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3 Feb 2024

Media Relations Intern (Summer & In-Season 10 months)

🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, USA
1+ year exp.
US$20 – US$22 per hour

Position: Media Relations Intern

Department: Communications

Reporting To: Media Relations Manager(s)

Timeline: June - April

Our Purpose:

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.

Since the team was awarded in 2018 through to our first puck drop in 2021, the Kraken brand has become one of the most recognized and beloved in the NHL. Playing at Climate Pledge Arena, the most sustainable arena in the world, we want to provide a memorable experience every night and make fans for life. Our joint foundation, One Roof Foundation aims to advance equity and sustainability by increasing opportunities to thrive for our most vulnerable young people and communities.

Our Vision:

To inspire a passion for learning and empower future leaders in a safe environment where they are valued for their individuality and diverse capabilities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:

The Seattle Kraken aspire to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t played ice hockey before or are still learning about the sport—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.

If you’d like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing: [email protected].

Team Overview:

The Communications department focuses on telling our hockey team’s story and the narratives surrounding our team and its position in the overall Kraken organization as well as the Seattle community. Through earned and owned media, the Communications department helps develop the Kraken brand and storylines for fans and media alike and assists the Kraken Hockey Operations department with statistical and written projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with organizing, updating and maintaining the Media Relations Department’s media clips, including daily clipping, filing and cross-filing of important articles.
  • Ability to act as a research and editing assistant for the club’s media guide, including compiling statistical reports, verifying statistical data, and coordinating other timely projects and special tasks.
  • Ability to act as a research assistant for statistical information regarding the Kraken, including but not limited to game notes, special projects, and more.
  • Coordinate the set-up of the press room and press box prior to each home game.
  • Update team statistical Excel and Word files on a day-to-day or game-to-game basis.
  • Proof, edit and fact check all written materials including game notes, press releases, bios and more.
  • Assist the Communications Department in various tasks and special assignments as required.


  • Ability to work well within a team environment, yet comfortable completing tasks independently.
  • Self-starter with the ability to be creative within a structured environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, resourceful, quick learner and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A high degree of personal integrity and consistently put the interests of the organization first.
  • Must be a fierce communicator and cross-organizational collaborator.

Compensation & Perks:

  • In accordance with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the expected salary range for this position is $20-22/hr. Actual base pay will depend on employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
  • Company-paid Orca card
  • Company-wide recognition platform
  • Corporate office located at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate; within walking distance of the Northgate Light Rail Station and Northgate Transit Center; free parking

Working Conditions:

  • This role is based on-site in our Seattle office and requires work to be performed in person. However, we do value flexibility as the business will allow, and offer occasional opportunities to work from home.
  • Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required
  • Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs.

Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


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