I just wanted to let everyone know that I realize most of the posting of late has just been job openings. Unfortunately, I don’t have a ton of free time and what time I used to spend blogging is now being devoted to the apartment hunt among other things.
As a recent college grad who moved back in with the parents after graduating in December, I can finally start looking for a place of my own now that I have a full-time position. The thing is that it is playoff time, which means I’m working even more and don’t have much time to research places much less actually check them out in person since I’m hoping to live in a completely different part of town than where I currently reside.
Anyways, I just wanted to explain that with the playoffs, my upcoming graduation commencement (President Obama is speaking at mine!), trying to find an apartment, and a variety of other post-grad things to get done, I’m afraid posting will be light around here for the next little bit. I’ll try to update with job openings when I find the time, but I’m afraid the more meaty posts will disappear until I can settle into a new place and the playoffs are over.
Thanks for continuing to visit SPRB and hopefully you won’t forget about us during this brief down period as I plan to go back into full swing this summer!
If you’re still in college or just recently graduated in December and want to intern in the Atlanta area, there is an opening for you! The Atlanta Falcons are looking to hire a Community Relations Seasonal Intern to work to correspond with the university calendar or August – December 2010.
If the top candidate is a student, they will receive credit for their efforts. If the top candidate has already graduated, they will make minimum wage during the internship. Interested? Apply “by mailing a hard copy resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Kendyl Moss, Director of Community Relations; Atlanta Falcons, 4400 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.” All applications must be received via the mail by May 15, 2010. Good luck!
The Atlanta Falcons have a seasonal internship opening with first-priority to current students seeking course credit and second priority to those who have already completed their degrees that have an interest in the community relations function of a professional sports team. The Community Relations Internship provides support to the Community Relations Department, through assisted coordination of designated community, player and youth football.
The Seattle Storm (WNBA) are searching for a Director of Communications. If you have the experience and the interest in the position, please apply at this website. Good luck!
The Seattle Storm is currently seeking an individual for the position of Director of Communications. This position is responsible for overseeing all media relations and communications functions, including online media.
The New Jersey Devils are searching for a Website Operations/Creative Services Coordinator to act as a consultant for at least four weeks with the potential to be hired on full time. If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, click here. Good luck!
Position: Coordinator, Website Operations/Creative Services
Consultant Position (minimum of four weeks with opportunity to become permanent)
Reports to: Marketing Department
The New Jersey Devils are currently looking for an imaginative and versatile individual to join our creative services team. This temporary position will be filled for a minimum of four weeks as the team heads through the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This position will have the prospect to become permanent.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to hire a PR Training Camp Assistant. If you have what it takes and are available to work training camp, please apply at this website. Good luck!
Training Camp Assistants work within the Public Relations department for the duration of Training Camp in Tampa from late July through late August.
Assistants will act as a liaison between local, national and international media and members of the organization. Responsibilities include conducting daily content analysis of the organization among local and national media sources, coordinating post-practice interviews, transcription of press conferences and player availability, researching statistical information, assisting with media guide and yearbook production and serves as liaison to NFL Network. Writing experience recommended.
The Detroit Pistons are looking to hire a Community Relations Assistant. Do you have the necessary experience? If so, please apply by visiting this website. As someone who does CR for a different team, I must say it is a very rewarding position because you get to personally make a positive difference in the lives of so many people in your community. Good luck!
The Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment are looking for a Community Relations Assistant. This position will support community relations efforts for Palace Sports and Entertainment properties counting The Detroit Pistons (NBA), DTE Energy Music Theatre, and Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University.
It’s another installment of Sports PR Weekly Roundup where I gather links to articles and blog posts about sports business, PR, writing and blogging, and career help. Did I miss something? Please share the link to your fellow SPRB readers in the comment section.
- The New York TImes Magazine took an in-depth look at the Tiger (Woods) Bubble and the fallout from his infidelities on the sport and sponsors.
“When I look at the Tiger effect on what we do, I don’t see much,” says Mark King, the chief executive of TaylorMade, a maker of golf equipment. “There’s never been an athlete in any sport who’s had a bigger impact on the conversation of a game, but if you really look at the numbers, for most of us in the golf industry there hasn’t been any real impact.”
