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Internship (Paid) - Sports Communications 2014/2015 Season - Portland Trail Blazers (Portland, OR)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 17, 2014 (Applications will be reviewed in the order received, and the selection process may begin prior to the deadline. Please submit applications promptly)

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: The ideal candidate can work September 2014 - July/August 2015 (Duration of internship will be based on performance and/or business need.)

HOURS PER WEEK: Variable (Average of 25 hours per week, but some weeks may exceed 40 hours)

Pay: Minimum Wage (Currently $9.10 in Oregon)

PURPOSE: Provide assistance to the Trail Blazers Sports Communications department during the 2014/2015 NBA season.

Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Write and edit game notes
  • Assemble media packets for every home game
  • Process game day credentials and seating charts
  • Manage credential/media entrance for home games
  • Assist sports communications staff with game night responsibilities (statistics, injury reports, etc.)
  • Write press releases, media advisories, player bios and statistics
  • Participate in planning and implementing PR plans for media events
  • Participate in producing game program (Rip City Magazine)
  • Assist in coordination of player/staff interviews and appearances
  • Compile daily press clippings for distribution to staff
  • Track and assess statistics and statistical trends and use that information to create content and content ideas
  • General administrative projects for communications department
  • Miscellaneous research
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

Minimum Education and Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or completed a bachelors degree in Communications or related field
  • At least 6 months of experience in a similar role in a school, internship or professional environment preferred.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends and occasionally more than 40 hours per week

Skills and Abilities:
 

  • Excellent understanding of NBA basketball and basketball statistics
  • Proficient computer skills -- MS Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign
  • Proficient/capable writing skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Resourceful. Quick-learner
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well with different personalities in fast-paced environment
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism in multiple environments
  • Able to handle highly sensitive and/or confidential information
     
                                       We are an equal opportunity employer 
                                 committed to being champions of diversity 
                                         in our organization and community.
     
     

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: Do you have housing immediately available in the Portland area?
2. Yes/No: Are you proficient using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel) and Adobe InDesign? Please describe.
3. Yes/No: Do you have experience working with highly sensitive and/or confidential information? Please describe.
4. Yes/No: Do you have experience working with the Media? Please describe.
5. Yes/No: Have you worked in an environment where a high level of professionalism was important? Please describe.
6. Please briefly describe how your skills and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position


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INTERNSHIP (Paid) - Graphic Design 2014/2015 Season - Portland Trail Blazers (Portland, OR)
Other employee benefits; relocation expenses will not be covered.
 
PURPOSE: The internship position will have a specific focus on Graphic/Production Design within the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter Marketing Department as well as the Corporate Partnership Department..

Learning Objectives: The student will have the opportunity to explore, observe, and participate in a variety of departmental activities including:

• Graphic and production print design
• Graphic and production web design
• Design Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter company materials for Ticket Sales and Services, Community Relations, Corportate Partnership, Game Operations, Events, concerts, family shows and general Marketing.
• Design co-branded promotional and collatoral materials for Trail Blazers corporate partners
• Photography services including Shooting, photo selection and manipulation.
• Archive digital photography in on-line photo library
• Provide assistance with print production (set up files, etc.)
• Participate in meetings and brainstorming sessions for upcoming projects
• Assist in general Marketing Department projects, events, promotions and activities.
 

Qualifications/Skills/Requirements:

• Must either be currently enrolled in or have earned a degree in the areas of: Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Art Media
• Must be on-site/in –office 4-5 days per week (M-F) during season and 2-3 days per week (M-F) in off-season.
• Must be able to work on Mac (primarily) and PC platforms (microsoft word)
• Proficient in (CS6) Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, PowerPoint
• Attentive to detail and direction and have excellent organizational skills
• Proactive problem solver
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects for multiple clients simultaneously
• Must be open and responsive to design feedback and changes
• Must be able to communicate status of projects effectively to department and clients
• Must be a quick learner and enjoy a fast paced environment
• Must have design portfolio to demonstrate experience
• Digital design and developmer skills a plus (Basic knowledge of digital based design and development programs including html, CSS, UX & UI design, mobile design, fluid layout, Dreamweaver.)
 

We are an equal opportunity employer
committed to being champions of diversity
in our organization and community.

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Briefly describe how your Education/Experience has prepared you for this Internship.
2. Do you have a portfolio of recent work you can share with us? Is it viewable online, if so what is the URL?
3. Do you have knowledge of and experience in using Mac and PC platforms? Please describe.
4. Please describe your experience/ability in using creative software programs. Specifically the ones described in the job posting.
5. Do you have housing available in the Portland area?


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