Manager, Digital & Social Media with Bridgeport Sound Tigers in Bridgeport · CT

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Job Title: Manager, Digital & Social Media
Position: Full-Time, Salary plus benefits
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Experience Desired: 1-3 Years
 
Our Game Plan
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are looking for a dynamic and creative leader that can take our brand voice to a new level. As the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier entertainment and engaging content to our fanbase that stretches from Fairfield County all the way across the Long Island Sound. We have big plans for our future and this position is going to help us go the distance. 
 
How to Make the Team
The Digital & Social Media Manager is the content leader and voice behind all things Sound Tigers, regardless of the platform. They have a passion for storytelling and are not afraid to go all-in on a creative idea or content campaign. You’ll find the boundaries of typical digital/social media strategy but won’t be afraid to venture into the unknown.
 
Show Us You Can
  • Build a department from the ground up when it comes to campaign strategy, creativity, content creation, execution, and analysis
  • Take the Sound Tigers brand to the public and make us a household name
  • Monitor what the public is saying about the team through social listening platforms
  • Provide a first-class website and email communication experience for all Sound Tigers fans
  • Offer our audience close-up and “behind-the-scenes” content on all gamedays and team events
  • Crunch the numbers and make decisions through analytics to improve our social and digital effectiveness
 
What Skills You’ll Use
  • Flexibility: Handle multiple platforms, accounts, campaigns, and assets daily
  • Autonomy: Manage your own time, work independently, and prioritize tasks
  • Collaboration: Work with Sponsorship and Sales teams to create mutually beneficial content
  • Accountability: Take ownership of your work
  • Conflict Resolution: Show off your problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Creativity: Set the new standard for the team through new ideas, concepts, and content
 
Your Equipment
  • Bachelor’s degree (Marketing, Communications, Social Strategy, or related field)
  • 1-3 years of experience with a heavy focus on social media
  • Strong knowledge of social media content, strategic planning, and scheduling
  • Strong knowledge of SEO and SEM
  • Previous experience in website management and CMS platforms (Preferably Carbonhouse)
  • Previous experience with email communication, design, and scheduling platforms
  • Previous experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, After Effects, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
 
Where You’ll Go
You will primarily report to our Bridgeport, CT office, along with:
  • Attending home games and other events (events can fall on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays)
  • Traveling on occasion with the team (<5% travel)
 
What’s In It for You
  • Opportunities for Performance & Team-Based Bonuses
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers Tickets
  • Opportunities for Tickets to Select Arena Events
  • Being Part of a Growing Team/Business
  • A Fun and Exciting Atmosphere
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental benefits
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off
 
The Fine Print
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have 1-3 years of experience with a heavy focus on social media?

  3. Do you have demonstrated knowledge in content publishing best practices and ideation/development/execution of content platforms?

  4. Do you have ability to work nights, weekends and events as needed?

  5. Do you have previous experience in digital and social at a sports team?

  6. Do you have previous experience in digital and social at an established content publisher?

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