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Communications: Social Media
SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR - COLORADO RAPIDS (Commerce City, CO)

                                                                                     

REPORTS TO:                    DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL MARKETING

RESUME DEADLINE:          APRIL 4, 2017

SUBMIT RESUME TO:         jobs@DSGPARK.com

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Position requires working within a small team in a fast-paced environment with the purpose of managing, updating and enhancing social media as well as coordinating online and interactive marketing strategies for multiple sports teams and entertainment venues.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

· Assist in executing and developing unique and goal-driven social media strategies for each property.

· Build social posting calendar for each property with shared access and schedule social postings.

· Update social channels on daily basis.

· Manage, measure, research and present social analytics.

· Create, capture and disseminate relevant player- and team-related content including but not limited to: behind-the-scenes access; special features; exclusive contests.

· Identify and analyze social media trends including but not limited to: assisting in vetting new social media solutions; identifying new social sites; building brand presence.

· Listen to and engage with social followings.

· Assist in managing social advertising sold through Corporate Partnerships and delivering upon sold agreements.

· Building frequent social media metric reports as needed and as requested by Director, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Corporate Partnerships and Teams.

· Place and manage advertising inventory across various social channels.

· Devise and execute strategies to drive and optimize website traffic.

· Devise and execute strategies to optimize online advertising campaigns.

· Assist in managing mobile, web, and social content.

· Work with Marketing, Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales in a coordinated effort to execute digital and social campaigns.

· Cover games, events, and other related appearances for related social channels. 

 

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

· BA or higher in related field.

· Experience in marketing or digital marketing.

· Strong organizational, multi-tasking and writing skills.

· Proficient with time management.

· Some experience with and knowledge of Photoshop and graphic manipulation.

· Ability to work under tight deadlines with great attention to detail.

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

· Some experience with and/or understanding of the following applications: Adobe Premiere (or comparable video editing software), Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

· Experience with PPC and/or social advertising.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Multimedia Journalist - FC Dallas, Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)

Are you a passionate MLS fan? Can you shoot, edit, write and produce soccer content on all platforms? Can you have fun while doing it? Then FC Dallas wants you!

The 2016 U.S. Open Champions are hiring for a Multimedia Journalist to join our newly formed Media & Communications department. Social media expertise and soccer knowledge are an integral part of this position. You will cover the club, the FC Dallas Youth Program and other assigned beats for FCDallas.com, all of our social media assets and our locally televised pre-game shows and television broadcasts.

  • Be responsible for daily coverage of FC Dallas on multiple media platforms: digital, broadcast and print
  • Ensure editorial delivery is consistent with the FC Dallas’ overall strategy, time, cost and quality standards
  • Contribute content to all of FC Dallas social media networks
  • Creatively find ways to boost FCDallas.com’s traffic and increase user activity as well as boost our social media following and engagement
  • Work with team stakeholders to conceive, design and launch new editorial features
  • Be able to shoot video and edit (we use Adobe Premier) stories on a daily basis, as well as longer pieces of content
  • Be able to write quickly and creatively under deadline pressure
  • Be skilled at spotting developing news trends and is a natural networker, building relationships within soccer community
  • Perform other duties as assigned


SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants should have a good knowledge of the MLS and a comprehensive knowledge of FC Dallas.
  • This position is for individuals with strong written and verbal communications skills. The individuals should possess strong time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Must understand web analytics and traffic patterns.
  • Competency in (or desire to learn) web content management.
  • Intermediate understanding of videography skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-media environment .
  • Ability to work well with others including senior management.
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal/written communication skills.
  • Computer savvy – you will be posting content as well as writing, shooting and editing it.
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Mac/PC software, and web/new media technology. Familiarity with Photoshop, Flash, HTML a plus.
  • A strong desire to learn emerging technologies
  • Must have the ability to work late nights, weekends and odd hours
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Digital Media, Sports Media or related fields or equivalent additional experience
  • 1-2 years’ experience in shooting, editing and writing – preferably in web and/or other short form content.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: I have at least 1-2 years of experience in producing, shooting, writing and editing for web content?
2. Yes/No: I have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Digital Media, Sports Media or related field?
3. Yes/No: I am Fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Mac/PC software, and web/new media technology?
4. Yes/No: I have a good knowledge of the MLS and a comprehensive knowledge of FC Dallas?
5. Yes/No: I am fluent in Spanish, written and verbal skills
6. Yes/No: In the last seven years, have you been convicted of a major crime other than a minor traffic violation?
7. Yes/No: My schedule is flexible which can include nights, weekends and holidays?


