The Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers 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 Organizations:
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a 2014 Northwoods League expansion team beginning their fifth season of play in 2018. The Growlers continue the rich history of baseball in Kalamazoo, carrying on the tradition of the Kalamazoo Kodiaks and Kalamazoo Kings. Homer Stryker Field, a 2,543 seat park located in Kalamazoo’s Mayors Riverfront Park is the home field of the Growlers.
The Battle Creek Bombers return for their 12th season in the prestigious Northwoods League. The Bombers, 2011 Summer Collegiate World Series Champions, play in historic C.O. Brown Stadium, a 2,267 seat facility located in the heart of Battle Creek, Michigan.
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: On or near the start of summer (May 15th)
End Date: On or near the end of summer (August 15th)
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 Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers game will be broadcasted live (audio and video) over the Internet on NorthwoodsLeague.tv, growlersbaseball.com and battlecreekbombers.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 three manually operated cameras and one remote control operated PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras. A PTZ camera will be located in centerfield while the manually operated cameras will be stationed near first base, third base, and up in the press box.
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: Local housing/apartment (limited spaces available), Pre-game meals
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective required.
· Kalamazoo Growlers: Homer Stryker Field
· Battle Creek Bombers: C.O. Brown Stadium