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    Basketball Communications Associate

    OKC Thunder
    Job Description

    Are you interested in working in the professional sports industry, public relations or communications? We are seeking people just like you to join our team! This part-time position is a rare entry-level opportunity to work in the dynamic environment of professional sports. As a Basketball Communications Game Night Representative, you will assist the media and the Thunder’s Basketball Communications staff during the 2019-20 NBA season.

     

    This position will commence in September and run through the duration of the NBA season. Representatives will be expected to work a majority of Thunder home games throughout the season in addition to assisting with a variety of other projects on non-game days.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Supervise the Thunder press room before, during and after home games

    ·         Obtain and transcribe quotes from players and coaches following the game

    ·         Distribute in-game statistics to media during time-outs and at the conclusion of each quarter

    ·         Assist local and national media with questions or inquiries according to company policies

    ·         Attend various press conferences and transcribe select media events during the season

    ·         Assist with game-day arena setup, requiring availability from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on game day

    ·         Assemble media and visiting team packets and drop off media information/credentials to visiting team hotels on the day prior to a home game

    ·         Maintain good attendance and punctuality

    ·         Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    ·         Minimum age requirement, 18 years

    ·         Desire to pursue a career in public relations/professional sports

    ·         General knowledge of the National Basketball Association and the Oklahoma City Thunder

    ·         Strong attention to detail and desire to complete tasks with excellence

    ·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

    ·         Self-motivated and ambitious

    ·         Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

    ·         Ability to maintain a schedule that includes 30+ home games including evenings, weekends, and holidays during the 2019-2020 NBA season

    ·         Primary work location will be the Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Thunder ION in Oklahoma City

    ·         Physical requirements of the job include walking and traverse in-arena stairs, and work environment will include loud in-arena music and crowd noise and flashing lights

     

    This is a part-time position reporting to the Senior Basketball Communications Lead. Job posted May 2019.

     

    We invite you to apply online at www.okcthunder.com/employment

     

    The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, considering applicants fairly on the basis of qualifications, experience and business needs. We value diversity and support an inclusive environment for all employees

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