Sports Media & Communications Intern

 

The Ventura County Pirates Baseball Club, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at Los Angeles Valley College, in Los Angeles, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of sports journalism.


Ideal candidates will be a Communications or Journalism major already working for college Sports Information Office or school newspaper.


This position requires attendance at home and road games, (40 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game interviews, feature articles, game recaps and other duties assigned by the Director of Baseball Operations. 


Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with one (1) or two (2) other Sports Communications Intern. Road game assignments will be divided equally within the Sports Media staff. Any lodging and per diem costs while on road game assignments will be provided by the team.


Duties for the Sports Media internship will consist of, but not be limited to:


Responsibilities:
•    Attend all Pirates home and road games
•    Looking for future in sports Journalism
•    Strong writing skills
•    Able to keep notes throughout the game and post twitter feeds and updates
•    Create interview preparation materials
•    Conduct pre-game and post-game interviews with coaching staff and players
•    Write game recaps and publish to team website
•    Crop and resize images to accompany game recaps
•    Update player profile pages on website


Requirements
•    Journalism major or similar field
•    Good organizational skills
•    Good team player with great attitude
•    Ability to work in fast-paced environment
•    Ability and willingness to work varied hours

COMPENSATION

• Stipend - $300.00

• College students can earn college credit. Accepted interns need to pre-arrange with their respective academic departments at their college/university to ensure a specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

• Meals – Interns will have meals provided when on the road traveling with players.

• Attire – Interns will be provided with team logo apparel to wear at games.