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Intern, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

Tampa Bay Rays

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 12/9/2022

Intern, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications | Tampa Bay Rays

Intern, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

Tampa Bay Rays

Apply by Ended 12/9/2022

Posted 3 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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 Job Description

The Tampa Bay Rays Public Affairs & Corporate Communications team manages corporate communication, social responsibility and government & media relations as they relate to strategic planning and the development of business and community engagement opportunities for the Rays and Rowdies organizations. The department seeks full-time interns for the 2023 season to support these activities in a wide-ranging role.
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 
  • Assist planning and execution of media events, alerts and announcements
  • Various research, reports and presentations, including use of media monitoring software, fan surveys, focus groups and industry best practices
  • Monitor department email accounts, responding to queries quickly, accurately and professionally
  • Maintain database of civic, government, media, business and community contacts, including regular updating of titles, offices and contact information
  • Manage event invitations to include: contact list management, development of invitation graphics, communication of event logistics, and delivery of tickets and parking passes to guests
  • Assist with ideation, development and implementation of activities and celebrations on special event dates, such as Jackie Robinson Day, Pride Night and Roberto Clemente Day
  • Write draft copy for various communications projects, including press releases, social media & marketing and in-ballpark messaging
  • Assist with planning and coordination of event sponsorship assets with community and business partners
  • Maintain inventory of gift and premium items; field, fulfill requests and potentially deliver these items
  • Assist with document collection and organization for the Rays and Rowdies archive
  • Assist with implementation and ongoing evaluation of MLB Ballpark app programs including mobile tickets, mobile concessions ordering and in-app payments for the 2023 season
  • Assist with coordination of game-day activities and other special events as needed (i.e. Fan Fest, Rowdies games and events, outside community events)
  • Collaborate with various departments on projects, as needed

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • 4-year degree or pursuit toward degree
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including a mastery of grammar
  • Strong work ethic and a dedication to accuracy
  • Ability to identify challenges and take initiative to overcome them
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Relevant experience favored
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