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Job listing closed on 23 Mar 2024
5 Mar 2024

Communications Intern (FT/Post Graduate)

🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1+ year exp.

The Communications Intern will assist the Communications department in its day-to-day operations throughout the year in a variety of assignments.
**Duration/Hours: Full-Time Year-Round (In-Season: approx. 40-60 hours/week; off-season: approx. 40 hours/week). Must be available weekends during the season and in the off-season as needed.

Communications Intern duties include, but are not limited to:
• Compile and distribute daily news clips for front office personnel.
• Record and transcribe press conferences and interviews.
• Set up equipment for press conferences.
• Prepare, write and edit materials for the media guide, gameday program, game notes and season in review and other materials as assigned.
• Write and disseminate press releases and media advisories as assigned.
• Manage and clean the media room.
• Ensure the media room has a daily schedule, updated rosters, releases and league information.
• Handle the upkeep of the department’s media website on NFLOMG.com.
• Update the team’s roster, player biographies, statistical information and cross-check statistics on a daily and weekly basis on NFLOMG.com.
• Manage individual and team records on NFLOMG.com.
• Distribute the daily media schedule to members of the department.
• Assist with supervision of open locker media sessions and practice sessions open to the media.
• Coordinate interview requests with players and assistant coaches as assigned.
• Edit the flip card for all home games in coordination with the opposing team’s PR department.
• Produce the weekly Press Box Notes, which includes information about the broadcasting network, parking, gameday protocols, field access, interview locations, etc.
• Produce the weekly Public Address flip card for both internal and external PA.
• Responsible for bringing all gameday materials from the facility to the stadium the day prior to the game and for transportation of department’s gameday staff to the stadium on gameday.
• Set up the press box with flip cards, weekly game releases, programs and press box notes.
• Serve as the gameday sideline media coordinator, reporting all injuries to the Director of Communications in the press box for all home games.
• Prepare and distribute game credentials for media.
• Assist in developing talking points on NFL and team-related issues.
• Assist the department during crisis communications.
• Monitor social media (players and media) for all Steelers and NFL related topics.
• Work the duration of Steelers training camp.
• Assist with other projects as assigned by department members.

Education, Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or related field.
• Prior experience in sports communication, including internships with PR, sports information, media relations or journalism preferred.
• In-depth knowledge of professional football and sports media.
• Excellent communication and writing skills.
• Ability to interact, in a professional manner, with a variety of people (staff, players and media).
• Organized, detail-oriented and a positive self-starter who works well with others.
• Ability to work independently and follow through while asking questions when needed.
• Ability to set up equipment for press conferences and game day requiring light to medium lifting.
• Proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams etc.), Adobe programs (InDesign, Photoshop), project management tools (Basecamp), and social media websites.
• Capability to learn current NFL statistics platforms (StatsPass, TruMedia, NFLGSIS, NFLOMG, Pro Football Reference)

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.