The fledgling Normal CornBelters, who will begin playing A-baseball in the West Division of the Frontier League on May 21, 2010, are looking for two Media Relations Interns for the summer of their exciting inaugural season. The team is managed by former Houston Astros manager Hal Lanier and will play in a brand new stadium on the site of Heartland College. The unpaid internships must be taken for college credit.
Duties will include assisting with press releases, game notes and interviews; serving as liaison with local media; on-air broadcasting; designing and posting writings on the CornBelters website. Mass communication majors preferred, but English majors will be considered. And IWU students have a great chance because senior English major Melinda McNeil has already done a bang-up job as the CornBelters’ first media intern (and even got to wear the mascot costume). Writing skills/experience preferred, but candidates must appreciate the history of baseball and broadcasting, be able to work independently, follow instructions, and have a positive attitude/willingness to learn. To apply, email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jon Young: firstname.lastname@example.org.