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Communications: Communications Department Management
Manager, Social Media and Analytics - Atlanta United FC - Atlanta United FC - First Team (Atlanta, GA)

Atlanta United brings Major League Soccer to the Southeast as the league's 22nd franchise.  The club's avid fan base has already set records in fan participation for the 2017 inaugural season.  The first sports team to play in the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium currently under construction downtown, Atlanta United is owned by one the city's most influential businessmen and philanthropists, Arthur M. Blank, and is led by club President Darren Eales.

Position Summary

As part of the AMBSE Media Group, Atlanta United is looking for a Social Media Manager/Analyst that is responsible for producing compelling and insightful client reports, research, analysis, and recommendations for Atlanta United. This person will be responsible for tracking key social media metrics, comparing our results to the competition and analyzing the business impact of our social media marketing efforts.  The ideal candidate demonstrates an intellectual curiosity and a desire to dive deep in the numbers to discover context and make the business case.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify and deliver metrics, benchmarks, and projections for Atlanta United digital channels
  • Provide Atlanta United and competitive reporting including weekly, monthly and mid-campaign analytics. Primary lead digital marketing campaign efforts.
  • Own the planning, execution and management of our reporting to include real-time, web-based reports and dashboards
  • Plan, implement, manage, measure and report on organic social media marketing efforts across a variety of social media channels.
  • Align content strategy, team coverage, team communications, marketing partnerships, stadium news and events, and sponsored posts on across all social media platforms
  • Collaborate with the partnership teams to create engaging and valuable sponsorship inventory and brand integration opportunities
  • Provide coverage for both home and away matches (possible travel)
  • Use reports and findings to build social editorial calendar planning and innovative content ideation
  • Drive integrated content ideation from concept to completion across all platforms
  • Responsible for aggressively increasing overall KPI metrics across all social platforms
  • Monitor best practices and trends in organic and branded social media, effectively communicate relevant news and opportunities to internal teams

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 6-9 years' experience across multiple digital and social media functions including strategy, digital marketing, web-development and/or a related field within high-paced, demanding professional setting
  • Agency experience acceptable

Required Skills

  • Back end technical / developer knowledge for digital / web and social mediums.
  • Advanced Excel is a must. Candidate must have experience working with large data, reporting databases and have the ability to sort, analyze, import, export, clean data, work with pivot tables
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams, developing talent
  • The ability to translate technical information and relay it in a way that is easy to absorb.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Atlanta Falcons employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Atlanta Falcons employment site.

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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Content Producer - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Content Producer

D.C. United are looking for a content producer for the Digital Media and Communications department. The content producer will work with the communications team on creating written and social content and will assist the Digital Media team with email campaigns, website management, and social media.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in writing, editing and publishing content for web
  • Monitor site traffic and analytics 
  • Assist digital team in creating and managing email and social campaigns
  • Assist in developing storylines and writing articles
  • Assist communications department with production of game notes, press releases and other written content
  • Various game day communications and public relations duties
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field. 
  • 2-3 years of experience in sports media or communications
  • Excellent journalistic writing skills
  • Experience covering a beat for paper, magazine, online publication, etc.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to away games as needed and to various events around the community
  • Strong computer skills including InDesign, CRM, and basic HTML and website management

All candidates must submit at least two writing samples to be considered for this position. Please submit the writing samples to communications@dcunited.com


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Communications: Internet Communications
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER - FC DALLAS, Major League Soccer & Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX) (Frisco, TX)

After a championship season that included the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title, FC Dallas has an outstanding opportunity for a social media champion to implement a pioneering social media strategy. We are looking for someone who lives and breathes social media. We want someone who can develop our brand voice, understand social media metrics and predict what tools we’ll be using in six months.

 The full-time position will also be responsible for growing our social media user base, increasing our engagement and looking for opportunities for strategic partnerships. This position will also collaborate with a number of departments within the franchise (Marketing, Partnerships, etc.) to ensure that our social media strategy aligns with our key business goals and successfully tells the FC Dallas, FC Dallas Academy, National Soccer Hall of Fame and Toyota Stadium story. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all Team social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Periscope, YouTube
  • Maintain and further develop Team social media presence to inform, entertain and educate fan base
  • Leverage content on social media to drive traffic to FCDallas.com
  • Execute daily content across all platforms - from writing and creative through schedule of posts
  • Create and implement social media editorial calendar
  • Review existing Team social media strategies and policies
  • Develop and implement new social media strategy taking into account current, proven strategies
  • Develop smart, effective sponsor activation
  • Moderate fan message boards and comments across all platforms
  • Promote broadcast content, retail, ticket and community initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Expectations:

  • Grow social media following/engagement
  • Analyze and communicate metrics to essential Team personnel
  • Manage all platforms/delegate duties to various department staff members
  • Research and stay informed of latest trends and technology related to social media strategy and platforms

