Baseball Information Gameday Intern

Communications Seattle, Washington


Description

The Position

The Seattle Mariners Baseball Information department is seeking a seasonal intern for the entire 2020 season (tentatively late-March 2020 through the end of the 2020 baseball season- October 2020).  This is a paid internship. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, preferably with a background in writing or journalism.  The ideal candidate is a college graduate or a local college student able to work flexible hours, which regularly includes nights and weekends. Previous experience in a sports information department is a plus.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for the Baseball Information Intern will include preparation and dissemination of pre-game information including rosters, lineups, game notes and releases as well as research projects throughout the season including archiving. The Intern will: assist with press box game management; participate in writing and production of publications, organizing photographs, and work with media staff in notifying media members of breaking news and handling daily media written correspondence and fan/media phone inquiries; handle extensive statistical research projects for media and staff.

  • Prepare statistical packets for media
  • Update statistics for pregame notes
  • Copy and distribute pregame notes, lineups, press clips, statistical reports and press releases
  • Assisting in all aspects of press box operations including press box setup
  • Assist with Baseball Information social media which includes twitter and blog
  • Assist in writing daily game notes, minor league reports, postgame notes and answering phones
  • Assist with publications, as well as, magazine distribution on game days
  • Assist in archiving photography and clips
  • Collect and transcribe manager and player quotes after games
  • Manage contacts and distribution lists
  • Complete additional projects as assigned by Baseball Information staff

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferred backgrounds include experience in sports, public relations, communications, journalism and/or sports information department experience
  • Highly knowledgeable in baseball statistics, terminology and rules
  • Familiar with baseball statistical databases and search functions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Highly motivated and well organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe InDesign; experience in Adobe Photoshop a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus