Journalism/Public Relations Internship Summer 2019

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 by Rockford Rivets Baseball

Rockford, IL 61101
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
League Overview: The Rockford Rivets are part of the summer collegiate Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 25-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. Job Summary: An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in collegiate baseball journalism and public relations. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management, organization and attention to details are essential. This is a non-paid, for college credit position. Requires the ability to work all 36 home games, including nights and weekends. Duties/Expectations include but are not limited to the following: Working in the press box during games writing stories and news pieces on the team. Take pictures before, during, and after the game of fans, action shots of the game, and staff interacting with fans. Working with players and various members of the front office staff to get quotes for press releases and feature stories for the program. Research players and coaches on the home and away teams to come up with relevant feature stories. Assist the broadcaster and other workers in the press box when needed. Collaborate with Marketing Interns to develop a social media schedule and manage social media accounts on a consistent basis. Find local events to send players, mascot, or staff to. Must be available for all home games. All other duties as assigned by the Assistant General Manager. Performance Standards:
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Proactive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Attendance
  • Completion of assigned tasks on-schedule
  • Quality and accuracy of work
  • Cooperation, responsiveness, dependability, and proper attitude in dealing with others including co-workers and customers
  • Conformance to company personnel, safety, quality, and housekeeping policies, procedures, and practices
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Reference: 615476142

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