The incumbent will be an extension of Charlotte FC’s Communications Team, however, will serve as the primary point of contact for Charlotte FC’s MLS Next Pro Team. In this capacity, the candidate will be integrated with the club and will coordinate all media requests, track all press mentions, write match communications and player updates, and provide media support at all club matches.
Primary club contact/liaison for Charlotte FC’s MLS Next Pro Team
Filter, organize and coordinate all media requests
Create media cadence with Head Coach, team staff and players to ensure that media requests and interviews are coordinated appropriately and with the Teams schedule in mind
Provide media support at all matches, both home and away
Write media communications with team updates and player news
Stay informed and up to date on MLS Next Pro news across the league and share any updates with Communications Department as necessary
Supplementary contact for Charlotte FC, as needed; serve in a back-up capacity with the Communications Team for Charlotte FC matches. MLS Next Pro matches are the priority!
Work with Community Relations team to proactively plan and promote player appearances throughout the season.
Provide communications support across departments within the organization as needed (Ex. Marketing, Ticket Sales, etc.)
Assist with day-to-day planning and management of all communications needs
Additional related duties as assigned
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or related field
Working knowledge of MLS and U.S. Soccer
Must have a valid US Driver’s License
Must pass pre-employment screens
Skills for Success
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Works well within in a collaborative, team-driven, and goal-based environment
Works well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude
Must be a team player, reliable, and dependable with a can-do attitude
Must maintain complete confidentiality of privileged, and/or sensitive information
Must, at all times, display the character and values of the Tepper Sports & Entertainment brand
The ability to prioritize workload to manage time and tasks
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
This position operates in a professional office environment and outside in a stadium facility. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. Local travel to events may be required. This position typically works approximately 40 hours per week.
Must be able to work and travel to all Charlotte FC MLS Next Pro matches, home and away
Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
Ability to remain sitting for up to 8 hours at a desk and computer
Ability to remain standing/walking for up to 8 hours
Ability to climb stairs
Ability to work both indoors and outdoors, and endure weather conditions, including rain, wind, high and low temperatures, etc.
Must be able to work in non-traditional settings, and work non-traditional hours including nights, weekends and holidays
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.