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Spring 2018 Intern - Corporate Communications / Pro Sports

Charlotte Hornets

Position Overview

This is a non-paid internship and requires the individual to receive academic credit. You should be, but not limited to, a rising junior, senior or graduate level student. The pursuit of a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Sports Management or English degree is preferred. This internship will require that the student is in the office approximately 20-40 hours a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with research, writing and editing of media releases and other materials.
  • Assisting with promoting teamís non-basketball initiatives such as community events, ticket sales and corporate partnerships
  • Developing and editing content for various organizational platforms, including external publications and internal communications
  • Distributing public relations material to staff and fans as requested
  • Responding to media inquiries

    Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities

    The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position:
  • You should have excellent communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • It is preferred that you have experience with sports writing, research, feature writing, editing and transcription.
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Previous experience in a college sports information office, school newspaper or sports team is preferred.
  • Knowledge of basketball is a plus.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when privy to sensitive information
  • Be a flexible and reliable teammate, both within the department and the company as a whole
  • Thrive in a dynamic, deadline driven environment
  • Presents self in professional manner and has the ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts.
  • Ability to multi-task, work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays and the ability to attend company events.
  • You are required to receive college credit.
  • Pursuit of a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Sports Management or English degree is preferred.

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