SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO WORK IN SPORTS? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons
The Barons are currently accepting internship applications for the 2012 – 13 season
The Barons Internship Program is a great way for college-level students to acquire credits and/or experience while learning the business side of professional hockey. Our program provides a number of students with an overall learning experience to include such areas as: Sales and Ticket Operations, Community Relations, Guest Relations, Sponsorship Sales and Execution, Press Box Operation, General Office Management, PR and Media Relations and Game Day Promotions.
The Barons organization utilizes the utmost in professionalism in everything we do. We are in search of highly competitive, highly motivated individuals who have a clear commitment to a career in sports and entertainment venue marketing/management.
The Internships are available in two distinct areas, Digital Media and Marketing.
Please read below for application instructions & qualifications.
Digital Media Internship
This internship revolves around creating content for the Barons website and social media outlets. The intern would be responsible for gathering interviews (audio and video), writing feature stories, statistical computation, some design work, analyzing media and handing credential requests.
n Distribute information across all Barons social media outlets
n Conduct meaningful daily chatter on Barons social media outlets
n Participate in social media conversation / updates during Barons home/road games
n Contribute to weekly calendar of items to appear on Barons website and social media platforms
n AP writing skills for press releases, feature stories or postgame stories needed
n Media collection and analysis
n Gather and upload content for the Barons website
n Knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator a plus
n Ability to shoot video with a professional grade camera
n Ability to edit video
n Attend all Barons home games during 12-13 season
n Attend various functions away from rink as needed
n Interview Assistance for media outlets
n Send postgame stories to media outlets
n Daily & Seasonal Credentials
Game Day Promotions Crew
This paid internship revolves around several areas within the organization that need to work together to ensure a successful game. Interns will work in the areas of:
n Assist with In-game promotions / sponsor fulfillment
n Pre-Game Set-up
n Kids Zone Operation
n Handing out coupons upon guest exit
n Charge Radios
n Post Game Tear Down
n Gate Distribution/Set up
n Other opportunities exist in other areas
Application and Interview Process
In order to be considered for an internship position it is required that each candidate submits a complete formal application before September 15, 2012.
A formal application consists of the following items:
- Current resume
Please mail all items to:
Attention: Tyler Cunningham
Oklahoma City Barons
501 N. Walker, Suite 140
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once all of the applications for an internship position are reviewed, we will interview candidates whose credentials, experience, and interests are most equivalent to the available internship position. All other candidates will be encouraged to re-submit an application the following year for reconsideration.
Once chosen, we will conduct a series of interviews consisting of the following:
- Initial phone interview
- In-person interview with a front office staff member All candidates will be responsible for their own travel expenses to Oklahoma City, OK for any in-person interviews. The department director or manager will contact candidates to schedule in-person interviews.
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