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Marketing and Event Fall/Winter Internship

Company: Riddell
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position OverviewRiddell is seeking a passionate individual to join the Marketing & Communications (MarCom) team as our fall/winter intern. This small, but mighty in-house team services stakeholders across the business, including Executives, Sales, Apparel and Consumer Products, as well as providing support to external clients. You will be an integral part of the team, learning about different types of projects from conception through final execution. Day-to-day activities will include project management, offering input to integrated marketing campaigns and social media support. Our intern needs to be ready to learn, organized, detail-oriented and interested in the sports industry, particularly football. Position is on-site at our Des Plaines, IL office from September-December. What You'll Be Doing:

  • Assist with operational and logistical planning for events, tradeshows, football camps/clinics, and photo/video shoots
  • Assist with on-site execution of various events as needed, including representing Riddell at partner events
  • Interact with Riddell partners, such as USA Football, NFL clubs and the WNFC
  • Manage event elements such as shipping, equipment ordering, asset movement, inventory, organization of storage room, travel needs, and event teardown/setup
  • Play a vital role in photo & video shoots, including leading equipment inventory, organization, and fitting
  • Support Riddell's good-for-the-game initiative, Smarter Football, in a variety of ways including grant recipient evaluation, shoot planning, and program promotion
  • Support project management process and digital organization
  • Support general MarCom activities, such as partnership activations and catalog execution
  • Opportunity to engage and learn in other MarCom areas as desired such as social media, digital marketing, communications, media relations, and more. What We're Looking For: Technical Skills
    • College student or recent graduate majoring in Marketing, Communications, Sports Management or related field, with internship experience preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs. on a regular basis and stand/walk for long periods of time
    • Detail-oriented and organized; ability to multi-task and solve problems (including hands-on problems)
    • Organizational and project management skills
    • Possesses quality written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated teamwork and work ethic
    • Understanding of how to operate discreetly with proprietary company information and materials
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism and is comfortable in virtual & in-person office environment Character
      • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas
      • Able to work independently and as a part of our team
        • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks successfully to meet deadlines
        • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
          • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
            • Willingness to travel throughout the internship
              • Interest in sports culture and social media trends preferred

Keywords: Riddell, Des Plaines , Marketing and Event Fall/Winter Internship, Advertising , Des Plaines, Illinois

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