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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Minnesota Wild - Intern, Media Relations

Position Summary: This full-time paid internship provides support and serves as an administrator for the development and execution of day-to-day media relations activities for Minnesota Wild. Along with daily activity, this role is responsible for pitching story ideas to local and national media members plus developing good working relationships with local media members including the club’s beat writers. Candidates should be passionate, dedicated and willing to work collaboratively within team environments. This is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates seeking an internship opportunity within a professional sports and entertainment organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Produce, distribute and organize daily press clippings for staff and media
  • Assist in the handling and distribution of season and individual media credentials
  • Assist in the production and distribution of game notes prior to each game
  • Ensure proper materials such as stats, clips and game notes are produced and available for media at practices and games
  • Develop strong working relationships with beat writers and other members of the local media
  • Pitch story ideas to local and national print and broadcast media outlets
  • Assist department in writing and distribution of press releases and other team related material such as media guide, game program stories and content
  • Distribute packets to visiting media and team members prior to each home game
  • Press box set-up and clean-up for all Wild home games
  • Assist community relations department with events and appearances
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
Qualifications Required:
  • College degree preferred in journalism, communication, public relations or related degree
  • Sports experience in media, public relations or related field a plus
  • Ability and willingness to work full-time, extended or unusual hours including evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented with proven ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational and time- management skills
  • Capable of updating social media content on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to work well independently within a team and results oriented environment
  • Proficient computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Available through June of 2012
 This job is expected to begin August 1, 2011.
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Do you have a degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field?
2. Briefly explain your background with sports experience in media, public relations or a related field.
3. Are you available to work full time hours through June 2012?

Apply for this position.