Social Media and Breaking News Intern

Primary Function:

The Social Media and Breaking News intern will be assisting the managing partner and managing editor with the day-to-day management of the Pinstriped Prospects social media channels.  They will also be responsible for finding breaking news on social media and writing articles.

Job Tasks:

  • The writer should be able to recognize breaking news and trends as related to the beat
  • Report and write with a strong sense of urgency, energy, and tenacity
  • Engage and embrace the community with posts on the website and social media
  • Knowledge of social media channels and have an interest in learning how to best write social copy

What You Will Learn:

  • How to plan and execute projects between multiple departments
  • How to leverage design trends and photography to better promote messaging
  • How to collaborate using tools such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams and Asana
  • How to utilize social media to help identify breaking news

Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Must have a professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Strong writing ability and knowledge of the game of baseball
  • Work well individually and able to take direction from staff
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Basic word processing skills necessary, basic web content editing skills a plus (e.g., formatting posts, linking to web pages).
  • Familiarity with AP style preferred but not required.
  • A basic familiarity with PinstripedProspects.com and Yankees minor league system is necessary. Top-to-bottom expertise is not necessary, but the more background the applicant possesses already, the better.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Experience:

No experience necessary, you will get to learn from 2 industry professionals who will guide you through the process of covering a professional baseball team.

Organizational Relationships:

Supervised by Managing Partner

Compensation:

Internships are available to current undergraduate or graduate students and are for college credit only.

 

To Apply email your resume and writing samples to [email protected]