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Marketing, Creative Services Assistant - Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Springdale · AR)

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Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) are currently accepting resumes for a full-time Marketing & Creative Services Assistant.  This position will work with our Marketing & PR Director in a variety of responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 
  • Assist Marketing and Creative Service Department with various duties as assigned.
  • Update Homestand Highlights and work with remaining staff to ensure it is updated for each series of games
  • Maintain our Promotional Schedule, which includes pre-game bookings, as well as day of game promotions (bat kids, military tributes, first pitches as needed)
  • Coordinate in-game promotions and entertainment during games and special events as assigned
  • Assist in the creation of game scripts for Naturals home games as well as promotion development and execution
  • Plan the script for each game from pre-game to post-game and also compile the PA book nightly for use during games.  Coordinate daily pre-game with Sales Director and Creative Services including pre-game performances, staffing for areas, as well as national anthem communication  
  • Create motion and still graphics for sponsors, team content, and self-promotion for in-game entertainment purposes
  • Learn all positions in Press Box Production Room to assist Creative Services as needed with in-game production/entertainment
  • Coordinate our community relations initiatives, including all donation requests and mascot or player appearances, in the community. 
  • Prospect, interview, and hire our promotional gameday crew.  Provide training across all areas of our gameday operation, during their time with the team.
  • Prospect, interview and hire our mascot performers.  Also oversee each mascot suit and uniform to maintain cleanliness and professional appearance throughout season.
  • Have a sales goal that requires attention each season, primarily focused on sponsorship, group, fundraising and ticket package sales
  • Responsible for inventory and cleanliness of donation request items, mascot locker room and promotional storage area.  
  • Assist with daily functions of the Marketing Department, including promotional planning and execution as needed.
Skills Required:
  • Creative, energetic and proactive approach to work 
  • Effective communication with multiple departments (Marketing, Sales, Gameday)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Base knowledge in Adobe Production Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Encore) preferred
  • Knowledge of Daktronics Show Control, Gameday audio software (Click Effects for example) preferred
  • Ability to learn and master new software programs as necessary
  • Flexible work schedule to allow for working events

Educational/Other Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 2+ years’ experience in sports or event-related field
  • Demonstrated quick learner with ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.