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Communications Seasonal Internship 2015-2016 - Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

We are currently seeking a candidate to fill the following internship during the 2015-2016 season:

Communications Internship (Seasonal)

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are able to commit to a full-time work schedule (6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., weekends, evenings and holidays as necessary) from approximately June 2015 through February 2016.
  • Have a passion to work in the professional sports industry and are ready to make an impact on the Houston Texans organization!

Education:

  • In possession or in pursuit of Bachelor’s degree from four-year accredited college or university required.
  • College or professional sports media experience preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign software preferred
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with multiple priorities in a high energy environment.
  • Effective verbal and interpersonal communications.
  • Strong writing skills; proven experience in use of AP style preferred.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and ability to work effectively under pressure and within deadlines. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.

Basic Function:

  • Assist the Communications department with daily tasks.
  • Assist media with information regarding the Houston Texans.
  • Work with Corporate Communications Manager on all PR for LSSE events.
  • Assist the team in setting up player interviews with local media and TV networks.
  • Assist with daily transcripts.

Job Function (duties and responsibilities):

Weekly Duties

  • Update daily news clips and enter into archiving system.
  • Distribute daily news clips via e-mail to team personnel and via hardcopy as designated.
  • Update all player statistics, existing game and other notes and create new ones for weekly releases.
  • Format, print and distribute League-provided statistics to coaches.
  • Clip and archive all team game stories.
  • Assist with NFL Network Team Cam, faxing out and appearances
  • Transcribe player and coach interviews from practices, press conferences, open locker room and weekly conference calls.
  • Attend all player practices and assist as necessary with media and other communications department responsibilities.
  • Prepare weekly clips for weekly media/production meeting as well as participate in media/production meeting held prior to home games.
  • Ensure all pertinent departmental information is packed and ready for road games.
  • Setup press box (seating cards, seating charts, booth signs, flip cards, game notes) prior to home games.
  • Assist in all aspects of the credentialing process for the pre- and regular football season and with answering phones, faxing, copying and various other general office duties.
  • Assist in all aspects of non-sports publicity.
  • Assist other Football Operations personnel as required.
  • Complete various other miscellaneous tasks as may be directed by the Communications staff.

Training Camp Duties (in addition to Weekly Duties)

  • Collect daily newspapers from security guard office no later than 6:30 a.m. each day.
  • Accompany media personnel at all practices; provide media personnel with appropriate credentials and water; and enforce rules regarding media access.
  • Transcribe player and coaches quotes and distribute them to the media.
  • Assist in arranging and coordinating interviews with players, coaches and front office staff.
  • Draft press releases and advisories for review by appropriate media relations personnel.
  • Research information for weekly game release.
  • Assist other Football Operations personnel as required.

Post-Season

  • Assist with research and writing for Season in Review
  • Update all statistics and other pertinent information

Travel Requirements:

Possible domestic travel to pre-season and regular season games.

Paid Internship:                             $7.25/hour

Please note that while resumes of all candidates will be considered, as a way for the Texans organization to acknowledge and reciprocate the tremendous support given the Team by local fans and the local community in general, qualified candidates with permanent addresses in the Houston metropolitan and surrounding areas will be given first consideration whenever possible.

If your skills and experience match our available position requirements, a Human Resources representative will contact you directly. Due to the volume of resumes received by the Houston Texans, we are unable to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

The Houston Texans organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to commit to a full-time work schedule (6:30 am - 6:30 pm, weekends and evenings as necessary) from approximately June 2015 through February 2016? (Yes/No)
2. Can you find dependable housing and transportation for the duration of the internship? (Yes/No)
3. Have you had experience transcribing? If so, please list experience.
4. What separates you from other candidates?


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