Communications and Public Relations Intern

  • Kansas City Current
  • Riverside, MO, USA
  • 08 Mar, 2023
Intern Communications & PR Journalism/Content Media

Job Description

The Kansas City Current is seeking a Communications & Public Relations Intern.  They will receive real world professional sports experience writing, editing and publishing content for the club's various communications platforms. Tasks will include assisting with the day-to-day operations of the department as it serves as the new bureau and media conduit for the club. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • General department support including daily clips execution and administrative duties 
  • Composing and editing press releases
  • Produce a variety of content over the club’s digital platforms
  • Write, edit and post articles for the team website
  • Gather quotes from players and coaches
  • Sit in on practice, game and other press conferences and transcribe quotes following
  • Research and organize stats before and after games
  • Build and edit match notes
  • Assist with media responsibilities and daily promotion of the organizational brand
  • Assist in the development of the team media guide
  • Write, edit update and post player bios
Desired Qualifications:
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills including proficiency in AP style supported by at least two writing samples. 
  • Interested in pursuing a career in sports journalism
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and match days
  • Demonstrated writing and grammar proficiency
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Familiarity with sports communication, preferably soccer-specific
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment
  • Availability to occasionally work long hours and handle some light physical activity
  • Experience with InDesign, HootSuite and/or Sprout Social a plus
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally mandated accommodations.
  • Aims high (Why wouldn’t you?)
  • Authentic/Genuine/Transparent
  • Competitive
  • Lives for the challenge, especially to the status quo
  • Gets it done
  • Doesn’t see obstacles, only opportunity
  • Knows together is better, for team and community
  • Optimistic
  • Always improving

We 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.

Job Questions:

  1. Can you work nights and weekends as required?

  2. Do you have reliable transportation?

  3. Are you fluent in any other languages?

  4. What days would you be available to work in the office?