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Communications and Sports Information Internship (Paid)

Richmond Kickers

Communications and Sports Information Internship (Paid) | Richmond Kickers

Communications and Sports Information Internship (Paid)

Richmond Kickers


Apply by 2/11/2023

Posted 27 days ago

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Richmond, VA, USA

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 Job Description

The Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer Club, an independent USL League One team
located in Richmond, VA, is accepting applications for an internship in Communications and Sports Information. This is a temporary paid position from February 14, 2023, to October 14, 2023, that will report to the Director of Communications and Digital Media.

Primary Duties

  • Assist with the creation of the media notes for each game that will be used by broadcasters
  • Write the pre and post-match stories
  • Pitch stories and produce articles and features about players, the technical staff, and other members of the club
  • Assist the Director of Communications and Digital Media with the club's communications and sports information distribution in the press box on gameday
  • Assist with post-match press conferences
  • Assist with interviews for audio and video features with players, members of the technical staff, other members of the club
  • Attend all professional team home games and attend some team training sessions; be available to work remotely on away games
  • Actively contribute in meetings as a member of the creative team
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required; a background in communications, public relations, or another area of study requiring writing skills is strongly desired
  • Multilingual (Spanish preferred) abilities desired but not required
  • Basic knowledge of AP Style is required
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of CMS platforms like WordPress is preferred but not required
  • Must have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection for any out-of-office work
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism within a professional sports environment
  • Strong writing and computer skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading required
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently on a variety of time-sensitive projects
  • High degree of integrity and discretion in dealing with sensitive subject matters
  • Knowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not required
  • Able to work well in a cross-functional team environment while maintaining a positive attitude

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