The Bismarck Larks are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Media/Video Production experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation.
About the Organization:
The Bismarck Larks were one of two teams to join the Northwoods League in 2017. Located just outside of downtown Bismarck, North Dakota the team plays at the newly renovated Bismarck Municipal Park which holds 1,600 fans. After a very successful Inaugural Season in which the Larks sold out 27 out of 36 home games, the Larks look to continue to build and become a staple in Bismarck.
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before thousands of fans.
Start Date: May 14, 2018 – Negotiable
End Date: August 17, 2018 – Negotiable
Academic Qualifications: Declared major or minor in Film, Video, or Media production
(Other majors will be considered including, but not limited to: Journalism, Sport Management, and Business)
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Competency in business skills and tools
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including correct grammatical usage
- Organized, motivated, and able to work independently
- Team-leadership and adaptability
- Ambitious and self-initiated
Description of Responsibilities:
Every Bismarck Baseball game will be broadcasted live (audio and video) over the Internet on NorthwoodsLeague.tv, larksbaseball.com through an upgraded hi-definition and extensive 4-camera video production setup. The team will have 36 home games in the regular season, beginning late May thru mid-August.
Each four-camera broadcast will include two manually operated cameras and two remote control operated PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras. A PTZ camera will be located both behind home plate and in centerfield while the manually operated cameras will be stationed near first base and third base.
Video/Media interns will be responsible for writing and producing interesting player specific stories during the season. Stories will be posted in game day programs, the team web site, and social media outlets. Video/Media interns are also required to assist the Video Production Director in the making of commercials, conducting player/coach interviews, as-well-as updating the team’s website as needed, utilizing social media, and creating on and off the field stories about the team.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective may be earned.
Contact: Nate Maddox, Director of Ballpark Operations. firstname.lastname@example.org