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Public Relations Manager with Minnesota United FC in Golden Valley, MN

Minnesota United FC jobs
Sports Jobs in Golden Valley, MN
Communications/Community Relations: Media/Public Relations Servicing
About Us
Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office, the Development Academy and our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to inspire and unite our community through the world’s game. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In addition to a fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, engaged coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture and the opportunity for career growth. When it comes to our employees, we value passion, dedication, diversity, resilience and teamwork.
Job Description
Minnesota United is looking to hire a Public Relations Manager to support all communications initiatives. The sport of soccer is thriving in Minnesota and with a brand-new soccer-specific stadium, Allianz Field, ready for completion in 2019 it is critical that the club positions itself in the community with smart, strategic communications strategies. The job will offer an opportunity to help the club and the sport grow in Minnesota and become an internationally recognized brand. This position will have the opportunity to write, pitch stories, cultivate relationships with members of the media and work closely with players, coaching and front office staff to position MNUFC as a leader in the world of soccer. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and support strategies, campaigns and initiatives in collaboration with the Senior Director of Public Relations and Marketing & Communications Department to maintain and improve club image
  • Create, write and edit a variety of club materials, including press releases, media advisories and kits, match notes, media guides and more
  • Serve as a media liaison for the club at training sessions, home games and select away games, fielding requests, facilitating interviews and proactively pitching stories
  • Coordinate club’s credential request, approval and distribution process for home games at Allianz Field and other events and manage press-box operations on matchdays
  • Manage club’s overall reputation within the community and general public
  • Build relationships with local, national and international media influencers
  • Manage media distribution lists in MailChimp and other platforms
  • Use media monitoring to create comprehensive weekly reports and track the impact of PR initiatives on business and sales growth
  • Ideal candidate is bilingual and can support Spanish-language club initiatives, including but not limited to social media accounts and MNUFC.COM/español, in addition to serving as a translator for players, media and written collateral
  • Assist with management of department’s interns and associates
Qualifications
  • 2-3 years of experience in PR with a sports organization
  • Bilingual – written and oral Spanish-language skills strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field preferred
  • Strong PR background with a proven ability to drive earned brand awareness
  • Confident communicator and presenter with excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Highly organized planner with exceptional time-management skills
  • Proactive, reliable and responsible with great attention to detail
  • Tactical understanding of all media platforms
  • Possesses ability to keep information confidential.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, in high-stress environments

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. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, PR, or related field?

  3. Do you have 2-3 years of experience in Public Relations with a professional sports team?

  4. Are you bilingual? (written and oral Spanish-language skills strongly preferred)

  5. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and potential holidays?