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Communications Intern

Columbus Crew

Marketing Internship

Columbus Crew SC is seeking a Communications Intern to support the Communications Department with daily media relations and digital content duties. The Communications Intern plays a role in all departmental activities, including: day-to-day media relations, player communications, match day press functions and content development for all digital platforms. This position has frequent interaction with Crew SC’s management and players, along with team staff from other MLS clubs, and as a result professionalism and attention to detail are critical attributes for this role.

The Communications Internship requires 30-39 hours per week (including matchdays and events) and is primarily based at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. This internship begins in early 2019 and has flexible hours to allow the opportunity to learn from experienced communications professionals while balancing a course schedule simultaneously. The position reports directly to the Communications Manager. Academic credit may be available.

Opportunities & Responsibilities
  • Assist Communications Department with match day media relations responsibilities, including press box management, media credentialing, digital content and post-game quotes
  • Create multiple pieces of written content, such as press releases, media advisories, game notes and articles for with the opportunity for published byline
  • Assist with media and internal content needs at team training sessions
  • Aggregate and assist with updating club’s digital media resources page
  • Maintain club’s current media distribution list, and assist in developing segmented lists, along with researching new potential media outlets and blogs to foster relationships
  • Archive and track ongoing media coverage by putting together media clips packs
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Required skills, experience, and abilities
  • Undergraduate (junior or senior), Graduate Student, or recent college graduate with an emphasis in journalism, communications or related field
  • Excellent writing, grammar and editing abilities
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Strong understanding of digital and social media platforms
  • Maintain highest level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • Possess an outgoing, engaging and professional manner preferred
  • Knowledge of global soccer, Columbus Crew SC and Major League Soccer is preferred
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays is required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.