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Date: November 7, 2014
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 11-07-2014



MESG NEWSLETTER

November 7, 2014

 

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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November 14: STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC! STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS. Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs; if you have a car and are willing to drive, please let us know.

Event Details: Fri November 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | STATS LLC Headquarters (2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602)

RSVP here.

November 15: Lunch & Learn with Emanuel Nunn (Booth ’12), Manager in Brand Solutions at BET Networks

EMG and MESG would like to invite you to a Lunch & Learn with Emanuel Nunn, a recent alumni currently working as a Manager in Brand Solutions for BET Networks in New York City. Emanuel will share his strategic insight into recruiting and job hunting in the entertainment & media industry post graduation. He will also discuss how he leverages his MBA education everyday in his current job.

Event Details: Sat November 15 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Gleacher 450 | $5 for members, $10 for non-members | dress code casual | lunch provided

RSVP here.

November 20: Lunch & Learn with Billions Corporation

The Billions Corporation is a leading live entertainment booking agency established in 1989, representing over 200 clients worldwide. Its clients include Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, HAIM, St Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, and The New Pornographers. Please join Matt Yasecko, Director of Development, for an intimate talk regarding the future of the music industry and his experiences at Billions. Lunch will be served. RSVP is mandatory as space is very limited.

Event Details: Thu November 20 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Booth 100-9A | space is limited to first 12 respondents | lunch provided

RSVP here.

[SAVE THE DATE] November 24: MESG Fall Social

Come join the MESG co-chairs at Lagunitas! More event details to come.

Event Details: Mon November 24 | Tour starts at 3:00 p.m. | Lagunitas (1843 S Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60608)

RSVP here.

MESG Reads

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

Want a job in baseball operations? Just answer one of these questions with robust data analytics, submit it to the Sloan Analytics Conference, win an award, stumble into someone (baseball) famous, and let them know! Easy, right?

http://ken.arneson.name/2014/11/10-things-i-believe-about-baseball-without-evidence/

New Job Opportunities

[Full-Time] San Francisco Giants Business Analyst, Data Warehouse Coordinator (due November 21)

The San Francisco Giants are seeking an accomplished business analyst with data analysis and design experience to contribute to the success of their analytics team. Responsibilities include gathering, managing, and analyzing information to determine sales trends, to evaluate marketing activities, and to support functions such as pricing, incentives, and general decision making. Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@sfgiants.com.

Reference: see attached flyer

[Full-Time] Nike Senior Business Analyst, Consumer Digital Technology

If you’re ready to innovate and lead in the Digital space, join Nike’s Consumer Digital Technology organization. We bring together technology and process expertise to deliver one-stop solutions that enable Nike, Inc.'s digital products and services. We are responsible for creating, developing and deploying seamless, tailored and inherently social experiences to its Digital consumers. Working with our organization will be rewarding, challenging, and most definitely not be just another job.

Reference: http://jobs.nike.com/us/united-states/it/jobid6188204-senior-business-analyst-nike-social-team-consumer-digital-technology

[Externship] Major League Soccer Partnership Marketing

This position is for candidates with a sincere interest in working on sponsorships and sports properties. This is a full-time position based in New York, NY and lasts for 6 to 12 months.

Reference: http://mls.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=74052

[Externship] Major League Soccer Consumer Products

This is a full-time position based in New York, NY and lasts for 12 months.

Reference: http://mls.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=73518

[Internship] Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Summer Fellow (due December 22)

Lincoln Center’s Summer MBA Fellowship program gives first-year MBA interns a taste of what it is like to manage the world’s largest performing arts complex.

The Summer Fellow will report directly to Lincoln Center’s Executive, and Senior Vice-Presidents on a variety of strategic planning and business development initiatives. The Summer Fellow will have an opportunity to manage cross-departmental initiatives that address issues that are top of mind for Lincoln Center’s leadership. The Fellow will also interact frequently with Lincoln Center’s President.

Reference: GTS #2162044

[Internship] Warner Brothers Entertaiment Finance

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Finance Intern (MBA Rotation) for the Controller department. Build knowledge, skills and competencies required to produce the “next generation” of leaders within the Warner Bros. finance organization. Participate in and/or lead assignments that positively impact future business outcomes. Contribute innovative ideas for solving operational issues and evaluating the business impact of emerging business and/or industry trends.

Reference: http://www.warnerbroscareers.com/search-jobs/?144063BR

[Internship] Disney Sourcing & Procurement MBA Internship

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) is seeking Graduate summer interns to be part of our team. The interns will be responsible for such things as assisting and analyzing sourcing initiatives that consider supply chain processes and infrastructure improvements to drive value creation without compromising business strategy and performance for various domestic and international Business Units within all segments of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), including Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Interactive Media Group, Disney Consumer Products, and Corporate.

