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Intern, Communications - USA Baseball (Cary · NC · Peoria · AZ)

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Communications/Community Relations: Communications Department Management
USA Baseball has 2 Intern, Communications positions available.
 
Position Reports to: Director of Media Relations and the Coordinator of Media Relations
 
Position 1: North Carolina
May 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023
This position is 40+ hours a week.
Background: USA Baseball is looking for a communications intern who will assist with the execution of USA Baseball’s media plan and is responsible for upholding the brand of our nation’s pastime through written communication and social media for the organization’s events at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and national team programs. 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Answer daily media inquiries on behalf of the organization, including statistical requests and photo/video.
  • Monitor media through web research and social media for opportunities to engage with and create content for the organization.
  • Utilize media questionnaires to generate content ideas for the communications and creative services teams.
  • Maintain the USA Baseball organizational history including results, rosters, and statistics, as well as photos and videos.
  • Create, proof, and edit content for USA Baseball’s official website, USABaseball.com, including but not limited to game recaps, feature stories, series previews, press releases, etc.
  • Update and maintain the organization’s website, USABaseball.com, with relevant and accurate information as it pertains to events and national teams.
  • Assist with credential applications for all events as well as updating various documents of internal communication for the organization.
  • Serve as a primary media contact at all USA Baseball events assigned, and assist with game day preparations including script writing, social media coverage, program creation, scoring, and content creation.
  • Assist or serve as a press officer for a USA Baseball national team or national team development program as assigned.
  • Assist all departments as needed for the organization.
 
 
Position 2: Arizona
May 15, 2023 - August 31, 2023
This position is 40+ hours a week.
Background: USA Baseball is looking for a communications intern for its National Team Championships Arizona to assist in the execution of USA Baseball’s media plan and is responsible for upholding the brand of our nation’s pastime through written communication and social media for USA Baseball’s events and national team programs, specifically regarding its National Team Championships in Arizona. The intern will report to the Director of Media Relations.
 
Position Reports To: Director of Media Relations
 
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Answer daily media inquiries on behalf of the organization, including statistical requests and photo/video.
  • Monitor media through web research and social media for opportunities to engage with and create content for the organization.
  • Maintain the USA Baseball organizational history including results, rosters, and statistics, as well as photos and videos.
  • Create, proof, and edit content for USA Baseball’s official website, USABaseball.com, including but not limited to game recaps, feature stories, series previews, press releases, etc.
  • Update and maintain the organization’s website, USABaseball.com, with relevant and accurate information as it pertains to the National Team Championships in Arizona.
  • Update graphics to support in-game coverage on social media platforms.
  • Assist in providing in-game updates on social media platforms using video and photo content.
  • Assist or serve as a press officer for a USA Baseball national team or national team development program as assigned.
  • Assist all departments as needed for the organization
 
All Positions Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
  • Experience writing feature stories, game recaps, media advisories and press releases.
  • Must have an excellent attitude and work well in a team setting.
  • Flexible and adaptable work schedule for changing organizational needs.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work flexible, demanding hours.
  • Passionate about baseball with an understanding of the amateur baseball landscape.
  • Ability to work in both a Mac and PC environment.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Experience with GameChanger and StatCrew (The Automated Scorebook) is preferred.
  • Ability to serve as an official scorer under National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) and/or Major League Baseball official rules.

Required Education:
  • All candidates should be in possession of or working toward a degree.

Compensation:
  • Hourly

USA Baseball is dedicated to building an authentic and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in an open position but are hesitant to apply because of your experience, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be a great fit for USA Baseball and the right candidate for this position or other roles in our organization.

About USA Baseball:
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL, Pitch Smart, and BASE. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.
  
USA Baseball is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of USA Baseball to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. At USA Baseball we would encourage you to apply to as many internship positions that you find a genuine interest in. If you decide to apply to more than one USA Baseball position, please list them here:

  2. Please list which position(s) you would like to be considered for: Arizona, North Carolina, or both.

  3. Please provide a link to an online portfolio that includes writing samples.

  4. Have you ever scored a baseball game? If so, how did you score the game (i.e., paper score book, StatCrew, GameChanger, etc.)?

  5. Have you ever worked on/updated websites? If so, which content management systems (CMS) have you used (Homebase, Netitor, Joomla, WordPress)? What is your comfort level with basic HTML?

  6. Why do you want to work for USA Baseball?