The Manager, International Communications is a fully bilingual media relations professional (English & Spanish), who is responsible for publicizing Soccer United Marketing (SUM) properties and Major League Soccer (MLS) across domestic and international media, as well creating and driving media operations for major international soccer events.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively pitches and generates media coverage of SUM properties (Concacaf Gold Cup, Nations League Finals, Campeones Cup, Leagues Cup, MexTour), as well as MLS, among domestic and international media

  • Leads and drives publicity, media operations and accreditation for SUM events, in many situations working alongside and collaborating closely with different partners

  • Leads and produces Spanish-language content and information

  • Fields media requests and inquiries from U.S. and international outlets, as well as internal requests

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participates in Communications Department meetings and events

  • Liaison with internal partners (Partnership Marketing, SUM International, Marketing, Broadcasting, Digital, etc.) and with that of the event partners

  • Supports all MLS and SUM special events, as well as all strategies and objectives of the department

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability in the PR industry

Required Skills

  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish – reading, writing, and speaking)

  • Knowledge of social media to affect PR strategy

  • Strong organizational and communications skills

  • High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced media environment and make quick decisions using sound judgment

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing

  • Proven decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Positive attitude who works well within a team

  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer and passion for MLS

  • Previous knowledge and experience in sports communications

Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary: $70,000 – $80,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.

Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.

Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.