Intern - Sports Production

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Chicago, IL 02-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Production Intern (Fall 2021)

The Marquee Sports Network Production Team has an incredible opportunity for a student pursuing a career in sports media! We are seeking a creative, self-starter who is ready for a challenge. In this role, the Production Intern may have the opportunity to work with Content Producers and learn the inner workings of how a live pregame, game and postgame show is constructed. As a Production Intern, you will gain the skills and necessary knowledge needed to succeed in the production environment. Not only will the internship provide the right candidate with a portfolio of work to enhance their resume, but it will give them exposure to a variety of media professionals and the opportunity to learn more about the professional sports and regional sports network industry. 

Goals of Internship:
• Gain control room and live production experience.
• Exposure to day-to-day operations in our Production Department as well as all aspects of business development and television broadcasting.
• Opportunity to establish relationships with content producers, marketing and social media professionals.

• Edit, Publish and manage both written and video content
• Cover live events and studio shows from the production office, publishing in-game and post-game highlights, interviews and written recaps.
• Utilize good judgement and preparation toward prioritizing and selecting content from a variety of sources.
• Monitor live watch feeds and stat feeds on digital platform and triage when technical issues arise.
• Support production crews in control room and truck environments.
• Keep current on image trends, photographers and illustrators.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• Self-starter, capable of managing and prioritizing multiple projects at once.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Reliable and creative with a strong work ethic.
• Basic news journalism experience and news judgement; understand assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view.
• A passion for news, story play, and trending topics.
• Versatile experience and knowledge of creating content for a wide range of mediums
• Basic understanding of content management systems, publishing content to a website
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, AVID and iNews preferred
• Ability to work well under tight deadline schedules and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Familiarity with business applications (Word, Excel) and presentation applications such as PowerPoint and/or Keynote.
• Motivated self-starter who can work independently, but also enjoys collaboration.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to take feedback fluidly, communicate design decisions, and iterate on tight timelines
• A passion for brand integrity and high attention to detail.
• Keen sense of organization.
• Able to commit approximately up to 20 hours a week, minimum of 12-16 hours per week.
• Possible availability for some weeknight and weekend events which will be discussed well in advance.

Marquee Sports Network is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs in partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI). It is the Chicago-region's exclusive network for fans to view live Cubs games beginning with the 2020 Major League Baseball season and features extensive pre and postgame coverage, exclusive Cubs content and other local sports programming. Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unprecedented Cubs coverage for fans.