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Managing digital sports communication in Amman


Areas of Emphasis: Digital Communication, Strategic Communication

For his first co-op, Stephan had two goals: work in a different country and explore the field of sports communication. So, he packed his bags and moved to Amman, Jordan, to work as a marketing assistant for the Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC). The JOC is the non-profit governing body for sport in Jordan and has 34 Federations under its umbrella consisting of Olympic and non-Olympic sports (e.g., football, gymnastics, Paralympics, motorsport).

“The Introduction to Journalism course at Northeastern prepared me to write proper press releases and news articles, and those skills came in handy from my very first day on the job.”
In addition to drafting press releases and articles about daily sports news, Stephan also contributed to a complete redesign of the Committee’s website and the creation of a new social media campaign to better connect with Jordanian sports fans.

One of his most memorable moments? Working the Black Iris Sports Awards honoring top athletes in Jordan each year.

“I had several tasks during the ceremony, including running the English-based Facebook and Twitter accounts. Since the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee is Prince Faisal al-Hussein (also the brother of King Abdullah II), the Prince was in attendance for the ceremony, and it was quite an honor to be in his presence. Meeting him was an unforgettable experience.”

“Prior to this co-op, I was not certain what my future career would entail… Now I feel confident that I’d like to do something in sports communication in the coming years.”

Learn more about Stephan’s career on LinkedIn.