PRESS RELEASES

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 2013 – 14 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 three distinct areas, Game Promotions, Communication and Digital Media. 
Please read below for application instructions & qualifications.

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:

Game Day
n  Assist with In-game promotions and contests

n Sponsorship fulfillment
n  Pre-Game Set-up
n  Kids Zone Operation
n  Post Game Tear Down
n  Gate Distribution/Set up

n  Hand out sponsorship/promo coupons upon guest exit

n  Other opportunities exist in other areas such as: Marketing, Sponsorship, Sales, and Retail.

 

Communications Internship
This internship revolves around creating content for the Barons website and social media outlets. The intern could be responsible for gathering interviews (audio and video), writing feature stories, writing game stories and participation in Barons Social Media efforts.

n Distribute information across all Barons social media outlets
n Conduct meaningful 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 Knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator a plus
n Send postgame stories to media outlets

Digital Media Internship
This internship revolves around creating video content for the Barons website and social media outlets. The intern would be responsible for gathering interviews (audio and video), editing video and participation in gathering content from the Barons community activities away from the rink.

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


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 9, 2013.

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 

OR 

Email at tyler.cunningham@prodigal.com

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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