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The Tampa Bay Rays Communications department is seeking an intern for the entire 2023 season. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, preferably with a background in communications or journalism.

Responsibilities

  • Summarize news stories and compile press clips daily

  • Assist in the credentialing process, including the production and distribution of media credentials

  • Create and organize press box seating chart

  • Prepare statistical packets for media and broadcasters

  • Attend meetings to gather information and produce press release in advance of each homestand

  • Compile the daily Minor League Report

  • Proofread press releases, gameday publications, Yearbook and other publications as needed

  • Assist with any departmental administrative tasks, such as answering phones and fan mail

  • Complete additional projects as assigned by Communications staff Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested

Qualifications

  • Recent college graduate

  • Prior sports experience in media relations or sports information is preferred

  • Highly knowledgeable in baseball statistics, terminology and rules

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Detail- and deadline-oriented

  • Highly motivated and well organized

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

The following are brief internship guidelines:

  • Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the internship (February – October).

  • Must be available for normal office hours, game days and events as assigned

All offers contingent on a satisfactory background check. All applicants for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.