Academy Social Media and Match Coverage Intern (Fall 2022) - Philadelphia Union (Chester · PA · Open to Remote)

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The Philadelphia Union Academy Social Media & Match Coverage Internship provides an opportunity learn how to bring exposure to the academy, its players, and its teams by managing social media channels and matchday live-streaming. A strong candidate will be interested in learning how to build a social media calendar, set and understand Key Performance Indicators of social media success and growth, and produce live match streams that grow the academy’s presence.

The Philadelphia Union academy is one of the top academies in North America, and one of the only academies that livestreams the large majority of its academy’s matches from the U13 level to the U17 level. The Social Media & Match Coverage intern will learn how to build and execute social media calendars to promote academy players and games, then manage live-streaming matches – often on Saturdays and Sundays – and convey key information to fans and internal Union stakeholders. 

This internship requires a reliable, responsible, and motivated individual who would like to one day directly manage the social media channels of a professional or semi-professional sports team. It reports directly to the Philadelphia Union’s Digital Director.  

Applicants should be familiar with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube social media platforms, and have a working knowledge of soccer and a desire to learn and communicate the game to others. You must be available to work the majority of Union Academy matches, many of which take place on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall and spring. You may work directly with Union and Union Academy staff and players. 
Internships with Philadelphia Union will provide qualified interns with an assortment of valuable learning experiences and exposure to all facets of a professional soccer team’s front office. Interns will be asked to work nights and weekends. 
  • Help maintain and update all Philadelphia Union Academy’s web presence and social media platform
  • Produce live matchstreams for Philadelphia Union Academy matches
  • Write succinct match summaries detailing key actions in Academy matches
  • Update/maintain academy roster information
  • Promote academy news, including youth national team call-ups and the arrival of new players
  • Perform research in popular trends
  • Create and execute social media contests and promotions
  • Strong writing skills preferred

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  1. When could you start?

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  3. Are you able to commute to Wayne, PA or Chester, PA?

  4. Do you have an hour requirement for school?