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Communications: Social Media
Coordinator, Digital - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Coordinator, Digital

DEPARTMENT: Marketing

REPORTING TO: Manager, Social Media and Content

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC kicked off the third season in club history in March 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Digital Coordinator role will manage NYCFC’s photography, coordinating freelance photographers on matchdays and shooting at the training ground and at club events in and around the five boroughs. In addition to this, the Digital Coordinator will provide assistance to the editorial/video/social efforts of the club, posting galleries, articles and videos to NYCFC.com and on the team’s social media channels. The ideal candidate must have a photography portfolio which you should provide a link to in your application, as well as a good knowledge of soccer/NYCFC/MLS and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Some comfort, experience and flair for posting on visual social media channels, such as Instagram and Snapchat is also desirable.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Coordinating freelance photography on match days 
  • Photo catalog manager
  • Provide photos to Players, NYCFC Communications team and external media
  • Coordinate photo shoots including headshots of new players
  • Responsible for all day to day photography and content capture of club led events, first-team training sessions, NYCFC Academy activity, City in the Community activations, and anything else relating to NYCFC’s efforts to raise awareness in the region
  • Organize shot list and freelance contributors to gamedays and major events
  • Work closely with Manager, Social Media and Content to create timely graphics, videos, viral, sharable social media content to react to or broadcast club and wider soccer talking points
  • Assist Managing Editor, Manager, Content and Digital and Written intern in posting articles, galleries and videos to the website and across social media platforms
  • Responsible for bringing fans “in” – to give more of a feel that we are present with the first-team on daily basis, whether that’s commissioning guys at Purchase to gather photos/videos for social, or being up there
  • Provide gameday assistance to Manager, Content and Digital in manning social media channels (IE: snapchat and Instagram)
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager, Content and Digital

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field
  • Sports photography experience
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience working on websites, website projects or social media platforms
  • Immersed in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and others)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Beginning knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience resolving cross-platform, multi-browser issues
  • Has experience with Google Analytics or similar reporting platform
  • Thorough knowledge of soccer, NYCFC and MLS
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Deadline-oriented; experience at getting projects done quickly, with high standards of quality
  • Intense passion for helping NYCFC grow social media aspects of the business
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems in high pressure situations with tight deadlines
  • Candidate may be required to provide specific examples of their work
  • Ability to travel to road matches and to pre-season and post-season tours stretching for weeks at a time
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

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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: Senior Manager, Media Relations

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer. It was announced as the league's twentieth franchise on May 21, 2013 and is the first and only Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs of New York City. Majority owned by City Football Group, which includes Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager of Media Relations is an integral part of the Communications department splitting time between the Front Office and the First Team training facility.  He/she will be responsible for supporting the Senior Manager 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 local, national and international media. He/she will be tasked with traveling to away games, pre-season and international friendlies, when needed, and will handle certain match day deliverables at Yankee Stadium, including accreditation, stat packs and overseeing the game day staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Support the Senior Manager of Media Relations to ensure all media inquiries are responded to in a professional and timely manner
  • Coordinate media interview process from beginning to end as directed

  • Administer daily media access at the training ground and assist the Senior Manager of Media Relations on planning who will be available when

  • Integrate with the First Team and the Sporting Department and become a point person for any questions

  • 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 while coordinating with the digital team

  • Assist Senior Manager 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

  • Attend all home matches, and occasional away matches at the discretion of the Senior Manager of Media Relations

  • Travel to pre-season and international friendlies when required

  • Oversee accreditation for NYCFC matches at Yankee Stadium

  • Schedule and act as the point person for all match day staff

  • 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 Senior Manager 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

  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations, preferably for a professional sports team

  • Previous experience/soccer knowledge is an asset

  • Ability to work with high-profile athletes and celebrities in a professional manner

  • Comfortable traveling both nationally and internationally on a regular basis

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

  • 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


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Communications: Social Media
Manager, Digital - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management

  • Oversee the overall content strategy and content calendar for the Philadelphia Union, with platform specific execution plans for social, web, video and email.
  • Assure Non-Union Events and Bethlehem Steel FC (Union’s USL Team) are being supported, promoted and executed properly through digital channels
  • Manage two direct reports:  Social Media Coordinator, Web Content Manager
  • Serve as a liaison with MLS for digital

Strategy

  • Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns to support key sales, partner fulfillment, lead generation, marketing and branding initiatives
  • Devise strategies to grow social media audience size and engagement
  • Devise strategies to drive online traffic to philadelphiaunion.com

Paid Media

  • Work with media agency to manage Union paid advertising campaigns (retargeting, search, social)
  • Monitor weekly ROI, analyze key takeaways from paid media for each game, make recommendations on future spends, optimize spends

Social Media

  • Oversee social media platforms, ensuring information is timely and matches with our content calendar

Web

  • Responsible for regular website creation and maintenance efforts including game coverage, posting of articles, videos, photo galleries, landing pages
  • Conceptualize, design and code site pages using HTML, CSS
  • Utilize DFP to assist in ad trafficking duties for partner and internal requests

Analytics

  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns on a weekly and monthly basis

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Experience: 2-4 years of digital marketing/website management experience in content creation, analytics and proven results
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to develop insights
  • Must have experience of Drupal - HTML required, CSS a plus
  • Understand current digital marketing industry/trends
  • Experience with Google Analytics and other tools such as Shareablee, CrowdTangle and native Facebook/Twitter insights
  • Experience in building and tracking paid marketing campaigns
  • Strong organizational and time/project management skills. Must be able to meet multiple deadlines at once
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Knowledge of soccer and MLS a plus

If selected for an internship with the Philadelphia Union the intern will be required to provide the following clearances:

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

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Communications: Social Media
Communications Intern, Union Youth & Academy (Fall 2017) - Philadelphia Union Academy (Wayne, PA)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in creating, editing and publishing content for philadelphiaunion.com, specifically on Philadelphia Union Academy and Youth Development program
  • Assist in developing storylines and creating articles including player feature stories, match recaps
  • Participate in Union weekly digital content meetings
  • Contribute to the overall digital content strategy for the Club
  • Curate & publish photo galleries from Union Academy matches, events, practice etc.
  • Assist in creating, editing, and disseminating documents and presentations for internal consumption relating to Philadelphia Union Youth Development and its related entities
  • Assist in creating, editing, and updating Union Youth newsletters, web content, and related digital assets
  • Support the Union Youth Business Development team in developing and executing communication strategies for new products and initiatives
  • May involve taking photos and shooting video

*This is an unpaid, academic internship.  To be considered, you must be receiving academic credit *

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This position will be based out of Wayne, PA
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student with an emphasis in journalism, communications, web design or related field
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who is able to take initiative in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated and strong understanding of digital and social media practices
  • Experience with a content management system (CMS)
  • Knowledge of Major League Soccer and Youth Soccer preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays

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

1. Are you pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree? (required)
2. Are you receiving course credit for an internship? (required)
3. Are you aware that this is an un-paid internship?
4. Do you have local housing or a plan to get local housing should you be offered the internship
5. What is your specific weekly availability for this internship, including weekends?
6. When could you start?
7. When would you end?


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