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Communications Associate

Minnesota Vikings

Posted 4 months ago



Eagan, MN, USA

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Job Description

In addition to the duties described above, the Communications Associate will take part in the Vikings’ exclusive Leadership Development Program. This program will provide regular opportunities for professional development, exposure to organizational leadership and the ability to develop skills critical for the Associate’s future career growth. A fundamental part of the program will include clearly defined goals between the Associate and their Supervisor that will be tracked and measured for progress throughout the term of the program.
This is a temporary full-time position that will begin on June 3, 2024 and conclude on May 23, 2025, unless otherwise determined.
  • Collaborate on the development and execution of communications campaigns and initiatives.
  • Develop relationships with media along with internal Vikings staff.
  • Understand and promote the identity of the Vikings and team ownership and assist with the development of appropriate internal and external messaging.
  • Assist in all writing, contributing game release notes, completing bios and supplemental statistics; oversee distribution of materials to opponents’ PR staffs, network TV and radio.
  • Regularly update Vikings media web site,
  • Assist in all aspects of the completion of the annual team media guide.
  • Compose press releases and media advisories, including roster moves and team announcements.
  • Transcribe and distribute player, coaches and executives quotes.
  • Compile daily news clips to be emailed to Vikings staff and media.
  • Complete the flip card for all home games.
  • Update the layout and production of game day materials, including pregame/postgame notes, quote transcriptions and other press materials.

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Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or similar field recommended.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Adobe InDesign.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Experience with stat programs (Pro Football Reference, Next Gen Stats, TruMedia) is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of AP style writing and editing along with media monitoring services is a plus.
  • Must exhibit core values that align with the Vikings communications department and the organization (unity, commitment, integrity).
  • Exhibit strong communication and active listening skills and an ability to adapt and problem solve in stressful, time-sensitive situations.
  • Must be a critical thinker who wants to understand why we do what we do as a department as well as the broader organizational goals

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