Posted: August 25, 2010
The Phoenix Suns public relations internship is an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the professional sports public relations industry. The positions will interact daily with members of the media as well as various departments within the Phoenix Suns organization to assist with the overall corporate communications efforts of the team. The position involves a large work load and unusual work hours, but is also very rewarding. Below is a brief outline of some of the job responsibilities.
Assist public relations department in development and execution of radio and television promotions
Assist with basketball clinics, open practices, special events and appearances for Suns players, The Suns Gorilla and the Suns Dancers
Assist in drafting press releases
Assist in drafting stories for Suns publications and Suns.com
Assist with daily media pitching via telephone and email
Track all media hits
Maintain inventory of autographed and giveaway items
Other duties as assigned
The internship runs from October 1, 2010 through June 2011 (pending duration of NBA Playoffs).
Performance reviews will take place periodically. The Phoenix Suns reserve the right to terminate the internship.
Various hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As well as night and weekend work.
Must be available to work all 44 Phoenix Suns regular season home games, plus NBA Playoff games. Hours are not to exceed 30 per week.
Many games fall on weekends and several are played during traditional holiday seasons.
Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in college
Must have knowledge of NBA and the Phoenix Suns
Must possess strong writing, organizational and communication skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
Must be familiar with social media
Must be detail-oriented in order to effectively perform duties as listed above
Must be able to take direction and work well with others
Must be self-motivated
The public relations internship pays $8.00 per hour with no benefits.
Candidates must be available to work every home game plus 15-20 office hours per week. Interns will be compensated $8.00/hour. Business casual attire is required.
To apply online click on the following link:
Suns Legacy Partners and Sports & Entertainment Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V