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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Community Relations/ Media Relations Coordinator - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Summary: We are seeking bright, goal-oriented, driven, organized and talented individuals to join our staff of seasoned industry professionals. We are offering a dynamic, challenging and fun learning environment, an opportunity to work with a major league sports organization and a beautiful community to call home. This unique role will be split 50/50 between our Community Relations and Media Relations departments.

 Duties: A unique position offering qualified candidates the opportunity to work with both the Timbers first team and the organization’s additional clubs, the Coordinator of Community Relations and Media Relations will manage the day-to-day elements of the team’s Hispanic marketing platform, Somos Timbers, as well as taking a leadership role in the team’s diversity initiatives. In addition, this person will help manage the day-to-day elements of the Communications department. You will work closely with the team’s Soccer Operations, Ticket Sales, Sponsorship, Community Relations and Marketing departments in communicating the club’s overall messages, as well as taking an active role in creating, executing and maintaining community partnerships, programs and activities under the Somos Timbers platform.  

Specific duties for the position of Community Relations Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee all Somos Timbers outreach programs and initiatives

  • Oversee and provide content for Spanish-language social media platforms

  • Manage all partner relationships with local media and nonprofit organizations, as well as the Red Timbers-advisory board

  • Document and interview translation (internal and external)

  • Coordinate and attend all targeted community/grassroots events and Somos Timbers player appearances

  • Manage fan contests and promotions

Specific duties for the position of Media Relations Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and write press releases, postgame recaps and game notes

  • Work closely with league personnel and local media on a daily basis

  • Coordinate interview requests and appearances

  • Provide content and coordinate production for official team publications

  • Manage and issue credentials

  • Help manage press box and serve in a support capacity during home games

  • Help manage game-day staff (statistics, broadcast, field marshals)

  • Complete all post-game, statistics-related functions of the media relations department

  • Work closely with coaches, players and staff

Required Skills:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Multitasking ability

  • Ability to work all games as assigned

  • Strong knowledge of soccer, the Timbers, Thorns FC and T2 organization and professional and college sports

  • Ability to effectively develop, communicate and present messages to key decision-makers and constituents

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work within a team environment

  • Ability to adapt, adjust, be responsive under tight deadlines and fluid situations in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Experience and Education

  • Bachelors or four-year college degree

  • Minimum of two years experience working in professional or collegiate sports

  • Experience writing for sports organization or related entity

Start Date: January 2015

Compensation: Competitive package with salary, bonus opportunities and benefits

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their fifth season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular-season game since joining MLS, a streak of 68 consecutive matches and counting as the club enters the 2015 MLS season.

Portland Thorns FC enter their third season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2015. Thorns FC won the inaugural NWSL Championship in 2013 and have led the way in NWSL attendance in each of their two seasons, drawing more than 13,000 fans per game at Providence Park in downtown Portland. The Thorns FC roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath, University of Portland grad and Canadian international Christine Sinclair, and 2013 FIFA Player of the Year and German international Nadine Angerer.

On Oct. 14, 2014, the Portland Timbers announced the formation of T2, a professional team that will compete in USL PRO, a division of US Soccer below MLS. T2 will begin competing in USL PRO during the 2015 season and play their home games at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

Peregrine Sports LLC is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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

1. Are you fluent in Spanish?

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Representative - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Description: The Inside Sales Representative position will report directly to the Director, Ticket Sales.  This is a part-time hourly position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Team player with the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a friendly and professional telephone manner.

  • High comfort level making cold calls.

  • Possess enthusiasm and drive.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to self-motivate.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and creative problem solving skills.

  • Have a basic knowledge of computers.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate season ticket, partial plans and group sales for Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and T2. Sales efforts will be heavily focused on T2 and Thorns FC.

  • Contacting existing qualified leads as well as generating new sales leads for season ticket, partial and group purchases.

  • Continuous solicitation of new business.

  • Meet and exceed established sales objectives. 

  • Make a required minimum of 100 outbound sales calls each day with the goal of maximizing all ticket revenue.

  • Identify business opportunities by establishing professional and personal networks, proactively soliciting and following-up on any sales leads.

  • Work assigned sales, promotional and team events for developing new prospects and referral opportunities during games and outside normal business hours.

  • Provide excellent customer service to all personal and sales staff accounts during the sales effort, as well as during the sales follow-through at the event.

  • Be a leader in customer service, work as a member of a TEAM, and Have Fun!!!

  • Will have in-game duties during T2 events at Merlo field.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Vice President of Ticket Sales or Director of Ticket Sales.

Compensation:  $12/hour + commissions for all ticket sales revenue sold. Up to 29 hours per week

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their fifth season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular-season game since joining MLS, a streak of 68 consecutive matches and counting as the club enters the 2015 MLS season.

