Public & Media Relations Associate ( with Chicago Bulls in Chicago, IL


The Chicago Bulls are seeking a highly motivated and self-starter individual who is passionate about gaining firsthand public and media relations experience. The person who fills the role of Public & Media Relations Associate will have the opportunity to work daily with members of the media, as well as collaborate with various departments within the Chicago Bulls organization (e.g., Basketball Operations, Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Digital, etc.) to assist with our strategic direction of the public and media relations team.

This position is scheduled to start in September 2018 and continue through the end of the season.


As a Public & Media Relations Associate, you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fun team where you will be expected to assist the staff in all aspects of the team’s efforts, including:

Support the development of departmental publications (e.g., media guide, preseason guide, playoff guide, game-day insert, game notes, post-game notes, etc.)
Monitor and report on team coverage in the local and national media
Collect, archive and distribute media clips
Build and develop daily statistical reports
Compile game notes
Handle game credentials and visiting media packets for all home games
Set up media work areas on game days (e.g., press room and press box)
Assist the department at practice and shootaround
Help oversee events such as press conferences, media day, etc.
Perform additional projects as needed


The team is looking to place a highly organized and driven individual who works well across departments and has direct experience in sports communications or public/media relations. You could be a potential match for this role if you have a strong mix of the following:

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a communications-related field
A real passion for public and media relations
At least one year of experience in sports communications or public/media relations at either the professional or collegiate level, and can effectively perform the duties as listed above
Deep understanding of the organization’s history, the NBA and basketball statistics
Knowledge of local media
A strong ability to work productively and positively with media and other departments across the organization
Strong communication (both written and verbal) and relationship building skills
Excellent written skills, including editing and working knowledge of and adherence to
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Highly organized, with attention to detail and strong time management skills
Strong work ethic
Ability to navigate quickly in a fast-paced environment
Excellent teammate, with positive energy
Previous experience prioritizing work and adhering to changing deadlines
Ability to take direction and collaborate across multiple teams
Strong professional working demeanor and the ability to handle confidential information

The Chicago Bulls Public & Media Relations Associate role will pay $12.00/hr. Parking and lunch at the United Center are provided daily, free of charge, and employees will receive complimentary tickets to select home Bulls games.

Note that this role pays an hourly wage, requires flexible work hours and will include work outside of normal office hours during the business week and on weekends.

Job Questions:

How did you hear about this job?

Do you hold a college degree in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field? [Yes/No]

Do you have at least one year in sports communications/public relations at either the professional or collegiate level? [Yes/No]

Do you have solid knowledge of the NBA, statistics and basketball terminology? [Yes/No]

Have you worked under deadline before? [Yes/No]

Do you have experience writing game notes [Yes/No]

Do you have experience writing press releases? [Yes/No]

Are you an organized worker who can multi-task in high-pressure situations? [Yes/No]

Are you willing and able to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays? [Yes/No]