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Communications: Internet Communications
Digital Coordinator - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

The Digital Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination of D.C. United’s digital assets, including but not limited to dcunited.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram. The Digital Coordinator will assist with editing and creating content, including written articles, videos, and photography. The role will work closely with multiple departments within the organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Draft, edit and post original content in both written and video formats to dcunited.com
  • Ability to copyedit in a fast-paced professional sports environment and assist with the team’s content management system, ensuring quality assurance
  • Contribute to the creation of multimedia content on behalf of dcunited.com
  • Manage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts – while always maintaining the club’s tone and style
  • Contribute to the club’s social media strategies, presence and growth
  • Create headlines, teasers and summaries that entice readers and drive traffic to dcunited.com
  • Work with other departments to develop content strategies for their initiatives, ensuring up-to-date maintenance of dcunited.com and other official team platforms
  • Ability to brainstorm, develop and deliver impactful pieces of content to help reach the department’s overall annual content goals across all platforms
  • Responsible for social media photography while covering club events and matches
  • Post press releases, MLS-provided content and more to dcunited.com

NONESSENTIAL/SUPPORTIVE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Help manage D.C. United’s overall digital strategy and goals
  • Act as liaison for PR-related content as needed, including the creation of club press releases, player bios, etc.
  • Deploy email communication on behalf of marketing and PR departments

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Experience running digital and social media for a large company or brand
  • Knowledge of soccer and MLS is strongly preferred, but not required   
  • Strong understanding of digital and social media platforms and experience posting content to a website and social media sites
  • Must possess a strong work ethic as well as a dedicated and positive attitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; exceptional grammar and copy editing skills
  • Excellent professionalism due to confidential nature of business
  • Professional behavior demonstrated at all times, including demeanor and appearance, around athletes, coaches and team executives as well as in all work zones
  • Ability to develop trust and strong relationships within the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with outstanding time/task management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and execute several assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively with strong interpersonal skills; pleasant and professional at all times with co-workers
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays including D.C. United game days

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university required
  • Minimum of two years of related digital platform experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Candidate should have working knowledge of Content Management Systems, Drupal, HTML and CSS
  • Must have experience with Photoshop or similar software for editing
  • Preferred experience with Final Cut Pro or other video editing software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, otherwise note that we have normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

  • Must be able to use a computer
  • Must be able to write, type and use phone system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the conclusion of the calendar year
  • Supervisor and Employee will establish annual goals

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Communications: Communications Department Management
Director, Communications - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Director, Communications

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTING TO: Vice President, Communications

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC will be the new benchmark for professional soccer teams in the United States. The team will begin play in March 2015 and their inaugural campaign will be played in Yankee stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A key role in the Communications team, the Director, Communications will be responsible for the development and execution of New York City FC plans in public relations, community relations, City Voice, community outreach, our CSR work and generally building positive relationships with community stakeholders in New York.  In addition, the position will be the main contact supporting the development and delivery of marketing communications and internal communications for New York City FC.  The role will also assist various members of the CFG team in Manchester and London on the roll out of communication in commercial, partner-focused, and some corporate activities.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Support the Vice President of Communications in developing and executing New York City FC public relations campaigns
  • Draft press releases, biographies, speeches, award submissions and briefing notes
  • Act as a brand ambassador to ensure our identity and values are properly represented as we communicate with our broad range of audiences
  • Conduct media monitoring and media evaluation, responding to and directing related media enquiries, and working with communications agencies to manage media outreach where required
  • Support the New York City FC Director of Media Relations and develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant key reporters from sports business, trade and marketing media
  • Work with VP Communications and VP Marketing to develop annual Marketing Communications calendar and to develop a media/PR plan to support it
  • Deliver and/or support communication launches according to agreed plans of new Club partnerships and develop communications plans for existing partners, including scheduling, logistics, time line and production
  • Provide support and advice where appropriate to relevant departments at New York FC with regards to the most suitable delivery mechanisms or solutions for the design and implementation of corporate communication activities
  • Provide communication support on CSR and community development projects, internal communication, and fan relationship management
  • Other duties as assigned

