Now Hiring: Public Relations Intern

Posted: August 16, 2013

Position Overview: The Phoenix Suns public relations internship is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the professional sports industry. The position will assist with the overall corporate communications of the team, providing valuable experience in brand promotion and the generation of media exposure. In addition to working with local media partners, the position will interact with various departments within the Phoenix Suns organization. Below is a brief outline of some of the job responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support public relations department with the promotion of team events and initiatives
  • Help with the execution of community appearances by Suns players, The Suns Gorilla and Suns entertainers
  • Assist in drafting press releases
  • Assist with daily media pitching via telephone and email
  • Track media hits and develop media coverage reports
  • Work with the Suns digital department to maintain the team’s media website
  • Participate in social media efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule:

  • The internship runs from October 1, 2013 through April 31, 2014 (pending team’s participation in 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 nights and weekends
  • Must be available to work a majority of the Suns regular season home games, plus NBA Playoff games (if necessary); hours are not to exceed 30 per week
  • Many games fall on weekends and several are played during traditional holiday seasons

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as junior or senior in college
  • Must possess strong writing, organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to take direction and work well with others
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of the NBA and the Phoenix Suns is preferred

Compensation:
The public relations internship pays $9.00 per hour with no benefits.

Please click on the following link to apply: http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=58335

Suns Legacy Partners are an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V