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Chicago White Sox Job Opportunities

Whether you are seeking seasonal, part-time employment or you are building your professional career, Delaware North Companies (DNC) offers unique and exciting environments to pursue your true passion. IL Sportservice, a division of DNC, is located at U.S. Cellular Field. We have many great part-time, seasonal job opportunities available. Visit our website at www.delawarenorth.com for a list of employment opportunities with IL Sportservice and to apply online.

To find job openings at US Cellular Field:

  • 1.  Click on "Jobs" in the upper right hand corner of the page
  • 2.  Click on "Full-Time and Part-Time Hourly Opportunities"
  • 3.  Click on "Advanced Search"
  • 4.  Click on "Clear" at the top of the page
  • 5.  Select "IL- U.S. Cellular Field" as the location of interest
  • 6.  Select "All Job Families"
  • 7.  Click on "Search"


To apply for a job at US Cellular Field:

  • 1.  Click on the title of interest
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  • 6.  Complete the Final Section and click on "Submit"


Once you have applied for one of our exciting job opportunities, your on-line application/resume will be directed to the recruiting team. We have a large number of great people that apply for jobs here, but only have a limited number of opportunities available. As a result, you will only receive a call if we have an interest in scheduling an interview. Thanks in advance for your interest in working with IL Sportservice.

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Director of Digital Communications | Director of Public Relations | Director of Game Entertainment, Operations & Fan Engagement


Director of Digital Communications

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Communications


Responsibilities

  • Oversee all digital communications for the Chicago White Sox (websites, email communications, social media platforms, mobile applications and intranet)
  • Serve in a leadership role within the department, responsible for the delivery of an integrated digital communications strategy across a variety of departments: Game Operations, Broadcasting, Ticketing, Community Relations, Advertising, Public Relations and Media Relations
  • Develop unique digital content and direct strategic digital communications plans for a variety of organization-wide initiatives (breaking news, ticket sales, Chicago White Sox Charities programs, promotions, events and more)
  • Create fan-engagement initiatives to increase followers and encourage interaction with White Sox digital assets (whitesox.com, orgullosox.com, social media platforms and mobile), including customized content, trivia, polls, contests, sweepstakes and more
  • Act as key White Sox liaison to Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM)
  • Supervise White Sox Digital Communications Department personnel (Manager of Online Communications and Social Media Coordinator, plus Intern)
  • Manage relationships with third-party digital agencies - Digital Royalty (Social Media), Intranet Connections and Sparkcentral
  • Develop and manage a yearly editorial calendar of key events, announcements, unique content and various storylines for digital offerings
  • Generate content ideas and organize production of behind-the-scenes videos for whitesox.com, orgullosox.com, White Sox social media assets and Video on Demand
  • Develop creative campaigns and manage execution for special initiatives such as annual All-Star voting, the All-Star Final Man Vote, Awards (Rookie of the Year, MVP, Cy Young) and Hall-of-Fame voting
  • Oversee development of websites and micro-sites for White Sox partners and players (e.g. Paul Konerko final season, Minnie Minoso Hall of Fame campaign microsite, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain budgets for White Sox digital initiatives, video production, special events relating to social media engagement
  • Manage the White Sox corporate intranet in both development and daily content
  • Monitor effectiveness of all White Sox digital communications efforts and track progress by creating and delivering monthly progress reports


Skills/Requirements:

  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee the development of a wide variety of projects at the same time
  • Ability to collaborate on projects with multiple departments and various contacts
  • Inclusive, team player
  • Engaged and up-to-date on all advancements in the digital space; active in social media
  • Intuitive digital, marketing, public relations and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest in and understanding of Major League Baseball and Chicago White Sox Baseball history and culture
  • Positive, optimistic and high-energy individual
  • Problem solver with high standards of ethics and integrity
  • 5-7 years experience (including staff management)


Job posting info:
Candidates interested in applying for this position should e-mail a resume to: jobs@chisox.com


Please insert Director of Digital Communications as your subject line.


Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2014


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Director of Public Relations

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Communications


Responsibilities

  • Secure positive national and local media coverage through story placements for all Chicago White Sox off-the-field initiatives, including: Community Relations outreach; Marketing and Advertising initiatives; Social Media programming; Chicago White Sox Charities efforts; player human interest and philanthropic initiatives; and the development of non-baseball organization story lines.
  • Assist the Senior Vice President of Communications with strategic communications for the organization, as well as reputation management, issues management and crisis communications, as required.
  • Create and implement short-term and long term communications plans for initiatives in Marketing, Broadcasting, Sponsorship Sales, Ticket Sales, Community Relations, Digital Communications and Ballpark Operations.
  • Oversee organization, planning and coordination of annual SoxFest weekend PR event at Chicago Hilton each January.
  • Drive and help lead the organization's Ethnic Outreach program, including its African-American and Latino initiatives.
  • Serve as spokesperson on behalf of the organization, when appropriate.
  • Direct the organization's relationship with Public Relations agencies and consultants.
  • Serve as key writer and editor on public communications for multiple departments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external audiences within Chicago media and community organizations.
  • Supervise, mentor and support Public Relations staff (coordinator and intern).


