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Business Development Intern

27 days ago by Pittsburgh Knights

  Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), USA

Level: Entry

Contract: Internship

Sector: Business Development

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The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Founded in 2017, they are the first professional esports team of the city and are focused on making an impact in the local community. Our mission is to carry on the tradition of Pittsburgh sports by playing with grit, intelligence, integrity, and teamwork - that is just as true for our staff as it is for our players; our teams include some of the top competitive gamers in the world. In 2018, the Knights partnered with six-time Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

EOE STATEMENT

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

DESCRIPTION

Internship Summary:

The Pittsburgh Knights are the region's first professional esports organization. Our mission is to carry on the tradition of Pittsburgh sports by playing with grit, intelligence, integrity, and teamwork; that's just as true for our staff as it is for our players. Since launching in December 2017, we have quickly grown to represent over 30 players in 6 different titles with staff and talent from around the world - and we're just getting started. In December 2018 we announced our partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers and our operations are currently being incubated in their facilities. As a member of our team, you will play a role in building a top tier gaming organization and making Pittsburgh a full-fledged esports destination. Join our global company to contribute and learn about marketing, branding, and business development inside a growing sports and technology startup.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake brand and industry research and provide recommendations
  • Help develop pitch decks and presentations
  • Update current CRM (Consumer Relationship Management) database with correct contact information based on data obtained through brand and industry research
  • Identify new target prospect brands and companies then add them to CRM database
  • Create worksheets with pertinent prospect data to be used by Business Development staff
  • Interns will report directly to the Business Development team
  • Research potential partner's current sponsorship involvement in esports and/or any other sponsorship involvement they may have in the sports world.

Requirements:

  • Graduating in Spring 2022 or earlier; open to recent graduates as well
  • Ability to work at Pittsburgh Knight's office in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Creativity and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint and/or Google Slides
  • Experience with Photoshop and Adobe Suite
  • Availability schedule includes day and evening hours, as well as holidays and weekends.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship, May 2020 graduates are still eligible
  • Ability to work at Pittsburgh Knight’s office in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Creativity and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint and/or Google Slides
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software and spreadsheet software.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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