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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NBC Sports Philadelphia airs documentary on 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies

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NBC Sports Philadelphia airs documentary on 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies

“World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” Premieres Sunday at 8 p.m., Additional Content on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Documentary Kicks off Champions Week featuring Phillies, Eagles and Villanova Championship Parade Replays

Philadelphia, PA (JULY 11, 2018) – NBC Sports Philadelphia – home of the Authentic Fan – looks back at the golden age of the Philadelphia Phillies from those who made it happen in “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies.”  The documentary premieres on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m., followed by an airing of the 2008 Phillies World Championship parade. The Philadelphia Eagles Championship Parade, as well as the 2016 and 2018 Villanova parades, cap off Champions Week on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

In “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies,” the architects of the team shed light on the key decisions that laid the foundation of that 2008 championship roster, and how they added the final pieces to the puzzle. The stars of that era also discuss if they should have won more than one World Series.

Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Charlie Manuel, Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Brad Lidge, Brett Myers and many others share the inside stories behind the magical moments that we all remember.

“World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” premieres on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m.  Additional replays are listed below:  

Wednesday, July 18 – 7pm on NBCSP
Thursday, July 19 – 8pm on NBCSP+
Friday, July 20 – 11pm on NBCSP+
Saturday, July 21 – 5pm on NBCSP
Sunday, July 22 – 5:30pm & 10pm on NBCSP
Sunday, July 29 – 5:00pm on NBCSP

Fans wanting more on the “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” documentary, including a special preview, exclusive videos, stories and podcasts, fans can check out NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. Additional content will be added throughout the viewing schedule.

Champions Week Parades on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Sunday, July 15, 9pm – 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Championship Parade
Monday, July 16, 8pm – 2017 Eagles Championship Parade
Tuesday, July 17 – 8pm – 2018 Villanova Parade
Tuesday, July 17 – 9:30pm – 2016 Villanova Parade
Wednesday, July 18 – 8pm – 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Championship Parade

About NBC Sports Philadelphia: 
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+
, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia's NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV.  NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSPhilly).

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.co

Confident Fusion ready to ride 'cool cats' in Overwatch League playoff battle with Uprising

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Confident Fusion ready to ride 'cool cats' in Overwatch League playoff battle with Uprising

It’s been a wild ride for the playoff-bound Fusion. 

Over the 40-game inaugural season of Overwatch League, the Fusion experienced it all. They missed the preseason, found success and stumbled. They went through lineup changes, meta alterations and suspensions.

But when the dramatic 2018 campaign settled, the Fusion found themselves in the playoffs. 

“The goal was always to make it to the playoffs,” Fusion coach Yann “Kirby” Luu said. “If you just make it there and peak at the right time, you have a shot at winning it all.”

Defined by an aggressive, brawl-style dive strategy, the skillful but inconsistent Fusion wrapped up the regular season with a 24-16 record. It was good enough for the sixth and final playoff seed and a best-of-three series against No. 3 Boston Uprising starting Wednesday at Blizzard Arena. The match is streamable on Twitch.tv at 8 p.m.

“The season doesn’t necessarily matter too much,” said the coach, whose club will host a watch party Wednesday, 7 p.m. at NBC Sports Arena at XFINITY Live! “We made it on the final day, but we’re proud of where we’re at and we’re focusing on making sure we take this opportunity all the way.”

Facing the Uprising was a win for the Comcast Spectacor-owned Fusion. They split the season series, 2-2, by a map score of 9-8 in the Fusion’s favor, with both clubs nearly winning a stage title along the way. Each match is a best-of-five series featuring rotating map types, which requires teams to exhibit different strategies and strengths. 

“It’s hard to look at the past series and draw any kind of conclusion,” Luu said. “I wouldn’t read too much into the past. We’re not overlooking them but we’re confident in our ability with the roster we have.” 

The Uprising, who finished 26-14, are owned by Robert Kraft and feature a similar makeup to the NFL’s New England Patriots — a coachable team that relies more on game plan than superstars. And while the Uprising will ride skilled DPS player Nam-Ju “Striker” Gwon, the Fusion, led by All-Star DPS player Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee, feel they have the edge in skill positions and in depth.  

“We’re going in with 12 players, more options at every single role,” said Luu, referring to the Uprising’s lack of depth, which is a Fusion strength. “At the current meta, we should be able to make use out of that. And in terms of raw skill potential, some of our guys edge it out a tiny bit over theirs.” 

Aside from top-end skill, the Fusion also have experience. With five Overwatch World Cup veterans under his watch, Luu is pleased with how his club has approached its first-ever playoff series.

“The guys are cool cats, they just want to get in the room and pop some heads,” he said. “They're excited about the opportunity but it’s also about getting in there, playing Overwatch and focusing on the game. That’s the mentality we’ve used to stay in some of those tough games and the mentality we’re trying to keep for the playoff run.”