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28 Mar 2024

Summer 2024 Social Media Intern

🇺🇸 Kansas City, MO, USA
0+ years exp.

The Social Media Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths, and reach their fullest potential.

Sporting Kansas City internships allow students or recent graduates to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in their field of specialization by doing a variety of tasks as assigned by their Team Lead. The Social Media Intern for SKC Creative assists the social team for Sporting Kansas City, Sporting KC II, and all other Sporting Club entities by developing and executing creative concepts, ensuring the organization is consistent and communicating a cohesive message through all channels of organizational and public-facing entities. 

All SKC interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree or must have recently achieved their Bachelor’s Degree.

Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Research and present new social trends, pop culture references and opportunities to create buzzworthy content on social media
  • Assist SKC Social team with content tagging and analytics reporting
  • Assist SKC Creative team with selecting and tagging photos
  • Produce original social content for Instagram Stories and TikTok
  • Assist with event and match coverage for Sporting KC and affiliates social media channels
  • Assist SKC Social team with community engagement
  • Maintain the Sporting Kansas City brand by studying the target markets and competitors
  • Assist with brainstorming for partnership integration on social
  • Continue to grow and expand the brand, maintaining quality and consistency amongst all entities and partners
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned

Match Day Responsibilities

  • Act as representatives of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities

  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence and innovation
  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with exceptional time management.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative
  • Strong passion for the game of soccer

Skills and Experience

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Digital Media, Digital Marketing or other related field required. Must provide proof to receive credit through the internship toward the completion of a degree.
  • Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge experience.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.
  • Organizing work effectively, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and exercising independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Critical and analytical thinking processes
  • Awareness of and interest in latest digital, social media and emerging trends shaping professional sports
  • Photography and photo editing experience
  • Working in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and a drive for perfection
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.

External Apply