Communications Coordinator - Soccer

  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
  • Commerce City, CO, USA
  • 06 Feb, 2024
Full time Coordinator Communications & PR

Job Description

Job Title: Communications Coordinator 

Department: Soccer – Communications – Colorado Rapids

Business Unit: KSE

Location: Commerce City, CO—Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Reports To: Directors, Communications    

Employment Type: Full Time – Hourly– Non-Exempt

Supervisor Position: No 

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Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam. 

 

Nature of Work:

The Communications Coordinator will support the work of the club’s Communications and Digital departments with a focus on First Team media relations and producing written content for the club’s digital channels. This position will also support Rapids 2 and the Rapids Academy with communications needs, as well as providing matchday support for First Team games. The ideal candidate for this role is a sharp writer with a passion for soccer and a keen understanding of the sport. Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French is preferred, but not required.

 

Examples of work performed:

  • Create written content for club channels, such match previews, recaps and feature stories on the First Team, Rapids 2 and Rapids Academy
  • Draft press releases for club announcements
  • Assist the Communications Department with matchday responsibilities, including press box management, media credentialing and postgame quote transcriptions
  • Assist in creation of game notes and match storylines
  • Manage content assets for media distribution
  • Attend First Team & Rapids 2 trainings as needed to facilitate media requests
  • Travel to Rapids away games as assigned and serve as primary media contact
  • Maintain the club’s media distribution list and assist in developing segmented lists, along with researching new potential media outlets and blogs to foster relationships
  • Archive and track analytics of ongoing media coverage as well as put together media clips packs
  • Be present at team functions (games, practices, community events, fundraisers, etc.) as assigned to assist with any media coverage or other club needs
  • Attend Rapids 2 games as needed to support the Rapids 2 Communications & Content Manager
  • Other administrative duties and projects as assigned

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Typical office conditions
  • Lift 50 lbs. daily
  • Work in extreme weather conditions
  • Work unusual hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Occasional travel

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience working in sports communications, journalism and/or public relations
  • Experience working with professional sports leagues/teams or for an entertainment property is preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French is preferred
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays and travel as needed

 

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Strong knowledge of soccer and MLS
  • High level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Adobe products (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • Familiarity with asset management systems (e.g., Dropbox)
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment

 

Compensation

  • $21.64 per hour

 

Benefits Include 

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs) 
  • 401K plan/Employer Match

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.