Flacker is a blog written by a young PR professional, Patrick Evans, and he does this feature called Future Flacker in which he interviews young, up and coming PR students and professionals about their specialties. Last week, he interviewed Jessica Felten, who is interning with a minor league sports team. I’ve included an excerpt below, but you can read the entire interview at Flacker.
2. What was the best and worst part of working in sports PR?
The best part about working in sports PR were the close relationships that were built because of everyone’s dedication to the success of the organization. As I worked in the PR department, one of my responsibilities
was to keep the press informed on any team or league news and, in doing so, I eventually found myself knowing every statistic for every player. It was great that as an intern, I had such a large role and truly gained that real life experience.
You really stumped me with the second part of your question, the worst part about sports PR, because I don¹t know if I have an answer. Sure, the hours were long and most of the games were on weekend nights, (working, on weekends, in college? That¹s like social suicide!) But I enjoyed my work so much that I never thought about what else I could be doing. I was just focused on doing a great job.