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Communications: Internet Communications
Coordinator, Digital - Los Angeles Football Club (Los Angeles, CA)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Coordinator, Digital will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance and management of LAFC.com and related Club digital platforms. The position will be responsible for creating pages and updating content for the team website(s). The Coordinator will assist with writing, editing, and publication of web content, email, and social media posts and develop digital content and plans for organization-wide initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITES:

·      Coordinate updates to LAFC.com and related Club websites. Build pages, sections, features, and posts.

·      Create fan-engagement initiatives to encourage interaction with LAFC digital assets, including customized

       content, polls, contests, sweepstakes, and more.

·      Plan distribution of written, video, and photo content to ensure delivery in a timely, relevant and engaging

       manner.

·      Analyze web analytics to track key metrics, make site improvements and determine effective content

       strategies.

·      Assist in creating email content for campaigns that engage LAFC fans.

·      Assist in posting content to and maintenance of LAFC social media accounts.

·      Optimize web content for SEO and mobile distribution.

·      Maintain style and best practices guidelines consistently across all web properties.

·      Analyze web, email, and social metrics to provide suggestions and feedback.

·      Proactively look for ways to improve performance across digital platforms.

·      Be aware of emerging digital trends, products, and technologies.

·      Work closely with MLS Digital to ensure all guidelines are being maintained.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·      2-5 years of relevant experience working on digital / social media platforms.

·      Experience managing the web presence of a brand or sports team preferred.

·      Knowledge of LAFC, Major League Soccer, and soccer in general.

·      Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

·      Knowledge of SEO and SEM principles.

·      Familiarity with copy editing and AP Style.

·      Strong verbal & written communication skills.

·      Highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects at once.

·      Knowledge of responsive design principles and application.

·      Familiarity with Google Analytics or similar reporting platform.

·      Experience with photo editing and graphic design.

·      Must be able to work nights/weekends as needed.

·      Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, PR/Communications - Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) (Los Angeles, CA)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manager of PR/Communications manages and executes public relations activities for LAFC. This position manages sports communications, advises executives on communications strategy, and supports functional areas of LAFC.

RESPONSIBILITES:

·      Create strategies that generate fan interest and engagement in LAFC.

·      Develop and maintain strong relationships with all media.

·      Strategic writer and editor who shapes public perception of the organization while upholding its values and integrity. Writing and editing duties to include, but not limited to: press releases, quote drafts, video scripts, event programs, marketing collateral, select internal and external written communications, op-eds, presentation decks, and multimedia projects.

·      Manage the development of proactive publicity via the following:

·      Serving as a stakeholder for dozens of media outlets and editorial decision makers.

·     Creating and pitching feature ideas to national sports media. 

·     Oversee and participate in live monitoring of MLS games and related internal and external communications. 

·     Advise on consistent and successful messaging throughout all communications, digital and marketing platforms.

·      Support LAFC executives with interview preparation, message points, and strategic messaging.

·      Manage and facilitate all media as it relates to the front office, players, coaches and game day information distribution.

·      Respond to media inquiries in a timely manner, providing background information, facilitating interviews and serving as a company spokesperson on select topics as necessary.

·      Manage editorial relationships with team broadcast partners.

·      Work closely with MLS League office on communications strategy and set measurable standards of achievement.

·      Manage media operations for MLS games and non-MLS related events that take place at the stadium.

·      Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, program and other organization-wide events.

·      Attend industry events and trade conferences to remain current with industry changes.

·      Manage Communications relationship with pertinent media associations.

·      Provide education and training to executives, players and staff regarding media relations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·      A degree in public relations, marketing, sports administration or related field.

·      Familiarity with current patterns and trends in PR, digital and social media.

·      A minimum of six years of experience in public relations\communications, or marketing.

·      Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

·      Ability to work in a fast-paced media environment and make quick decisions using sound judgment.

·      Extensive local, regional and national media contacts and demonstrated ability to place stories.

·      Effective relationships in Sports, Business, Community, and Philanthropic/Charitable media outlets/writers, both English and Spanish markets.

·      Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of media and community contacts (such as newspapers, TV, radio, social media, etc.).

·      Public speaking skills, including the ability to be interviewed by the media.

·      Must be able to travel and be available to work during evenings and weekends when needed. 

·      Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage people/projects, delegate responsibility and provide follow-through on multiple projects.

