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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Summer Digital Video Production Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Summer Digital Video Production 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 Production: D.C. United are looking for a video production intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The video production 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 shooting and editing video segments  
  • Assist in conducting player interviews 
  • Assist the Digital Media and Communications department on game days including shooting and logging game footage
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in a journalism school (or comparable training)
  • Excellent storytelling skills. A reel or packages must be submitted that demonstrate this ability.
  • Ability to make creative and energetic hype videos 
  • Strong video production skills that include digital video workflows with Nikon DSLRs, Premier Pro, CS6, Final Cut 7
  • Basic animation skills in Adobe After Effects CS6 is a plus but not a requirement
  • Owing your own gear is a plus, but not a requirement 
  • 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 reel with your application.


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

Summer 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 away games as needed and to various events around the community
  • Strong computer skills to include InDesign, Excel, Word  

Please submit three writing samples with your application.


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Communications: Social Media
Summer Social Media Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Summer Social Media 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.

Social Media Production: D.C. United are looking for a social media intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The social media intern will report to the Digital Media specialist and will assist with the day to day objectives of the Digital Media and Communications Department.

Job Duties::

  • Use photos, videos and web content to create interesting posts on a daily basis.
  • Assists in real-time coverage during gamedays.
  • Track, monitor, and engage with fan feedback.
  • Track and monitor analytics on multiple platforms and with an analytics dashboard
  • Create and track social media campaigns.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A sense of humor and strong awareness of social trends
  • Ability to proficiently and creatively use Vine, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Strong interest in soccer and sports is a plus, but not necessary.
  • 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 screenshots or links of your most creative social media posts, as well as your most creative 60 second Snapchat story (can be about any subject you choose, we are only interested in how creatively you use the platform)


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

Summer 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. Some 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.
  • Edit photos in Photoshop
  • Post game day photo galleries to the team website
  • Photograph fans and in-game presentation
  • Handle image sourcing / emailing internal & external photo requests
  • Assist with archiving of photos
  • Edit photos used on social media

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
Summer Digital Video Animation Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Summer 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: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, Media Relations - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Manager, Media Relations                

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTING TO: Senior Manager, Media Relations

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer. It was announced as the league's twentieth franchise on May 21, 2013 and is the first and only Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs of New York City. Majority owned by City Football Group, which includes Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager of Media Relations is an integral part of the Communications department splitting time between the Front Office and the First Team training facility.  He/she will be responsible for supporting the Senior Manager of Media Relations in managing media inquiries and monitoring New York City FC media coverage. This position will oversee the distribution of all media advisories and press releases and play a vital role in developing relationships with local, national and international media. He/she will be tasked with traveling to away games, pre-season and international friendlies, when needed, and will handle certain match day deliverables at Yankee Stadium, including accreditation, stat packs and overseeing the game day staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Support the Senior Manager of Media Relations to ensure all media inquiries are responded to in a professional and timely manner
  • Coordinate media interview process from beginning to end as directed

  • Administer daily media access at the training ground and assist the Senior Manager of Media Relations on planning who will be available when

  • Integrate with the First Team and the Sporting Department and become a point person for any questions

  • Monitor all NYCFC media coverage ensuring the Communications department is aware of any issues that need to be managed

  • Send out all media advisories and press releases while coordinating with the digital team

  • Assist Senior Manager of Media Relations by identifying and executing opportunities in media relations for the academy; highlighting work being doing with NYCFC’s youth academy and affiliate clubs

  • Attend all home matches, and occasional away matches at the discretion of the Senior Manager of Media Relations

  • Travel to pre-season and international friendlies when required

  • Oversee accreditation for NYCFC matches at Yankee Stadium

  • Schedule and act as the point person for all match day staff

  • Ensure a premium match day experience for media

  • Key liaison with MLS and OPTA on production and printing of stat packs for media

  • Ensure delivery of stats packs and match-day logistics

  • Create the annual media guide and make sure it is kept up-to-date

  • Organize and keep the media contact database up-to-date

  • Work closely with the Yankee match day operations staff as delegated by the Senior Manager of Media Relations

  • Assist protocol on match day as necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations, preferably for a professional sports team

  • Previous experience/soccer knowledge is an asset

  • Ability to work with high-profile athletes and celebrities in a professional manner

  • Comfortable traveling both nationally and internationally on a regular basis

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

  • Superior writing and editing skills

  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and professionalism

  • Outstanding communications and relationship building skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions

  • Ability to work flexible and irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary


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Communications: Social Media
Coordinator, Digital - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Coordinator, Digital

DEPARTMENT: Marketing

REPORTING TO: Manager, Social Media and Content

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC kicked off the third season in club history in March 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Digital Coordinator role will manage NYCFC’s photography, coordinating freelance photographers on matchdays and shooting at the training ground and at club events in and around the five boroughs. In addition to this, the Digital Coordinator will provide assistance to the editorial/video/social efforts of the club, posting galleries, articles and videos to NYCFC.com and on the team’s social media channels. The ideal candidate must have a photography portfolio which you should provide a link to in your application, as well as a good knowledge of soccer/NYCFC/MLS and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Some comfort, experience and flair for posting on visual social media channels, such as Instagram and Snapchat is also desirable.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Coordinating freelance photography on match days 
  • Photo catalog manager
  • Provide photos to Players, NYCFC Communications team and external media
  • Coordinate photo shoots including headshots of new players
  • Responsible for all day to day photography and content capture of club led events, first-team training sessions, NYCFC Academy activity, City in the Community activations, and anything else relating to NYCFC’s efforts to raise awareness in the region
  • Organize shot list and freelance contributors to gamedays and major events
  • Work closely with Manager, Social Media and Content to create timely graphics, videos, viral, sharable social media content to react to or broadcast club and wider soccer talking points
  • Assist Managing Editor, Manager, Content and Digital and Written intern in posting articles, galleries and videos to the website and across social media platforms
  • Responsible for bringing fans “in” – to give more of a feel that we are present with the first-team on daily basis, whether that’s commissioning guys at Purchase to gather photos/videos for social, or being up there
  • Provide gameday assistance to Manager, Content and Digital in manning social media channels (IE: snapchat and Instagram)
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager, Content and Digital

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field
  • Sports photography experience
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience working on websites, website projects or social media platforms
  • Immersed in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and others)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Beginning knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience resolving cross-platform, multi-browser issues
  • Has experience with Google Analytics or similar reporting platform
  • Thorough knowledge of soccer, NYCFC and MLS
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Deadline-oriented; experience at getting projects done quickly, with high standards of quality
  • Intense passion for helping NYCFC grow social media aspects of the business
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems in high pressure situations with tight deadlines
  • Candidate may be required to provide specific examples of their work
  • Ability to travel to road matches and to pre-season and post-season tours stretching for weeks at a time
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

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Communications: Social Media
Union Youth & Academy Communications Intern - YSC Sports, Affiliate of Philadelphia Union (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 YSC in 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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