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Job listing closed on 26 Jun 2024
21 May 2024

Assistant, Communications

🇺🇸 Arlington, VA, USA
0+ years exp.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises.

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus).

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Washington Capitals Seasonal Communications Assistant is responsible for assisting in day-to-day operations of the Communications Department, with a focus on off-ice publicity. This position is for the duration of one full NHL season and requires a commitment beginning in July or August 2024 through the duration of the Capitals’ 2024-25 NHL season.

Are you looking to gain valuable public relations experience in professional sports? We'd love to hear from you!


  • Work closely and collaborate with communications staff members to help publicize the team’s off-ice and business initiatives.
  • Serve as the lead writer of the Capitals annual lifestyle magazine, W.
  • Monitor coverage and compile daily media clips.
  • Assist with compiling coverage recap reports and additional communications materials.
  • Aid in writing press releases and additional editorial content (game program, graphics) related to off-ice initiatives.
  • Shadow and provide support during media opportunities, community public relations appearances, live shots, and other events.
  • Help research and build media lists of non-sports contacts.
  • Manage off-ice photograph library.
  • Support communications staff on select game nights.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a degree or working towards a major in Communications, English, Journalism, or other related major.
  • Dedicated, hard-working, punctual, dependable, self-reliant, resourceful, and a great teammate.
  • Self-starter who takes the initiative and applies their decision-making abilities.
  • Strong writing, editing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and balance multiple tasks while working independently or as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Availability for all Capitals home games is required.
  • Ability to commit to working the entire duration of the NHL season.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.