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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Game Day Media Operations Assistant (Public Relations) - Houston Dynamo/Dash (Houston, TX)

Game Day Media Operations Assistant

The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash Communications Department is seeking several Game Day Media Operations Assistants. These individuals will assist the Communications team with all aspects of day-of-game media operations, including distribution of team lineups and statistical information; distribution of media credentials; assisting still photographers and videographers on field level; and obtaining and transcribing quotes from players and coaches following the game.

The ideal candidate either has or is pursuing a college degree and is interested in a career in sports communications. Bilingual candidates (fluent in Spanish) are preferred. Experience transcribing quotes is preferred; strong writing and grammar skills are required.

Job Functions:

  • Assist Dynamo and Dash Communications staff on game days at BBVA Compass Stadium.

  • Supervise photographers and videographers on field level during games.

  • Distribute lineups and statistical information to reporters and photographers at designated times throughout games.

  • Obtain and transcribe quotes from players and coaches as assigned following games.

  • Assist with setup, breakdown and maintenance of the press box and photographer workroom on game days.

     

    Qualifications:

  • Have or currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Desire to learn about sports media operations

  • Availability to work nights, weekends and odd hours as required by team and event schedules

  • Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus, but not a requirement

    Key Characteristics:

  • Passionate - Loves the job and the organization; has a contagious effect; puts the organization first and is willing to make sacrifices

  • Motivated - Self-driven and inspired; takes initiative and delivers results

  • Organized – Understands how to manage his or her own time well, and how to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

  • Communicator - Delivers written and verbal messages in a clear and concise fashion; knows what needs to be said, when to say it and how to say it

  • People Person – Enjoys being around and meeting new people, and is comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Detail Oriented – Pays attention to the small details in projects; is committed to delivering high-quality, error-free work products

  • Solution Oriented - Recognizes issues and takes the responsibility to proactively resolve them

  • Accountable - Takes ownership for areas of responsibility and associated business results; addresses issues so that they do not reoccur

  • Competitive - Wants to win and be the best in everything; achieves maximum success – individually and for the whole team

  • Confident - Demonstrates belief in self and the organization and conveys that self-assurance to others internally and externally

  • Team player - Works well with all departments and is open to creative suggestions

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you you fluent (read, speak, write) in Spanish?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Director, PR and Communications - Los Angeles Football Club (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018. We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The PR and Communications Director will help shape the Club’s outward facing brand. This role will be responsible for creating, planning and executing various year-round communications plans. The position will work with local press including digital, print, broadcast and other non-traditional outlets to generate stories for the Club and stadium. This position will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including, copywriting, collateral production, visual communications and e-communications.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and execute year-round communication strategies to build brand & sales
  • Develop potential media stories, write press releases as assigned and effectively pitch for maximum pick-up; act as primary interface with media
  • Manage and coordinate player, coach and management appearances and interviews
  • Plan and execute special events for target audiences and to generate press coverage
  • Support and contribute to the development of e-communication strategies including websites, eNewsletters and interactive communications
  • Provide marketing support and account services to other internal departments
  • Develop, write, and edit corporate communications
  • Manage reputation management, crisis communications, and day-to-day activities
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with local, national and international press
  • Oversee media operations on event days: press box operations and check-in, game notes, match recaps, etc.
  • Foster relationships with other departments to stay informed of new initiatives
  • Manage the Public Relations/Communications and Broadcasting staff, along with relationships with outside consultants if necessary
  • Track and manage department expenditures and budget with Finance Department
  • Maintain accurate database of media contacts and track earned media coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skill, qualification and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and can work independently or in team setting
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information
  • Ability to multi-task and operate efficiently and effectively in a fast pace environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products – Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc
  • Must be able to work flexible hours – games, nights, weekends, holidays
  • Familiarity with current patterns and trends in digital and social media.
  • Working knowledge of MLS and international soccer is preferred
  • Extensive media contacts and demonstrated ability to place stories
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of media and community contacts (such as newspapers, TV, radio, social media, etc.)
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage people/projects, delegate responsibility and provide follow-through on multiple projects.
  • Billingual in Spanish is a plus.

Education: Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field required. Masters degree preferred.

Experience: 8+ years of experience in Public Relations, Communications, or related field

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have previous experience with a professional team?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, PR/Communications - Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manager of PR/Communications manages and executes public relations activities for LAFC. This position manages sports communications, advises executives on communications strategy, and supports functional areas of LAFC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Create strategies that generate fan interest and engagement in LAFC.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all media.
  • Strategic writer and editor who shapes public perception of the organization while upholding its values and integrity. Writing and editing duties to include, but not limited to: press releases, quote drafts, video scripts, event programs, marketing collateral, select internal and external written communications, op-eds, presentation decks, and multimedia projects.
  • Manage the development of proactive publicity via the following:
  • Serving as a stakeholder for dozens of media outlets and editorial decision makers.
  • Creating and pitching feature ideas to national sports media. 
  • Oversee and participate in live monitoring of MLS games and related internal and external communications. 
  • Advise on consistent and successful messaging throughout all communications, digital and marketing platforms.
  • Support LAFC executives with interview preparation, message points, and strategic messaging.
  • Manage and facilitate all media as it relates to the front office, players, coaches and game day information distribution.
  • Respond to media inquiries in a timely manner, providing background information, facilitating interviews and serving as a company spokesperson on select topics as necessary.
  • Manage editorial relationships with team broadcast partners.
  • Work closely with MLS League office on communications strategy and set measurable standards of achievement.
  • Manage media operations for MLS games and non-MLS related events that take place at the stadium.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, program and other organization-wide events.
  • Attend industry events and trade conferences to remain current with industry changes.
  • Manage Communications relationship with pertinent media associations.
  • Provide education and training to executives, players and staff regarding media relations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in public relations, marketing, sports administration or related field.
  • Familiarity with current patterns and trends in PR, digital and social media.
  • A minimum of six years of experience in public relations\communications, or marketing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced media environment and make quick decisions using sound judgment.
  • Extensive local, regional and national media contacts and demonstrated ability to place stories.
  • Effective relationships in Sports, Business, Community, and Philanthropic/Charitable media outlets/writers, both English and Spanish markets.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of media and community contacts (such as newspapers, TV, radio, social media, etc.).
  • Public speaking skills, including the ability to be interviewed by the media.
  • Must be able to travel and be available to work during evenings and weekends when needed. 
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage people/projects, delegate responsibility and provide follow-through on multiple projects.
  • Must be detail-oriented and a self-starter.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and identify opportunities to build\protect the LAFC brand.
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, and in an effective manner while managing multiple issues and projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Public relations experience in professional sports.
  • Knowledge and passion for Major League Soccer.  
  • Fluency in Spanish.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience with a professional sports team or organization?


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