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

  • All colleagues within the Communications team in the City Football Group and in all of our international bases
  • Head of Marketing Communications, City Football Group
  • Director of Community Development
  • Colleagues in Marketing, Partnership Marketing, Sales, Digital and Fan Relationship Management teams
  • Retained PR agencies which report to the New York City FC Communications team
  • Where relevant, PR teams for commercial partners.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar position (either in communications, public/media relations, or journalism)
  • Ability to see the big picture as well as supervise day-to-day operations
  • Demonstrated success with strategic/integrated communications
  • Outstanding communications, issues management and relationship building skills
  • Work well in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary

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

1. Do you have a minimum of 7 years of experience?


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, Media Relations - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE:  Manager, Media Relations

DEPARTMENT:  Communications

REPORTING TO:  Director, Media Relations

LOCATION:  New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC will be the new benchmark for professional soccer teams in the United States. The team will begin play in March 2015 and their inaugural campaign will be played in Yankee stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager of Media Relations is responsible for supporting the Director of Media Relations in managing media inquiries and monitoring New York City FC media coverage.  This position will oversee the distribution of all media advisories and press releases and play a vital role in developing relationships with Spanish media. The role will also handle certain match day deliverables, including accreditation and stat packs.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Support the Director of Media Relations as necessary, to ensure all media inquiries are responded to in a professional and timely manner
  • Monitor Spanish Media and manage Spanish interview process as directed
  • Administer daily media access at the training ground and assist the Director of Media Relations on planning who will be available when
  • Monitor all NYCFC media coverage ensuring the Communications department is aware of any issues that need to be managed
  • Send out all media advisories and press releases in English and Spanish
  • Assist Director of Media Relations by identifying and executing opportunities in media relations for the academy; highlighting work being doing with NYCFC’s youth academy and affiliate clubs
  • Assist in managing the media requests for all squad players
  • Foster strong relationships with Spanish speaking players and with Spanish media
  • Attend all home matches, and occasional away matches at the discretion of the Director of Media Relations
  • Administer accreditation for NYCFC matches at Yankee Stadium
  • Ensure a premium match day experience for media
  • Key liaison with MLS and OPTA on production and printing of stat packs for media
  • Ensure delivery of stats packs and match-day logistics
  • Create the annual media guide and make sure it is kept up-to-date
  • Organize and keep the media contact database up-to-date
  • Work closely with the Yankee match day operations staff as delegated by the Director of Media Relations
  • Assist protocol on match day as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in media relations, preferably for a professional sports team
  • Experience working in soccer is an asset
  • The ability to speak and write fluently in English and Spanish
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and professionalism
  • Outstanding communications and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions
  • Ability to work flexible and irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary

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

1. Do you have a minimum of 3 years of experience in media relations?
2. Do you have experience working for a professional team or league? If so, please list.
3. Do you have the ability to speak and write fluently in both English and Spanish?


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

 MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTANT – SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

This position will report to the Senior Coordinator of Media Relations and will include writing opportunities, statistic and fact checking, photo and news clip archiving, copyediting, press box set up on game days and other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will work from the club’s front office on a part-time basis and will be expected to be available for 20 hours per week in addition to matches.

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

• Assist the Senior Coordinator of Media Relations in creation and maintenance of weekly updates and game notes

• Maintain the club’s photo archive

• Find and collect club-related news clips to organize and send to key stakeholders

• Assist with press box set up and other assignments on game days

• Copyediting for all written collateral

• Compile information and write articles for club’s matchday magazine

• Write and edit press releases

·  Attend Practice and help coordinate interviews

Requirements:

• Experience using Microsoft Office programs

• Experience using Adobe products, specifically InDesign

• Superb writing skills with knowledge of AP Style

• Strong communication skills and thorough attention to detail

• Exceptional organizational abilities and time management

• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure with motivation to succeed

• Knowledge of the San Jose Earthquakes and MLS a plus

• Experience in the sports industry preferred, but not required

• Must be able to work 20 hours per week and all of the team’s home games

• Desire for a career in sports media relations


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