Portland Thorns FC enter their third season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2015. Thorns FC won the inaugural NWSL Championship in 2013 and have led the way in NWSL attendance in each of their two seasons, drawing more than 13,000 fans per game at Providence Park in downtown Portland. The Thorns FC roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath, University of Portland grad and Canadian international Christine Sinclair, and 2013 FIFA Player of the Year and German international Nadine Angerer.

On Oct. 14, 2014, the Portland Timbers announced the formation of T2, a professional team that will compete in USL PRO, a division of US Soccer below MLS. T2 will begin competing in USL PRO during the 2015 season and play their home games at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
Paid Seasonal Internship - Community Relations - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.
The PORTLAND TIMBERS have an internship opportunity in the Community Relations Department. As an intern with the Portland Timbers you will have the distinct opportunity to be part of our 2015 MLS Season. Internships are open to current college students or recent college graduates.

Selection for an internship will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application. Start date will be during the month of February. Duration of internships will be based on performance and/or business needs.

The Community Relations Intern will assist with running the Stand Together Brand- including working on community programs, fundraising, executing donations, writing stories/articles, and more. The ideal candidate must have a strong desire to work in the sports industry as well as with the nonprofit sector, with an understanding of sport and social change work. Fundraising or nonprofit experience is a plus.

Required Qualifications:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Comfort with appropriately representing Stand Together, the Portland Thorns FC, and the Portland Timbers onsite and at external events
• The ability to prioritize, multitask and pay close attention to details
• The ability to work effectively independently, with a team and/or with clients
• Availability to attend all Timbers and Thorns matches (including nights and weekend)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs
• Must have outstanding follow through and organizational skills
• Fundraising and/or sales experience
• Ability to learn new computer software and troubleshoot electronics

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their fifth season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular-season game since joining MLS, a streak of 68 consecutive matches and counting as the club enters the 2015 MLS season.

Portland Thorns FC enter their third season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2015. Thorns FC won the inaugural NWSL Championship in 2013 and have led the way in NWSL attendance in each of their two seasons, drawing more than 13,000 fans per game at Providence Park in downtown Portland. The Thorns FC roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath, University of Portland grad and Canadian international Christine Sinclair, and 2013 FIFA Player of the Year and German international Nadine Angerer.

On Oct. 14, 2014, the Portland Timbers announced the formation of T2, a professional team that will compete in USL PRO, a division of US Soccer below MLS. T2 will begin competing in USL PRO during the 2015 season and play their home games at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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

1. Are you available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary? Yes/No

2. Have you had any experience with social media other than for personal use? Yes/No

3. Do you consider yourself a detail-oriented person? Yes/No

4. In less than 100 words, please describe why this internship appeals to you?

5. In less than 100 words, please describe your skills and experience as it relates to this internship.

6. Are you comfortable troubleshooting technical issues/computer programs? Yes/No

7. Do you have previous fundraising/sales experience? If so, please explain.

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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
Paid Seasonal Internship - Media Relations - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.
The PORTLAND TIMBERS have an internship opportunity in the Media Relations Department. As an intern with the Portland Timbers you will have the distinct opportunity to be part of our 2015 MLS season. Internships are open to current college students or recent college graduates.

Selection for an internship will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application. Start date will be during the month of January. Duration of internships will be based on performance and/or business needs.

The Media Relations Intern will be given the opportunity to actively learn, first hand, the inner-workings of a media relations department for a major league sports organization and aid in day-to-day operations of the department. The internship will provide opportunities to learn and develop writing for public/media relations, assist in overseeing PR for club’s development teams (Timbers 2, Timbers U-23s, Timbers Academy) and Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), work with local media members and help facilitate media operations on match days.

Required Qualifications:
• Have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize, multitask and pay close attention to details
• Able to work effectively independently, with a team and/or with clients
• Desire to excel in the team sports industry and a commitment to career development
• Education or experience in communications, journalism, public relations or sports marketing preferred

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their fifth season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular-season game since joining MLS, a streak of 68 consecutive matches and counting as the club enters the 2015 MLS season.

Portland Thorns FC enter their third season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2015. Thorns FC won the inaugural NWSL Championship in 2013 and have led the way in NWSL attendance in each of their two seasons, drawing more than 13,000 fans per game at Providence Park in downtown Portland. The Thorns FC roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath, University of Portland grad and Canadian international Christine Sinclair, and 2013 FIFA Player of the Year and German international Nadine Angerer.

On Oct. 14, 2014, the Portland Timbers announced the formation of T2, a professional team that will compete in USL PRO, a division of US Soccer below MLS. T2 will begin competing in USL PRO during the 2015 season and play their home games at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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

1. Are you available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary? Yes/No

2. Have you had any experience with social media other than for personal use? Yes/No

3. Do you consider yourself a creative person? Yes/No

4. Do you consider yourself a detail-oriented person? Yes/No

5. Why does this internship appeal to you?

6. In less than 100 words, please describe your skills and experience as it relates to this internship.

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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