Media Relations Assistant

ROLE

This position is responsible for performing all tasks pertinent to the day-to-day operations in the Cubs media relations department. The person in this position will contribute to all facets of the department (credentialing, writing, research), and will serve as a liaison between the Cubs Spanish-speaking players/staff and media.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help to create daily content in the form of writing, editing and distributing the club's daily pre-game and post-game notes and breaking news press releases, creating baseline content for broadcasters, electronic and print media
  • Assist in writing, editing and researching information for the club's annual information guide and post-season guide, continuously updating the living history of the Chicago Cubs in order to quickly respond to internal and external inquiries for information
  • Provide counsel and translation for Spanish-speaking players/staff pre- and post-game, as well as certain player appearances
  • Work with others within the communications department to translate documents, memos, social media posts and other materials from English to Spanish
  • Manage the collection and archiving of daily media clips pertaining to the Cubs during the year
  • Manage the media ticket purchase program for home games
  • Manage the process of keeping up-to-date records of media contacts; manage maintenance and implementation of media email distribution lists
  • Perform special projects as needed by the Director of Media Relations and Assistant Director of Media Relations, requiring non-traditional hours, nights and weekends

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university in print journalism, public relations or communications
  • Minimum of two seasons of experience working in professional baseball, with at least one season of experience in a Major League Baseball media relations department
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the organization's history, baseball history and statistics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of media and ability to work productively and positively with media and internal departments
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work a non-standard schedule, to include nights and weekends, as well as occasional travel when required during Spring Training, regular season and postseason

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of baseball-related computer technology, and Adobe programs including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong skills in cultivating and growing relationships
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision making

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The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team and one of two remaining charter members of Major League Baseball’s National League. Cubs fans can watch the action live at Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field or at away games across the country. Fans can get the latest news on players and events at the yearly Cubs Convention or by reading Vine Line—the official Cubs magazine.


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