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Associate, Communications (Seasonal) with New York City FC in New York · NY

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JOB TITLE: Associate, Communications (Seasonal)
DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTING TO: Senior Director, Media Relations, Broadcasting, Influencer Marketing
LOCATION: New York, NY

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Communications Associate is responsible for supporting the Senior Director of Media Relations in developing and implementing a strategic influencer marketing strategy. The Communications Associate will also assist the full Communications team with ad hoc long-term projects.  
 
PRIMARY DUTIES:
  • Strategically engaging celebrities and influencers to help increase the Club’s brand awareness locally, nationally, and internationally. 
  • Devise a strategic list of desired celebrities/influencers that would be beneficial for the Club to work with
  • Proactively engage with celebrities/influencers to build lasting, working relationships that are beneficial to both parties
  • Tailor individual working plans for each celebrity/influencer based on their profile
  • Host the celebrities/influencers at NYCFC home matches and Club events to ensure their needs are met
  • Oversee a working database with these key contacts to look for ways to work together after their initial attendance
  • Support the Communications team at Club events (i.e. press conferences, player signing, player appearances, commercial partnership events, community outings, etc.) 
  • Organize and maintain media distribution lists
  • Administrative duties for the Communications team



REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Sports Management, or a related field 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel 
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends 
  • Familiarity with celebrity and influencer marketing software and Cision – a plus 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with high profile individuals handle high-pressure 
  • Staff NYCFC home matches and select events during the season 
  • Self-starter, team-orientated
  • Detail-oriented, creative and organized 
  • Fluent in Spanish a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  •  Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer 
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to work games scheduled which may be at night and on weekends and holidays 
 
NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW: 
At New York City FC, we are in a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world.  The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City.
In 2019, the Club finished top of the Eastern Conference and qualified for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.  The games are broadcast locally through YES Network with national television coverage through ESPN, Fox and Univision. New York City FC ranks in the top five of key commercial categories for Major League Soccer franchises: season tickets, attendance, gate receipts, partnerships and retail merchandise sales. The franchise’s social media platforms are already in the top two most-followed in MLS for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  For more information, please visit: https://www.nycfc.com/   
New York City FC is also one of eight clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Club Atletico Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC and Mumbai City among its sister clubs. 
 
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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