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Richmond Kickers

Richmond Kickers

Communications and Sports Information Internship (Spring Semester 2024)


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Nov 16, 2023


The Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer Club, an independent USL League One team located in Richmond, Va., is accepting applications for an entry-level, exploratory internship to gain experience working in Communications and Sports Information. This is a position for applicants seeking college credit during the Spring 2024 semester. The selected applicant(s) will report to the Director of Communications and Digital Media.Position SummaryIn this position, the individual will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in:

Assisting as a media contact for the Richmond Kickers' first team and W League RVA
Assisting in the storytelling and outbound marketing of the Kickers and W League RVA organization
Fielding incoming media inquiries
Developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of media outlets
Working closely with players, coaches, and front-office leadership to raise the profile of the club and its players
Assisting in the operation of the organization's social media accounts
Assisting in the creation of digital content to be used by other departments

Primary Duties of the Communications and Sports Information Department:

Development, writing, editing, and distribution of a variety of club media materials, including match notes, fact sheets, pitches, player bios, and more
Facilitating player media opportunities at training and games and maintain an organized schedule of those activities
Create and capture compelling video content ranging from behind-the-scenes access at training to 1-on-1 player features
Draft player signing press releases
Serve as a stats and information resource to provide insights on player and team performance
Update and maintain
Support public relations strategies, marketing campaigns, and new club initiatives in a cross-functional capacity that includes collaboration with Marketing, Corporate Partnerships, Ticketing, and Operations
Management of gameday media operations
Attend all first-team home games; attend some team training sessions; be available to work remotely on away games
Actively contribute in meetings as a member of the creative team
Maintain confidentiality
Other duties as reasonably assigned by the Director of Communications and Digital Media


Must be a college student pursuing a degree; a background in communications, public relations, or another area of study requiring writing skills is strongly desired
Multilingual (Spanish preferred) abilities preferred but not required
Basic knowledge of AP Style is preferred but not required
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred but not required
Basic knowledge of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook is preferred but not required
Basic knowledge of CMS platforms like WordPress is preferred but not required
Must have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection for any out-of-office work
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism within a professional sports environment
Competency in writing and using a computer
Strong editing and proofreading is preferred but not required
Ability to work independently and efficiently on a variety of time-sensitive projects
High degree of integrity and discretion in dealing with sensitive subject matters
Knowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not required
Able to work well in a cross-functional team environment while maintaining a positive attitude

For consideration, all interested participants must submit a current resume and 2-3 writing samples.

The Richmond Kickers are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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