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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 the Guardians Communications Department in creating and implementing Social Media content via photography, videography, and graphic design to increase brand recognition and affinity. Increase dynamic communications with fans and business partners by way of established and emerging social media platforms. Role will include diverse responsibilities spanning communication, social media, and photography duties as assigned.

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:

  • Demonstrate ability to capture and develop unique, engaging content - including photos, video, and graphic creation for use on social channels

  • Photograph and video live game action

  • Demonstrate ability to turn content quickly in-game for use on social channels

  • Graphic creation for social platforms while staying within brand guidelines developed by Creative team

  • Assist departments cross-functionally with marketing and advertising photos

  • Upload/keyword images on a regular basis

  • Coordinate and execute comprehensive social media strategies across platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, lnstagram, Snapchat, Medium (blog platform) and others, with specific focus on lnstagram. Strategies should be focused on increasing brand recognition and loyalty and achieving clearly defined goals for social media platforms.

  • Work certain home games and other related team events

  • Support the relationship between the Guardians and Major League Baseball, including collaboration with social media content

  • Work with all internal departments on a project-specific basis

  • Assist by supporting daily online efforts with content on CLEguardians.com, email marketing, and event activation

  • Monitor social media trends and content innovations to ensure social media accounts are incorporating best practices in content generation

  • Monitor social media channels, tracking negative and positive comments and responding when necessary

  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photography and videography experience - preferably live action and marketing/advertising

  • Graphic Design experience - proficient with Adobe Suite - intimate knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom & Premiere

  • Previous experience running brand social media accounts

  • Experience in social media and digital communications, including knowledge of most prevalent, established, and emerging social media platforms; includes but not limited to Twitter, lnstagram, Facebook, Snapchat and others.

  • Copywriting and editing skills (AP style)

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

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 experience with graphic design and graphic animation

  • Knowledge of Guardians baseball, past and present

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Robust knowledge of the game of baseball

  • Knowledge of traditional and social media trends and the ability to ascertain how those trends will affect the sports and entertainment industry both near and long-term

  • Excellent time management skills with ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Strong problem-solving, customer service, analytical, and leadership skill

  • Ability and drive to succeed in a collaborative, group setting - team-first mentality

ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reads, speaks, comprehends and communicates English effectively in all communications.

  • Represents the Cleveland Indians 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 multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.

  • 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 diverse and changing environment.

  • Occasional physical activity such as lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs.

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