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The Indiana Pacers are hiring a Part-Time Writer to join our Digital Marketing team. We are looking for a strong writer with a passion for basketball that will help take our digital channels to the next level! You will be responsible for writing various posts for the team website and your work will be featured across the Pacers digital channels. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking and motivated individual who can work independently, collaborate with the team, meet deadlines, and help the Pacers reach fans across the globe.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write game previews and recaps for Pacers.com

  • Pitch and write feature stories and blog posts

  • Attend and cover select practices and home games

  • Interview players, coaches, and staff members during media availabilities

  • Assist with offseason coverage of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever for FeverBasketball.com

  • Collaborate with Digital team on content planning and storytelling

  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Outstanding attention to detail and excellent written communication skills are required. Ability to write and edit written content with a quick turnaround. Ability to follow direction and maintain appropriate editorial tone for team channels.

  • Background in journalism or related field. Ability to remain professional when interacting with NBA players, coaches, and other personnel.

  • Available to work on-site on Pacers home games and remotely for road games, including late evening hours. Available to attend and cover practices and community events, including weekdays and weekends.

  • Provide past writing sample examples.

  • Excellent organization, communication, and planning skills.

  • Ability to take ownership of assigned projects and multi-task.

  • Knowledge of the Pacers and the NBA

  • Any Adobe Photoshop and/or Wordpress experience is a plus

  • Part-time hourly paid position: 20-30 hours/week

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that are required to perform this job's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, attend in-person meetings, collaborate on-site with members of the team, use a computer and a telephone, speak, hear, and write. The noise level is usually moderate in the office work environment and usually loud in the Fieldhouse / game environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability status, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

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