WHO WE ARE

We are a four-time WNBA championship team committed to bringing a premium professional basketball and entertainment experience to a fan base rich in tradition and support. The organization places high value on community and building platforms to positively impact the overall entertainment, attraction and economy of the Puget Sound region. In addition, we are dedicated to local youth development in the areas of fitness and wellness; with a special emphasis on inspiring leadership, motivation and the empowerment of girls and women.

WHAT WE DO

The Storm is more than 12 players on the court creating a game day experience. Behind every team are hard-working individuals, and at the Storm, we consider our employees as teammates. We place high importance on the work we do because it is impactful, unifying work in the city of Seattle.

Full-Time Positions

Sorry, all positions are filled at this time. Please check back.

Seasonal Positions

.  Coordinator, Broadcast & Corporate Partnerships

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Seattle Storm is seeking a professional, detail-oriented individual with strong public relations and marketing background to support Storm broadcast. This position will report to the SVP of Corporate Partnerships and will work 20 hours a week including all Storm home games.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

BROADCAST

  • Assist with all aspects of producing 16 live basketball games
  • Manage implementation of strategic initiatives and organizational messaging via Storm broadcast
  • Collaborate with multiple departments and achieve key objectives for each show
  • Work with production team and talent on schedule, game preparation, and timing
  • Prep production team for each broadcast with spot logs, commercial content, promotional reads and graphics
  • Monitor commercial logs both internally and with broadcast partners
  • Perform game day duties as assigned, including acting as the liaison between the production team and referees during the game
  • Be an active participant in all aspects of the broadcast, including commercial content monitoring, talent communication, and clock/time coordination
  • Help provide proof of performance recaps for the corporate partnership team
  • Assist the corporate partnership team as needed with other tasks and duties

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES

  • Interested in pursuing a career in sports broadcast, marketing/communications or corporate partnerships
  • 1+ years of relevant experience in journalism or public relations and/or broadcast management
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, is required
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign, is preferred
  • Familiarity with stats and completing statistical projects
  • Exceptional project and time management skills are essential
  • A flexible schedule is vital, as the demands of the job will include evening hours on game days/nights
  • Because of the nature of the department’s projects, a strong knowledge of the Seattle Storm and the WNBA is preferred
  • Adhere to Seattle Storm organization policies and procedures
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Storm organization
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Meet department productivity standards

Apply here.

Video Production Associate

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the marketing team to ensure our business plan objectives and content plans are being met.
  • Acquire and shoot necessary footage at games, events, media day, etc.
  • Produce video and motion graphic content for StormBasketball.com and official social media platforms.
  • Help produce video board and broadcast elements.
  • Work with our corporate partnership team to create video content for our sponsor partners.
  • Work with our Force4Change social justice platform to create impactful video content.
  • Occasionally assist our digital media team in graphical work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable video editing and motion graphic ability with a strong portfolio.
  • Strong experience with the Adode Creative Cloud (primarily Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Understands the current social media platforms and trends.
  • Strong understanding of various camera, lighting, and audio operations.
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills that has thorough knowledge of timing, motivation, and continuity.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Must be available to work during the majority of the Storm games (home and away) during the 2021 season (May – September). Employee will work 40 hours a week, with a schedule that includes nights and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences.
  • A team-effort mindset that also does not require constant direction, but is nonetheless eager for more responsibility.
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude that looks for solutions to problems and is always willing to pitch ideas where needed.
  • Passion for women’s basketball and the promotion of social justice.

What you will gain from this position:

  • Extensive experience in sports video operations (camera, lighting, audio, etc.).
  • How the Storm digital presentation fits in as part of a larger communications strategy.
  • How to use digital media to support the goals of marketing, merchandise, sales, communications, and other departments to ultimately drive revenue.
  • What works to engage sports fans through digital media.
  • How the various parts of a professional sports organization work together and how social media and the communications team support them.
  • What to do when things “go wrong” on digital media and how to handle challenges including negative fan reaction.
  • The role of “voice” in corporate communications.
  • What happens behind the scenes on game nights.
  • How communications channels including email, news releases, website, and mobile work together.

Apply here.

Coordinator, Merchandise

Position overview: The Seattle Storm is a professional basketball franchise that is looking for a motivated individual who can handle many projects, stay organized, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is a seasonal position: Approximately 30-40 hours/week, for the length of the Storm season.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Receiving shipments of new merchandise
  • Fulfilling online orders
  • Organizing new merchandise
  • Work with Sr. Manager and vendors to track and manage orders
  • Communicate with fans regarding order questions
  • Process returns/exchanges
  • Lead the Storm Team Shop at ALL home games
  • Work with Sr. Manager to create effective shop display and flow
  • Scheduling Team Shop staff for each home Storm game
  • After each game, count and reconcile merchandise bags
  • Other duties assigned by Sr. Manager

Qualifications:

  • Passion for, and interest in merchandising/retail
  • Some experience and/or schooling in retail and merchandising
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and work in a team environment
  • Must be able to work days, nights and weekends
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and stand extended periods of time
  • Exudes a winning customer service attitude
  • Must be trustworthy and reliable

Apply here.

Internships

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