Communications Intern with Utica Comets in Utica, NY

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 JOB SUMMARY:
 The Utica Comets are offering an opportunity to undergraduate and secondary college level students looking to gain real world sales experience and position themselves for a career in the Sports Industry upon graduation. The internship begins in mid-October and lasts until the conclusion of the 2013-14 season.
FUNCTIONS:
 The Communications Intern will be responsible for a number of key functions of the Comets game day operations in the communications, public relations, and media relations department. This position is an unpaid internship, requiring work at all 38 Utica Comets home games.
REPORTS TO:
VP of Communications
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 • Assist the VP of Communications and Communications staff in all day-to-day aspects of the job
 • Assist in webpage and social media maintenance 
 • Organize and assist with accreditation and pre-game meals for media, scouts and other game day VIPs
 • Liaise special guests to rink locations to join home and away broadcasts for in-game interviews
 • Distribute game notes, bios and statistical packages for media, scouts and team executives
 • Coordinate media interactions with team members including setting up our live post-game press conference with media members, players and coaching staff which follows each home game
 • Coordinate and tabulate 3 Star voting at home games
 • Other projects and tasks as assigned
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 • Familiarity, interest, and excellent knowledge of hockey and the AHL. 
 • Familiarity with webpage maintenance
 • Excellent communication skills - grammar, spelling, proofreading, and writing abilities
 • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills 
 • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, and to meet strict deadlines 
 • A self-starter who is a good problem solver, very organized, with strong attention to detail 
 • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook
 • Flexibility in terms of handling a variety of assignments under tight deadlines while maintaining a strong focus on branding, consistency and quality
 • Highly organized, motivated and responsible with good time and project management abilities
 • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer service orientation
 • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays
KEY ATTRIBUTES:
 • Cheerful, embraces fun and celebration in the workplace
 • Passion for and knowledge of the game of hockey is considered an asset
 • High degree of personal integrity and honest 
 • Self-starter who takes initiative
 • Works with enthusiasm, dedication, respect and pride
 • Receptive to new ideas and approaches, adapts well to change
 • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
 • Ability to adapt to creative suggestion and work within client specifications
 • Strong ability to adapt to changes, work effectively under pressure and produce accurate results in a fast paced environment
  

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