JCU Townsville Fire Communications Intern

The JCU Townsville Fire is one of eight clubs who compete in the Women’s
National Basketball League (WNBL). Having debuted in the WNBL during the
2001/02 season, the Fire spent 10 seasons in the competition before moving to a
not-for-profit, community-owned model that has been in operation for the past three
seasons. During this time, the Fire has contested back-to-back Grand Finals and
has established one of the world’s leading basketball programs. As an active
member of the North Queensland community – and the only WNBL club in
Queensland - we represent healthy, strong, female role models and work hard both
on and off the court.
The WNBL is administered by Basketball Australia (BA) and is the pre-eminent
women's basketball league in Australia. Established in 1980, the WNBL is
Australia’s longest running elite female competition and serves as a nursery ground
for the Australian Opals. The WNBL attracts nation-wide media exposure including
the ABC, which has broadcast the competition since 1989, and is widely considered
to be among the leading basketball competitions in the world.
The position provides the unique opportunity to be directly involved with the JCU Townsville
Having contested back-to-back WNBL Grand Finals, the JCU Townsville Fire has
assembled a star-studded squad for the 2014/15 season.
The internship is suited to a current or recently graduated university student, preferably with
a journalism and/or communications background with a passion and understanding of
The successful candidate will boast flexible working arrangements and be available to
cover the 2014/15 Wattle Valley WNBL season, and other duties as specified.
This is an unpaid six-month internship that will run from October 2014 to March 2015.
Key Responsibilities include:
Implementing and driving the PR & media plan for the JCU Townsville Fire including
competitions and initiatives;
Production of communications material such as media releases, web stories, video and
photographs for the Fire’s digital platforms and other publications;
Assist with the production of the Fire’s publications such as match programs and EDMs;
Assist with day-to-day social media initiatives, programs and online projects;
Coordinating online content including Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms;
Other ad hoc duties as directed by the General Manager.
If you are driven, passionate and motivated with a strong desire to succeed apply now!
Submit a written application, including your resume (with both documents merged as one
attachment), addressing how your skills meet the above criteria to JCU Townsville Fire
General Manager Richard Goodbody via [email protected].
Applications close Friday, October 3, 2014.