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COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

By Republic FC Staff, 02/22/19, 10:30AM PST

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Communications Interns will have the ability to write valuable editorials, spearhead meaningful department projects and represent the Club in various capacities.

Status: Intern – 10-15 hours per week + all home matches
Compensation: $12.00 per hour (non-exempt)
Department: Communications
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: SRFC Front Office (Sacramento, CA)
Duration: March – October 2019

The Republic FC Communications Internship is the perfect opportunity to launch your career in professional sports and cement your foundation for a successful future in the business. You will not find a work environment quite like ours. We have a fast-paced atmosphere that promotes fun, competition, career growth and a work-hard/play-hard mentality. The program is designed to teach the building blocks of sports communications skills – Communications Interns will have the ability to write valuable editorials, spearhead meaningful department projects and represent the Club in various capacities. Candidates can expect to gain valuable professional experience from their internship!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work 10-15 hours per week in the Sacramento Republic FC Front Office, as well as all home matches
  • Assist the Communications Manager in the creation of all weekly updates and game notes
  • Draft articles for the Club’s website & email communications, including coverage of the Club’s youth academy
  • Maintain an up-to-date spreadsheet of player and Club statistics & records
  • Research and collect Club-related news clips to produce monthly earned media reports
  • Game day duties as assigned, including press box set-up, recording and transcribing postgame press conferences and assisting with match recaps
  • Administrative duties, such as preparing media credentials for game days, setting press box seating charts and coordinating meals for media
  • Learn the Club’s history and stay current with the 2019 season (e.g., game results, player transactions)
  • Such other duties consistent with the position as may be assigned to you from time to time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Available during the entire USL Championship season (March – October 2019)
  • Strong writing skills with knowledge of AP Style
  • Current enrollment at, or degree received from, a college/university in Public Relations, Communications, Sports Management, or a related field
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact comfortably and effectively with internal and external clients at all levels of an organization
  • Extremely coachable (i.e., responds well to constructive feedback) and eager to learn every day
  • Highly motivated and ambitious
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required (most home games are on Saturdays)
  • Basic proficiency using Adobe Suite programs, specifically Adobe InDesign
  • Strong communication skills and sharp attention to detail
  • Comfortable navigating statistical information
  • Knowledge of soccer highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Republic FC and the United Soccer League highly preferred, but not required
  • Prior experience in the sports industry preferred, but not required

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