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International Communications Coord., MLS, New York

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member


    Major League Soccer/Soccer United Marketing
    Industry Public Relations, Sports
    Salary Under $45,000
    Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
    Job Location New York, NY USA

    The International Communications Coordinator is a fully bilingual media relations professional (English & Spanish), who is responsible for publicizing and positioning MLS and other SUM properties across domestic and international media as well as leading media operations and publicity for major international soccer events.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    (a) Generates publicity and coverage of MLS and SUM properties among domestic and international media
    (b) Manages publicity, media operations and accreditation for SUM events
    (c) Manages and produces Spanish-language materials and information for MLS and SUM
    (d) Fields media requests and inquiries from U.S. and international outlets

    Other Roles and Functions
    (a) Miscellaneous departmental duties, including supervising departmental interns
    (b) Participates in Communications department meetings and events
    (c) Supports all strategies and objectives of the department

    Required skills
    (a) Fully bilingual (English and Spanish – reading, writing and speaking)
    (b) Strong organizational skills
    (c) Knowledge of soccer and commitment to Major League Soccer
    (d) Strong communication skills
    (e) Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and ability to work under deadlines
    (f) Team player with ability to lead
    (g) Previous knowledge and 1-3 years of experience in the PR industry is preferable

    Position is based in New York City and travel is required. Individual will often have to work “off-business" hours.

    About Our Company About Major League Soccer: Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS kicked off its 14th season on March 19, and will feature 15 teams each playing 30 regular season matches. They include Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto FC and, in its inaugural season, Seattle Sounders FC. A Philadelphia expansion team will debut in 2010, while expansion teams in Vancouver and Portland will debut in 2011. For more information about MLS, log on to the League’s official website at www.MLSnet.com.

    About Soccer United Marketing: Founded in 2002, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent soccer business company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region, including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer; the United States Soccer Federation; promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States; the marketing and promotion of the CONCACAF Gold Cup™, and marketing, promotional and broadcast rights to the prestigious eight-team Mexican club tournament - InterLiga™. SUM also manages promotional and marketing rights in the United States for Mexico's most popular sports team, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).
  2. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    If I spoke better spanish, this would be awesome.
  3. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Paging Pastor.

    Please pick up the white courtesy phone.
  4. What wouldn't be awesome is trying to live in New York for less than $45K
  5. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    That's what I noticed, too. A great job for a bilingual soccer lover, but at that salary you're going to a poor ass kid in NYC.

    Seems like a lot of responsibility for that kind of salary, too.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The wy this shows up on the front page, I so thought this would be a job with the International Commu...nist Conspiracy...
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