- Gail Sideman, writing for The Sports Networker, asks if the new Tiger Woods’ ad for Nike is bad PR move. MediaBistro also discusses this same question.
- Darren Rovell of SportsBiz comments on how the ad has touched a nerve, but has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube and other forms of media.
- Sports PR 101 takes a look at the PR damage that could occur if the NCAA does not act now to prepare for the likely transition to a 96-team pool for the men’s basketball tournament.
- Speaking of March Madness, The Sports Networker remarks on the PR opportunities that are available to teams during the tournament.
- A blogger at Copywrite, Ink. taught a nine-week long course entitled “Writing for Public Relations” at the University of Nevada, providing the presentation decks for each lesson. The decks included editing, spreading messages, the importance of planning, and simplifying messages among others. My favorite was the importance of planning presentation as it looked at Toyota’s mission, vision, and values and how the recall and Toyota’s actions have not been consistent with those values.
- Teaching PR reminds readers that online reputation is not a 9 to 5 job.
- Brian Solis (formerly PR 2.0) talks to Daniel Schwabel about the differences between personal and professional branding in social media.
- PR Start describes the pet peeves and tips provided to MSU students in a medial relations panel held by their PRSSA chapter.
- Copywrite, Ink. lists 10 motivations of modern bloggers to help PR pros better understand bloggers.
- Communication Overtones discusses cause marketing that leads to real social change.
Writing and Blogging
- Blogussion has a fantastic resource that links to over 100 blog posts that help you become a better blogger in a variety ways.
- Blogging Tips asks if your website/blog is mobile friendly. If not, the blog post argues that it should be and explains why.
- Daily Blog Tips shows you how to back up your blog if you use WordPress.
- Blogussion had its Design Versus Week series last week, hitting a variety of design topics for one’s blog. You can check out all of the posts from that series by visiting this page at Blogussion. My favorite post in the series was “Rebranding vs. Refreshing Your Blog Design.”
- Feeling uninspired or struggling to find something to blog about? Copyblogger provides 10 tricks to get you inspired to write.
- Chris Scott wrote in a guest post for Blogussion about how to best copy edit for your blog and where to go for help.
- OnlineSoundAdvice.com has a four-post series that shows you how to edit audio: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
- Robert at PickTheBrain reminds us that libraries are an incredibly cheap way to learn and The Simple Dollar echoes that sentiment.
- The New York Times provides 10 simple Google search tips.
The Portland Timbers, which is an MLS expansion franchise set to kick off in 2011, is looking to hire its Digital Media Director/Editor in Chief. Do you have a passion for soccer and the necessary qualifications and work experiences? If so, apply by clicking on this link. Good luck!
The Portland Timbers were awarded a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in March 2009. As the league’s 18th team, the Timbers will begin MLS play in 2011 in a renovated, approximately 20,000 seat stadium in downtown Portland.
The Portland Timbers are currently part of the United Soccer League and will continue play in their existing form through the 2010 season. The Timbers have established a significant soccer tradition in the Rose City, which dates to the early 1970s when the Timbers competed in the NASL soccer league.
We are seeking bright, goal oriented, driven, organized, talented individuals to join our staff of seasoned industry professionals. We are offering a dynamic, challenging, fun learning environment, an opportunity to work with a Major League sports organization and a beautiful community to call home.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are searching for a Communications Assistant. If you are interested and have what they are looking for, apply at this website. Good luck!
Provide support to the Vice President, Communications and assist media in covering the Arizona Diamondbacks
Primary (Essential) Duties:
1. Serve as an Assistant to Vice President, Communications and organize daily Outlook calendar and contacts
2. Complete daily tasks assigned by Vice President, Communications
3. Manage Spring Training and regular season daily media credential process from creation to distribution
4. Manage work schedule for departmental interns
5. Ability to keep an updated media contact list for Communications department
6. Organize all ticket and autograph requests submitted to Communications department
7. Assist Vice President, Communications with logistics regarding special events for the organization
8. Ability to be assigned special projects by Vice President, Communications
9. Assist Vice President, Communications in submitting invoices to Accounting