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Date: January 30, 2015
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MESG NEWSLETTER

January 30, 2015

 

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

 

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1Y FYI: MESG Co-Chair Application

Interested in a leadership position for next year? We're looking for a few good men and women to pass on the baton. You may be shocked to hear this, but ideal candidates have a passion for media, entertainment, and/or sports. Please note that previous work experience in MES industries is by no means required.

First-years, please keep an eye out for the application, coming soon to an inbox near you!

February 3: MESG Co-Chair Application Info Session

Interested in becoming an MESG co-chair for next year?  Join this year's co-chairs for lunch and ask them any questions you might have.

Event Details: Tue February 3 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap | 1172 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

RSVP here.

January 29: Road to the Oscars - The Imitation Game

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. Next is The Imitation Game.

Event Details: Thu February 5 | 7:30 p.m. | AMC Theaters River East 21 (322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611) | $8 for members (discounted), $12.50 for non-members

RSVP here.

February 12: Road to the Oscars - American Sniper

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. Next up is American Sniper.

Event Details: Thu February 12 | TBD | AMC Theaters River East 21 (322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611) | $8 for members (discounted), $12.50 for non-members

RSVP here.

February 19: Road to the Oscars - Selma

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. Next up is Selma.

Event Details: Thu February 29 | TBD | AMC Theaters River East 21 (322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611) | $8 for members (discounted), $12.50 for non-members

RSVP here.

February 13-14: Career Trek to Los Angeles Sign-Up

Are you passionate about entertainment and looking for a job in the industry? Are you location specific in your job search and looking at the West Coast? Do you just generally want to get away from freezing Chicago to have fun in balmy Southern California? If any of these apply to you, sign up for the MESG trek to Los Angeles on February 13th – 14th! We are visiting a great lineup of companies including Hulu, NBCUniversal, Fox, CAA, MRC and more! If you are interested, sign up using the Google doc link below, and we will reach out to you with the details.

https://docs.google.com/a/chicagobooth.edu/spreadsheets/d/1E4kf5Q8y2MU1HUX2JsyzAyziy0SLCf8PXJJy1DtAvjE/edit?usp=sharing

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.

March 12: Diamond Dollars Case Competition at SABR Analytics Conference

If you're interested in forming a team for either case competition, please email Sarah Alexander at salexan1@chicagobooth.edu, who will coordinate interest.

This year’s event will be held on the morning of Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. (The case will be distributed and due in advance of the competition.) The cost of participation is $1750 for a team of up to 5 students, and the fee includes full registration to the SABR Analytics Conference, a unique gathering which brings together the top minds of the baseball analytic community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the game of baseball. The conference will begin following the competition on Thursday, March 12.

MESG Reads

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

More Booth videos! Artist-in-Residence John Michael Schert talks about corporate creativity.

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/video/2014/big-question-does-your-company-need-an-artist?cat=markets&src=Video&source=hpr-insight-20150125

Want to know the secrets behind working at the Magic Kingdom?

http://www.fastcompany.com/3041284/hit-the-ground-running/former-executive-shares-the-secrets-to-how-disney-runs-its-empire

And here's a behind-the-scenes at the Worldwide Leader.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/28/7878051/espn-sportscenter-studio-and-the-future-of-sports-tv

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Comcast MBA Summer Internships

Summer Internship opportunities for MBA candidates between their 1st and 2nd years are available. Comcast's website states applications will be available shortly, but function-specific roles can be searched for as already posted. Product Management in Sunnyvale is linked as an example.

Reference: http://jobs.comcast.com/en/campus-programs/internships-and-rotational-programs/mba & https://comcast.jibeapply.com/jobs/89965?IT=3439978

[Internship] Phoenix Suns Basketball Operations Summer Internship

The Phoenix Suns are seeking a full time paid Basketball Operations Analyst Intern for the 2015 Summer MBA internship program. This person will perform reporting and analysis in support of all aspects of Basketball decision making.

Reference: http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=76782

[Full-Time One-Year] Turner Broadcasting NCAA Digital Intern - Product Management

The Product Management Intern will work with the Product Management team to help develop new product initiatives and improve our existing product line across a range of platforms and mobile devices. Responsibilities will include adapting requirements and feedback into full functional specifications for development, conducting market and competitive research and participating in the product lifecycle from concept through release. All candidates must be recent graduates of a four-year NCAA member institution. Note: This is an eleven-month, benefits-eligible paid program (Aug. 1 - June 30). Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

Reference: http://turnerbroadcasting.jobs/atlanta-ga/ncaa-digital-intern-product-management/8B6841907F764E5CB7C9E1FC0FBFEA59/job/

[Full-Time] Facebook Strategic Partner Development - Sports Teams

Facebook is seeking an experienced partner manager to lead our efforts with sports teams around the world to optimize their use of Facebook, and its brands and products, in a manner benefitting teams, sports fans, and Facebook. This person will be a key member of our Strategic Partner Development team and report directly to the Head of Global Sports Partnerships. The Partnerships team is the external arm of Facebook and works with the world of sports’ largest and most exciting organizations on high profile projects and partnerships. Ideal candidates for this role will have an extensive understanding of sports team business objectives, knowledge of current successful uses of social and digital strategies to achieve those objectives, exceptional creativity and a track record of identifying and successfully implementing innovative solutions to business problems, substantial league or team experience and relationships to draw upon to build successful partnerships, experience identifying and delivering “best practices” on a scalable basis, a track record of successfully closing business deals and cultivating long-term business partnerships, and great passion about the intersection of sports business and technology.

