Orlando Magic Communications Intern

Sep 11, 2018

Assist communications department with duties that pertain to all media relations functions for the Orlando Magic.

Reports To: Communications Manager

 

GAME/EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Game night responsibilities: Yes
  • Approximate number of games worked per season: ALL HOME GAMES
  • Event night responsibilities: No
  • Approximate number of events worked per season: None

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with game day/night operations, including preparing media credentials and setting up all media operations areas and distributing statistics, among other responsibilities.
  • Assist with the production of the media guide and other department materials.
  • Participate in planning, setting up and controlling all aspects of press conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver advance packets to the team hotel the day prior to all games (including weekends).
  • Attend community relations and other events as needed as the public relations representative.
  • Write press releases as needed and follow through with the editing/distribution process.
  • Responsible for keeping and updating team statistics during NBA season.
  • Assist with compilation of news clippings from local, national and international news media & the Internet.
  • Assist with the game-day program by writing articles and feature stories.
  • Office/administration duties, including data entry, answering phones, copying, filing and faxing, moving boxes.
  • Makes decisions with little or no choice as to the methods and procedures used in achieving results.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Junior, Senior or graduate-level students or recent college graduates (up to 18 months) required.
  • Sports management, public relations, communications and journalism or related majors preferred.
  • Basketball knowledge required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
  • Previous SID experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word and other related computer skills required.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on AP writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple high level executive positions.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to take direction without follow up.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
  • Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required.
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule based on the changing priorities of the department.

 

To apply, visit this link. Position closes 9/21/18.