Marketing and Social Media Intern
OpenMat MMA - Toronto, ON

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OpenMat Mixed Martial Arts
Marketing & Social Media Intern

OpenMat Mixed Martial Arts is the premiere MMA academy in Toronto. We provide the best environment and the best service to our students and have a best-in-class reputation. We are seeking a candidate familiar with social media, online marketing, copy writing, and marketing communications practices to play an integral role in the execution of our marketing and communications strategy over the next few months.

This is an opportunity to work with a quickly growing organization at the leading edge of sports business therefore OpenMat is very selective in who we invite to join our team. After completing this internship you will have many of the skills required to market and run a lucrative small business. If you possess the skills listed below, please send the following documents to kyle (@at) openmat (.dot) ca and include “Marketing & Social Media Intern Application” in the subject line.

Cover Letter highlighting your relevant experience and interests, why you are best for the position and what you intend to get out of your role

Required Skills:

Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate in Public Relations, Marketing or Communications
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Energetic and confident with a good attitude
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at the same time
Comfortable with basic graphic design, photography and photo editing techniques
Must be able to commit to deadlines
Social media savvy
Web design and development is an asset
Interest in sports business is an asset


The right candidate will support OpenMat’s management team by assisting with:

Developing short and long-term marketing and communications strategy
Research, write and edit web content
Perform continuous enhancements and modifications to blogs, websites and social media outlets
Contribute to brainstorms, strategy sessions and help with idea generation for lead generation and branding
Assist with building and maintaining relationships with both local and national media and brands


Ideally, the right applicant would be available 3-5 days/week, for a 2-month contract term. Upon satisfactory completion of the contract term, there is opportunity for full-time employment.

About OpenMat MMA:

OpenMat Mixed Martial Arts is the premiere MMA academy in Toronto. We provide a supportive and friendly training environment and best-in-class service to our students. We offer group and private instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts and FightFit conditioning. Our students range from brand-new beginners to world-class international competitors and professional fighters.

OpenMat is located in the heart of downtown Toronto on Yonge St., halfway between Wellesley and Bloor. The facility was newly renovated in January 2011 with top of the line training equipment, change rooms with showers and lounge. For more information, please visit