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26 Mar 2024

Communications Coordinator

🇺🇸 Nashville, TN, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Communications Coordinator will serve an integral role in positioning the Club’s brand and shaping its media footprint with local and national journalists and publications. The Communications Coordinator will assist the Vice President of Communications and Director of Communications in leading the Club’s media relations and match day public relations efforts. This position has three major responsibilities:

  • First, the Communications Coordinator will assist the Communications Team on all media relations efforts, as needed
  • Second, the Communications Coordinator will support the Communications Team in researching and sourcing accurate and timely statistics for media and external facing content and materials
  • Third, the Communications Coordinator will service media and run point on media operations and logistics on matchday, with a primary focus on credentialed media members attending matches

The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the match day experience for credentialed media members, including parking, stadium entry, press box seating, and communications
  • Support in the development of storylines, key messages and talking points
  • Support the research and sourcing of accurate team, player, and league-related statistics
  • Assist with all game day media responsibilities, for both home and away matches
  • Assist with pitching media both soccer and non-soccer-specific stories
  • Identify unique and interesting story angles, and actively pursue media opportunities to expand the profile of the Club and its members
  • Assist with the coordination and execution of local and national interview requests and provide media training to players and staff prior to every interview
  • Support the Communications team with:
    • All aspects of the Club’s Communications Department as needed
    • The development of press releases and statements in the best interest of the organization
    • The setup and execution of media days
    • Press conferences, team events, and player appearances


REQUIRED COMPETENCY AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience: Minimum of 1-year full-time experience supporting Communications and/or Media Relations Departments
  • Industry Knowledge: Full-time experience supporting collegiate or professional soccer communications and media relations and a knowledge of MLS are strongly preferred
  • Creativity and Passion: Finding unique storylines that connect the Club with audiences through earned media channels
  • Research and Statistics: Ability to research and source accurate, relevant, and timely information and statistics
  • Initiative: Ability to work independently and demonstrate a forward-thinking and creative way of working
  • Organization: Establishing priorities, defining action, and setting up a workflow to achieve goals while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-task-centric environment
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and collaborative relationships with media, players and coaches, and other departments
  • Digitally Savviness: Experience with Adobe Premiere (or other NLE), Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus
  • Analysis and Reporting: Ability to monitor media (experience with Meltwater is a plus) and evaluate data and information to influence media plans and solutions while showcasing results
  • Languages: Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
  • Availability: Ability to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, holidays and be on-call as necessary


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.

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