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Creative Assistant, Digital and Social Media/Copywriter with Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) in

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Marketing: Social Media
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Full Job Description
The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential.

The ECNL mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.

The ECNL Commitment:
We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly.

As the Creative Assistant of Digital and Social Media, you will manage the heartbeat of The ECNL brand. You, a witty-minded social guru with a passion for soccer, business, and pop culture, will assist in pushing the envelope of entertainment via our social platforms and fan conversations.

You will be primarily responsible for the ideating, planning, executing, and reporting of various social strategies & campaigns that utilize innovation and creativity to benefit our brand, our business, and our sponsors. You have an affinity for witty writing, a passion for soccer, an eye for engaging photos & video, a pulse on the world of pop-culture, and an innate drive to consistently create, innovate, and utilize new tools to mix it all up.

  • Develop engaging content for league’s social media platforms including but not limited to; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn through photography, video, copywriting and graphic design
  • Maintain organizational social media calendar
  • Assist in creating and developing social media campaigns
  • Monitor and report on digital trends and industry social networks
  • Organize and archive photos from all games and events
  • Organize and report on analytics for all digital and social media platforms, including a weekly social report
  • Keep track and organize all social media posts, initiatives and campaigns throughout the season
  • Assist with giveaway distribution at events and throughout season
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by the Creative Director

  • Passion for social media and broad knowledge of platforms, trends, tools vital to develop and execute a successful corporate social media strategy
  • Innate understanding of “the language of the internet” (its sarcasm, quirks, vibe, etc.)
  • Avid user of social media (experience using on behalf of a business preferred)
  • A detailed knowledge of social media analytics
  • Practical graphic design, video, and photography experience
  • Soccer knowledge and/or knowledge of The ECNL organization
  • Strong interpersonal, organization and customer service skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a professional attitude that is customer service oriented
  • Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Manage the ideation, planning, execution, and reporting for all social platforms owned by the organization
  • Work with the Creative Director to ideate, plan, execute, and report on social campaigns designed to cleverly integrate sponsors within our social channels
  • Create and maintain social library of all clubs, key partners, notable alum, etc. to quick reference
  • Work with various organizational departments to ideate and plan how social fits in and supports campaign objectives (Communications, Events, Board, etc.)
  • Work with both internal and external creative to manage the development and production of engaging digital media from concept to execution (photos, videos, podcasts, charts, graphics, illustrations, etc.)
  • Maintain forward-looking social posting calendars
  • Create and maintain regular reports of key social metrics
  • Understand and stay up-to-date with the capabilities and restrictions of each social network currently utilized (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.)
  • Stay on top of social platform trends, advancements, and shifts.
  • Manage the scheduling of all social posts
  • Cover all events
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

What we’re looking for:
  • Background in photography/video
  • Familiar with Microsoft Applications; experience with Adobe Creative Suites a plus
  • Ability to work non-traditional work hours
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with great problem-solving skills
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience including at least 1-3 years of professional experience in digital marketing and social media

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

  • The ECNL will provide a smart phone and will pay for the monthly service and data plan associated with the phone.
  • The ECNL will provide a laptop computer which will be utilized for all work duties.
  • 401(k) after one year of employment with a percentage contribution from the league.
  • The ECNL will provide full coverage of health and dental benefits.

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance

Supplemental Pay:
  • Bonus pay

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Copywriting: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:
  • Temporary Remote. Richmond, Va. 

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Remote interview process

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