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Manager, Public Relations & Communications

Philadelphia Union

Apply by 7/31/2024

Posted 2 weeks ago



Chester, PA, USA

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Job Description

The primary role of the Manager, Public Relations & Communications is to publicize Philadelphia Union, its partners, and properties across local and national media. The role will have a specific focus on the growth of corporate communications relationships and the increased placement of corporate news and stories as well as lifestyle pitches. The manager reports directly to the Director of Public Relations and Communications and will help support the implementation of overall communications efforts in alignment with set objectives and brand identity. Additionally, the manager will be expected to create and foster collaborative external and internal relationships to achieve business goals. The individual will have strong communications skills and a track record of successful pitching that resulted in story placement. The ideal candidate will be required to work all home matches, as well as be available to work additional events, nights, and weekends.


  • Plan, write, and disseminate consistent messaging including pitches, press releases, and media advisories.
  • Manage media strategy around corporate PR, including story pitches and placements.
  • Lifestyle pitches and pitching executives.
  • Maintain, grow, and diversify media lists and influencer relationships.
  • Oversee media operations and interns on matchday.
  • Proficient in Cision and Microsoft Suite.
  • Primary contact and PR support for Philadelphia Union Foundation’s public relations needs.
  • Support Director, PR and Comms on overall PR strategy and first team communications
  • Manage communications coordinator who oversees Union II and Academy
  • Ability to travel to select road matches.
  • Weekend home matches required; other events, nights and weekends as required.

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Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the professional sports industry and/or relevant industry preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of soccer and MLS a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays and all game days.
  • Ability to manage diverse responsibilities while meeting deadlines.

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