Atlanta Braves
  • Trainee Program - Public Relations
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 9.50
  • Hourly
  • Trainee
  • Benefit-eligible after 60 days (medical, dental, vision).

The Atlanta Braves Trainee Program is designed for applicants who are interested in beginning a career in professional sports. Each year the program hires individuals from around the nation with diverse backgrounds, who are ambitious, intelligent and creative, to work in a department from January to November. This opportunity provides valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of a professional sports franchise. It not only gives the opportunity to work in a Front Office environment but also to build a network with those in the sports industry who can provide expert advice and possible connections for job opportunities upon completion of the program.

The Trainee Program is open to any qualified applicant who has a Bachelors or Master's degree. Trainees are expected to work at least 37.5 hours per week and may have additional game day responsibilities (depending on department assignments). The individuals who participate in this program are paid $9.50/hour, plus overtime if applicable, as well as are benefit-eligible after 60 days (medical, dental, vision).

Interested, qualified candidates may apply at from October 1st to October 15th each year. 

General requirements for all Trainee positions

  • College graduate, Bachelors or Masters
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Excellent executive presence
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays
  • Must complete a successful background check

 Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Research media outlets and create specific media lists through our Cision subscription for local and regional markets
  • Write press releases and media alerts
  • Distribute press releases and media alerts to targeted media outlets
  • Send out photos post event to weekly publications or websites for community affairs events/programs
  • Maintain log of media hits with media value for events/corporate partners
  • Send out photos/lightboxes when requested
  • Create pitch ideas for promotional/theme nights/days
  • Travel to some community events to handle media requests
  • Coordinate and assist media who are covering special events at SunTrust Park, The Battery Atlanta or at a community event
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • BA degree in Communications, Journalism or related field
  • Experience in corporate communications
  • Experience in public relations writing and pitching
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal, written, verbal, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong creative writing and editing skills
  • Superior skills at prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and an ability to relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Cision is a plus
  • Strong social media experience
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and occasional holidays
  • Must complete a background check 

The Atlanta Braves are an Equal Opportunity Employer

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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