NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Digital media: Editorial

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Digital media: Editorial

Position Title: Intern
Department: Digital Media 
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Supervisor: Andy Schwartz
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline to apply: Nov. 20, 2017

Basic Function

Achieve a thorough knowledge of the digital sports media function through writing, editing and posting articles and videos. 

Duties and Responsibilities
• Post stories (textual, video, photos, and audio) onto all digital properties
• Gain reporting/editorial experience by writing stories and covering events (based on experience level)
• Develop story ideas, search web/social media for latest news and potential stories
• Gain better understanding of basic Photoshop by manipulating/posting photos and compiling galleries
• Ability to learn website management programs
• Participate in social media outreach via Facebook, Twitter and other outlets.
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must.
• Additional duties as assigned

Desired qualities
• Good communication skills
• Experience in print journalism
• Must have an excellent knowledge of sports (particularly Philadelphia sports) 
• Strong writing and copyediting skills
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
• Must have sophomore standing or above
• GPA 3.0 of higher 
• Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

Interested students should:

• E-mail cover letter/resume to Andy Schwartz at aschwartz@comcastsportsnet.com.

Apply here and specify they're interested in the digital media editorial internship.

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Tony Hawk goes the extra mile to return a favor to young fan and it's epic

Tony Hawk goes the extra mile to return a favor to young fan and it's epic

You know him, you love him and now — there’s going to be a whole new level of respect for one of the greatest athletes in the world. 

Tony Hawk has been a household name for decades and even if you don’t follow the world of professional skateboarding, it’s not hard to recognize the legend that he is. 

Well, what he recently decided to do is just one of the best gestures we’ve seen in a long time. 

A boy named Cooper is a huge Hawk fan and was on a mission to send something to the pro. After chasing down and stopping his local FedEx truck down the street from his house, he asked if the delivery man could mail something for him. 

He quickly ran into his house to grab the item and returned to the truck holding a skateboard and asked if he could send it to Hawk. The board had almost been used to its limit — but on the bottom it had “Tony Hawk” and “Cooper” written on opposite ends.

It felt like a bit out of “Toy Story,” having a name written on the bottom of an item to show ownership — but the gesture was so wholesome, the delivery man said he would get that board to Hawk.  

Here comes the power of the internet. The delivery man, who is also a music artist in the making, used his platform and created a video in hopes to get in contact with the pro skater. He shared it on his TikTok u/fresh2deaf and it went viral overnight. 

@fresh2deaf

@tonyhawk ##fedex ##fedexlife ##fedexdriver

♬ original sound - fresh2deaf

Not even six hours after the initial video was posted, something epic happened — Hawk saw the video and responded to Cooper. Not only did he share his gratitude for the gesture of sending the board, but he wanted to make a fair trade and is sending him one of his own. 

@tonyhawk

♬ original sound - tonyhawk

I’m sure both boards will become memories that Cooper and Hawk will take with them forever. 

There is still good in the world — and Hawk was a clear reminder of that today. 

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Premier Lacrosse League announces 2020 Championship Series

Premier Lacrosse League announces 2020 Championship Series

Get ready lax fans, the Premier Lacrosse League is brewing something fun for the summer. 

After their inaugural season in 2019 being a huge success, many were looking forward for what was to come during their second go — though due to COVID-19, co-founder of the league, Paul Rabil, announced the postponement of the season that was supposed to kick-off at the end of May. 

The league consists of seven teams, where they hold a tour-based schedule over the course of 14 weeks. Throughout that time, teams travel to major market cities as an innovative and thrilling way to help grow the game. 10 weeks are dedicated to the regular season, with one All-Star weekend and three weeks of pure playoff chaos — in the best possible way. 

Now, while the plans have shifted, fans still have something to look forward to — as it was announced Wednesday that a new, fanless tournament, the PLL Championship Series, is set to take place this summer. 

The series is scheduled to take place July 25-August 9, weeks that were originally slotted for the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will be a 16-day event with 20 games and they will be broadcasted across NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold and will also be streamed online. 


(Image credit: Premier Lacrosse League) 

Those involved with the event will have to self-quarantine for a certain amount of time leading up to the tournament and the league has also formed a COVID-19 Medical Committee to ensure the safety of all participants. 

The Premier Lacrosse League is excited to be a leader in the return of pro sports this July,” said Rabil. Although we’ve pivoted our originally scheduled season to a full quarantined, finless model, our PLL Championship Series will bring sports fans an innovative and thrilling experience that only the best players in the world can provide. It’s taken a village of top-notch executives to develop.

While a location for the event has not been decided yet, the countdown is most certainly on. 

This tournament holds all of the potential to grow the ever-evolving game of lacrosse during a time with no sports. 

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