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Marketing & Digital Internship (Spring 2020) with Chicago Fire in Chicago · IL

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in gaining experience in marketing and brand strategy, digital content generation, matchday production, and event & entertainment marketing. Students must be available at least 15-20 hours per week. Students MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT to qualify for this internship. Date to start: TBD

The primary responsibility is to provide weekday and matchday assistance to the Marketing and Digital Departments. Intern duties may include: 
  • Assist in marketing plan development and execution, including preparation for all-new matchday experience at Soldier Field
  • Matchday operations responsibilities (*may require some heavy lifting), which includes working all weekend and weeknight games. Matchday duties may include working on promotions, and customer service 
  • Prepare and deploy content for 
  • Assist in design and distribution of marketing collateral 
  • Operationalize the all-new Chicago Fire Kids Club 
  • Assist in planning and execution of grassroots marketing efforts, including managing lead collection, distribution of promotional items, and creating staff information sheets 
  • Assist in execution of club engagement with eMLS and FIFA club marketing program
  • Facilitate relationships with local pub partners
  • Conduct research regarding further marketing opportunities for the Chicago Fire 
  • General updates and maintenance of Chicago Fire website and mobile app
  • Assist with digital content capture involving first team players and club affiliates
  • Some responsibilities will include clerical work, such as filing, data entry, inventory, copying and correspondence

  • Understanding of key marketing concepts 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing 
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, honest individuals sought with strong work ethic, dedication and desire to learn and contribute 
  • Reliable transportation to Chicago Fire offices (weekdays) and Soldier Field (matchdays)
  • Ability to fluently speak a second language a plus
  • Availability from January to May of 2020, with possibility of extension into summer months
  • Reports to: Senior Director of Marketing

Day-to-day responsibilities:
  • Ad Campaign 
    • Assist in Media planning and execution, including ad trafficking and promo read generation
  • Brand 
    • Work with Marketing team to enhance the brand both internally and externally 
  • Merchandise 
    • Help develop and execute promotional plan
    • Work with Marketing manager to execute product launches 
    • Inventory assistance 
    • Assist with developing new revenue ideas 
  • Mobile App 
    • Assist with promotional plan for updated versions 
    • Update the app with new content 
  • Event Support 
    • Work with Marketing team to help manage event execution 
  • Kids Club 
    • Manage database and new memberships
  • Inventory Management 
    • Tracking marketing assets being used
Matchday Responsibilities:
  • On-field Activations 
    • Assist with pre-match, halftime, and post-match set-up and execution 
  • Production Assistance 
    • Assist with production room preparation 
    • Miscellaneous pre-match tasks 

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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