Communications Intern

96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215, USA Req #340
Friday, February 16, 2024
Columbus Crew Job Opportunity

Columbus Crew Overview

Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew is operated by Haslam Sports Group and The Edwards Family. The Club has won three MLS Cup championships in 2008, 2020 and 2023, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2002, MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and the Campeones Cup in 2021. The 2024 campaign is the Crew’s 29th season in MLS as well as the Club’s third full season at Lower.com Field.

Description

Columbus Crew is seeking a Communications Intern to support the Communications Department with daily media relations duties. The Communications Intern plays a role in all departmental activities, including day-to-day media relations and match day press functions. This position has frequent interaction with Crew management and players, along with team staff from other MLS clubs, and as a result professionalism and attention to detail are critical attributes for this role.

 

The Communications Internship requires up to approximately 25-30 hours per week including matchdays, and is primarily based at the OhioHealth Performance Center in Columbus, Ohio. This internship begins in early 2024 and ends in or around December, and has flexible hours to allow the opportunity to learn from experienced communications professionals while balancing a course schedule simultaneously. Academic credit may be available.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Assist Communications Department with match day media relations responsibilities, including press box management, media operations, credentialing, and post-game quotes
  • Assist at Club events on non-match days as needed
  • Create multiple pieces of written content, such as press releases, media advisories and game notes.
  • Assist with media and internal content needs at team training sessions from time to time as opportunities allow
  • Maintain Club’s current media distribution list, and assist in developing segmented lists, along with researching new potential media outlets and blogs to foster relationships
  • Archive and track analytics of ongoing media coverage as well as put together media clips packs
  • Transcribe quotes following Club media availabilities as needed
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Required skills, experience, and abilities

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior), Graduate Student, or recent college graduate with an emphasis in journalism, communications or related field
  • Excellent writing, grammar and editing abilities
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Maintain highest level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • Knowledge of global soccer, Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer is preferred
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays is required

 

Term of Internship & Availability 

  • This internship would begin in early 2024 and end in or around December 2024

Other details

  • Job Family Communications
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Intern
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  • 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215, USA