Our teammates are at the core of what we believe in: People, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence (PeopleCLE). We look to hire individuals who are committed to our purpose of uniting and inspiring our city through the power of team. Our mission is to win the World Series while creating a compelling fan experience. If you believe you possess these important traits, please consider a career with the Cleveland Guardians.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Support Guardians Communications teammates with a variety of responsibilities at Progressive Field throughout Spring Training and the duration of the 2022 season, including those related to the production of sports information materials (media guide, game notes, minor league report, season summary), content creation (for use across social media platforms, Guards Post blog, and in collaboration with other department initiatives across org.), broadcasting, player relations/activation, media services and the fulfillment of media credential requests.
The expectation of this internship is 40 hours/week beginning in January 2023 through the end of baseball season.
All applicants for employment with the Cleveland Guardians will need to comply with the Cleveland Guardians Vaccination Policy as a condition of employment. Potential candidates for employment will be notified of the requirements of this policy prior to the start of employment.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Assist Communications staff with all phases of operating plan in support of the organization's Guiding Commitments and departmental goals, with a primary focus in baseball information (e.g., sports information)
Contribute to the production and dissemination of sports information materials (media guide, game notes, daily minor league reports, press releases) to members of local and national media, undertaking research projects and editing responsibilities as needed
Contribute directly to compilation and editing of daily game notes, with heavy responsibilities related to the front page and starting pitcher pages.
Create and disseminate content to promote team and individual accomplishments of our minor league affiliates across the Guardians Player Development System.
Oversee the assembly, reproduction and distribution of various game day materials (stat packs, rosters, lineups, visiting PR requests)
Assist with media credentialing process for access to events held at Progressive Field utilizing MLB's online system
Assist with the operation of all press facilities, specifically the press box, broadcast booths and press conference areas
Coordinate in-game and post-game operations performed by the department
Perform additional Communications duties as assigned, including the possibility of Postseason planning/assistance Assist with requests from broadcast rightsholders and other departments within the organization
Contribute to the research and production of various team-related publications (e.g., the regular season and post-season media guides)
Assist in logistical coordination and execution of any off-season press conferences/media availabilities
Aid department with player/management appearances and other large-scale events, such as Guards Fest
Complete various baseball research projects as needed
Participate in development of daily Spring Training game notes compilation
Assist department during the full-season media credentialing process, serving as a primary point-of-contact in Cleveland while other staff members are working at the club's Spring Training complex in Goodyear, Arizona
Oversee receipt, organization and distribution of media guide sets for all 30 Major League clubs to the media and front office
Provide administrative assistance with incoming phone calls/emails and coordinating Arizona mail shipments
Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Strong knowledge of baseball history/terminology/rules and the Cleveland Guardians
Previous exposure to sports information and sports research
Advanced comprehension of environmental factors impacting news/social media today
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe lnDesign & various social media platforms
We are looking for a variety of skill sets. If you have demonstrated experience with one or more of the following, you may be who we are looking for.
Previous exposure to the process of creating game notes
Prior experience working with amateur and/or professional athletes
Familiarity with Cleveland local market
Prior experience with MLB Credential System
Leadership potential combined with the ability to excel in a collaborative, fast-paced environment that promotes development, delegation and a self-starter attitude
Exceptional written and verbal interpersonal skills
Ability to form strong working relationships with members of the front office and external stakeholders
Positive, can-do attitude
Ability to exhibit consistent professionalism in a high-profile sports environment, representing the Guardians organizational values in a positive fashion to all fans and corporate partners
Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects
Ability to work independently
Availability to work home games as necessary to perform job duties as described above
Reads, speaks, comprehends, and communicates English effectively
Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.
Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times.
Ability to work with diverse populations and have a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Ability to walk, sit or stand for an entire shift.
Ability to work extended days and hours, including holidays and weekends.
Ability to move throughout all areas and levels of the Ballpark.
Ability to work in a complex and changing environment.
Occasional physical activity such as lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs.
The Cleveland Guardians are committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces all forms of diversity to enrich our core values, enhance our competitive position, strengthen our impact within our community, and foster a greater sense of belonging for our employees.
In this spirit, we know studies have shown that people from historically underserved groups - including women and people of color - are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and understand that candidate may bring certain skills and experiences to the role that are not listed in our job description, but that would add tremendous value to our organization. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.