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Senior Director, Digital Content with XFL in Stamford, CT

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About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

About the Position
The XFL is seeking a creative, meticulous and versatile Senior Director of Digital Content. As a leader of the XFL’s content team, based out of XFL Headquarters in Stamford, CT, this person will manage a small content team and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the league’s websites while partnering with XFL’s head of social to execute content across all platforms. The ideal candidate should be passionate about digital content trends and utilize a journalistic approach to content creation. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Content & Media.

What you will do
  • Oversee and manage day-to-day editorial production and programming efforts for the flagship XFL website, including league and team content and other XFL-branded digital content.
  • Lead and inspire content team charged with producing engaging digital content for the website and social platforms operated by the XFL, encompassing functional updates, article and headline writing, editing, social content creation and video playlist curation.
  • Manage and perform other content and programming duties, including homepage and XFL App management, leveraging news judgment and data analytics to drive editorial decision-making.
  • Collaborate with the XFL Communications team to curate third party news content (print and video) for repurposing on XFL digital and social channels.
  • Manage the creation of original content across multiple formats, including articles, photo galleries, polls, video presentations and other interactive features.
  • Develop content programming and marketing strategies for XFL video content, including both live shows and original series.
  • Coordinate with digital design, photography, social media and video production teams to support daily multifaceted, multimedia content creation.
  • Produce and conduct interviews with XFL coaches, athletes, staff, fans, etc. and assist in the execution of on-location video and photo productions, with availability to travel when required.
  • Independently generate grammatically accurate and polished copy with minimal edits required.
  • Keep current with XFL news, roster moves and on-field results.

What you will bring
  • 8-10 years experience in sports, news, entertainment, television and/or interactive content field, with a focus on digital content production and channel programming.
  • “Digital native” background in writing, editing and collaborating on the web or mobile space with a proven ability to conceive and produce high-quality, high-interest content.
  • Strong editorial judgment with a proven track record for independently conceiving and publishing compelling content across multiple mediums.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Impeccable grammar and diction required.
  • Experience working with content and video management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, etc.).
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented with exceptional time management and multitasking skills, with an ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Must be able to work a non-traditional schedule, including nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Knowledge of football (formations, X’s and O’s, terminology, history) a plus but not mandatory.
  • Strong copy-editing experience and AP Style familiarity.
  • Proven proficiency using the Internet as a content cultivation resource and for other various uses.
  • Familiarity with analytics tools and metric tracking (e.g. Google Analytics).
  • Ability to traffic digital ads and manage campaigns is a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits and terminations.

** Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for The XFL will be considered. The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining, or extending work authorization. **

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