Jobs

To apply for a position within the Tacoma Cobras Staff, please forward a short resume and contact information with the position of interest to [email protected] and an interview will be arranged. Thank you for your interest in The Settle -Tacoma Cobras

 

 

Statistics Director: Job Description

 

Basic Function:

Monitor and enter real-time scoring and play-by-play data and generate insightful content. Enter data into online statistical infrastructure for viewing on league and team statistics.

 

Primary Duties:

~ Statistics Director

  • Previous experience in sports information a plus, but not required.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends (game days)

  • Possible travel with team to away games (Portland, Boise, Utah)

~ Other Duties

  • Other duties possibly include working with our PR team for writing news stories to be sent out and viewed online

  • Possible work may include working with broadcasting team on pre-game and during game statistical data. May involve on-screen opportunities and on-air activities

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  1. Good public relations skills.

  2. Willingness to work irregular hours (evenings) and weekends.

  3. Ability to work with staff

  4. Previous experience working with sports content is a plus

  5. Strong communication skills

  6. Must be passionate about sports and statistics

  7. Should have working knowledge of football, teams, players, and rules of the games.

 

~ Reports directly to Sr. VP of Football Operations Bruce Morris and supervises staff hired under primary duties.

 

Writers Wanted

 

The Seattle -Tacoma Cobras are currently looking for writers. Please email [email protected] or call (253)590-6159

 

Winter/Spring/Summer 2013 Sales & Marketing Internships

 

Our Internship Program is designed to give exposure and experience on how a sales and marketing department for a major sport organization operates. Our emphasis is to provide significant challenges, varying daily operational requirements and opportunity for creativity, resourcefulness, and excellence.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for one’s skills in areas of organization, planning, administrative, sales, and service through 1) hands-on experience 2) pride in a job well done, and 3) the knowledge that each intern’s work has benefited the company and has been useful to others.

Final candidates will be selected to participate in a group interview process. Finalists will be contacted with the date of said interview. Applications will be kept on file until the start of the internship period in which you applied. You may resubmit your resume for another internship period by applying for the internship period when posted.

QUICK FACTS / REQUIREMENTS:
Interview expenses such as travel, etc. are the responsibility of the candidate
Any relocation fees are the responsibility of the intern
All candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.A. 
All candidates must receive college credit for their internship 
Internship is an unpaid position

HOURS REQUIRED: 40 hours per week and event/game days/nights. Starting early January, 2013 and working through May.

• QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: 
• Qualified candidates must possess superior organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting
• Individuals must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must have a working knowledge of the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and have internet research skills.

 

 

Sponsorship Intern:

Your role here will be to support the three sales managers and other members of the Cobras sponsorship team. Your support is vital to the success of securing new sponsors for the Cobras and will come in many different ways, leading to many different experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Lead generation – researching key sponsorship prospects, finding high level contact information and following up with sales managers on these leads
• Special Events – Assist both sponsorship team and special events team in planning and implementing various special events from client meetings to Sign Day events. Nights and weekends required.
• Cobras Bowl A Thon – Act as assistant in the planning of the annual Cobras and Ambassadors Charity Bowl A Thon. Field phone calls, assist in creation and distribution of marketing materials, coordinate pairings party and auction.
• Sponsor Summit – Assist in planning of VIP event for corporate sponsors.
• Client Interaction – Assist as needed in planning client meetings, participating in events, etc.
• Database – Cleansing, research and management of the Cobras sponsorship inventories including autographed items, contact information, etc.
• Tickets – Assist in organizing and delivering suite tickets, group tickets, and season tickets prior to the beginning of the season.
• Game Production – Assist in researching, collecting and organizing information for various game day entertainment components including National Anthem, Halftime, etc. 
• Cobras Street Team – Assist marketing team in the delivery of items including, but not limited to pocket schedules.

 

Sales and Ticketing Operations Spring Intern

 

 

The Sales &Ticket Operations Intern will gain experience by supporting the ticketing department with the day-to-day operations in the areas of ticket sales, ticket operations, customer service and luxury suites service. The intern will receive practical training in these areas and will also gain experience in event planning and account maintenance.

