Intern - Public Relations
Chicago SkyChicago, IL
Part Time Unpaid Internship
The WNBA Chicago Sky is seeking a basketball communications intern with excellent writing, editing, and research skills.
• Assist in postgame notes and quotes (locker room interviews, game notes) for distribution to media after every home and road game.
• Record and transcribe coach/player/team press conferences and distribute to media.
• Prepare and update all player bios, team statistics, records, media guides, and game notes on a weekly basis.
• Proactively research statistical information related to individual players and the tea.
• Assist with distributing clips and information requested by local media.
• Pitch, write, and edit stories and content for the Sky's website and digital outlets.
• Compile and distribute stats packets for each game's information guide for visiting opponents and media.
• Experience in sports journalism for a professional or collegiate team.
• High attention to detail with ability to work proactively and take leadership.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Understanding of Adobe resources (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).
• Strong working knowledge on professional basketball and ability to utilize statistical resources.
• Able to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings. This includes working all home games and being available to work remotely on select road games.
• Dependable, flexible and able to adapt to a variety of situations and personalities.
• Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment and demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple projects.
• Display a positive attitude at all times as well as a daily commitment to doing your best.
About Chicago Sky
WNBA Chicago Sky is a professional women's basketball team founded in 2005 by principle owner, Michael Alter. The Chicago Sky was the first independently owned women's professional basketball team to join the WNBA and plays at the Wintrust Arena. The season runs from May - September and individual tickets start at $17. Call 866.SKY.WNBA for more information.