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Communications Intern with Utica Comets in Utica, NY

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 JOB SUMMARY:
 The Utica Comets along with Utica City FC are offering an opportunity to undergraduate and secondary college level students looking to gain real world communications experience and position themselves for a career in the Sports Industry upon graduation. The internship begins in mid-September and lasts until the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. The ideal candidate would be available to work between 10-15 hours a week during regular office hours. The intern would be required to attend games. 
FUNCTIONS:
 The Communications Intern will be responsible for a number of key functions of the Comets and Utica City FC day-to-day operations in the communications, public relations, and media relations department. This position is an unpaid internship.



REPORTS TO:
VP of Communications
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 • Assist the VP of Communications and Communications staff in all day-to-day aspects of the job
 • Assist in webpage and social media maintenance 
 • Organize and assist with accreditation and pre-game meals for media, scouts and other game day VIPs
 • Write feature articles to be published on the Comets and Utica City FC websites
 • Compile game notes, bios and statistical packages for media, scouts and team executives
 • Coordinate media interactions with team members including setting up our live post-game press conference with media members, players and coaching staff which follows each home game
 • Other projects and tasks as assigned
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 • Familiarity, interest, and excellent knowledge of hockey and/or soccer. 
 • Familiarity with webpage maintenance
 • Excellent communication skills - grammar, spelling, proofreading, and writing abilities
 • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills 
 • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, and to meet strict deadlines 
 • A self-starter who is a good problem solver, very organized, with strong attention to detail 
 • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook
 • Flexibility in terms of handling a variety of assignments under tight deadlines while maintaining a strong focus on branding, consistency and quality
 • Highly organized, motivated and responsible with good time and project management abilities
 • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer service orientation
 • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays
KEY ATTRIBUTES:
 • Cheerful, embraces fun and celebration in the workplace
 • Passion for and knowledge of the game of hockey is considered an asset
 • High degree of personal integrity and honest 
 • Self-starter who takes initiative
 • Works with enthusiasm, dedication, respect and pride
 • Receptive to new ideas and approaches, adapts well to change
 • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
 • Ability to adapt to creative suggestion and work within client specifications
 • Strong ability to adapt to changes, work effectively under pressure and produce accurate results in a fast paced environment
  

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