International Communications Intern International Communications Intern

Major League Soccer Major League Soccer

Location New York, NY
Start Date 7/15/2015
End Date 12/18/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate
Contact Information 420 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018 (212) 450-1200

Description

This fully bilingual (English and Spanish) position, in sports public relations, is for an individual seeking a hands-on experience in sports public relations and communications. Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) seek strong candidates to continue to publicize the League and the sport across domestic and international media as well as executing media operations and publicity for major international soccer events. The position is for 6 months starting July 15 through December 18, 2015, based in New York, NY and may require some travel.

Requirements

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred Fully bilingual (English and Spanish – reading, writing and speaking) Ability to prioritize, be proactive, manage multiple projects and ability to work under deadlines Strong communication skills (written and verbal) KNowledge of soccer is preferable Student in public relations, journalism, marketing communications or related field track is preferred Applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate program graduating in December 2015 may also apply, but must receive college credit for the internship. Eligibility: Undergraduate Seniors graduating in 2015 or recent graduate within previous 2 years. Graduate/MBA Students Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions: 1. Are you able to commit until December 18, 2015? 2. Are you available to work full time?

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Assist with proactive pitching and generating media coverage of MLS and SUM among U.S. Hispanic and international media, including compilation of daily MLS online media coverage as well as coverage of SUM properties, such as the Mexican National Team US Tour and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Production of press releases, original content and material for MLS and SUM Translation of press releases and other content Assist with fielding media requests from US-based and international media outlets, as well as internal requests Assist with upkeep of MLS and SUM media distribution lists Research for a variety of departmental projects Compile and distribute media coverage clip packets for the Board of GoverNors and executive staff Participate in Communications department meetings and events Assist with media operations at special events Assist International Communications Coordinator and Vice President of Communications to support all objectives of the department.