Reference: https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=213364

[Internship] Disney Brand Management Technology MBA Internship

The graduate intern is part of the Business Technology Partners (BTP) team supporting Corporate Brand Management.The team works closely with business executives and staff to understand Corporate Brand Management’s needs and implement technology to enable their business objectives.Specifically, the team is responsible for the development and support of a portfolio of operational and reporting applications for the Disney Co-Branded Credit Card and its associated Disney Rewards Program, which is the fastest growing co-branded credit card in the US and represents a significant revenue stream for the Company.In addition, the team is responsible for operational and reporting applications that support the Disney Gift Card and related stored value applications, which are accepted tender types across all Disney retail stores, Parks, Resorts, and Disney Branded websites.

Reference: https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=216201

[Internship] Tribeca Films Acquisition & Marketing

Tribeca Enterprises’ internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain real world experience and exposure to one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. This program allows interns to become engaged in the normal day-to-day operations of Tribeca Enterprises and all associated entities, while increasing their business and technical knowledge and improving their personal and career development. This internship program is a perfect way to gain experience while learning what a career at Tribeca might hold in store.

Reference: http://tribecafilm.theresumator.com/apply/job_20141104185317_UCVCWPTWCUESOVUE/Tribeca-Film-Acquisitions-Marketing-Intern.html?source=INDE

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Mattel Summer Internship - Strategy (due January 5)

Mattel offers a robust internship program that includes some of the finest students from around the globe. Students are selected from top universities based on previous experience, drive and fit within the Mattel family of companies. The Mattel MBA Intern Program is based at headquarters in El Segundo, CA (Los Angeles area).

Reference: GTS #2160319

[Full-Time] Mattel Senior Associate - Strategy (due November 12)

Mattel is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel is looking for a senior Associate: 2-3 years post-undergrad and MBA summer internship experience in internal strategy, management consulting, private equity, and/or investment banking.

Reference: GTS #2161220

[Internship] The Raine Group Summer Associate (due December 14)

Raine is a leading merchant bank, exclusively focused on the global Media, Entertainment and Sports sectors (www.raine.com). Founded in 2009 by industry veterans Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine, in partnership with leading talent agency WME Entertainment, Raine pursues an integrated business model of advisory investment banking (M&A, financing, special committee assignments) and principal investing. To date, the firm has advised on 50+ transactions, including SoftBank’s acquisition of Sprint, the Sony / EMI Music merger, Alibaba’s repurchase of securities from Yahoo! and the sale of multiple sports franchises (Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Dodgers). Our private equity fund has completed nine investments, including Vice Media, Zumba Fitness and Important Studios, and we are actively exploring new opportunities.

Raine is seeking a candidate for a New York-based Associate position to drive initiatives in both advisory and principal investing.

Reference: GTS #2152351. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gill at egill@raine.com.

[Part-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.

Reference: https://re21.ultipro.com/CLE1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*AB0D73C0F8295037

Job Opportunities (final reminder on cool internship postings)

[Internship] NBA Summer Internship Program (due November 14)

The NBA's Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA League Office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA's business, including the WNBA and NBA D-League. Graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years are considered.

Reference: http://www.nba.com/careers/internship_program.html

[Internship] Riot Games Internship Program (due November 14)

Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, aspires be the most player-focused game company in the world. The company has a summer internship program that includes graduate-specific roles.

Reference: http://www.riotgames.com/NAinternships


Attachments:
  • SF Giants Job Posting - FTS55035 - Business Analyst, Data Warehouse Coordinator.pdf
  • EVENT

    STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    STATS LLC Headquarters, 2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602, United States
    Link
    Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

    Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC!

    STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS.

    Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

    Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs.

    REGISTER

    EVENT

    Lunch N Learn with Billions Corporation

    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Conference Room 100-9A, 5807 South Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
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    The Billions Corporation is a leading live entertainment booking agency established in 1989, representing over 200 clients worldwide. Its clients include Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, HAIM, St Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, and The New Pornographers.

    Please join Matt Yasecko, Director of Development, for an intimate talk regarding the future of the music industry and his experiences at Billions.

    Lunch will be served. RSVP is mandatory as space is very limited.

    REGISTER

    EVENT

    MESG Fall 2015 Social

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    2:45pm - 5:00pm
    Lagunitas Brewery, 2607 West 17th St. , Chicago, IL 60608, United States
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    Come join the MESG co-chairs at Lagunitas! The tour starts (promptly!) at 3:00 p.m. in the store and lasts approximately two hours. Frosty beverages are provided on the tour.

    REGISTER