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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: Internet Communications
Part-Time - Digital Media Associate - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

The LA Galaxy is seeking a Digital Associate to manage all LA Galaxy II content development and web assets as well as creating and executing a robost social plan across LA Galaxy II’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Additionally, the Digital Associate will assist with day-to-day digital and social functions for lagalaxy.com and the club’s first team social media channels. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, good time management skills and the desire to expand their knowledge and sports business experience.

  • Manage all LA Galaxy II content development and web assets
  • Manage all LA Galaxy II social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Update and maintain lagalaxy.com
  • Build and create engaging content around LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II and LA Galaxy Academy
  • Assist with the management of stubhubcenter.com and StubHub Center social channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Assist with the management of LA Galaxy social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Research and identify digital trends and best practices
  • Edit and maintain a robust content calendar for LA Galaxy II
  • Edit, proof read and craft copy for lagalaxy.com and stubhubcenter.com

Required Qualifications (Job Knowledge, Skills, and Education):

  1. A minimum education level of:  High School Diploma or its equivalency (Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree Preferred)        Part-time student Preferred

        Area of Study:

  1. Years of related work experience: At least 1 year of experience in field preferred.

 Preferred Qualifications (if applicable):

  1. Basic understanding of Drupal content management system
  2. Experience working in a digital ecosystem
  3. Understanding of various social media channels
  4. Strong written communication skills
  5. Ability to edit, proof read and craft copy
  6. Strong analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  7. Must be self-motivated and have strong verbal and written communication skills
  8. Must be well organized and detailed oriented
  9. Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop and Adobe
  10. Understanding of the game of Soccer and Major League Soccer

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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: Internet Communications
Coordinator, Social Media - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)

The Coordinator, Social Media will be responsible for all Philadelphia Union social media.  This position is in the Marketing Department and will report to the Manager, Digital.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute day-to-day social media initiatives by developing and posting content on social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, Pinterest, Tumblr)
  • Maintain social media/digital calendar for short and long term promotions
  • Develop social promotions in coordination with marketing, tickets, digital, community/foundation and corporate partnership
  • Monitor and engage communication with fans across all social media platforms in real time
  • Provide real time coverage of live events
  • Deliver monthly reports with statistics and results for social and email campaigns
  • Track, measure and analyze all initiatives and explore new ways to improve our digital presence

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from accredited four year college or university preferably  Marketing or Communications
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a social media, marketing, or digital content role, preferably in sports
  • Very strong familiarity with all social platforms and its tools/trends
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement campaigns
  • Significant experience leveraging metrics to drive campaign improvements
  • Experience with graphic design or video editing is a plus but not required
  • Self-starter who works well both as an individual and within a team environment
  • Creative photography experience is a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Proficient knowledge of HTML
  • Passionate about working in soccer and sports
  • Thinks creatively
  • Must be flexible to work nights and weekends

If selected, this person will be required to provide the following clearances:

  • PA Child Abuse History clearance
  • PA State Police Criminal Records Check
  • An FBI Criminal Background Check

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

1. Do you have a Twitter handle?


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