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SPORTS INFORMATION/MARKETING INTERNSHIP

June 18, 2010 - July 09, 2010
Location:McMinnville, OR
Salary Range:Commensurate with experience
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:The salary is $20,100 for 10 months, plus campus housing. Funding for professional development opportunities is also provided.
Employment Type:Other
Department:Athletics
Description:Linfield College is seeking a Sports Information and Marketing Intern for a full-time, 10-month position spanning the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. The salary is $20,100 for 10 months. Funding for professional development opportunities is also provided.

Duties:The Sports Information and Marketing Intern will take an active role in the operations and communications outreach of Linfield College’s 19-sport NCAA Division III athletics program. The intern will work side-by-side with the Sports Information Director (SID) and collaboratively with department coaches and administrators, campus students and staff, and have contact with the general public during home events. Responsibilities include:
•Using planned goals and objectives to provide support for the SID in all areas, such as home event coverage, updating of the athletics website, support of live event video and audio broadcasts, and nominations of deserving student-athletes for a variety of honors.
•Initiate and manage a promotional program that seeks to stimulate interest in and attendance at varsity athletic events.
•Additional duties will involve the stewardship of sponsorship contracts and the procurement of new sponsor leads, historical research and record keeping, and assistance with the annual Hall of Fame recognition banquet.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, New Media, Broadcasting or related field and a minimum of 6 months related experience such as working in a collegiate sports information office or athletics marketing office. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are also required.


Preferred Qualifications
•A solid all-around understanding of college athletics;
•Demonstrated ability to work with both Mac and PC computer platforms;
•Demonstrated skill as a polished writer;
•Possess an understanding of desktop publishing and web publishing;
•Experience using digital cameras, video cameras, or video display boards;
•Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously;
•Ability to initiate and create new outreaches or enhance existing ones;
•Understand and be able to effectively utilize social media technologies.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Constant hearing, talking, seeing, repetitive motion of hands, wrists, and fingers. Frequent walking, standing, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 20 pounds, and operating a motor vehicle. Occasional bending, stooping, and climbing stairs. Work requires attending evening and weekend sports events.
Application Process

To apply, Submit completed application, attaching letter of interest detailing applicable experience, resume, college transcripts (unofficial acceptable for application), and two writing samples by July 9 for full consideration. Screening will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. The successful candidate must be available to attend a travel expense paid NCAA orientation conference, July 21-23, in Indianapolis, IN. This opportunity is open to all. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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