Staff Writer/Multimedia Internship (Fall 2015) Staff Writer/Multimedia Internship (Fall 2015)

Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins

Location Pittsburgh, PA
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Part Time
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Contact Information 412-642-1300 http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=63907

Description

Under the direction of the Marketing Department, the Staff Writer/Multimedia Intern supports the efforts of the Director of Content in managing the content and quality for the website and game day program. This is a writing-intensive position as prospective candidates will publish written material, and should possess strong writing and editing backgrounds. The position will also assist in a few multimedia aspects of the website, including photography and web maintenance. Candidates must be organized, responsible, professional and punctual.

Responsibilities will fall strongly in the creation of written pieces on players, coaches and front office staff members, which will primarily be handled during practices and morning skates. But since the intern will also work with Communications, Community Relations and Youth & Amateur Hockey departments to produce written features on those departments’ events, candidates should have flexible schedules to work afterNoons, nights and weekends as needed during the time of the internship. Candidates should also expect to attend all home games in a shadowing capacity, assisting with in-game community, marketing and youth hockey initiatives and post-game stories as needed.

Requirements

Requirements: Intern must be a junior or senior in college and must take the internship for credit during the Fall 2015 semester. The internship is unpaid. Intern must be pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, communications or a related discipline. Expectations: Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and game nights as assigned. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with emphasis on writing and editing, required. Applicants will be asked to provide writing samples if invited to interview. Previous sports writing experience and kNowledge of the Pittsburgh Penguins are a plus. Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions: 1. Yes/No: I have local housing available in Pittsburgh. 2. Yes/No: I am a current junior/senior enrolled in a college or university and I will receive college credit for this internship.

Responsibilities

Assist in the development and implementation of new content ideas Prepare feature stories on players, coaches and staff for website and game day publication Prepare stories highlighting community, marketing and youth hockey initiatives of the Penguins organization Assist with transcripts, proofing, photography and story content for game days Help manage day-to-day proofing and quality control of website content Intern will have interaction with executives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club, players, coaches and staff. The candidates will be expected to act in a professional manner at all times.