2023 Broadcasting & Media Internship - Kokomo Jackrabbits - Closing date 27 Sep 2022

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  • Kokomo, IN, USA
  • Sep 20, 2022
Full time

Job Description

The Kokomo Jackrabbits are a subsidiary of ROC Ventures and a member of the Northwoods League, the largest and most successful summer collegiate baseball league in the country. We are offering exciting internship opportunities to help launch your career. The broadcasting and media internship includes:
·        Sit second-chair for all home webcasts, with some time calling play-by-play

·        Be part of one of the top-five most-viewed webcasts in the league

·        Write game stories, press releases, web updates, and game notes

·        Help craft the team’s message to cultivate media coverage and fan excitement

·        Participate in the team’s social media efforts

·        Join a staff with a history of sending grads to full-time jobs in the industry.

 This is a great chance to bring your voice to a comprehensive webcast and hone your skills in sports media and public relations, while also making your mark on a young organization.
 Webcasts in the Northwoods League are better than even some professional telecasts. We boast a four-camera production, two-person production team, live stats, a news ticker, and custom league-wide graphics. This is far superior to what you will see in other summer collegiate leagues and rivals a professional broadcast. You will be part of the two-person team calling the game, getting time on both color commentary and play-by-play for all 36 home games this summer. You will generate game notes, help determine storylines, and work hands-on with a play-by-play veteran. As part of the broadcast team, you will help mold the on-air presence of the Jackrabbits this summer.
 Your role will also include writing game stories for all games, home and road, as well as press releases and other web updates. You may also be asked to assist in website and roster maintenance. Coupled with your work on the air, you will be a primary driver of what Jackrabbits fans consume when they’re not able to make it to the ballpark!
 This is not your typical “go-fer” internship; you’ll have substantive responsibilities that will provide you with valuable experience. Moreover, you won’t be simply taking orders; as a full-time member of the front office, you will participate in staff meetings and directly impact how this team takes shape. You will not only be a part of a sports franchise, but you’ll get to put your stamp on it, too!
 Unlike our operations interns, your primary focus will be broadcasting and media relations. Our operations interns rotate through a variety of roles during the season, and while you may also be a part of our ongoing outreach efforts, your responsibilities will be more focused. Therefore, this position is best suited for someone pursuing a career in broadcasting. If you want to get a broader experience within a sports organization, or if you’re unsure about your future aspirations in sports, you may instead consider our operations internship. If your future is in broadcasting, though, this gives you an excellent opportunity to get valuable experience.
 Internship candidates should be interested in a career in sports and enthusiastic about the opportunity to join a vibrant organization. Prior experience in sports, broadcasting, and/or media relations is strongly preferred. The position demands the ability to communicate well, so game tapes or recordings may be expected. Since you will also be writing under deadline, writing samples may also be requested. Applicants should be computer-savvy, with proficiencies in Microsoft Office software; experience with webcasting and sound and video software is a plus. Creativity and the ability to think outside the box are also beneficial. You must be ready and willing to work as part of a team. Interns must be committed to working long hours including nights, weekends, and occasional holidays.
 Interns will be expected to begin work by early to mid-May – starting early is encouraged, if possible – and work through the end of the season in mid-August, dependent on the team’s postseason play and the intern’s school schedule. All interns will receive a $100 per month, taxable stipend during their internship. Of course, you will gain substantial experience that will serve you throughout your professional career. Interns should receive credit for the internship or be directly supervised by a professor or advisor from their degree program. 
 Your cover letter should focus on why you believe you are a good fit for this organization. Your enthusiasm is appreciated, but no phone calls, please. Because of the volume of resumes that may be received, please be patient as we work to respond to all submissions.
 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.