Date: February 13, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 02-13-2015


February 13, 2015


Sarah Alexander
Chris Brimmage
Phil Caruso
Jeffrey Chao
Gabrielle Cristobal
Maile Housel


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February 22: Winter Social Oscars Viewing Party

Come join MESG for a winter social, and watch the Oscars. The ceremony starts at 6pm, but come earlier and see what the stars are wearing on the red carpet. Food and refreshments will be served.

Event Details: Sun February 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | The Fisher Building (343 S Dearborn St, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604) | For entrance issues, contact Maile

RSVP here.

February 25: Green Sports Alliance Webinar

Pursuing gains in energy efficiency is often one of the first steps in sports greening initiatives. Actions such as putting timers and motion sensors on lights, turning off heating/cooling in unoccupied spaces, and sealing gaps in insulation can significantly reduce energy consumption and monthly bills. However, the quest for maximum efficiency does not end there, as a host of new tools and strategies are available to venue operators to further eliminate waste and reduce both carbon footprint and energy spend.

On this webinar, we will hear two case studies of recent energy efficiency innovations at an NFL stadium and an NHL arena, and we will learn more about the NHL’s league-wide efforts to improve efficiency in all 30 of its venues via a new partnership with Constellation Energy. We hope you can join us!

Speakers include:

Ryan Hummel, Director of Facilities | Philadelphia Eagles & Cardie Saunders, Director | eTemp

Al Hutchings, Director, Facility Operations & Engineering | Vancouver Canucks

Paul LaCaruba, Manager, Sustainability & Omar Mitchell, Director, Sustainability | National Hockey League

Event Details: Wed February 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Webinar | Free

RSVP here.

MESG Reads

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

Some of entertainment's most powerful names found here.

Jon Stewart: good night, and good luck.

Who wants to be the first general manager of college football?

Last but not least...Happy Valentine's Day!

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Hulu MBA Summer Internships - Content Acquisition, Content Marketing, Distribution

Hulu has recently posted a trio of MBA-specific internships.

Content Acquisition - This role demands someone who can blend quantitative analysis with a strong subjective filter, at a breakneck pace.  Someone who isn’t comfortable in a back office in a corporate tower… we’re small enough that everyone interacts directly with our most senior business leaders, sharing recommendations and debating the best path forward.

Content Marketing - The content marketing team builds and executes marketing campaigns that drive awareness of Hulu’s original and licensed shows. This includes determining target demographics, establishing show positioning and driving the overall creative direction, media, and cross-functional team (PR, editorial, distribution, etc.) collaboration.  A Hulu intern means being an integral part of our team, it means being given the opportunity to roll up your sleeves, jump in - and make your mark as a key player in the future of digital media!

Distribution - The Distribution Internship is a hands-on, entrepreneurial role that will be part of the team responsible for executing and managing distribution partnerships. This position will work closely with the entire distribution team, including device partners, MVPDs and other vertical partnerships. 

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[Full-Time] Chevrolet Football Marketing Manager

This is a global position responsible for the marketing of the Chevrolet football platform (Chevrolet FC) – leveraging global sponsorships to drive strategic advantage for the brand across priority markets with a prime focus on GMI and China (SGM). The duties of this position include: marketing planning, branding/communications strategy, regional and local market integration, management of co-branded product programs, directing agency and partner resources, and program monitoring and reporting on success metrics. Of primary importance, this position is responsible for the functioning a “glo-cal” relationship model to align the priorities of global, regional and local market needs by: 1) directing Chevrolet FC plan integration, 2) leading generation/utilization of content, 3) managing strategic relationships 4) leading all necessary running-the-business functions and 5) executing multi-functional programs and 6) controlling the flow of crucial information.


Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Sony Pictures Entertainment Business Development Summer Internship

Business Development- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) drives business and corporate development initiatives including identifying growth opportunities and evaluating transactions such as merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate investments from a strategic and financial perspective, and contributes to SPT’s strategic direction.  The Intern will support Media Networks which operates over 60 tv channels in more than 130 countries, a growing portfolio of digital businesses (Crackle, regional OTT services, games), Distribution and tv series Production.

Reference:  GTS #2194408

[Internship] New York Times MBA Summer Internship - New Digital Products

The position is a Product Analyst for NYT Cooking. The Product Analyst reports into the Product Manager and is responsible for helping the product manager prioritize and execute against the roadmap. Key responsibilities include: analyzing data to evaluate existing performance and identify product opportunities, performing competitive / comparative analyses, working with design and development to develop features, exploring business development / partner opportunities.

Reference:  GTS #2192181

[Full-Time] Sony Pictures Entertainment Business Development Role

The business development / strategy group supporting Home Entertainment, works cross functionally to support strategic initiatives and incubation of new business ideas for the division. They are looking for highly motivated individuals that are passionate about the entertainment industry. More details and the link to apply can be found at:


[Full-Time] Walt Disney Imagineering Ride Mechanical Engineer Group Lead

Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects. BS Mechanical Engineering degree needed.

Reference:  GTS #2194509

[Full-Time] Walt Disney Company Senior Digital Analyst

The Sr. Digital Analyst must be strategic, dynamic, detailed-oriented, and impactful. The ideal candidate is an analytical thinker and possesses the confidence and knowledge to play a significant role driving the WDPRO Online business in a highly matrixed organization. He/she must be a self-starter and a quick learner with a desire to learn new tools and techniques. Success in this role greatly depends on his/her ability to build rapport and develop effective working relationships with remote team members.


[Full-Time] ESPN Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

The Production Financial Services Senior Financial Accounting Analyst provides real-time financial analysis and decision support services to their production and remote operations clients in addition to performing accounting responsibilities.


[Full-Time] Cleveland Indians Executive Development Fellow - Strategy

Assist Indians executives on decision-making, strategic planning and other key business initiatives. Assist in the coordination, evaluation and implementation of new and redesigned initiatives, programs, and processes that are expected to have a significant impact on the organization. The EDF will be exposed to all facets of the Indians business operations during this intensive, structured 12-month immersion into the organization. The EDF will participate in comprehensive orientation program, regular feedback meetings and take part in a cross-functional mentorship program to facilitate enhanced organizational and career development.



MESG Winter Social: Oscar Viewing Party

Sunday, February 22, 2015
5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Fisher Building, 343 S Dearborn St, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604, United States
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Come join MESG for our winter social, and watch the Oscars.

The ceremony starts at 6pm, but come earlier and see what the stars are wearing on the red carpet.

Food and frosty beverages will be served.