Monday, February 20, 2012

Marketing-Public Relations Internship

Des Moines Menace
Application Deadline March 15, 2012

This paid, full-time summer internship is instrumental in executing the PR and marketing initiatives that promote the Des Moines Menace, Iowa’s premier soccer team. Duties include:

  • Planning and executing P.R. initiatives, including player and mascot appearances and participation in community events.
  • Helping carry out the objectives of the organization’s marketing plan and youth programs.
  • Writing press releases and web stories (previews, game recaps, and features).
  • Creating timely and accurate game-day notes, stats and roster inserts.
  • Engaging fans through social-media (twitter, Facebook).
  • Creating and updating compelling website content.
  • Updating marketing database.
  • Assisting with group-sales initiatives, selling tickets on the phone and in person.
  • Tracking media clippings and compiling a season scrapbook. 
  • Working in the press box at all Menace home games, either as a statistician or public-address announcer.
  • General office work, including but not limited to paper-cutting, copying, managing databases, and filing paperwork.
  • Other projects and duties, as directed by Menace Director of Operations.

In addition to these role-specific responsibilities, you will play an active role in the marketing and operations that drive our organization. You will also help with game-day set-up and tear-down for home matches, as well as any other duties to help the organization.

West Des Moines, Iowa

early May through early August


  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills, with experience in social media, journalism and preferably graphic design.
  • Working knowledge of the game of soccer, sports reporting and AP style.
  • Experience recording and reporting soccer statistics in a big plus.
  • Able to work under deadline and open to constructive criticism.
  • Passion for planning and executing effective marketing/PR strategies that build brand and drive business.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude, dedicated to the organization’s goals, mission and values.
  • Proven team player who is willing to work nights and weekends and do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

As part of the same corporate family as Kum & Go convenience stores, all Menace associates are expected to uphold the company's values: Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Caring and Excellence.

Employer: Des Moines Menace
Name: Adam Small
Title: Director of Operations

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