Major League Soccer

Manager/Senior Manager, International Communications (Bilingual - English/Spanish)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1692
# of Openings
1
Category
Communications

Overview

The International Communications Senior Manager is a fully bilingual media relations professional (English & Spanish), who is responsible for publicizing Major League Soccer (MLS), its clubs and properties across domestic and international media. The individual will have strong communications skills and a track record of creatively selling ideas and concepts that result in story placement. The position is based in New York City. 

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively pitches and generates media coverage of Major League Soccer, its clubs, special events (MLS All-Star Game, MLS Cup) and properties (MLS NEXT, MLS NEXT PRO), among domestic and international media
  • Support efforts of US Hispanic and international communications team to serve as agency for 29 MLS clubs
  • Fields media requests and inquiries from U.S. and international outlets, as well as internal requests
  • Manage creation, editing and distribution of appropriate press releases and informational documents in Spanish language, and oversee the same for French language
  • Creates editorial plan and produces recurring Spanish and English-language materials, while working alongside Digital and Content team as well as other groups to maximize opportunities, increase and enhance coverage

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participates in Communications department meetings and events
  • Liaison with internal departments and appropriate functional areas (MLS Digital, Partnership Marketing, Marketing, Broadcasting, etc.) within the organization 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.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications
  • 5-7+ years of experience in PR industry

Required Skills

  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish – reading, writing, and speaking)
  • High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Knowledge of social media, current partners and trends, as well as using social media to affect PR strategy
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer
  • Previous knowledge and experience in sports communications

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