Assistant, Communications

  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • 13 May, 2022
Full time Administration Communications & PR Media

Job Description

 JOB TITLE:  Assistant, Communications  
SUPERVISOR:   Manager, Communications  
DESCRIPTION: This position will include writing opportunities, statistical research, copyediting, and a variety of other assignments on game days. The selected candidate will work from the club’s front office on a part-time basis and is expected to be available for 15-20 hours per week in addition to all first team matches and select second team (MLS NEXT Pro) matches. 
Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Assist the Director, Communications and Manager, Communications in the creation of all weekly updates, game notes, and other media materials 
  • Support department operations for Earthquakes II (MLS NEXT Pro) 
  • Draft articles and provide statistical information for club’s website and social media channels 
  • Sort and maintain the club’s photo archive 
  • Game day duties as assigned, including press box set up, recording and transcribing postgame press conferences, and assisting with match recaps 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite programs, including InDesign and Photoshop 
  • Advanced writing skills with knowledge of AP Style 
  • Strong communication skills and sharp attention to detail 
  • Exceptional time management and ability to work under strict deadlines 
  • Knowledge of soccer, the San Jose Earthquakes and MLS 
  • Desire for a career in sports communications 
  • Prior experience in the sports industry preferred, but not required 
  • Willingness and availability to work nights and weekends for the duration of the 2022 MLS season 
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus 

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.