Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Unpaid Pro Hockey Media Internship

Barons Internship Program – Digital Media Intern

The Barons are currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 – 12 season. Please read below for application instructions.

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 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.

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.

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, 2011.

A formal application consists of the following items:

Current resume
A letter of reference which a professor or employer of choice should write addressing skills acquired and general aptitude. These letters need to be sent as part of the application, not separately.
Please mail all items to:
Attention: Josh Evans
Oklahoma City Barons
501 N. Walker, Suite 140
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


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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.

Attendance Policy
We will strictly enforce an attendance policy for all interns. Internship hours will be discussed and agreed upon prior to hire. In the event the intern shows disregard for this policy, we do reserve the right to terminate the intern’s employment at any time.

This internship is unpaid.
Please read below for a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the Oklahoma City Barons Internship Program.

Digital Media / Broadcast / Social Media

Distribute information across all Barons social media outlets
Conduct meaningful daily chatter on Barons social media outlets
Participate in social media conversation / updates during Barons home/road games
Contribute to weekly calendar of items to appear on Barons website and social media platforms
AP writing skills for press releases, feature stories or postgame stories needed
Media collection and analysis
Gather and upload content for the Barons website
Knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator a plus
Ability to shoot video with a professional grade camera
Ability to edit video
Attend all Barons home games during 11-12 season
Attend various functions away from rink as needed
Interview Assistance for media outlets
Send postgame stories to media outlets
Daily & Seasonal Credentials
Pocket schedule requests

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