NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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'The hope of Carson' and what Wentz meant to one boy battling cancer

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'The hope of Carson' and what Wentz meant to one boy battling cancer

Being a sports fan can bring out the cynics in all of us. Writing about sports on the Internet often desensitizes many of us to what sports can actually mean to people. But there’s no denying the emotion this story about young Lukas Kusters made me feel.

It’s a story by ESPN about a young kid from Delaware, his passion for football, his love of the Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz, his battle with cancer, and what his bond with a certain quarterback meant to both of them.

Lukas was known as “The Dutch Destroyer” because of his wildly impressive performance on the football field. He was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2016 at 8 years old and went on the fight of his life against it.

Lukas turned to his Eagles fandom and their young quarterback as a source of inspiration.

“We spent a lot of time talking about [Wentz] while we were in the hospital,” Lukas’ mother said. “And the idea of ‘the hope of Carson’ and what it meant for the Eagles was just another piece of inspiration for Lukas in his continued drive to get back on the field himself.”

Lukas received a special video message in his hospital bed from Wentz. It is impossible not to get emotional watching what it meant to Lukas.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation got involved and asked Lukas if there was anything he most wanted to do, and the youngster’s response was that he simply wanted to thank Carson.

Lukas got the opportunity to spend the day at the Eagles’ facility with Carson and he got to do just that, giving Wentz one of his Dutch Destroyer bracelets in the process.

Lukas lost his battle with cancer and was buried in his Wentz jersey. But if you’ve noticed Wentz’s wrist this season, you’ll see that Dutch Destroyer bracelet.

“It’s so much deeper than football,” Wentz said. “It’s so much more than just a game.”

NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

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NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2017) — NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at legendary Philadelphia Eagles games through the eyes of the players and coaches who played them. Host Michael Barkann is joined by NFL Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and many of the players and coaches who played major roles in the outcome as they breakdown the games.
 
In addition to the Eagles Classic Games, special editions of "Philly Sports Talk Podcast," will accompany each episode. Ray Didinger will host chat sessions on NBC Sports Philadelphia's Facebook page, with additional videos and articles available on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
 
"These are some of the most iconic Philadelphia Eagles games of all time," said Barkann. "We take a look back through the eyes of the players and coaches, with Ray providing his analysis, having covered many of these games for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NFL Films."
 
"The Body Bag Game" Premieres Wed 10.25 at 10 p.m. 
Interview: Seth Joyner

Buddy Ryan's ferocious defense records three sacks and two defensive touchdowns in a 28-14 home win versus the Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Eagles physically punish Washington all game long as a total of six Redskins players leave the contest to injury – including two quarterbacks. Eagles safety William Frizzell is famously remembered for turning to the Washington bench and asking, "You need any more body bags?"
 
"Ask any Eagles fan their favorite game," said Ray Didinger, "More times than not, they'll say 'the Body Bag Game.'" Played under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, Buddy Ryan's defense, including Reggie White, Jerome Brown and Seth Joyner were unstoppable."
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 8 p.m.
Interviews: Quarterback Ron Jaworski, head coach Dick Vermeil

With the Eagles seemingly headed for defeat against the host NY Giants, cornerback Herman Edwards scoops up a fumbled handoff from Joe Pisarcik to Larry Csonka and races 26 yards for a TD in the final 20 seconds of the play. The win helps propel the Eagles to their first winning season since 1966 and into the playoffs for the first time since 1960.
 
"All of a sudden I see a huge pile of bodies, everyone running towards the end zone, people jumping on the pile, even people standing in the end zone were jumping on the pile," said Dick Vermeil.
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 9 p.m.
Interviews
: Michael Vick, Desean Jackson, Brent Celek, Andy Reid

With 14 seconds remaining and the game knotted at 31, NY Giants punter Matt Dodge boots a line drive to DeSean Jackson who returns it for an electrifying 65-yard, game-winning TD. The punt return fuels the Eagles to victory and caps off a 28-point comeback, which began with the team trailing 31-10 with eight minutes left in the game.
 
"25 years in football, I've never been a part of a game like that," said Celek.
 
2005 NFC Championship Game – Premieres Wed 11.15 at 8 p.m.
Interview
: Brian Dawkins

The Eagles reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1980 season after defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 27-10, in the NFC Championship Game. Two TD passes from quarterback Donovan McNabb key the offense, while the defense clamps down on dynamic Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick. As the clock winds down to 0:00, the Lincoln Financial Field crowd begins chanting, "Super Bowl! Super Bowl!"
 
"Hold on to those memories from that game and that time," said Brian Dawkins. "Because I do, and they are good ones."

Full Eagles Classic Schedule (premieres are bolded):

October 25: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
10 p.m.: Body Bag Game (premiere)

October 26: Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

October 27, 9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 8: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 (premiere)
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 (premiere)

November 10, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2

November 15: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship (premiere)
9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 17, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

November 24, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

December 26, 8 p.m.: Body Bag Game         
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1

December 27, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship game

December 30, 5 p.m.: Body Bag Game
6 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
7 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship