Media Relations Gameday Associate - New York City FC (New York · NY)

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JOB TITLE: Media Relations Gameday Associate
DEPARTMENT: Communications                                                                        
LOCATION: New York, NY
 
POSITION OVERVIEW:
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) is seeking part-time seasonal Media Relations Gameday Associates who are looking to start their career in the sports industry. These individuals will assist the Communications Department to execute the media operations at NYCFC home games. The Media Relations Gameday Associate will report to the Senior Manager, Media Relations and assist with gameday responsibilities which include media information distribution, press box operations, media credentialing assistance, stat keeping, photo marshaling, setting up and assisting with the post-match press conference, and transcribing coach and players quotes. 
Individuals chosen for these positions must be available to work a majority of home games, including nights, weekends and odd hours as assigned, based on the NYCFC regular season and postseason schedule. This is an opportunity to gain valuable sports experience while working in a dynamic matchday environment. This is a paid position.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
  • Assist the Communications staff on gamedays in various roles while helping promote and aid the NYCFC brand through the media
  • Assist in press box preparation and management before and after games to ensure a fantastic matchday experience for all attending media and broadcasters
  • Operate and staff the media check-in, managing credential distribution to media and VIP/guests  
  • Work with the League to track and keep stats throughout the game to input into the database
  • Act as an on-field marshal for broadcaster and photographers 
  • Gather audio from post-match player interviews from home/away lockers rooms to and transcribe for the inclusion of the post-match recaps that are distributed to media 
  • Serve as a chaperone and escort to locker rooms and VIP field guests
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Media Relations in preparation for a home match such as publicity recaps, gameday notes, stats, and support at NYCFC Communications activations

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
  • College graduate – or currently enrolled in an accredited College or University – working towards a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Sports Management, or related field 
  • An understanding of media and soccer, with the desire to learn about Communications and sports media operations
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity; takes personal responsibility for accomplishing tasks in a way that positively and professionally represents the NYCFC organization
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational & time management skill
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to learn quickly, with ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Flexible schedule, with availability to work nights, weekends and odd hours as assigned, based on the NYCFC regular season and postseason schedules
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese is a plus, but not required 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC
  • New York City Football Club requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to exception under applicable law

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.
The Club consistently finishes at the 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: www.nycfc.com

New York City FC is also one of ten clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK and Espérance Sportive Troyes AC 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.