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Date: February 6, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 02-06-2015



MESG NEWSLETTER

February 6, 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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February 11: MESG Co-Chair Application Due

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.

To express interest, please fill out the survey linked here. Applications are due Wednesday, February 11.

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 19 | 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 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 frosty beverages will be served.

Event Details: Sun February 22 | TBD

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 two) related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

Something happened with net neutrality. Here it is.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/4/7977963/fcc-net-neutrality-victory

Interesting interview containing multiple business angles of new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-manfred-transcript-20150204-story.html#page=1

New Job Opportunities

[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] 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.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/technology/jobid6886159-sr-digital-analyst

[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.

Reference: http://jobs.espncareers.com/us/united-states/corporate/jobid6928130-sr-financial-accounting-analyst

[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.

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

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[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

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
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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 12th, we will see American Sniper.

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

REGISTER

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
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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

EVENT

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.

REGISTER