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Birmingham Barons

Media Relations Assistant

Birmingham Barons
Birmingham, AL
Communications/Community Relations: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Job Summary:
It is our goal to make our guests’ experience at Regions Field as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. To achieve this, our employees need to be professional, courteous, pleasant, reliable, dependable and well groomed. Our employees should be willing to go above and beyond to help make our guests feel welcome and always have a smile on their face.
 
Essential Functions:
We are looking for enthusiastic Media Relations Assistant to provide excellent customer service to our patrons and working media.  The ideal candidate will display excellent oral and written communication to implement and execute strategic plans for our entire organization.
 
Responsibilities: 
§  Excellent customer service while maintaining the highest standards of quality and cleanliness
§  Strong communication and problem solving skills 
§  High attention to detail 
§  Ability to work in a high paced environment
§  Electronic and computer proficiency
§  Ability to maintain a neat, clean & professional appearance  
 
Duties:
§  Build daily stat packs, write press releases, and produce game notes
§  Ensure media materials - rosters, game notes, stat packs, lineups - are up-to-date for every game
§  Update team website with news stories, press releases, and gameday info
§  Produce the Barons media guide using Adobe InDesign
§  Update social media channels throughout the games and with original content and proper tone
§  Write feature stories and interviews for gameday program
§  Clean and maintain Press Box at Regions Field in a professional manner
§  Facilitate media requests and interviews, including pitching stories 
§  Archive media coverage of team, ballpark, and organization
§  Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
§  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
§  Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
§  Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize goals
§  Experience working in baseball preferred
§  Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills
§  Strong team work ethic
§  Strong time management and organizational skills
§  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
§  Must be 21+ to serve alcohol 
 
General Physical Requirements:
§  Ability to lift 25lbs up to 50lbs 
§  Ability to stand for up to 5+ hours during a game 
§  Ability to work long hours, weekends & holidays
§  Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, including but not limited to rain and heat
§  Ability to maintaining the highest standards of food safety, food quality and cleanliness
 
Company Description: 
The Birmingham Barons are the proud Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. For ticket information, game schedule, promotions calendar or for additional information about Regions Field, visit barons.com or call (205) 988-3200. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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