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to shoot and edit video and still images
  • Outstanding writer who understands how to create clear calls-to-action and creative, yet effective social media copy
  • 2-3 years of experience in digital/social media, interactive marketing, broadcasting, creative services or related field
  • Vast knowledge of all social media platforms and analytics platforms
  • Experience with writing, copy-editing
  • Experience with basic graphic design using such programs as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • High attention to detail/brand consistency
  • Motivated self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • Knowledge of MLS
  • Passion for sports and the social networking industry
  • Creative approach to profession

Demands of the Position:

  • Long, irregular hours including nights, weekends and some holidays
  • Travel to away games
  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time

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

1. 1. Yes/No: I have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field? Yes/No: I have 2-3 years of experience in digital/social media, interactive marketing, broadcasting, creative services or related field? Yes/No: I am available to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays?
2. 2. Yes/No: I have 2-3 years of experience in digital/social media, interactive marketing, broadcasting, creative services or related field?
3. 3. Yes/No: I am available to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays?
4. 4. Yes/No: In the last seven years, have you been convicted of a major crime other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, please explain (will not necessarily disqualify you for a position)


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Director of Digital Media - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description

The Director of Digital Media is responsible for all digital strategy, including internet, email, database, APPs, social media and other interactive Digital initiatives. This person will work closely with the appropriate operations, marketing, communications, and sales departments, as he/she drives the strategy and development of marketing and team content for distribution via various MNUFC platforms including, but not limited to: mnufc.com, blogs, third-party websites, social media, APPs, etc. This person will supervise the Digital Content Manager, the Social Media Coordinator, and the Marketing Coordinator. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN.

Essential Job Functions:

·         Direct and manage all digital strategy for MNUFC (websites, email communications, social media platforms, and mobile applications)

·         Serve in a leadership role within the department

·         Deliver an integrated digital strategy across a variety of departments: Marketing & Communications, Ticket Sales & Service, Sponsorship, etc. 

·         Develop unique digital content and direct strategic digital plans for a variety of organization-wide initiatives (breaking news, ticket sales, MNUFC programs, promotions, events and more)

·         Create fan-engagement initiatives to increase followers and encourage interaction with MNUFC digital assets (mnufc.com, social media platforms and mobile), including customized content, trivia, polls, contests, sweepstakes and more

·         Monitor and track trends in digital content consumption to help make decisions on what content is resonating with users

·         Develop and measure key metrics for large initiatives and develop plans for course correction when needed

·         Create and provide dashboards including benchmark information and recommendations for future initiatives. Utilize metrics to optimize the user experience and increase engagement and reduce drop-off rates

·         Act as key MNUFC liaison to Major League Soccer Digital department

o   Disseminate messaging to/from appropriate internal stakeholders

o   Guide creation of custom landing pages.

·         Supervise MNUFC Digital Department personnel

·         Develop and manage a yearly editorial calendar of key events, announcements, unique content and various storylines for digital offerings

·         Generate content ideas and organize production of behind-the-scenes videos for mnufc.com, APPs, social media assets and Video on Demand

·         Develop creative campaigns and manage execution for special initiatives

·         Develop creative strategy and manage execution for social media promotions and campaigns (scavenger hunts, in-park social media promotions, etc.)

·         Establish and maintain budgets for digital initiatives, video production, special events relating to social media engagement

·         Monitor effectiveness of all MNUFC digital efforts and track progress by creating and delivering monthly progress reports

·         Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree required, and a concentration in journalism or English is preferred

·         At least three years of experience working at a digital agency required   

·         A minimum of five years of experience directly relevant to above tasks and responsibilities with demonstrated record of accomplishment

·         Solid experience in sports/entertainment is strongly preferred

·         A broad and practical knowledge of writing, editing, proofreading, advertising and digital in addition to professional and sound judgment

·         A proven track record growing an online audience via various forms of content, fan interactivity and engaging promotions

·         Demonstrated success in implementing copywriting skills in a similarly-sized and high profile organization is strongly preferred.

·         Ability to collaborate and work together as a part of a team with all departments within the organization

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Vivid imagination, fluency with language and a talent for persuasion

·         Working knowledge of photography and video camera, including intermediate video editing skills.

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office

·         Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays 

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

1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in related field?
2. Do you have three years of experience working at a digital agency?
3. Do you have a minimum of five years of experience direcetly relevant to the tasks and responsibilities of this position?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Coordinator Game Presentation - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

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. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Take your live-entertainment event presentation experience to the next level as Coordinator, Game Presentation for the New York Red Bulls!   We are searching for the right person to help create the best in-arena experience in the Major League Soccer. The Coordinator, Game Presentation must be a passionate and creative leader who can deliver, lead, influence, and communicate our vision to multiple internal stakeholders and most importantly our fans.  This person will be the creative visionary to design the most impactful game presentation in Major League Soccer. This is a unique opportunity to build our game presentation to the next level. The position will oversee the relationships with several third party vendors that create the best fan experience in the New York area, as well as work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments within the organization including fan services, ticket sales, partnership sales, marketing, content and communications departments to develop, execute, and implement best in class entertainment programming while stewarding the New York Red Bulls brand and mission. This position of Coordinator, Game Presentation is part-time.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Required to perform the job)

       Ability to transform and maintain the in-game experience identity and culture while maximizing the in-game Fan Experience and delivering a complete entertainment event for all New York Red Bulls home matches.

