Intern - Media Relations
USA BaseballDurham, NC
Part Time Unpaid Internship
Media Relations Intern (National Team Championships)
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
*This position is 10 hours a week from March 1 – April 30 and 40 hours a week from May 1 – July 31. Prior to reporting on-site for the National Team Championships events held in June and July, employees can work remotely.
*USA Baseball has three of these positions available.
*These are paid positions.
Position Reports To: Brad Young, Director of Media Relations and Chris Pharis, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Position Background: USA Baseball is looking for a Media Relations Intern for its National Team Championships. The intern will report to the Director of Media Relations and an Assistant Director of Media Relations. This position helps execute USA Baseball's media plan and is responsible for upholding the brand of our nation's pastime through written communication and social media for USA Baseball's events and national team programs, specifically in regard to its National Team Championships held in Arizona and Florida.
The Media Relations Intern will work closely with USABaseball.com (Powered by Major League Baseball Advanced Media), and USA Baseball's social media accounts.
• Serve as the on-site media contact for the USA Baseball National Team Championships in Arizona or Florida
• Answer daily media inquiries on behalf of the organization, including statistical requests and photo/video
• Maintain the USA Baseball event history including results, rosters and statistics, as well as photos and videos
• Create, proof, and edit content for USA Baseball's official website, USABaseball.com, including but not limited to game recaps, feature stories, series previews, press releases, etc.
• Assist the USA Baseball Media Relations Department with coverage of the National Team Development Programs and events at the National Training Complex as assigned
• Assist all departments as needed for the organization
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
• Proficiency in all social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter
• Experience writing feature stories, game recaps, media advisories and press releases
• Must have an excellent attitude and work well in a team setting
• Flexible and adaptable work schedule for changing organizational needs
• Candidates must be willing and able to work flexible, demanding hours
• Candidates must be willing and able to travel to Arizona or Florida during the months of June and July for the event, and must be willing to work flexible, demanding hours (USA Baseball covers travel and housing expenses during the events)
• Passionate about baseball with an understanding of the amateur baseball landscape
• Ability to work in both a Mac and PC environment
• Basic knowledge of HTML
• Experience with GameChanger and StatCrew (The Automated Scorebook) is preferred
• Ability to serve as an official scorer under Major League Baseball official rules
• Pursuit or completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university
About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation. The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women's National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.
The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.
USA Baseball is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of USA Baseball to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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