Would you like to apply for jobs with the UFC? Are you interested in being part of a dynamic atmosphere where you can grow and fulfill your full potential?
You’ll be glad to know that UFC has a lot of open positions and they are quite diverse ranging from finance/accounting to social media and graphic design all the way to government relations.
We want to make the process of applying to jobs with the UFC much easier so in this post we’re going to review a couple of these different jobs you can apply for, see what the requirements are and provide you with links to them so you can apply easily.
A lot of the jobs with the UFC are internships which I would say are around half so you can easily get into the company even while still studying.
Let’s look at the job posting.
Become a Champion like Us
Basically every job posting starts with the title: Become a champion like us.
It’s a paragraph describing the UFC’s way of thinking and working, basically how they approach life and what kind of mentality do they have.
They are big on teamwork and they describe how the fighters prepare with their training partners, so every employee must be willing to work in a team and not be a lone wolf. Even the ring girls.
Since UFC’s mixed martial artists are world class, the company expects the potential employee to be as well, which means he must be willing to put in the effort and time to be on the top level and well-rounded.
The UFC has a team of champions in the office and the success of the company in the sports world is more than evident, but that is because they have fought relentlessly to break into it.
The hard work that all of the UFC staff has put themselves through made the UFC the leading MMA promoter and largest PPV event provider. And as you all are aware of, the UFC is well known for the action-packed events which are all sold out and held in some of the most prestigious arenas in the world.
At the end, they also state that the company called Zuffa, LLC, owns UFC and that it has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Shanghai.
Now let’s take a look at a two job postings for specific jobs with UFC. First we’ll look at one for the internship position and then we’ll take a look at one for the regular one.
The location of all of the internship jobs is in Las Vegas, NV.
Every job posting gives you a paragraph about the ultimate opportunity.
It basically lists all of the benefits of working as an intern for the UFC in the Las Vegas office. Some of those benefits are:
- access to an on-site Café serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch
- access to a state of the art Performance Center
- UFC FIGHT PASS (access to exclusive live events, on-demand fights, UFC TV etc.)
At the moment of writing this post, there are around 15 different internship jobs. They include public relations, social media, finance/accounting, graphic design, corporate communications, strength and conditioning, performance nutrition etc.
Let’s look at the social media one as I believe it would be among the most popular ones for the tech oriented students.
Social Media – Spring 2020
Position Summary says that “UFC boasts one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports with a social ecosystem of over 27 million fans”.
The job of the Social Media intern is to “assist in coordinating various aspects of the social media function as directed”.
The responsibilities of a Social Media intern are several. For instance, you would have to assist with content production for different social media platforms, collect images, videos etc. Also you would have to help with scheduling the posting calendar for various departments, athletes and management teams and other tasks.
In order to be qualified for this job, you should be enrolled in a relevant academic program and if you have graduated you won’t be able to apply unless you are receiving academic credit.
You should also be familiar with social media platforms, have intermediate skill level in MS Excell and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
In addition to that, you should be adaptable to a multi-task, fast paced environment while working independently, have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and professional demeanor.
And even though this is a paid internship, that’s all you’re getting because the UFC does not provide housing, relocation or transportation assistance.
Some of the questions you will be asked during the interview are:
- How did you hear about this job?
- What level are you in your academic program (junior, senior, graduate student)?
- What do you want to learn from this experience?
For more info about this job, click here.
And now let’s take a look at one of the full-time jobs with the UFC (not internship).
Digital Media Editor & Videographer
The Ultimate Opportunity section claims that “Zuffa offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, supplemental life, short-term disability and 401(k) with a company match”.
The office in Las Vegas has a gym with equipment for cardio, machines and free weight, but they also offer health and nutritional classes with a wellness calendar.
All employees will receive the UFC FIGHT PASS which gives them access to exclusive live vents, ton of original content, fights on-demand and much more!
Your responsibilities will be collaborating with the digital media teams, plan, edit and deliver assets to stakeholders. Basically you own the digital video strategy across the web, social and Youtube, which means you have to be able to collaborate but also work independently and be able to work under pressure to complete projects before deadline.
Some of your assignments will include shooting and editing content, ensuring high production values and principles, organize and manage media, provide sound design and color correction, participate in camera and equipment upkeep and travel globally.
You should have 5 years of editing experience, grasp of latest editing techniques, be proficient in HD workflow, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and several other pieces of software along with other technical knowledge, experience in shooting with different cameras, have great communication and storytelling skills as well as some skills and abilities.
Some of the questions will include:
- How did you hear about this job?
- Please provide a link to your portfolio.
- What is your experience creating compelling content/storytelling?
- Are you able to work irregular hours and travel frequently as needed?