Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Internship: Corporate Communications (Summer 2024) - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington · DC)

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises.

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus).

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Corporate Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the work of the Chief Administrative Officer & President of External Affairs, SVP, Social Impact & Communications; Director, Corporate Communications; Director, Strategic Communications; and Manager, Social Media in telling the story of MSE to internal and external audiences in coordination with the marketing and communications teams across all MSE owned and operated brands.

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain experience in sports industry communications? We'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in research and drafting for press releases and advisories.
  • Use media tracking software to monitor and measure earned media activities.
  • Compile daily press clips which the Corp Comms team sends to all MSE staff.
  • Build draft social media content and track social media posts.
  • Edit web content and keep internal and external websites updated.
  • Organize and manage files within the shared department drive.
  • Maintain departmental tracking grids (Editorial Calendar, Upcoming Conferences/Awards).
  • Provide research on legislative activities and monitor top news stories.
  • Help discover and develop MSE story pitches to local media.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for student media inquiries.
  • Provide support for games, concerts, and live events at Capital One Arena as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Related internships or college course work in public relations, journalism, communications, or sports management.
  • Excellent writing skills and proven ability to produce long or short form content.
  • Demonstrated understanding of media relations and social media.
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and complete in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills, organizational skills, critical thinking and general digital literacy.
  • Basic level proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Knowledge of sports business industry, current issues, and relevant topics.
  • Understanding of the overall branding and messaging goals of MSE.

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.