Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998.  The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

About Atlanta United FC Academy

Officially launched in 2016 prior to its first season in MLS, the Atlanta United Academy program aims to be the leading platform of youth soccer development in the Southeast and currently competes in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program. The ATL UTD Academy consists of teams in age groups U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19. Shared with the first team, the Academy trains and competes out of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground.

About Atlanta United II (MLS Next Pro)

ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the MLS Next Pro affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. ATL UTD 2 joined USL for its expansion 2018 season prior to joining MLS Next Pro for the 2022 season. The team plays its home matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.

About Atlanta United Regional Development School

The Atlanta United Regional Development School (RDS) is a tryout-based program focused on creating high level training environments to push and challenge advanced level players. A pre-academy feeder system, RDS is the first step on the development pathway for Atlanta United players.

About AMB Sports + Entertainment Group

AMB Sports & Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, and is comprised of the Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC, Atlanta’s Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United FC, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Who we are

We use our core values as a compass to guide our decisions because they are our North Star. If we live our core values daily, we know everything else will take care of itself. We enjoy a culture rooted in giving back to others through our time, talents, labor, and financial commitment. We are successful when we collaborate with and value each other like family, maintain a hunger to delight guests and continuously innovate, listen closely for even the smallest need for improvement, stand up for convictions, and genuinely own our responsibilities as if our name is on the outside of the building.

Our Ideal Candidates

Actively Listen – Take an active role in listening by being present in the moment, using healthy body language, and ensuring joint understanding. When we read between the lines and hear what others are saying and what they are not saying, we encounter amazing opportunities to go the extra mile in serving them.

Collaborate – Realize that we are better together than we are alone. We achieve much better results when others have the opportunity to add their diverse perspectives. Be open to feedback and actively seek input from a variety of people at varying levels because the best ideas come from those who are closest to those we serve.

Engage in Servant Leadership – Put others ahead of yourself even when it’s difficult. Find opportunities to lead by example in the way you pitch in and help others. Giving back to others is at the heart of what we do.

Build Relationships – Cultivate trust in relationships by showing respect and sensitivity. Invest time in helping others to continuously improve by listening to their ideas and helping them to continuously improve.

Own Results – Own issues you encounter even when they are outside of your area of responsibility by taking action or seeking out the needed resolution. You are empowered and expected to take risks aimed at exceeding the expectations of our guests. Take advantage of this rare opportunity by utilizing available resources.

Position Summary

The Atlanta United Communications Assistant will be joining a four-person staff and will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the club’s sports communications department, with an emphasis on Atlanta United 2. Typical duties will involve coordinating media interviews, writing of official club communications and providing on-site support for all club matches. This is a part-time position that will have variable working hours to include evening, weekend, and/or holiday hours.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the day-to-day media relations lead for ATL UTD 2. Including, but not limited to writing media communications, coordinating team personnel interviews and liaising with MLS Next Pro communications and broadcast personnel. This requires attendance for all ATL UTD 2 home matches; remote support for all away matches.

  • Maintain ATL UTD 2 statistical database and prepare package for media distribution

  • Assist First Team staff in both areas of brand communications and sports communications

  • Conduct regular media monitoring for all club-related activity

  • Provide on-site support at club events for Atlanta United’s First Team as needed, including assistance with set-up and operations of press areas on game day

  • Establish and maintain a good relationship with local media outlets

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in (or currently studying) Journalism, Public Relations or related field.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with prior PR/communications experience, specifically PR tactics and general strategies.

  • Working knowledge of MLS, MLS Next Pro and U.S. Soccer

Required Skills

  • Must be able to handle pressure and take initiative.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills required.

  • Should be flexible and a team player.

  • Must be able to abide by club policy regarding player and coach interaction.

  • Bi-lingual preferred but not required.