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Intern, Media Relations - USA Baseball (Durham · NC)

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Internship: Internship
All USA Baseball employees will "work-from-home" for the 2022 season. All employees will be expected to work remotely during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor or during USA Baseball sanctioned events. If assigned to work an event, employees will operate on-site at an assigned facility. USA Baseball will implement strict COVID-19 guidelines for all events in 2022 in order to protect the long-term health and safety for its employees and participants.

Position 1: North Carolina
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Full-Time Hours
 
Position Background: USA Baseball is looking for a Media Relations 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 and national team programs, as well as the newly acquired Appalachian League.  The intern will report to the Senior Director of Media Relations and the Assistant Director of Media Relations. 
 
Position 2: Arizona
Start Date: May 15, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
Full-Time Hours
 
Position Background: USA Baseball is looking for a Media Relations 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 in regard to its National Team Championships in Arizona. The coordinator will report to the Senior Director of Media Relations and an Assistant 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.
  • 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.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
 
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 & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation.  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 and Pitch Smart.  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. Why do you want to work for USA Baseball?

  2. Please indicate 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?