Date: March 13, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 03-13-2015


March 13, 2015


Sarah Alexander
Chris Brimmage
Amanda Brown
Phil Caruso
Jeffrey Chao
Gabrielle Cristobal
Anthony Dedousis
Laurent Foraud
Roy Grinapell
Maile Housel
Kati Karottki
Bryan McClintock


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A Note from the Co-Chairs

This is the last newsletter from the outgoing co-chairs. Thanks to all our MESG members for making this year a great one. Happy trails! - Sarah, Chris, Phil, Jeff, Gabby, and Maile

Stay Connected to MESG

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April 7: Lunch & Learn with John Michael Schert

Join on us on April 7th and lunch with Booth’s Artist in Residence, John Michael Schert.  He’ll be talking about his experiences as a professional ballet dancer, the founder of his own dance company and the connection between the Arts and Business.  Read more about John Michael here  Lunch will be provided.

Event Details: Tue Apr 7 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Harper 219 | Lunch Provided

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MESG Reads

Every week, MESG offers an interesting read related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

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New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Sony Network Entertainment International Business Development Intern

The Business Development intern will work with the VP and Senior Director of Business Development to evaluate partnership opportunities to accelerate Sony’s expansion of its digital media business and enhance overall consumer value proposition. In addition, this intern will manage select new business development initiatives from business case development to managing implementation.

Reference: GTS #2206276

[Internship] Sony Network Entertainment International Business Management & Operations MBA Intern

The Sony Network Entertainment MBA Intern of Business Management and Operations will have an incredible opportunity to learn about the dynamic digital entertainment industry.  In addition to this amazing learning opportunity, an MBA student will have a chance to directly apply his/her classroom skills in an encouraging environment.


[Internship] Twitter Product Marketing MBA Intern

Twitter seeks a Product Marketing MBA Summer Intern to manage projects aimed at growing awareness and adoption of Twitter Advertising. This role will manage projects related to product launches, solution selling, industry and competitive research, sales training, collateral production, and marketing operations. The MBA level intern will be assigned revenue-impacting projects that they will own and drive to completion by the end of the internship.


[Full-Time] Bandai Namco Brand Manager

BANDAI NAMCO Games America is searching for a Brand Manager candidate to plan and develop marketing strategies and positioning, execute all phases of marketing, including but not limited to strategic planning, positioning, creative development, promotions and PR coordination for retail and digital game releases.  The Brand Manager will liaise with product development studios and work effectively, cross-functionally and cross-departmentally, to maximize profitability of bottom-line efforts, ensuring transparency of process and progress amongst appropriate stakeholders in project management cycle, and will be expected to coordinate with other regional teams to ensure a unified and single global brand product launch program and own the implementation and execution of integrated marketing plans. This position will report to the Director, Brand Marketing.


[Full-Time] Houston Rockets Basketball Operations Analyst

The Houston Rockets front office is looking to add a talented new member to the team. This person will work intimately with the entire front office, including GM Daryl Morey, to organize basketball data, build software tools, and analyze basketball games. People who hate coding need not apply, though the job could easily be a fit for talented data scientists, software engineers, forecasters, web developers, statisticians, DBAs, machine learning experts, etc. Experience in basketball is not required; learning easily is. Much of the work is in SQL, so interested applicants should have either tangible SQL experience or a deep understanding of programming combined with an appetite to learn SQL quickly. Nimbleness of mind is key, as is the candidate's ability to fit into an energetic, passionate work environment in Houston. The position reports to the Daryl Morey, (GM).


[Full-Time] Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Analyst

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, software engineers, statistical analysts, and data scientists to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.


Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Palace Sports & Entertainment Business Operations & Strategy Internship

PS&E has multiple paid internships, across various departments, available for our 2015 12-week Summer Internship Program. Our internships are designed to provide interns with hands-on experiences that can be readily applied to future challenges and professional pursuits. Our Business Ops & Strategy Intern will gain experience in and exposure to all facets of our business this summer.


[Internship] Monumental Sports & Entertainment Strategy & Analytics Internship

This person’s primary responsibility is to help the organization make data driven decisions. This includes but is not limited to assisting with pricing and inventory analysis, customer retention & research, corporate partnership evaluation and other analytical/strategic projects. This person will also be involved in back end support for the Monumental Rewards program, a first of its kind customer loyalty program available to all Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics ticket plan members.


[Internship] Washington Wizards Basketball Operations Internship

The Basketball Operations intern for the Washington Wizards will assist in the Front Office of the organization.


[Internship] Charlotte Hornets Basketball Operations Internship

The Charlotte Hornets seeks an energetic individual to support members of the Basketball Operations staff with daily team operations and logistics.


[Internship] Phoenix Suns Business Analyst Internship

The Phoenix Suns seek a Business Analyst paid Intern for the 2015 Summer MBA internship program. The Business Analyst Intern will gain exposure to all aspects of team business operations by assisting with reporting and analysis projects related to Ticket Sales, Marketing Partnerships, Marketing, Arena Operations and Finance.


[Internship] CBS Interactive Business Development Internship

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, Revenue Operations, the Summer 2015 Masters Business Development Intern plays an important role supporting growth strategy by researching and identifying new partnerships, products, services and technologies in the general digital media space. He/She will work closely with other analysts, product managers, engineers, and leadership teams to provide insight and analysis that assists with the growth of our existing portfolio and new partnership development. The successful candidate will manage reporting projects, coordinate product development initiatives, contribute proactive recommendations and information to senior management, and execute quickly.


[Internship] Sony Ecommerce Marketing Internship

The MBA Ecommerce Marketing Intern will make a strong impact on the PlayStation Network’s bottom line by providing critical support to the Digital Commerce team in the following key areas: Mapping current digital consumer paths to purchase on PlayStation Store for major campaign initiatives (Pre-Orders, Publisher Sales, PS Store Sales & Flash Sales) and recommending ways to optimize conversions through e-commerce merchandising of Game and Video events; Optimizing Marketing assets of PS Store campaigns with the goal to maximizing conversion rate to purchase; Supporting PlayStation Store campaigns, weekly Operations and Reporting for Games, Movies, and TV Content.


[Internship] Sony Corporation Corporate Development Internship

Sony Corporation of America (SCA), the US parent company of Sony, is seeking an MBA Summer Intern who is a highly motivated, effective communicator with creative ideas and a strong business mind to support the Corporate Development and M&A Group. This group primarily focuses on corporate strategy, business development and M&A activities that impact more than one of Sony’s businesses (e.g. electronics, pictures, music, games and mobile) in North America and globally.


[Full-Time] Sony Pictures Entertainment Manager, Digital Account Strategy

Reporting to the VP of US Digital Distribution, the Digital Account Strategy Manager plays a key role in developing and executing strategy for the US digital distribution team across all accounts.  The Manager must recommend and execute a go-to-market strategy across New Release, Catalog, and Television that encompasses all accounts within New Media and RVOD.

Reference: GTS #2204692