The Six Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, NJ), a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, are looking for qualified individuals to fill internship positions during the 2019 season.
Program Description: Members of the Internship Program will be exposed to all facets of a Minor League Baseball organization and will gain practical, in-depth experience from one of the positions listed below. Members will also gain valuable experience from a season long learning project that covers various aspects of sport management, including grass roots marketing, theme night creation and execution, ballpark entertainment, sales, video production, and business presentations. Help with resumes and interviewing will also be covered.
Compensation: $750/month and college credit can also be earned if applicable to the student.
Time Frame/Work Schedule: (April 2019 – September 2019) Interns are expected to begin their internship as soon as they are done with classes for the spring semester and stay until one week before school starts the following year. Graduated seniors are encouraged to stay until the season has concluded. Recent college graduates are expected to work from the beginning of the season (April) until the season has concluded. Hours are full time. Interns are required to work the same amount of days and hours as the full time Front Office Staff. There are 70 home games, additional outside events, and regular non-game day office hours that you will be required to work. This includes nights, weekends and holidays. Interns will be required to sign a document indicating their start/end dates prior to acceptance of the position. No vacations will be permitted during the season.
Broadcast/ Media Relations (1 position available)
Candidates will work closely with the Vice President of Public Relations and the Broadcasting/ Media Relations Manager on a daily basis to help execute all of the requirements of the media relations department.
- No.2 play-by-play and color commentary broadcaster for select home games
- On-air hosting of pre-game and post-game shows
- Contribute player interviews for radio and video productions
- Hosting of various SPN.tv video, social media and scoreboard content
- Assist in camera operation and overall production for live online games
- Filming of in-game highlights when not on the air
- Voice-overs as needed
Media Relations Responsibilities:
- Assist in the writing and distribution of game recaps and press releases
- Assist in the compiling of daily game notes, rosters and stat sheets
- Work closely with video department for the production of highlight videos and SPN.tv content
- Work closely with social media department to maximize presence
- Maintenance of team’s website, blog and social media platforms
- Coordination of player interviews, signings and media availability
- Press Box responsibilities as needed
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have one year of either professional or collegiate experience as a baseball play-by-play broadcaster. They need to be able to contribute to the organization both through broadcasting and the many other facets of working in minor league sports. Strong, diligent and detail-oriented writing skills are heavily preferred, as are experience with video production. Additionally, candidates will need to have positive attitude, unwavering work ethic and an eagerness to contribute to a fun, fast-moving work atmosphere that will require help outside of just broadcasting.
Please Note: Candidates MUST live within commuting distance or have housing in the Bridgewater area for the entire summer. Please be sure when applying to attach a play-by-play broadcast sample, resume, cover letter and any additional media relations experience to the Broadcasting/ Media Relations Manager, Marc Schwartz, to be considered for an interview.
Intern Candidate’s resumes will be reviewed once submitted to the site. Most interviews will take place from January through February and will be done on site at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. If you are contacted for an interview, you will be asked to provide some dates and times that you have breaks in classes that will allow you to come to TD Bank Ballpark for an interview.