Corporate Communications Intern with San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, CA

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Position Overview:
The five-time Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers are seeking a Corporate Communications intern to assist the Communications department in the development and execution of communications initiatives for the team and Levi’s® Stadium. The ideal candidate is an outgoing and innovative communications professional, with experience in project management and proactive media pitching. A thorough understanding of the live sports and entertainment industry is beneficial. Experience managing multiple clients – specifically consumer brands, education, corporate social responsibility initiatives or cause-based marketing – for a public relations agency is desired.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Corporate Communications department with operational oversight of all 49ers and Levi's® Stadium corporate communications responsibilities 
  • Manage media monitoring and internal reporting for key 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium corporate communications initiatives as directed
  • Develop and maintain local and national media lists for key media contacts in core functional competencies: technology, sustainability, education, community relations, marketing and sports business
  • Assist in the development and execution of strategic communications planning for all 49ers and stadium-related story ideas to media, including pitching 49ers EDU, 49ers PREP, 49ers - Community Relations, 49ers Foundation, along with other assigned media initiatives and press functions
  • Assist in preparing and editing internal communications materials used to brief employees
  • Write feature articles for 49ers publications and as well as press releases on topics related to core competencies
  • Support publicity efforts for non-NFL events scheduled at the stadium when deemed necessary
  • College Football, Professional/International Soccer, Concerts etc.
  • Work closely with the marketing and digital media departments to execute strategic communications plans and promote brand development
Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with proven problem-solving abilities
  • Strong teamwork and relationship management skills
  • Works effectively with all personalities and skill levels
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker
  • Efficiently meets internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • Highly organized and attentive to details and process
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in response to changing priorities and duties
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to continuously acquire new competencies and accept new challenges
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience managing business and event communications for a public relations agency, a major brand and/or sports/entertainment organization

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. 

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