The Sales and Ticket Operations Intern will be responsible to:

  • Assist with servicing all levels of ticket account holders.
  • Understand the payment system and assist with processing payments and requests.
  • Maintain records and files.
  • Learn the techniques used in prospecting and acquiring new customers through both inside and outside sales.
  • Serve as a liaison between ticketing and other internal departments.
  • Handle departmental shipping and distribution of packages/parcels.
  • Service season ticket clients for Cobras football games.
  • Respond to inbound and in-person customer service inquiries in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Assist with the coordinating fulfillment and distribution of all mailings.
  • Provide event and game day assistance to ticket holders to include extensive problem resolution, ticket/seat upgrade processing and coordination of Will Call orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • The ability to receive academic credit for the internship
  • Current enrollment in an accredited College or University preferably obtaining a degree in Sports Management, Business or a related field
  • Housing available in the Tacoma area
  • The ability to work long and flexible hours during the work week and Cobras home football games and Cobras events
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • An outgoing personality and a professional demeanor

Internship Dates: January 9, 2013 through (at least) July 20, 2013

 

Corporate Partnerships Winter/Spring Intern

 

The Corporate Partnerships Intern will learn from the Director of Corporate Partnerships and our corporate partnership professionals to prospect, pitch, close and maintain sponsors, the team’s corporate sponsors. The intern will gain hands-on experience in professional sports marketing and business development. In addition to other tasks, the intern will assist in the design, develop and execution of intense marketing presentations for high-end decision-makers from prospective and current partners, interact with key executives and decision-makers from prestigious local, national and international companies and learn the process of high-end sponsorship revenue development.

The Corporate Partnerships Intern will be responsible to:

  • Assist the Corporate Partnerships Professionals in their focus to prospect, pitch and secure corporate sponsors/partners.
  • Assist in the design, develop and execution of corporate partnerships presentations.
  • Aid in the management of VIP events for corporate partnerships prospects.
  • Liaison with key executives and decision-makers from local, national and international companies.
  • Answer and disseminate inbound calls and respond to inquiries when requested.
  • All other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • The ability to receive academic credit for the internship
  • Current enrollment in an accredited College or University preferably obtaining a degree in Sports Management, Marketing or a related field
  • Housing available in the Tacoma area
  • The ability to work long and flexible hours during the work week and Cobras home football games and Cobras events
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • An outgoing personality and a professional demeanor

Internship Dates: January 9, 2013 through (at least) July 20, 2013.

 

Public Relations Spring/Summer Intern

 

 

The Public Relations Spring Intern will gain experience by acting as a liaison between local, national and international media and members of the organization. The position will include conducting daily content analysis of the organization among local and national media sources, coordinating media interviews for players/coaching staff, assisting with the development of the upcoming media guide and other team publications, providing support to local media during the 2013 Scout Report, Rookie Minicamp and team OTAs, as well as various press conferences throughout the course of the internship.

This position reports to the Public Relations Department.

The Spring/Summer Public Relations Intern will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Public Relations department with the development of communications plans supporting Organizational efforts.
  • Preparing press releases, media advisories and other relevant media collateral.
  • On-site interview facilitation and press support.
  • Conducting daily content analysis of the organization among local and national media sources (daily clips).
  • Organizing and assisting with the production of the media guide, yearbook and other team publications
  • Transcribing press conferences.
  • Helping the Public Relations Coordinator fulfill a variety of written requests as assigned.
  • Assisting with press releases to include mass release emails, mass test and intranet postings.
  • Aiding in project research at the request of football staff or media members.
  • Learning proper formatting and procedures for daily clips.
  • Answering and disseminating incoming calls to the Public Relations department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Public Relations department.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited College or University. The pursuit of a degree in the fields of Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations is recommended, but not required.
  • Strong interviewing, writing and editing skills
  • The ability to produce material under strict deadlines
  • A variety of writing samples available upon request
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An outgoing personality and a professional demeanor
  • The ability to work long and flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends

Internship Dates: January 9, 2013 through (at least) July 20, 2013

 

Social Media Intern

Position: Social Media Intern
Department: Content & Production

Summary of Duties:
Support the Web Manager, Content & Production and Web Coordinator, Content & Production – with a focus on the Cobras social media platforms. 
 