·      Individual must be detail-oriented and a self-starter.

·      Ability to anticipate problems and identify opportunities to build\protect the LAFC brand.

·      Ability to think strategically, creatively, and in an effective manner while managing multiple issues and projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Public relations experience in professional sports.

·      Knowledge and passion for Major League Soccer.  

·      Fluency in Spanish.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience with a professional sports team or organization?


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Communications: Social Media
Social Media Manager - Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) (Los Angeles, CA)

WHO WE ARE:

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Social Media Manager will manage all LAFC social media initiatives, including lead ideation, production, and execution of social media programs and activations. This person must possess advanced knowledge of all primary social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) and will work with key personnel to establish and direct LAFC social media strategy with the goals of engagement, driving traffic to Club content, creating unique and innovative content. as well as maximizing partnership opportunities, and marketing initiatives. The Social Media Manager will also be responsible for the organization-wide social strategy and management for all club accounts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Optimize content strategy, Club coverage, Club communications, marketing partnerships, stadium news and events, and sponsored posts across all social media platforms.
  • Use reports and findings to build social media editorial calendar and content ideation.
  • Track key metrics, comparing results and analyzing the business impact of our social media marketing efforts.
  • Research industry best practices and new technology and digital engagement platforms, effectively communicate relevant news and opportunities to internal teams.
  • Plan, create and post content for LAFC social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Manage, monitor, and engage in conversations with Clubs, fans, players, broadcast partners and media across all social platforms with a thorough understanding of relevant tone and manner for each audience.
  • Evaluate and report on potential partnership and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Develop social media policies and guidelines.
  • Manage game-day coverage and highlights distribution across Club social channels.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure promotion of key Club business objectives.
  • Leverage analytics to develop relevant and engaging digital content for planned and real-time events and opportunities.
  • Write, edit, and post to LAFC.com and other Club-related platforms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience managing and informing the strategy of social media platforms for a major company or brand, preferably for a sports brand, media, team, or league.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in social media, communications or marketing.
  • Deep knowledge and interest in soccer.
  • Excellent copywriting skills with a focus on succinctness, wit, and quality storytelling.
  • Familiarity with organic and paid elements of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. 
  • Experience working with data sets and the ability to sort, analyze, and develop reports.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or other video and photo editing platforms.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to travel and work non-traditional work hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • B.A./B.S. or higher degree.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


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Communications: Social Media
Social Media Coordinator - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.
As the Social Media Coordinator with the Portland Timbers you will have the distinct opportunity to be part of our 2017 MLS Season.

Selection for this position will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application.

As the Social Media Coordinator, you will help manage the day-to-day elements of the team’s social media platforms. You will work closely with the team’s Ticket Sales, Sponsorship, Community Relations and Communications departments, and be responsible for executing a significant portion of all club driven social content.

You will report directly to the Director of Marketing, and work in conjunction with the Director of Digital Media. This position will be required to be present at all home matches for all of our teams and Providence Park events as scheduled, as well as be available for all road matches.


Responsibilities:
• In conjunction with the club’s Marketing group, create and execute the Timbers annual social media strategy, while assist, as needed, with our other teams social media.

• Develop and post content across all team social media platforms and, as needed, to the club website.

• Serve as an integral member of the digital coverage team during home and away matches, creating and executing social content that helps tell the story of the match.

• Oversee fan engagement and communication on club social platforms, providing customer service, answering questions and seeking opportunities to connect with supporters.

• Act as assistant editor, and be “on-call” to update web platforms during home and away matches, and other ancillary events.

• Be a creative thinker and help devise unique digital and social programming.

• Manage administrational duties for the marketing department internship program.

• Serve as quality control agent for all team digital platforms.

• Be able to effectively concept and write engaging articles for site(s).

• Closely monitor emerging digital and social media tools/trends, and work to integrate them into the annual plan, as appropriate.

• Help manage digital advertising campaigns.


Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across all levels of an organization.

• Ability to manage multiple projects with strong prioritization skills, in a fast-paced environment.

• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premier.

• Adaptable and able to make changes quickly and efficiently

• Strong attention to detail and ability to work within a team environment

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree required


Experience:
• Minimum of two to four years of experience working in a similar field or position


About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their seventh season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2017. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of 100-plus games and counting as the club enters the 2017 MLS season.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are three important characteristics/qualities for the ideal social media coordinator?
2. Using 140 characters, why are you the right fit for this role? Ok to use emojis.
3. Are you available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary? Yes/No


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