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Communications/Public Relations Coordinator

Company: AEG
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Sarasota USL

Job Title: Communications/Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Part-Time/Internship

Location: Sarasota, FL

Overview of Sarasota USL

Sarasota USL is a semi-professional soccer team competing in USL League 2 beginning in 2023. Sarasota USL strives to provide a club for all those who love the game, our city, our culture, our environment, and our people. Our goal is to establish a professional development pathway for talented players, and bridge the game in Sarasota and the highest levels of soccer worldwide. Our core values are the backbone of our business and guide our hiring process: we are inspirational, disciplined, accountable, transparent, growing, and results oriented. We are looking for motivated, hard-working individuals who want to actively contribute to the success of the club.

Position Purpose

The Communications/Public Relations Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all external relations. This position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships both locally and nationally. With a main goal of marketing Sarasota USL to the public in a manner that is consistent with our brand and that supports our mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a supporting spokesperson, drafting statements, and responding to media inquiries for general business and targeted sport publications, including, press releases, feature articles, technical presentations, etc.
  • Create and maintain relationships with local media to show up at events and games.
  • Manage brand reputation and risk in the media through appropriate media reactions, policies, protocols, and communications guidelines. Including crisis management support/leading public response with Executive team.
  • Serve as the point of contact for city government officials, local clubs, and leagues.
  • Establish and maintain meaningful connectedness to the community, keeping a pulse on local trends, news, and events of relevance.
  • Monitor local, national, or international stories regarding the organization and decisively influence the organization's media presence and portrayal.
  • Partner directly with the social media department to coordinate messaging and corporate public relations incentives.
  • Assist in the coordination of events such as press conferences, match days, community events, media days, etc.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

    Qualifications
    • Interested in/currently pursuing a career in communications and/or public relations.
    • A passion for sport and knowledge of the game of soccer.
    • Previous communications experience in sport preferred but not required.
    • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and effectively present information to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Comfortable handling confidential material and information that could have a substantial impact on the organization if made public, intentionally, or not.
    • Self-confident, resilient and possess a high energy level and enthusiasm.
    • Team player who is willing to work weekends or nights when necessary.
    • Ability to problem solve and think on the fly in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class. We are a non-excluding organization.

      Job Questions:
    • Do you have prior experience in communications/public relations?
    • Do you have prior experience with a sports team, league, or agency? If so, with which organization?
    • This position is an in-person role in Sarasota, FL. If selected for this position, when could you begin working?
    • This is an unpaid internship/part-time position, are you willing to work solely for experience?
    • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Do you now, or will you in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status, etc.) to work legally in the United States?

Keywords: AEG, Sarasota , Communications/Public Relations Coordinator, Advertising , Sarasota, Florida

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