Media Relations Intern

Kansas City Comets Kansas City, MO

About the Job

The Kansas City Comets seek individual(s) interested in media relations for a professional sports organization. The Media Relations Interns will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: -Plan and create compelling and original multi-media news web content, including interactive features, player transactions, photo- and video-based features -Strong-writing skills will be required to produce press releases throughout the season to keep fans engaged on events, player acquisitions, etc. -Interview players during Postgame/Practice/Events -Provide assistance in facilitating player/coach interviews and handling other media requests -Act as the Comets liaison for events throughout the community, including activation, pre-promotion and coverage for KCComets.com -Assist in the maintenance of game-day materials and archives -Oversee Press Box operations on game nights -Assist Media Relations department with all pre and post-game setup in the press box, game coverage, and postgame interviews -Assist in the production of team publications such as game notes, statistics, and media guides -Conduct journalistic interviews in person and over the phone for content on KCComets.com Requirements: -Attentive to detail and direction -Excellent organizational skills. -Proactive problem solver and be able to work well under pressure. -Professional demeanor demonstrating responsibility, initiative and dependability, all with a positive attitude. -Must be able to communicate status of projects effectively -Must be a quick learner and enjoy a fast-paced environment. -Flexible and adapts to various environments and situations. -High ethical standards and strong sense of confidentiality. -Be able to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays -Attend all home preseason, regular season, and playoff games -Ability to work in a fast-paced environment -Ability to work in and out of the office with varying hours depending on availability -Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop and required -InDesign experience is a plus