Vertical Video Specialist - WTA Ventures Operations, LLC (Open to Remote)

WTA Ventures Operations, LLC
Jobs in Open to Remote
Marketing: Social Media
Summary:   
The Vertical Video Specialist will be responsible for generating social-first content for WTA platforms, with a primary focus on TikTok, Reels and YouTube Shorts. This role will revolve around crafting captivating digital video content, encompassing filming, editing and publication.
 
The Vertical Video Specialist will contribute to the global advancement of women's tennis by producing engaging content, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and staying at the forefront of industry trends. Most importantly, this role will require the ability to leverage key narratives within the sport and present them in a social-first manner.
 
This position thrives in a fast-paced, global working environment and requires a positive attitude, proactive mindset and flexibility. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Social Media.
 
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilties: 
  •  Assist the Senior Manager, Social Media with critical projects and campaigns.
  • Take charge of social media management and content creation for WTA TikTok.
  •  Create and publish daily vertical content for WTA TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts, encompassing brand content, archival video, real-time match coverage and live event highlights.
  • Lead the vertical video content strategy.
  • Collaborate with internal video production, Creative Studio and social media teams to develop social-first video concepts.
  • Capture and edit short-form content during WTA events.
  • Stay updated on pop culture news, trending viral content and cultural themes to ensure content relevance and identify opportunities for WTA brand integration.
  •  Uphold the WTA's tone of voice on our social media platforms.
  • Champion diversity and inclusion in sports through advocacy and initiatives promoting equality and representation.
  • Cultivate relationships with athletes, influencers, and key stakeholders in the women's sports community.
  •  Perform other assigned duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, digital media, social media, video production or related field of study required.
  • Experience managing substantial accounts in the sports industry, preferably in live sports.
  • Experience collaborating with teams across different time zones.
  •  3-4 years of experience in social media or content production, either in an agency or in-house at a major consumer or sports brand.
  •  Minimum of 2 years of experience managing a TikTok account, including proficiency with in-app editing.

Required Skills and Competencies:
  •  A creative and self-assured content producer with a keen understanding of effective storytelling on social media. Demonstrated ability to spot trends on TikTok and Instagram and rapidly conceive, film and edit creative ideas.
  •  In-depth knowledge of and passion for tennis, especially women’s tennis, its personalities, tournament structure and a solid understanding of the women's sports landscape.
  • Intermediate-level graphic and video editing skills, with experience in Capcut, Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop & Rush) and familiarity with live video clipping tools (e.g., WSC, Grabyo).
  • While not mandatory, working knowledge of Premiere Pro & After Effects is a plus.
  • Ability to excel and thrive in a fast-paced environment, particularly on-site at large-scale events.
  • Profound understanding of various social media platforms, analytics tools and emerging trends in digital media.
  • A passion for promoting diversity and inclusion in sports.

Travel Requirements:
  •  Frequent domestic and international travel is expected.
  • This role will require nighttime and weekend hours.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities: 
None
 
Position Type/Work Schedule:
Full Time, 40 hours a week. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday and some weekends as requested. 
 
Work Environment/Physical Demands: 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the 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.
  
Working Conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.
 
Physical Demands
The employee is required to sit for long periods; use close/distant vision; hear using the telephone; bend at the waist and knee; communicate verbally and electronically with worldwide constituency; use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  
The WTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

WTA Ventures was founded as a joint venture partnership between the WTA Tour and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, in March 2023. WTA Ventures manage the commercial aspects of women's tennis, in order to develop and grow the sport worldwide.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally eligible to work in the US or UK?

  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship?

  3. What salary range are you looking for? (Range required)

  4. What is your experience in vertical video?

  5. Do you have Tennis knowledge and/or experience? Will you feel be comfortable speaking to tennis fans?

  6. Do you have TikTok experience?

  7. What is your general social media experience?

  8. Please list 3 of your favorite social media content pieces.