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Communications: Social Media
Digital Content Producer - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Content Producer

D.C. United are looking for a content producer for the Digital Media and Communications department. The content producer will work with the communications team on creating written and social content and will assist the Digital Media team with email campaigns, website management, and social media.

Job Duties:

  • Managing and monitor social media accounts daily
  • Work with digital media department to create and execute digital and social campaigns
  • Bring innovative and creative ideas for digital and social content
  • Assist in writing, editing and publishing content for web
  • Manage backend of club websites to publish content
  • Monitor site traffic and analytics across all digital platforms
  • Assist digital team in creating and managing email campaigns
  • Assist in developing storylines and writing articles
  • Various game day digial and social media duties
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field. 
  • 2-3 years of experience in digital media, sports media or communications
  • Must be creative and constantly exploring new ideas for content and campaigns
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience working with website backends
  • Experience analyzing social and digital data a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to away games as needed and to various events around the community
  • Strong computer skills including Photoshop, InDesign, CRM, and basic HTML and website management

All candidates must submit at least two writing samples to be considered for this position. In lieu of a writing sample, you may also submit a creative demonstration of your digial or social media acumen. Please submit the  samples to communications@dcunited.com

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

1. Do you have experience running a digital media campaign?
2. Do you have experience running a social media campaign?
3. Please share a website link or social handle that can demonstrate your creativity?


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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Fall Communications/Editorial Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Fall Communications/Editorial Internship

All internships for D.C. United are unpaid internships, however interns are paid for hours worked on game days. The internships allow the individual to gain valuable experience with a professional organization for their future in the sports, entertainment and marketing industry. Hours can be flexible to accommodate with your school or work schedule. Some nights and weekends will be required.

Communications/Editorial Production: D.C. United are looking for a communications/editorial intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The communications/editorial intern will report to the Content Strategist and will assist with the day to day objectives of the Digital Media and Communications Department.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in writing, editing and publishing content for web 
  • Monitor site traffic and analytics  
  • Assist in developing storylines and writing articles 
  • Assist communications department with production of game notes 
  • Assist in coverage of D.C. United Academy 
  • Assist the communications department on game days to conduct and transcribe interviews, write articles and other related duties
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in journalism, communications or related field
  • Excellent journalistic writing skills 
  • Experience covering a beat for school paper, magazine, online publication, etc.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to various events around the community
  • Strong computer skills to include InDesign, Excel, Word  

Please submit three writing samples with your application to communications@dcunited.com. In an ideal scenario, we want to see published clips including: a game recap, a story structured around research and numbers and a feature.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Fall Photography Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Fall Photography Internship

All internships for D.C. United are unpaid internships, however interns are paid for hours worked on game days. The internships allow the individual to gain valuable experience with a professional organization for their future in the sports, entertainment and marketing industry. Hours can be flexible to accommodate with your school or work schedule. Nights and weekends will be required.

Photography Intern: D.C. United are looking for a photography intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The photography intern will report to the Content Strategist and will assist with the day to day objectives of the Digital Media and Communications Department.

Job Duties:

  • Shoot action photos of training sessions
  • Shoot photos during game days and other events as needed.
  • Assist with archiving of photos
  • Edit photos in Photoshop/Lightroom for use on social channels
  • Photograph fans and in-game presentation
  • Handle image sourcing / emailing internal & external photo requests

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in photography, photo journalism, or related field. 
  • Interested in pursuing a career in photography
  • Proficient in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop
  • Demonstrated photography and photo editing experience
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones
  • Proficient in photography techniques, including lighting and camera positioning among others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to away games as needed and to various events around the community
  • Must be able to provide your own equipment

Please submit samples of your best action (sports) photography as well as any other work that demonstrates your creative abilities.


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Communications: Internet Communications
Fall Digital Video Animation Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Fall Digital Video Animation Internship

All internships for D.C. United are unpaid internships, however interns are paid for hours worked on game days. The internships allow the individual to gain valuable experience with a professional organization for their future in the sports, entertainment and marketing industry. Hours can be flexible to accommodate with your school or work schedule. Some nights and weekends will be required.

Digital Video Animation Production: D.C. United are looking for a video animation intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The video animation intern will report to the Video Producers and assist with the day to day objectives of the Digital Media and Communications Department.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in animation for video content
  • Use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, and various types of audio and digital video equipment to edit videos
  • Create videos for TV broadcast, web and social media
  • Assist video producers and social media producers in creation of content
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer animation (or comparable training)
  • Ability to make creative and energetic hype videos
  • Proficiency using Adobe After Effects for motion design, tracking, compositing, and encoding. 
  • Proficiency using Adobe Premiere for video editing. 
  • Strong awareness of relevant trends in web video and social media content
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to away games as needed and to various events around the community

Please submit a link to your work with your application.


