The Ultimate Fighting Championship needs a 2011 spring intern. If you think you fit the bill (see below) and want to be part of this fast growing sport, head to this website to apply. Please note that I have no connection with the UFC — I’m just merely passing this job posting along to the SPRB readers. Good luck!
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be their very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With an office full of champion workers, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success – But the fight isn’t over yet. So if you would like to watch the sport you love grow right in front of your own eyes because of your hard work, then come join a great team and become part of a sports revolution.
This program offers the intern the opportunity to become directly involved in the Public Relations activities that are part of the daily operations of the department. We strive to make this a challenging and interesting experience for you and make every effort to tailor it to the specific skills and projects that you would like to pursue and build on. This department contributes to the organization through promotion of UFC and WEC products.
We are currently seeking an intern for our Public Relations deparment for the Spring 2011 semester. This internship will work closely with the Publicists.
Through this opportunity, you will learn entry level public relations, and will have the opportunity to learn and observe the activities that go into promoting the company, its events, and the fighters that participate in the events. You will receive exposure to all facets of public relations, including press releases, special events, creative brainstorming, and media contact.
The Edmonton Oilers are looking to hire a paid communications intern for a four-month stint (January – April). Interested and have the right qualifications? Check out this website to apply. Please note that I am not posting this on behalf of the Oilers — I’m just merely passing this job posting along to the SPRB readers. Good luck!
Reports directly to the Manager, Corporate Communications
• The Communications Internship is a full-time, four month contract (January– April, 2011) that is recognized through an internship honorarium of $1050.00 per month.
• The Communications Intern position is responsible for supporting the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club Corporate Communications initiatives.
Looking for a sports PR job? The Philadelphia Eagles have a job opening that may interest you. For more details and to apply, head to this website. Please note that I have no connection with the Eagles — I’m just merely passing this job posting along to the SPRB readers. Good luck!
The Philadelphia Eagles are known as one of the more aggressive and progressive organizations in professional sports. It is an organization succeeding on many fronts.
The executive offices of the Eagles’ organization are located in the NovaCare Complex. This spectacular 108,000-square-foot-facility offers the very best in terms of space, amenities, care, and effort put forth for the players, coaches and staff of the Eagles’ organization.
Lincoln Financial Field is one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the United States. This stadium is managed and operated by the club, creating new opportunities and challenges for the organization.
The Communications Specialist will assist the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations with daily tasks and correspondence. Will assist in ensuring compliance with National Football League guidelines and regulations. Must possess strong written communication skills. Must be flexible and open to working non-traditional hours.
The St. Louis Cardinals posted a job opening for their Media Relations Specialist position. If you are interested, visit this website to apply. Please note that I have no connection with the St. Louis Cardinals — I’m just merely passing this job posting along to the SPRB readers. Good luck!
Summary of Job Responsibilities: The Media Relations Specialist fulfills the duties of Front Office liaison between the Club and players and local, national and world media outlets. This includes controlling media access to management, coaching staff and players. The Specialist writes press releases and game notes; conducts historical research ensuring accuracy when disseminating information representing the club and it members.
It’s time for another edition of our Sports PR Weekly Roundup in which SPRB points out interesting articles and blog posts about sports business, public relations, career tips, personal improvement and writing tips — basically anything someone in sports PR may find interesting and useful. Did I miss something? Share with us by leaving a comment!
- The Baltimore Sun covers how the Baltimore Ravens handle media training with their players.
- The Sports Commentary takes a look at bad PR from BP to Derek Jeter.
- White Sox Interactive writes about the White Sox and media since the 1950s.
- With the recent developments of the allegations of Brett Favre, plenty of blogs/media outlets have chimed in: USA Today, IndyStar.com, Sports Networker, The Sports Commentary, The Huddle, Seattle Times, Deadspin, Huffington Post, and Forbes.
- National Football Post discusses the impact a big Monday Night Football game can have on a player’s career.
- Communications Conversations lists eight blogger outreach no-nos to avoid at all costs.
- PR Buzz asked an interesting question: “Did the LPGA violate civil rights by prohibiting transgenders from playing on Tour?” And then asks how the LPGA should respond from a PR angle.
- Journalistics discusses why PR pros should use the inverted pyramid when it comes to writing press releases.
- MediaShift shows how data visualization can drive home a point/story.
- Mark Coddington argues as to why sports has taken the lead in newsroom innovation.
- Fresh Influence lists five social media lessons brands can learn from baseball.
- PR Geek Speak pulls some PR lessons from Showtime’s show, Dexter.
- PR Rock and Roll believes that Facebook handled the release of The Social Network quite well through PR.
- Entry Level Living starts off this post by saying that she has never met someone who loved their entry level job. While I disagree with that statement as I have an entry level position and love it, I do get what she is getting at with her post. She then points out benefits that come with an entry level job as well as ways to get the most out of the position.
- Dumb Little Man provides seven steps to avoid burnout for those of us like me who are overworking.
- PickTheBrain lists 10 amazing success lessons from former NBA star Michael Jordan.
- Work Awesome gives some ideas of how to tackle e-mail if you start feeling overwhelmed just opening your inbox.
- Quips & Tips for Achieving Your Goals provides a step-by-step look on how to achieve your work goals.
- Altitude Branding notes four steps of the super productive.
Writing & Blogging
- Copyblogger gives seven tips for an authentic and productive writing process.
- Pushing Social provides 29 no-brainer tips for quick blogging success.
- ProBlogger offers some blogging tips from pro triathletes.
The LA Sparks are looking to hire a Communications Manager/Director. Do you have the qualifications and experiences that they’re looking for (see below)? If so, visit this website to apply. Please note that I have no connection with the LA Sparks — I’m just merely passing this job posting along to the SPRB readers. Good luck!
The Los Angeles Sparks, entering our 15th WNBA season, are seeking a dynamic, experienced communications individual to oversee the team’s media and public relations and communications efforts.
It’s another installment of our Sports PR Weekly Roundup feature, where we round up the latest in sports business, public relations, writing, and career tips. Think I left something out? Share it with us in the comments section!
- Darren Rovell at SportsBiz discusses the Seattle Seahawks’ “freemium” model with engaging fans with the team’s sponsors.
- Sports Business Digest notes that the NBA brought in more than $100 million in full-season ticket sales this year.
- Sports, Media & Society addresses the leaked draft of the NHL blogger policy. CoSIDA remarks on the matter and how it exposes the clash of cultures between the teams and bloggers.
- Sportsnewser reports that the Boston Globe will have two websites — one that is behind a pay wall and the other for free content. They assure sports fans that their sports coverage will be provided for free.
- MediaWeek discusses the HBO reality show, Hard Knocks, and how it will follow the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals for four weeks before they meet in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1.
- The Cincinnati Reds designated a section of the stadium as the Tweetup section for their Sept. 28 game against the Astros according to the Sports Business Digest.
- Speaking of Twitter, the General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks, Mike Gillis, created a Twitter account and will be updating it throughout the season (via Sports Networker).
- On the other hand, the Washington Redskins are down on Twitter according to TBD.
- The Sports Commentary recently interviewed the social media leader in sports, Kathleen Hessert.
- A high school student asked Copywrite, Ink. for suggestions on pursuing a career in PR, particularly sports PR.
- Culpwrit blogs about determining what you are passionate about and then going after it as a career.
- Journalistics applies media relations basics when it comes to specifically reaching out to bloggers.
- PR Squared addresses the evolution of the social media release.
- GRPR does a video interview with Keri Larsen regarding non-profit PR, which could be of interest to those in sports community relations.
- Personal Branding Blog provides five tips for sports stars who want to use Twitter.
- Blogussion talks about the value of falling behind and how bloggers can try to stay ahead of the game.
- Confident Writing posts a guide on how to run a Facebook page for your blog or work.
- Running low on blog topics? Copyblogger lists 50 ways to generate new topic ideas for your blog.
- Daily Blog Tips addresses three common elements in well-written blog posts.
- Feeling burnt out when it comes to blogging? I know that’s been a problem for me lately so I was pleased to see ProBlogger address this very topic and how to overcome blogger burn out.
- Write to Done shares “how to prepare public presentations that knock the socks off.”
- Want to know how to ace your first annual review? Check out this post at Ms. Career Girl.
- Student Branding Blog gives some advice on how to handle the “tell me about yourself” interview question.
- Brazen Careerist provides networking tips for the Gen Y generation and discusses the job search 2.0 for this age group.
- Pongo Resume names 10 commandments you should obey while networking.
- Career Rocketeer discusses how recruiters screen resumes so you know what to watch out for.
- Karen Burns at On Careers notes 30 time management tips and tricks.
- Secrets of the Job Hunt breaks down examples of errors found in cover letters.
The Chicago Sky organization is looking for a manager of its community relations and Sky Cares activities. Interested and meet the qualifications listed below? Check out this website to apply. Good luck!
Organize community outreach efforts and activities for the Chicago Sky and Sky Cares Foundation that demonstrate its involvement in the community and the dedication to driving positive social change especially for young girls and women in need.
Generate funds for Chicago Sky and Sky Cares Foundation that further allows the Sky to increase its community outreach efforts and touch a larger population of young girls and women in need.
Are you a college student looking for a part-time position with an NBA team in community relations? If so, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a position you will want to check out. For more information and to apply, please visit this website. Good luck!
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking pro-active, energetic college students to train and assist with the various responsibilities of the Community Relations Department and the FastBreak Foundation. Assistant applicants must be able to handle a variety of tasks, and be able to work 20 hours a week during normal business hours for the 2010-2011 season. All applicants must be available for work from October 2010 – April 2011. Please forward your resume to the Timberwolves Human Resources Department.