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The New York Red Bulls are one of 20 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year Luis Robles, 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.
The New York Red Bulls are hiring for the position of Manager of Digital & New Media. The position reports directly to the Senior Director of Communications.
Oversee the overall content strategy for the New York Red Bulls, with platform specific execution plans for social, web, video and email. Will also help with the creation and management of content for social media and serve as a liaison with MLS for digital website.
Specific areas of focus include developing consistent and unique voices for the New York Red Bulls for each social media platform; planning and assigning the club’s digital content with a specific focus on driving fan engagement; growing the club’s fan base through the various digital platforms by delivering engaging and compelling content; supporting growth and understanding of the club’s brand, mission, & values; balancing the club’s organic content with sales-related content; overseeing email communications (newsletter, matchday email and promotional messages); and driving revenue through digital ticket sales campaigns and sponsorable digital assets.
The position will lead the Digital & New Media team with the New York Red Bulls, which consists of a total of three people.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Required to perform the job)
Responsible for the planning and execution of all of the organization’s digital communications platforms, including all social media platforms for both the New York Red Bulls and New York Red Bulls II, along with Red Bull Arena.
Work closely with Senior Director of Communications and social media coordinator to plan and program key social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Video (YouTube)/Audio sites.
Work closely with Senior Director of Marketing on integrating brand messaging into content; ensuring our mission, values and key pillars are being communicated to fans to help them understand what the club represents.
Work closely with Senior Director of Marketing along with ticket sales and sponsorship to execute and monitor ticket sales and partner-related social media, email and website content, and execute paid media/promoted posts on social channels.
Monitor and aim to implement league-shared best practices across email and social channels.
Responsible for regular web site maintenance efforts including game coverage, posting of articles, press releases, stories, photo galleries and videos.
Responsible for social and digital reporting to create a monthly dashboard highlighting relevant statistics and opportunities.
Work closely with RBNA/RBMH to collaborate on getting RBNY content shared on their networks, amplifying our voice, reaching new audience, and ensuring that we are a part of their content plan.
Collaborate across all organizational departments.
Have a strong understanding of current digital strategy.
Demonstrate empathy with our fans, making their experience a priority.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities
Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS coding.
Working knowledge of photo editing software such as Photoshop.
Deep understanding of existing and emerging social media platforms.
Experience with paid marketing strategy/tactics.
Deep understanding for the game of soccer.
Excellent written and communication skills both internal and external; ability to interface with employees at all levels within the organization; openness to collaboration.
Ability to plan and execute original, digital content concepts based on MLS and organizational calendar of events, milestones, and marketing initiatives.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment including instant decision-making.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of three years of digital marketing experience (experience in the sports industry a plus)
Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement
On-camera experience is a plus, but not a requirement
Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.
Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.
Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.
Manager, Communication will become a member of a four-person team, with primary responsibilities focusing on day-to-day media relations, player communications, and matchday press functions. This role works closely with the club’s executives, technical staff and player personnel, and reports to the Vice President, Business Relations.
Manage internal and external club communication
Write, edit and disseminate club press releases and official communication
Internal communication lead for club matters
Primary liaison with local and national media
Main contact between Philadelphia Union and MLS/U.S. Soccer for club communication
Facilitate interviews for Philadelphia Union players and coaches
Coordinate traveling team media requests
Organize Philadelphia Union travel requests
Finalize Philadelphia Union media game notes
Manage “pitch list” – a living document listing of active enterprise public relations activity
Proactively pitch stories about Philadelphia Union, it’s players and the Philadelphia Union brand
Serve as main editor of Philadelphia Union external communication
Edit and help produce Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel press releases
Contribute to content on Philadelphiaunion.com and BethlehemSteelFC.com
Produce Philadelphia Union executive statements and letters to fans and media
Research and prepare external corporate partner releases
Manage all media access and accreditation for Union and Steel
Responsible for Matchday media credentials
Coordinate staff availability for training sessions, matches and off-site activities
Work closely with technical and executive staff
Work with others in the department to facilitate First Team and Bethlehem Steel FC media availability
Establish crisis communication protocol for operations in concert with senior management
Responsible for press box set-up and intern duties
Coordinate on-field interviews
Execute post-match press conference and media availability
Collaborate and edit post-match quote sheets
Edit post-match press release, web story and audio highlight distribution
Oversee all interview coordination for both players and coaches
Bachelor’s Degree in related field – i.e. communications, journalism, etc.
A minimum of three years of work experience in communications/public relations
Strong understanding of soccer and MLS preferred
This role is expected to work all home matches, with occasional travel required throughout the season
Experience managing key media relationships and editorial processes
If selected, you will be required to provide the following clearances:
PA Child Abuse History clearance
PA State Police Criminal Records Check
An FBI Criminal Background Check