The Kansas City Royals Trainee Program is designed for applicants interested in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly professional sports. The Royals are seeking applicants with various backgrounds, educations and experiences to create a valuable community of learning opportunities from front office staff as well as from one another. The Trainee Program intends to cultivate a network of young professionals dedicated to developing their career and supporting the careers of those around them.
Position is responsible for assisting the Media Relations department in the day-to-day preparation for home and road games. Accountabilities:
Write, research and edit daily game notes, including the Minor League Report, for all games
Compile daily news clips in InDesign to be emailed throughout the organization every day
Produce stat pack in InDesign using info provided by MLB Stats Platform for home games
Copy and distribute daily gameday materials to clubhouses, media and broadcasters for home games
Assist in the press box and scoreboard room during home games, and serve as a primary fact-checker of Crown Vision, the Hall of Fame board and ribbon boards throughout Kauffman Stadium
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Must be physically present in Kansas City from mid-March through the end of September
Must be proficient in Microsoft computer applications, including Excel spreadsheets and Adobe InDesign
Must have knowledge of the game of baseball, including expansive statistical understanding and the ability to translate that understanding into game note form
Excellent writing and editing skills are a must
Experience with Statspass, Baseball Reference’s Stathead and/or MLB Stats Platform is preferred
Work hours include holidays, weekends, and evenings
Ability to prioritize, organize, and plan work under own initiative
Additional Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. This job description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required in order to perform the work. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The Kansas City Royals are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all job applications and employees.