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Communications: Social Media
Manager, Digital - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management

  • Oversee the overall content strategy and content calendar for the Philadelphia Union, with platform specific execution plans for social, web, video and email.
  • Assure Non-Union Events and Bethlehem Steel FC (Union’s USL Team) are being supported, promoted and executed properly through digital channels
  • Manage two direct reports:  Social Media Coordinator, Web Content Manager
  • Serve as a liaison with MLS for digital

Strategy

  • Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns to support key sales, partner fulfillment, lead generation, marketing and branding initiatives
  • Devise strategies to grow social media audience size and engagement
  • Devise strategies to drive online traffic to philadelphiaunion.com

Paid Media

  • Work with media agency to manage Union paid advertising campaigns (retargeting, search, social)
  • Monitor weekly ROI, analyze key takeaways from paid media for each game, make recommendations on future spends, optimize spends

Social Media

  • Oversee social media platforms, ensuring information is timely and matches with our content calendar

Web

  • Responsible for regular website creation and maintenance efforts including game coverage, posting of articles, videos, photo galleries, landing pages
  • Conceptualize, design and code site pages using HTML, CSS
  • Utilize DFP to assist in ad trafficking duties for partner and internal requests

Analytics

  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns on a weekly and monthly basis

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Experience: 2-4 years of digital marketing/website management experience in content creation, analytics and proven results
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to develop insights
  • Must have experience of Drupal - HTML required, CSS a plus
  • Understand current digital marketing industry/trends
  • Experience with Google Analytics and other tools such as Shareablee, CrowdTangle and native Facebook/Twitter insights
  • Experience in building and tracking paid marketing campaigns
  • Strong organizational and time/project management skills. Must be able to meet multiple deadlines at once
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Knowledge of soccer and MLS a plus

If selected for an internship with the Philadelphia Union the intern will be required to provide the following clearances:

  • PA Child Abuse History clearance
  • PA State Police Criminal Records Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check

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Communications: Social Media
Communications Intern, Union Youth & Academy (Fall 2017) - Philadelphia Union Academy (Wayne, PA)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in creating, editing and publishing content for philadelphiaunion.com, specifically on Philadelphia Union Academy and Youth Development program
  • Assist in developing storylines and creating articles including player feature stories, match recaps
  • Participate in Union weekly digital content meetings
  • Contribute to the overall digital content strategy for the Club
  • Curate & publish photo galleries from Union Academy matches, events, practice etc.
  • Assist in creating, editing, and disseminating documents and presentations for internal consumption relating to Philadelphia Union Youth Development and its related entities
  • Assist in creating, editing, and updating Union Youth newsletters, web content, and related digital assets
  • Support the Union Youth Business Development team in developing and executing communication strategies for new products and initiatives
  • May involve taking photos and shooting video

*This is an unpaid, academic internship.  To be considered, you must be receiving academic credit *

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This position will be based out of Wayne, PA
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student with an emphasis in journalism, communications, web design or related field
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who is able to take initiative in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated and strong understanding of digital and social media practices
  • Experience with a content management system (CMS)
  • Knowledge of Major League Soccer and Youth Soccer preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays

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

1. Are you pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree? (required)
2. Are you receiving course credit for an internship? (required)
3. Are you aware that this is an un-paid internship?
4. Do you have local housing or a plan to get local housing should you be offered the internship
5. What is your specific weekly availability for this internship, including weekends?
6. When could you start?
7. When would you end?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Assistant, Media Relations - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

JOB TITLE:    Assistant, Media Relations

SUPERVISOR:   Manager, Media Relations

DESCRIPTION: This position will include writing opportunities, statistic and fact checking, photo and news clip archiving, copyediting and a variety of other assignments on game days. The selected candidate will work from the club’s front office at Avaya Stadium on a part-time basis and is expected to be available for 15-20 hours per week in addition to all home matches during the remainder of the 2017 MLS season.

Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

·      Assist the Coordinator, Media Relations and Manager, Media Relations in creation of all weekly updates and game notes

·      Draft articles and provide statistical information for club’s matchday magazine and website

·      Research and collect club-related news clips

·      Sort and maintain the club’s photo archive

·      Game day duties as assigned, including press box set-up, recording and transcribing postgame press conferences and assisting with match recaps

Requirements:

·      Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite programs, including InDesign and Photoshop

·      Advanced writing skills with knowledge of AP Style

·      Strong communication skills and sharp attention to detail

·      Exceptional time management and ability to work under strict deadlines

·      Knowledge of soccer, the San Jose Earthquakes and Major League Soccer

·      Desire for a career in sports communications

·      Prior experience in the sports industry strongly preferred, but not required


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Community Affairs & Communications Coordinator, Youth Soccer - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Youth Soccer Community Affairs & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for executing a variety of events, programs, & opportunities which allow the youth soccer community to engage with Sporting KC, while managing the various communication channels and marketing tools tied to SKC youth soccer initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Implement all strategy surrounding marketing & communications across all SKC Youth Soccer initiatives, working closely with SKC’s internal marketing team, while staying aligned with the club’s key marketing strategies
  • Manage various digital & social media channels utilized to communicate SKC Youth Soccer initiatives & opportunities to key youth soccer partners, as well as the general community. Platforms could include, but are not limited to social media, mass email marketing, digital newsletters, and digital content on SportingKC.com & our Academy Affiliate websites.
  • Request, update, and potentially design various marketing collateral necessary to effectively market SKC Youth Soccer
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all current and potential SKC Youth Soccer marketing, & communication efforts
  • Serve as on-site POC for various SKC Youth Soccer events, working closely with key departments and partners to effectively deliver high-quality experiences.
  • Create new events/assets for prospective and current members, continually looking to add value to SCN membership.
  • Support Sporting Kansas City’s mission, vision and values of excellence, competence, collaboration and innovation.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City  in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Independent judgement to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.
  • Professional appearance and attitude, demonstrating poise, tact and diplomacy.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, sports management, marketing or other related field required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of communications & event management experience, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Soccer knowledge and skills, incl. coaching licenses and/or playing experience preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in long-term event planning and management.
  • Clear understanding of how to maximize the impact of digital and social media.
  • Capacity to adapt to the unique and vibrant Kansas City market.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to [25] pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attendance required at all Sporting Kansas City home matches.
  • Organize, execute and participate in match day activities as assigned.

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

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?
2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?


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