Skills:

  • 7+ years of Public Relations or Communications experience.
  • Superior editing, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of driving successful communications and awareness campaigns and plans.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive internal and external relationships with a variety of publics.
  • Intuitive marketing, public relations and communications skills.
  • Ability to generate creative ideas and follow those concepts through to delivery.
  • Willingness to work long hours during the summer, including weekends and evenings.
  • Availability to be on call 24/7/365.
  • Minimum of 3 years direct supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with and pre-existing relationships with Chicago non-sports media.
  • Ability to collaborate on projects with multiple departments and various contacts.
  • Inclusive, team player.
  • Passion for and understanding of Major League Baseball and Chicago White Sox baseball history and culture.
  • Positive, optimistic and high-energy individual.
  • Problem solver with high standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to self-start, problem-solve on the fly and multi-task.
  • Event planning skills a plus.
  • Fluent in Spanish (strongly recommended).
  • Familiarity with basic computer software: Word, Excel, Outlook, InDesign.


Job posting info:
Candidates interested in applying for this position should e-mail resume to: jobs@chisox.com


Please insert Director of Public Relations as your subject line


Deadline: September 26, 2014


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Director of Game Entertainment, Operations & Fan Engagement

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

The Director of Game Entertainment, Operations and Fan Engagement oversees the game entertainment and operations (pre, in-game, & post-game) along with creating compelling fan engagement strategies for the Chicago White Sox. We are looking for highly energized and creative individual with a collaborative management style. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of creating, implementing and managing all aspects of game entertainment, operations, and fan engagement, with an understanding of how to use technology to create a memorable fan experience.


Job Requirements:

  • Make a White Sox game appealing not just to die hard baseball fans but to the widest possible spectrum of entertainment seekers.
  • Direct game operations for all White Sox home games; including supervision of all departmental staff
  • Prepare and manage Game Entertainment, Operations and Fan Engagement budgets and reports.
  • Create and execute pre-game, in game and post-game events, features, segments and scripts which include current and upcoming activities, sponsored and non-sponsored fan interactive contests, celebrity and special guest interviews, and information about the team/ballpark.
  • Create and execute in-game and half-inning entertainment and fan interactive features, prompts and contests.
  • Assist Corporate Partners in designing events to brand their product or services as well as the White Sox Organization. This includes the development of the schedule of events and programming of entertainment activities surrounding sponsored and non-sponsored events and theme nights and the development and maintenance of a catalog of promotional features to entertain fans and to be sold by Corporate Partnerships Department.
  • Assist other departments to create, promote and execute events and ceremonies beneficial to their initiatives as well as the organization as a whole, including but not limited to Group Sales Nights.
  • Develop ways to engage fans through their mobile devices.
  • Create and execute all theme night entertainment and promotions, including fireworks nights
  • Oversee production of public address log, all scoreboard/left field matrix/LED scripts for scoreboard operator, including creation of all scripts for public address announcer
  • Oversee the Scoreboard/Production staff, creating ways to engage fans through video.
  • Work with Social Media Department to create events, features and content for in park and externally viewing and participation via our social media assets.
  • Deliver content and administer the At the Ballpark mobile application. Promote the mobile app to create additional fan engagement.


Preferred Skills:

  • College Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in game entertainment, game operations or fan engagement role. Management/Operational experience at a collegiate or professional league level in a stadium or arena environment is a plus.
  • 3 years of direct supervisory experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee the development of a wide variety of projects at the same time
  • Must be a creative thinker with the ability to conceptualize and execute fan focused interactive promotions/events
  • Ability to collaborate on projects with multiple departments and various contacts
  • Inclusive, team player
  • Engaged and up-to-date on all advancements in the scoreboard/digital content creation and distribution. Understanding digital media (social, use of applications) creation and execution will be necessary.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest in and understanding of Major League Baseball and Chicago White Sox Baseball history and culture
  • Positive, creative and high-energy individual
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as dictated by the home baseball 81 game schedule


Job posting info:
Candidates interested in applying for this position should e-mail a resume to: jobs@chisox.com


Please insert Director of Game Entertainment as your subject line.


Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2014


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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