Basketball Communications Game Day Assistant
Minneapolis, MN
Junior +1 · Full time
Posted 2 years ago

Basketball Communications Game Day Assistant

Minneapolis, MN, USA Req #99
 Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Position Summary/Objective: Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but are not limited to, the following: working Lynx home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Lynx media section and media room, distributing game materials to the media throughout the game, transcribing post-game quotes, monitoring daily media clips for email distribution and other projects as needed. Attendance at Lynx home games is required, and the job includes some weekend work. 



Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

1.     Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.

2.     Participate in Lynx game-day in-arena media setup and take down.

3.     Assist with game-night media hospitality.

4.     Assist with any post-game events that may occur during Lynx home games.
Transcribe home and visiting player/coach quotes and distribute to the working media.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Able to work on a team and independently.
  3. Able to form effective partnerships internally & externally.
  4. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.


Experience: Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism and/or sports information experience is preferred.  


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.



Position may require to external events on an as-needed basis.


Work Environment

Work is generally sedentary in nature. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in gymnasiums, the Timberwolves/Lynx practice facility and a professional sports arena, which include bleachers/steps.


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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will occasionally ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.


EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.


E-       Verify Statement

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot prove this, we will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before any action might be taken against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Year Founded:  1989
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