Communications Intern with Utica Comets in Utica, NY

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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. 

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.

VP of Communications

  • 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
  •  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

  •  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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