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Job Title: Senior Manager, Social Media
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/02/2018
Expire Date: 07/02/2018
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Job Description
Senior Manager, Social Media
The Senior Manager, Social Media is a leader within the social media team, helping to position the League as the most engaging and innovative sports brand in social media. The role will focus on providing a rich content experience to MLS fans.


Content Creation
•Deliver on-site social media content to fans, either through travel to matches or coordination of in-market creators
•Coordinate with full MLS Content team on ideation, timing, and execution of social and other content programs
•Develop and distribute video content for MLS with an emphasis on MLS social media channels
•Create graphics, animated GIFs, videos, and other visual content that align with the user habits within each community
•Support league and club digital and communications initiatives

Content Ecosystem
•Collaborate across the enterprise on strategies that leverage players, partners, influencers, and/or celebrities to achieve enterprise-wide KPIs
•Serve as social media liaison for MLS Creators Matrix
•With Director, Social Media and Manager, Social Media, help implement and manage a content collaboration and distribution program with players, clubs and other stakeholders

•Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training of employees as assigned
•Manage staff members and develop personal growth opportunities for employees.
•Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process:
◦Plan, monitor, and review performance;
◦Coach and counsel employees;
◦Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies

•Assist in daily monitoring, management and maintenance of the MLS social media communities
•Plan and activate unique, innovative programming at key league events
•Additional responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s Degree
•7-8+ years of experience in social media, communications or marketing

Required Skills
•Trailblazing attitude, a creative spirit, and a passion for storytelling
•Prior corporate experience utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
•Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere and/or Photoshop), Excel and PowerPoint
•Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
•Passionate about providing fans with a great digital experience by listening, interacting and producing innovative content
•Knowledge of MLS and US Soccer
•Previous experience managing, motivating and developing direct reports
•Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
•High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
•Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
•Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
•Ability and willingness to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays (this position will require working most weekends throughout the MLS season)

Desired Skills:
•Basic knowledge of HTML coding
•Business proficiency in Spanish and/or French
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Company Description:
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer features 23 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. MLS and SUM are committed to attracting and retaining the most innovative talent in the industry. We offer an environment that recognizes teamwork and collaboration, fosters diversity and encourages creativity, all while sharing a passion for The Beautiful Game.
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