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Monday, August 06, 2012

Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx - Public Relations Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW
Exciting opportunity to work in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves seek energetic, can-do assistants during the 2012-13 NBA season (Oct. - April - or through playoffs) to work within the team's public relations department. Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Timberwolves home games and preparing materials for the media, monitoring media coverage, filing and recording press clippings, assisting with team's community news program and other projects as needed. Job includes some weekend work.  

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY (include but are not limited to)
• Participating in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down
• Assisting with game-night media hospitality
• Transcribing postgame quotes from home and visiting players and coaches
• Producing and delivering visiting team media packets
• Providing media and teams with statistical and press content
• Monitoring and recording local media coverage
• Searching all print media for Timberwolves content, distributing to staff and updating player/personnel files
• Delivering content for team's community newspaper program

REQUIREMENTS
• Must be at least a junior or senior in college
• Communications major (public relations, journalism, etc.) and/or sports information experience preferred
• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task under time constraints
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Ability to work with a wide variety of people
• Strong writing & communications skills necessary

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Are you a junior or senior in college?
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