Major League Soccer

  • Director, Media Partnerships

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The sport of soccer continues to grow in North America as the media landscape keeps evolving.  This position will sit in the middle of both soccer and media.  As a member of the Media Partnerships group, the Director of Media Partnerships will have a key role in how MLS content (both live and non-live) is viewed across the media ecosystem.  The primary role is to be the MLS point person in our relationships with all emerging digital/social platforms.  This person would be constantly trying to grow the League’s reach in maximizing our content with partners.



    • Drive innovation for MLS by building strong relationships with dynamic media partners
    • Manage day-to-day key digital media relationships and partnerships including: new technology, beta tests, product launches, promotions, content management, planning and commercial support and integration
    • Monitor and track media performance with League’s performance management team
    • Establish ongoing relationships with Clubs to ensure Clubs are integrated with League media partners
    • Collaborate across internal functional areas (ex. Marketing, Production, Content) to ensure media strategy is executed and integrated with all areas of the MLS business
    • Coordinate with Senior Director, Content Distribution on the transition from new business to partner management
    • Identify media trends and recommend new business strategies
    • Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training 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
    • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees 

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Support other media partnerships (ex. Domestic broadcast partners) where/as needed
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 8-10+ years of experience in digital media 


    • Strong knowledge of media landscape
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • Enjoys and excels at working cross-functionally and managing external/partner relationships
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and strong PowerPoint skills
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision under tight timelines

    Desired skills

    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer
    • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays 



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