Duties:

  • Maintain and update a social media content calendar
  • Assist in the daily implementation of the social media content calendar
  • Assist in the monitoring of all social platforms and associated marketing efforts
  • Assist in the execution of various aspects of digital marketing campaigns to maximize outreach, fan engagement, and campaign performance
  • Help with the development and implementation of social growth opportunities and fan engaging programs
  • Assist the Web Manager, Content & Production and Web Coordinator, Content & Production in the creation of forms, emails, and graphics, as assigned
  • Help compile reports and statistics for all digital marketing campaigns, contests and initiatives
  • All other duties as assigned    

Requirements/Skills:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of social media websites, with a strong familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Educational concentration in web, marketing or communication-related concentration preferred
  • General knowledge of basic HTML
  • Knowledge Word Press
  • Strong knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Strong writing skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Experience with managing and tracking email marketing and electronic marketing campaigns preferred

 

SeaTaccobras.com Marketing Intern

 

The Seattle-Tacoma Cobras are seeking qualified individuals to join the SeaTaccobras.com Department as an Intern. The right individual will be able to work as part of a team or individually

A SeaTaccobras.com intern at the Seattle-Tacoma Cobras has the following responsibilities:

 

  •  Monitor the various social media websites, including but not limited to the Cobras Facebook page. The interns are responsible for posting articles, updating content, including trivia and polls, monitoring spam and commenting modules, and researching ways to improve the Cobras social media websites.
  • Assist with marketing the social media websites to try to gain more members and increase activity on application such as Facebook and the Cobras Twitter accounts. Help with learning and teaching best practices to our media content team.
  • Assist with the expansion and growth of the Tacoma Cobra CLASS. The CLASS is a new addition to the Cobras. The interns are responsible for helping advertise the CLASS Club, coming up with ways to entice kids to join, and assisting in planning/running CLASS Club events, even on weekends.
  • Assist with preparing presentation material for the Cobras corporate sponsors to make them aware of the various investment opportunities with the Tacoma Cobras through different social media outlets and programs.
  • Documenting different Cobras events and uploading the pictures/videos onto various Cobras website.
  • Use different analytical tools provided by third-party vendors to help evaluate website traffic, ad banner performance and analyze the data to look for areas of improvement.
  • Researching potential vendors for the Cobras to partner with for future social media engagements, including barcode techniques, ringtones and mobile applications.

All candidates must have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as the ability to work on both Mac and Windows platforms. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while keeping organized and maintaining the highest standard of design quality in all work. Experience with video editing (iMovie, etc.) a plus.

If you are able to receive college credits AND you meet the requirements listed above, please send resume [email protected] 

 

Video Production Intern

 

 

Description:
This is an unpaid Spring/Summer 2013 internship in the Broadcast department. The person selected will assist the department with a wide variety of audio and video projects. This intern must have audio/video production experience.

Our HD stadium and television shows, and new ventures in online video programming have taken on tremendous upgrades in philosophy and equipment, and we are eager to keep the ball rolling with energetic, artistic talent thirsty for experience. We give all interns real world, in-the-trenches experience, opportunities to enhance the department, and great referrals when we see them go. Production intern will shoot video, log, archive, and edit football content and features, and assist in Arrowhead’s control room show. Intern is a functional part of our team and must be coachable to learn proven award-winning philosophies in production. Travel is sometimes necessary and always reimbursed. Approximately 20 – 40 hours a week with flexible scheduling. Looking for multiple interns for each of the four seasons.

Final Candidates will be selected to participate in an interview process. Finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview. Applications will be kept on file until the start of the internship period.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Produce/shoot/edit video elements to be used in-stadium, TV and/or Internet.
– Shoot, log, and archive football footage. 
– Projects include: Cheerleader events, local stories, football plays, web video edits and graphics, football practices and press conferences (with the PDFL Network) and 7 home football games at Cobras Stadium.

QUICK FACTS/REQUIREMENTS:
– Preliminary interviews may be completed by phone. In person final interview may be required.
– Any travel costs as part of the interview process or relocation fees are the responsibility of the intern.
– All candidates must have authorization to work in the USA
– All candidates must receive college credit for their internship
– This is an unpaid internship
– Weekend and evening work may be required

HOURS REQUIRED: Minimum of 20 hours per week, ideally 8am-5pm M-F, or M-Th and Sat for home games.

QUALFICATIONS/SKILLS:
– Video Production Experience including Writing, Non-Linier Editing (Avid/Final Cut), Camera Operation, Lighting and Audio Set Up.
– Knowledge of After Effects and Photoshop and/or other relevant Multimedia software preferred.
– Knowledge QuickTime, MPEG and various audio files (mp3/.wav) preferred.
– Demonstrate strong creative skills that can be applied to TV, In-Stadium and Internet production applications. 
– Must be a willing and able team player, ready to learn new concepts and processes, and willing to travel for shoots when necessary.
– Strong organizational and communication skills.

 

 

 

 



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