The beginning of the end of Philadelphia being a two newspaper town seems to be here. We're told guild members were informed via email about management's plans to align the Daily News' and Inquirer's sports staffs along with the Philly.com staff to work together to better compete with outsiders as opposed to each other.
It's like you've been fighting against your only brother that you absolutely hated your entire life only to -- as your father lay on his death bed -- be ordered to join forces and work together to save your family name.
Dogs and cats, living together.
The details on how this will work exactly have yet to be determined, we're told, but we hear things could get messy. The email apparently said that there were no current plans to eliminate staff, but it's hard not to worry about redundancy.
The two papers' sports desks working together is also likely the first step in other departments joining forces at some point down the road. Just how closely the two will end up merging into one will be fascinating to watch unfold.
Philadelphia Media Network's chief executive announced in November that the two papers and Philly.com are going to be relocating to a new building in center city and sharing the same floor.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
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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