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.
After a lengthier hiatus than even I expected, Sports PR Blog is back in business! This post marks the return of our Sports PR Weekly Roundup feature 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.
- Ron Futrell commented on Big Journalism on Washington Post sports columnist Mike Post’s decision to knowingly tweet incorrect information about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension status. When his paper learned he reported inaccurate information on purpose, they suspended him for one month.
- Jason of Take a Peck added his seventh post to his why should people care about sport and social media. His most recent post took a look at why agencies should care, while his second post of the series addressed why teams should care about social media.
- Awful Announcing interviewed color commentator Clark Kellogg on some career changes.
- Martine Charles of The Sports Commentary reports on sport philanthropy, particularly how “(Reggie) Howard partnered with former Memphis Tiger teammates DeAngelo Williams, Mike McKenzie and Marcus Bell, also known as the Phenomenal Four, to give back to their community and to make an impact on youth in the inner cities.” The blog post also discussed Howard’s United Athletes Foundation that aims to empower athletes to impact communities through education and social development. “I’m excited about some of the things that we are working on,” said Howard. “I want to use sports philanthropy to create awareness of the things athletes are doing and to help make true change in our society and in the world. If we come together we have the ability to influence others and to promote the right strategies to influence change.”
- Partnership Activation points out Dana White’s unique social media move to connect with UFC fans.
- Sports Illustrated and PR in Sports remember Matt Dobek, the former Detroit Pistons PR Director who passed away at 51 a couple weeks ago.
- USA Today reports on the balancing act the NFL is trying to keep with maintaining a great TV viewing experience for fans, while still maintaining strong attendance numbers despite TV being the cheaper and more convenient option.
- Culpwrit provides some ways that you can catch writing mistakes you may be making even if no one else will tell you.
- Research conducted at the University of Texas in Austin surveyed 127 professional baseball teams and found that “bloggers affiliated with established media outlets, such as the LA Times Sport blog and EPSN.com, earned less trust than traditional media outlets, but significantly more trust than independent bloggers, who were at the bottom of the trust scale.”
- Copyblogger provides two posts to help the writer and blogger in you: How the breath test can help you decide if a headline is good or not and three key elements of irresistible email subject lines.
- Darren Rowse of ProBlogger shares how he generated over 6,000 ideas for his blog after 15 minutes of work.
- Blogging Tips lists five skills that every blogger needs to excel.
- Dumb Little Man points out 12 tips for staying calm under pressure.
- The Houston Chronicle notes that job success could depend on how well you manage your boss.
- Nine to Thrive writes two posts about how to find a job in the non-profit world.
- US News provides a list of 50 tips to survive your worst work week.
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.