MiLB Associates Program - Associate, Communications

    • Job Tracking ID: 512905-706665
    • Job Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: October 14, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: January 13, 2020
    • Starting Date: 01/13/2020
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Job Description:

The MiLB Associates Program offers an immersive baseball leadership experience to post-graduate students, enhancing their understanding of Minor League Baseball operations through a valuable, hands-on opportunity with the league office and our clubs. This paid internship program begins with orientation in January and concludes with a team project presentation and attendance at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December. The goal of this program is to prepare entry-level professionals for a career in sports, especially Minor League Baseball. During this year-long program, Associates will gain an in-depth understanding of the department in which they are assigned and exposure to all other aspects of Minor League Baseball.

The Associate, Communications will assist the Communications department with a variety of administrative tasks. Candidates must be available to be present in the designated area(s) during the entirety of the internship.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Corporate Communications
Status: Intern (Temporary, Full-time)
Classification: Non-Exempt
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Work Hours: Up to 40 hours/week

Start Date: January 13, 2020

End Date: December 18, 2020

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in writing and editing press releases, letters, newsletters, scripts, website stories and other company collateral, as assigned
  • Proofread departmental, company-wide and/or partner materials for consistency, grammatical errors and formatting
  • Research topics, when necessary, for inquiries and projects
  • Assist and support other company departments, as requested by supervisor(s)
  • Support department's baseball communications and business communications functions
  • Draft pitches and perform outreach to media as assigned
  • Actively participate in all MiLB Associate Program activities and projects
  • Perform other departmental and company-wide tasks and projects as assigned by the Assistant Director, Corporate Communications and Senior Director, Communications

Experience and Skills:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a communications or related area of study

Skills & Attributes:

  • Exemplary written communication, proofreading/editing, and oral communication skills, required
  • Organizational, professional, interpersonal, multi-tasking, creative skills, and big picture thinking for the company beyond daily tasks
  • Advanced experience with AP Style writing and using The Associated Press Stylebook
  • Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team

Additional Notes:

  • Must be able to be present in St. Petersburg, Florida for duration of 2020 MiLB Associates Program (January 13, 2020 to December 18, 2020)
  • Must provide at least 3-5 writing samples (e.g., press release for a class, story for student newspaper or magazine, media advisory about a campus-wide event, article about an extracurricular activity on campus) to show scope of work
  • If selected as a finalist candidate, applicant must complete a timed writing test (online or in-person)
  • Must be able to attend the 2020 Baseball Winter Meetings
  • Professional office environment; this position uses standard office equipment
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background screening and social security verification

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Minor League Baseball is an Equal Opportunity Employer