Philadelphia sports broadcasting icon Al Meltzer dies at 89

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Philadelphia sports broadcasting icon Al Meltzer dies at 89

Al Meltzer, a legendary broadcaster and one of the leading voices in Philadelphia sports history, died Tuesday at the age of 89.

An icon among the city's sports scene, Meltzer enjoyed an award-winning 50-year career, which featured inductions into the Philadelphia Sports, Big 5 and Jewish Sports Hall of Fames.

Meltzer worked for NBC Sports Philadelphia when the company was known as Comcast SportsNet. He also spent time with NBC10, Channel 3 and WPHL-17.

A Philadelphia suburbs resident, Meltzer was regarded for his exciting energy, rich sports knowledge and, of course, his voice. 

From calling games, conducting interviews, hosting shows and delivering commentary, Meltzer did it all in Philadelphia, earning numerous honors, including Emmys and the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences' Governor's Award.

Meltzer retired in 2003 and also authored his own book, "Big Al: Fifty Years of Adventures in Sports Broadcasting." 

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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