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Monday, May 28, 2018

Minnesota Wild - Intern, Digital and Social Media

Position Summary/Description: The Digital and Social Media intern for the Minnesota Wild digital team will support coverage of the hockey team and organization in capacities ranging from writing, editing, posting, video assistance, social media, and analytics.  A passion for hockey and an understanding of the game and its associated elements is key.  Candidates should be reliable, flexible and passionate with a willingness to work collaboratively within a team environment. 
 
Responsibilities/Essential Functions
CONTENT
  • Responsible for daily editing and posting of content on Wild.com and other digital properties as requested
  • Assist in planning and executing written stories on Wild.com and other properties
  • Create and share posts on social media platforms in coordination with various departments
  • Assist with creation of photo blogs and photo editing
  • Assist in creating graphics and visuals for social media posts
  • Capture real-time moments for social media in the form of videos and photos
  • Gather and analyze digital and social analytic reports during, and at the conclusion of, campaigns 
  • Responsible for covering practices, games and special events on social and Wild.com as needed
  • Assist with crafting press releases, media advisories, etc. when requested
  • Responsible for monthly proofing of Wild Magazine, as well as content contributions
  • Responsible for planning and executing digital and social content for Hockey Day Minnesota, the Wild's signature annual outdoor hockey event
 
ADMINISTRATIVE
  • Maintain team and company event calendars and schedules
  • Handle mailing of items for digital team
  • Create online forms for voting and information gathering
  • Assist with Wild.com's content management system to help update and maintain website pages
  • Partner with the digital team members to create an organized plan and editorial calendar throughout the season, looking ahead beyond the week’s games
  • Conduct and analyze research as requested
  • Assist with other duties as needed
 
Position Requirements
1. Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree (or current junior/senior level) or equivalent with emphasis in journalism or multimedia required
  • 1-2 years of relevant writing or reporting experience
 
2. Knowledge & Experience
  • Strong writing and editing background, professional sports journalism experience preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of AP Style
  • Ability to deliver fresh, creative content ideas
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Deep understanding of primary social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.)
  • Experience using content management systems (CMS)
  • Basic understanding of various file formats
  • Basic understanding of SEO best practices
  • Experience with HTML and video editing a plus
 
3. Personal Attributes
  • Attention to detail with excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Energetic, positive, self-starter who collaborates well with others
 
Work Conditions
  • Available traditional business hours in addition to evenings, weekends and/or holidays for games or events
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature.  Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc. 
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