Reference: https://www.facebook.com/careers/department?dept=sales&req=a0I1200000G4LefEAF

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Nike Human Resources Intern

Nike Global Human Resources is looking for a talented HR Intern to join our team. As an HR Intern, you will specialize in either an Analytics or HR Business Partner role to help support Nike’s Human Capital Strategy to Invest, Engage, Organize and Deploy World Class Nike Talent with the Capabilities to Grow a $50+B Business.  You will experience first-hand how an HR Agenda is set starting with the Business Strategy.

Reference: GTS #2189212

[Internship] Amazon Studios Business Affairs Spring Internship

Amazon Studios is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter for a contract administration and business affairs internship role within the Amazon Studios team. This is a paid part-time position for the Spring semester. The intern will be responsible for tracking, managing, and reporting on Amazon Studios production deals with talent, studios, and suppliers. Qualified candidates should be able to interpret, synthesize, and summarize complicated legal documents; design and implement tracking and reporting systems and procedures; provide comprehensive, timely and accurate information to Amazon executives and contractors; and be extremely organized and able to assist in administrative duties for the team. This position is located in Santa Monica, California.

Reference: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/298543

[Full-Time] Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Strategic Initiatives Analyst

The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the RM&A organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations. Roles within RM&A support teams in developing, analyzing, and executing strategies to maximize profitability and improve the value proposition for our Guests, Cast Members and Shareholders. The candidate will deliver innovative and optimal analytical solutions through the use of technology, decision modeling, collaborative partnerships and comprehensive business insights to shape business decisions and drive business value.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/business-development/jobid6793211-strategic-initiatives-analyst

[Full-Time] Disney Worldwide Services Senior Planning Analyst

The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the RM&A organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations.

Reference: https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=244241

[Full-Time] Madison Square Garden Corporate Development Senior Analyst

MSG is currently seeking a Senior Analyst Corporate Development who will be responsible for assisting with the evaluation and implementation of a broad range of strategic and financial initiatives across the Madison Square Garden Company’s assets, including sports, entertainment and networks. The successful candidate will be responsible for being a key supporter for various projects, initiatives, and multi-disciplinary coordination across departments within the organization.

Reference: https://thegardencss.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20150122141825&

[Full-Time] Endemol Associate Strategy & Business Development

This position will work for the COO in a group that supports and accelerates the execution of strategic initiatives for the world’s largest independent television production company and its North American subsidiaries. The position will support execution of: Scripted and Non-Scripted Television Production, Multi-Channel Network and Social Media, Licensing and Franchise Management, Talent Rights and Management, and Geographic Expansion (with focus on Mexico and Canada)

Reference: http://www.showbizjobs.com/Endemol_USA/Associate%2C_Strategy_and_Business.html

[Full-Time] Cablevision Business Analyst

Business Analysts will: act as a liaisons between business groups and technical solutions/support groups, using strong communication skills to elicit, document, analyze and validate business processes, systems, and solution requirements; assist in supporting and conducting visualization, user experience and configuration elements of solution design; document requirement specifications using high-maturity methods, processes and tools; play a key role in supporting requirement management and change management processes, as well as aspects of the business cycle, including proposals, feasibility studies, and implementations while understanding the business implications of the application of technology to the business environment.

Reference: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=675386&PartnerId=25032&SiteId=5180&codes=IIND

[Full-Time] thePlatform Product Marketing Manager

thePlatform, a leading white-label video management and publishing company, is hiring a Product Marketing Manager. The product manager will join a small, collaborative marketing team as we define our strategies and plans for achieving the organization’s goals. This position will identify the market and product opportunities to extend thePlatform’s leadership position in a fun, fast and hyper-competitive market.

Reference: http://theplatform.com/about/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a8725d04afbac7d014b099c4a864d8b&gns=Indeed

EVENT

MESG Co-Chair Application Info Session

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jimmy's: The Woodlawn Tap, 1172 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

Interested in becoming an MESG co-chair for next year? Join this year's co-chairs for lunch and ask them any questions you might have.

Lunch will be provided.

REGISTER

EVENT

Road To The Oscars: The Imitation Game

Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm
AMC Theatres River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Link
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Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. On Thursday, Feb 5th, we will see The Imitation Game @ 7:30pm.


REGISTER

EVENT

Road To The Oscars: American Sniper

Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC Theatres River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Link
Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. On Thursday, Feb 12th, we will see American Sniper.

Exact time is TBD. Film is expected to begin between 7-8pm.

REGISTER

EVENT

MESG Los Angeles Company Trek

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00am
to Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

Are you passionate about entertainment and looking for a job in the industry? Are you location specific in your job search and looking at the West Coast? Do you just generally want to get away from freezing Chicago to have fun in balmy Southern California? If any of these apply to you, sign up for the MESG trek to Los Angeles on February 13th – 14th! We are visiting a great lineup of companies including Hulu, NBCUniversal, Fox, CAA, MRC and more! If you are interested, sign up using the Google doc link below and we will reach out to you with the details.

VIEW EVENT

EVENT

Road To The Oscars: Selma

Thursday, February 19, 2015
7:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC Theatres River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Link
Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. On Thursday, Feb 19th, we will see Selma.

Exact time is TBD. Film is expected to begin between 7-8pm.

REGISTER