

  • Producing original and/or enhancing already-existing graphic design-based content to compliment league’s current digital media presence 

  • Assisting with content for the League’s website, www.necbl.com

  • Ensuring up-to-date contacts with national and local media 

  • Tracking Major and Minor League alumni

  • Assisting on Weekly and Year End Awards and Top Prospects

  • Assisting with the League’s coverage with the MLB Draft

  • Promoting league-wide accomplishments to appropriate external stakeholders

  • Assisting in photographic coverage of games when applicable

  • Pitch ideas for written and video features and take lead role in producing said projects

  • Promote surveys in ballparks

  • Create year-end statistical splits for players based on conferences 

  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule/Travel: Interns will primarily work remotely and will be expected to travel to and attend a certain number of NECBL games throughout the summer and in different locations. Therefore, candidates who will have housing in the New England region this summer are preferred. Interns will have daily contact with Director of Communications to discuss assignment, responsibilities and goals, and they will be expected to contribute content on their own remotely or at games they choose to attend. Attending the 2021 All-Star Game and/or the final round of the 2021 NECBL Playoffs is recommended. 

Qualifications: Candidates should have prior experience in communications (print/digital journalism majors encouraged), graphic design and/or social media management. Knowledge of baseball and the league are a must, as is the ability to credibly research and produce professionally written material. The successful candidates will also be versed in the social media trends and be able to contribute new, innovative ways in which to boost the league’s presence in those areas. Preference will be given to candidates with graphic design/video editing experience, as well as those equipped with strong knowledge of Major League, Minor League and collegiate baseball. They will be required to follow the NECBL Code of Ethics Compliance Agreement as defined in the league’s bylaws.

Benefits: The internship will offer 3-6 hours of college credit and mileage to approved NECBL events. Travel stipends may also be available and will be discussed during the interview process. 

The Communications Intern(s) will report to the Director of Communications. The interns’ responsibilities will begin on or around May15th and end on or around August 31st.  Interested individuals should apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:

Sean McGrath         Chris Aliano

Commissioner Director of Communications

[email protected] [email protected]

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