The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday the signing of two rookie free agent public relations interns for the 2011 season. Following last week's resolution of the NFL labor agreement, the Ravens worked quickly to strike deals with up-and-coming prospects Billy Jones and Amie Wells.
Jones joins the team after spending the previous four years in New York and Boston, where he received his degree in business administration with a communications minor from Northeastern University in December 2010.
A native of Bridgewater, N.J., Jones' career began in 2008 in the media department at Madison Square Garden, coinciding with the end of Isiah Thomas' tenure. From there, he moved on to the Boston Bruins' media relations department for the team's deep playoff run to Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Just prior to joining the Ravens, Jones worked with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in their communications department for the beginning of the 2011 season.
"I am honored for the opportunity to join such a respected and first-class organization," Jones said. "I look forward to helping the public relations department strive for another Rozelle Award in 2011."
Wells joins the Ravens after the conclusion of a four-year college career at the University of Missouri, where she earned a degree in communication. As a student-non-athlete, she gained experience in many different aspects of collegiate athletics. After spending two seasons with the Missouri football team as an office assistant, Wells broadened her athletic horizons and pursued a career as a sports journalist with KOMU-TV. Following the 2010 football season, she switched fields and accepted a role in Mizzou's athletic media relations department working with the basketball team.
Upon graduating college, Wells decided to pursue a professional career in public relations and soon signed on with the Ravens.
A native of Columbia, Mo., Wells is excited about her move to the "big leagues" and looks forward to joining such a dynamic public relations team.