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Date: November 14, 2014
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 11-14-2014



MESG NEWSLETTER

November 14, 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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Career Trek to Los Angeles Interest Survey

Hi MESGers! If you are interested in participating in MESG's career trek to Los Angeles and/or Studio Days, please fill out the survey below.

In prior years, we have visited Disney, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, FilmDistrict, Hulu, and others.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PPHCSP8

Career Trek to New York Interest Survey

Hi MESGers! If you are interested in participating in MESG's career trek to New York, please fill out the Google Docs below.

In prior years, we have visited MLB, the NFL, Food Network, Ticketmaster, CBS Sports, Hearst Media, Vox Media, and others.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H9O6jzyyy3xrcCuCJ5qExBQqT3i_huHePu_FPFgSitg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

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.

November 24: MESG Fall Social

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.

Event Details: Mon November 24 | 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Tour starts at 3:00 p.m. | Lagunitas (2607 West 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608)

RSVP here.

[SAVE THE DATES] New York and Los Angeles Career Treks

NYC Trek: December 15 - 19
Studio Days in LA: Jan 8 - 9
LA Trek: TBD (most likely in Feb)
…stay tuned for sign-up info

[SAVE THE DATES] 5th Annual Chicago Booth MESG Symposium

Monday May 4 - Thursday May 7
…stay tuned for more details and registration info

December 4: Matthew Gentzkow on "Media Bias, Echo Chambers, and the Future of Democracy"

This event is part of the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) and is generously sponsored by Myron Scholes.

New technologies have transformed the media landscape, and with it the way Americans learn about current affairs. Cable news is ever more ideological and opinionated. The Internet provides a dizzying array of sources covering events from every conceivable perspective. Information can be disseminated more widely and cheaply than ever before, yet investment in journalism, the hard business of gathering and making sense of information, seems possibly on the brink of collapse.

What are the implications for the health of our democracy? Are we heading toward a Jeffersonian ideal where all possible views and opinions are aired in a robust marketplace of ideas? Or toward a world of polarization and ignorance, with citizens' biases and preconceptions endlessly reinforced by Internet echo chambers? Every day seems to bring another breathless account, predicting we are on the verge of either utopia or disaster. Professor Gentzkow pulls together hard evidence and frontier theory to cut through the hyperbole, offering a balanced account of what we know, where we have been, and where we are going.

Event Details: Thu December 4 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Gleacher 621 | Registration required | $5 fee

RSVP here.

February 20-21: SINC Conference

For those interested.

The SINC Conference is a two-day event dedicated to educating students, young professionals and career changers on the business of sports. Those in attendance have unique access to the top sports executives in the industry today. If you are serious about pursuing or furthering your career in sports this is a conference you should not miss.

Event Details: February 20-21 | George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)

More information here.

MESG Reads

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

Net neutrality is back in the news. If it's something you don't quite understand, click the link below. If it's something you're radically passionate about, feel free to search for the Oatmeal comic on your own time.

http://www.vox.com/cards/network-neutrality/whats-network-neutrality

Also this is kind of amazing. #BRANDSCAPE.

http://www.theverge.com/tldr/2014/11/13/7213879/how-much-would-it-cost-to-buy-everything-advertised-in-an-nfl-game

New Job Opportunities

[Part-Time] San Francisco Giants Baseball Operations Assistant (due November 30)

The San Francisco Giants are seeking someone to assist the Baseball Operations department and provid comprehensive administrative support to all functions including minor league and major league operations, player development administration, and amateur and pro scouting administration. Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@sfgiants.com.

Reference: see attached flyer

[Full-Time] Spurs Sports & Entertainment Manager of Basketball Information Systems

This position will be responsible for managing, designing, and overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of internal databases, user interfaces, and related technology platforms. Most notably, this will involve managing the implementation of a new internal scouting database and associated reporting platform. The eligible candidate will be responsible for requirements gathering (via in-person, phone and e-mail interactions with other members of Basketball Operations department), and delivering fully functional applications. The eligible candidate will be familiar with the software development life cycle, including design, implementation, maintenance, and support.

Reference: http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=70838

[Internship/Full-Time] MGM Resorts Executive Associate Program (due January 1)

The Executive Associate Program is MGM Resorts International’s professional development program aimed at recruiting recent MBA graduates from top-tier business schools and preparing them for future leadership roles with the Company. This program typically concludes after 18 months, however the specification duration is flexible based on performance of the Executive Associate and business needs. Executive Associates are exposed to senior executive leadership while being placed in roles that support the Company’s strategic vision and contribute to its overall operating performance.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to think both analytically and strategically, as well as possess strong communication skills. Candidates should exhibit an interest in the gaming and hospitality industry, be capable of making sound recommendations based on limited or imperfect information, and demonstrate the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in order to meet deadlines and achieve objectives.

The Executive Associate Program offers two distinct track offerings:

Summer Executive Associate Program – Available to current MBA first-year students for a 10-week placement during the summer, working on high-impact projects at a targeted division within the Company.

Full-Time Executive Associate Program – Available to recent MBA graduates to join the Company on a permanent basis, with placements into 6-12 month rotations to work in long-term roles within various functional areas based on the individual’s skills, experience, and interest.

Reference: GTS #2165537 & #2165538

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[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 last week's 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

 


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    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