       Work collaboratively in decision-making processes with teammates throughout the organization.

       Create an exciting and entertaining program in order to enhance the overall in-game fan experience at all New York Red Bulls home matches.

       Work with key stake-holders within the club to ensure our planning and execution is effective and efficient that meets our business objectives and enhances the Fan Experience.

       Continually research new, refreshing ideas from other teams, venues, sports leagues and other live entertainment groups that will enhance and improve the overall game entertainment.

       Develop and write game scripts, manage game crew, book and organize pre-game, halftime, and in-game ceremonies (including National Anthem Singers, halftime performers, special guests, military acknowledgements, etc.).

       Provide training and instruction to assure execution of department’s goals.

       Manage field producers and assistants.

       Develop new and creative presentation features for home games including but not limited to; developing and creating the activity, preparing complete scripts and movements, conducting rehearsals, and overall scheduling.

       Liaise with other team members to integrate sponsorship and fan services into the game atmosphere/presentation.

       Serve as the liaison between the Game Entertainment Staff and various departments within the organization.

       Work closely with the Fan Services and Sales Departments to develop policies, plans, and procedures to all activations involving Red Members and Ticket Holders.

       Assist with hiring, training, recruiting and retain part-time event team members.


 

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

       Ability to set a creative vision, identity, and strategy for the in-arena experience.

       Desire to “over deliver” for the customer experience within a sports environment.

       Always looking to “WOW” the fans.

       Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.

       Strong creative skills and a demonstrated ability to engage people through creativity.

       Creative thinker with an ability to take initiative.

       Excellent knowledge of live sporting events, with a particular focus on soccer.

       Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects.

       Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by game and event schedule.

       Excellent time-management skills and detail oriented.

       Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

EDUCATION:  

Bachelors degree required

 

EXPERIENCE:

1-2 years experience coordinating game entertainment for a professional sports team.

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 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.

 

 


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Communications Coordinator - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

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. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New York Red Bulls are hiring a full-time Communications Coordinator to start immediately. This position reports to the Manager of Communications.

The Communications Coordinator will assist with all aspects of communications and media relations needs surrounding the New York Red Bulls organization. This position will manage media operations and media accreditation for New York Red Bulls home games and other events at Red Bull Arena, draft press releases and communicate team news, and be the primary individual responsible for weekly media and broadcast notes.

This position will manage internal company communications, and be the secondary point of contact for media inquiries and interview requests.

This position will also oversee the New York Red Bulls Communications internship program, and manage game day employees.

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

       A Strong working knowledge of the sport of soccer.

       Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign required

       Understanding of social media platforms such as twitter and Instagram

       1-3 years’ experience working in college or professional sports is required

 

 

 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or a related field strongly preferred.

 

 

               

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.

 

 


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Assistant, Media Relations - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

JOB TITLE:    Assistant, Media Relations

SUPERVISOR:   Manager, Media Relations

DESCRIPTION: This position will include writing opportunities, statistic and fact checking, photo and news clip archiving, copyediting and a variety of other assignments on game days. The selected candidate will work from the club’s front office on a part-time basis and is expected to be available for 15-20 hours per week in addition to all home matches.

Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

·      Assist the Coordinator, Media Relations and the Manager, Media Relations in creation of all weekly updates and game notes

·      Draft articles and provide statistical information for club’s matchday magazine and website

·      Research and collect club-related news clips

·      Sort and maintain the club’s photo archive

·      Game day duties as assigned, including press box set-up, recording and transcribing postgame press conferences and assisting with match recaps

Requirements:

·      Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite programs, including InDesign and Photoshop

·      Advanced writing skills with knowledge of AP Style

·      Strong communication skills and sharp attention to detail

·      Exceptional time management and ability to work under strict deadlines

·      Knowledge of soccer, the San Jose Earthquakes and Major League Soccer

·      Desire for a career in sports communications

·      Prior experience in the sports industry strongly preferred, but not required


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Gameday Media Relations Staff - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

JOB TITLE:    Game Day Media Relations Staff

SUPERVISOR:   Manager, Media Relations

DESCRIPTION: The Game Day Media Relations Staff will help oversee media relations operations at all Earthquakes home matches. Game day roles include photo marshal, photographers’ workroom attendant, statistician, and media will call attendant, among others. The club is looking to add multiple individuals to the game day staff.

Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

·      Oversee key areas of the club’s media relations game day operations

·      Assist members of the media to ensure a smooth and enjoyable work experience

·      Work in collaboration with the media relations coordinator and media relations manager to solve problems that may arise

Requirements:

·      Knowledge of soccer, the San Jose Earthquakes and Major League Soccer

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·      Capability to manage assignments from start to finish without direct supervision

·      Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

·      Must be able to work at least 75% of all home matches during the 2017 season, including non-league competitions, which may take place at several different venues throughout the Bay Area

·      Punctuality and promptness

·      Prior experience in sports preferred, but not required


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