Marketing and Communications Fall Intern

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Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services.

For over 85 years, Riddell has innovated to meet players evolving equipment needs. We build on the strengths of our technologies and welcome the challenge to protect and perform in a smarter way. We strive to outpace the needs of today’s athletes and continue to move the game of football forward. Product innovation is at the heart of everything Riddell does. Many years of research, engineering, on-field feedback, and testing go into creating our equipment.

From embedded impact sensors in helmets that monitor and record head impacts during on-field play to shoulder pads that give first responders easy access to players in emergencies, Riddell continues to break new ground in sports equipment by combining visionary ideas with advanced materials and technology.

Position Overview

The Marketing & Communications Intern will assist in the development of internal and external communications projects under the direction of the Communications Manager and with assistance provided by the marketing team members. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of communications, marketing and public relations principles. Day-to-day activities will include compiling daily media reports, contributing to internal communications, event planning, conducting research, offering input to integrated marketing materials, proofing and digital/social media support. 

Paid Fall Internship will start in September and end in December

Essential Job Functions:

Writes and edits communications materials, including fact sheets, press releases, web copy, social media posts and program overviews

Compiles daily media monitoring reports for company-wide circulation

Helps coordinate shipping and receiving for event execution

Supports the company’s charitable donations

Manages content for the corporate newsroom

Provides input in development of communication/PR materials/social media

Must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time and work well under deadlines

Education, Training & Skills:

College student majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field

Experience in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, sports management or related field preferred

Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills

Interest in sports or sports equipment industry a plus

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Experience using social networking platforms

Understanding of how to operate discreetly with proprietary company information and materials

Maintains a high level of professionalism and is comfortable in an office environment

Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks successfully to meet deadlines

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Position located in Des, Plaines, IL

Location: Des Plaines, IL
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