POSITION DESCRIPTION TOWNSVILLE FIRE LIMITED COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP ABOUT TOWNSVILLE FIRE LIMITED 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. ABOUT THE WNBL 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. ROLE OF POSITION The position provides the unique opportunity to be directly involved with the JCU Townsville Fire. 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 sport. 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.
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