Spring 2010 Altitude Sports & Entertainment Internships

Posted on August 12th, 2009

Altitude Sports & Entertainment Internship Program Information

Welcome to Altitude Sports & Entertainment. We are the regional broadcast network home of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, collegiate games, high-school events, as well as entertainment and community programming. We strive to provide internships that are rewarding both academically and professionally.
Our internships are offered in a variety of areas throughout our organization, including Production, Operations, Advertising Sales, Affiliate Sales and Broadcast Services. Depending on the nature of the position, the internships vary in length and time of year. Most of our internships are unpaid and require that applicants are students who will be receiving academic credit for the experience. In order to be considered for an unpaid internship, students must be able to provide verification that credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the internship.

In addition, students are asked to provide proof that they are covered under their institutions’ Workers Compensation Insurance.

SPRING 2010 ALTITUDE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ADVERTISING SALES (Pepsi Center, Denver)
Responsibilities:
•    Generate sales leads
•    Organize sales pieces onto DVD for various clients
•    Assist marketing department with promotional item giveaways
•    Organize and track promotional entries
•    Track in-game advertising elements
•    Ticket management
•    Track television ratings
•    Generate sales materials
•    General assistance in other various sales department needs

Advertising Sales Intern Qualifications:
•    Unpaid, able to earn school credit
•    Must be covered under school’s worker’s compensation
•    Available 15-20 hours/ week
•    Knowledge and understanding of several Microsoft Office applications (word, excel, power point, etc)
•    Able to work efficiently without constant supervision
•    Self motivated
•    Interest in television, marketing, and sales
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills

AFFILIATE MARKETING (Altitude Network Operations Center, Centennial)
•    Update/design sales and marketing materials for meetings, mailings, training sessions and marketing for both television and radio affiliates
•    Major contributor to monthly newsletter
•    Assist with distribution of marketing materials
•    Assist in updating Affiliate Website
•    Assist in the management of premium/autographed merchandise
•    Assist with cable and satellite trainings
•    General assistance for affiliate sales and marketing department

Affiliate Sales Intern Qualifications:
•    Unpaid, able to earn school credit
•    Must be covered under school’s worker’s compensation
•    Available 15-20 hours/week
•    Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office applications
•    Experience working in a professional office environment
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Prefer Business (especially Marketing) or similar major
•    Interest in television and cable industry preferred
•    Strong writing skills and creativity are a must

BROADCAST SERVICES (Pepsi Center, Denver)
Broadcast Services-Television/Radio Internship includes the possibility of the following skills:
•    Training on Broadcast level equipment
•    DVC camera and HDV camera shoots
•    Community Relations Shoots
•    Possibly working on in-game JumboTron crew as needed by Director of Broadcast
o    Audio
o    Video
o    Tape
o    CG
o    Camera
o    Replay
•    Students are given the opportunity to be at Pepsi Center during home games for the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets to help in the Radio Department
•    They will help set up and tear down the radio booth for the Nuggets
•    Help roll and cut highlights from around the NBA and NHL
•    Put together the scoreboard segment for the Avalanche
•    Work closely with Executive Producer-Radio and Avalanche Radio Producer with the Altitude Radio Network

Broadcast Services qualifications:
•    Unpaid position, able to earn school credit
•    Must be covered under school’s worker’s compensation
•    Must be available 15-20 hours/week, including nights and weekends
•    Excellent communications skills
•    Prefer Television/Radio Production, Broadcast, Technical Communications, or similar major
•    Interest in sports television and knowledge of local sports teams is preferred

OPERATIONS (Altitude Network Operations Center, Centennial)
•    Assisting with Technical Operations as necessary
•    Viewing feeds and/or taped programs for audio/video quality, continuity, format confirmation.
•    Logging tapes – logging in and out times for program and commercial segments.
•    Studio duties camera, tape, utility.

Operations Intern qualifications:
•    Unpaid position, able to earn school credit
•    Must be covered under school’s worker’s compensation
•    Must be available 10-20 hours/week, including nights and weekends
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Prefer Television Production, Broadcast, Technical Communications, or similar major
•    Interest in television preferred
•    Strong interest in technical aspects of television production

PRODUCTION (Altitude Network Operations Center, Centennial)
•    Help on game nights with logging & cutting game highlights for use in Avs and Nuggets pre- and post-game shows
•    Act as production assistant on shoots at various locations at the Pepsi Center and around Denver
•    Work on weekends setting up game records from which highlights will be edited for Altitude weekly programs
•    Roughly 15-20 hours a week, including nights and weekends, some hours at Pepsi Center, many at the Network Operations Center
Production Intern qualifications:
•    Unpaid position, able to earn school credit
•    Must be covered under school’s worker’s compensation
•    Must be available 15-20 hours/week, including nights and weekends
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Prefer Television Production, Broadcast, Technical Communications, or similar major
•    Interest in sports television and knowledge of local sports teams is necessary
•    Strong interest assisting Videographers and Producers with production of Altitude weekly and game shows

Please note that the deadline for applying for spring 2010 internships opportunities is Friday, December 4, 2009.
Interested students can apply online by sending an email with cover letter and résumé to INTERNSHIPS@altitude.tv  When applying, please state which internship opportunity you are applying for in the subject line.