Major League Soccer

Content Producer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2021-1551
# of Openings
2
Category
Media

Overview

The MLS Media team is looking for motivated and high performing individuals to join the team. MLS Media oversees all of the League’s content including match broadcasts, highlights, video and written content as well as the League’s digital channels MLSsoccer.com, the MLS App, podcasts and newsletters.

 

MLS has the youngest and most diverse fan base in American pro sports and is looking for an individual to help manage MLSsoccer.com and the MLS App. Our digitally native fans are ravenous consumers of digital media about their favorite Club and players. This exciting new role will help market the League to new and existing fans while showcasing the burgeoning talent and atmosphere in MLS. 

 

The Content Producer will help oversee the daily content production of MLSsoccer.com and will be responsible for helping to create and layout stories, review content, manage the layout of the League site and app and develop story and video ideas to ensure complete coverage of MLS matches throughout the season.

 

Responsibilities

  • Leverage a brand new, cutting edge CMS to maximize the usability and layout of every item posted on the website and app
  • Manage site layouts to showcase the key stories or matches 
  • Coordinate with MLS design teams to develop visual assets to support stories, video and other content items.
  • Generate content ideas on a daily basis that these stories are aligned with fan needs and department content goals
  • Closely monitor news from MLS clubs as well as local, national and international news sites and the social media community for stories that impact the world of MLS. Oversee the creation of timely, responsive content based on news from around the league
  • Display keen content judgement throughout the content process to ensure content is in sync with the league’s brand and values 
  • Oversee a team of freelancers who are writing and editing stories on tight timelines especially on match nights
  • Help with the creation of content plans around special events
  • Collaborate with social, video, graphics and user experience staffers in the creation and distribution of content to maximize efficiency, user experience and impact
  • Provide performance feedback to the team of freelance writers and editors
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years’ experience of writing and producing content for a digital publication
  • 3+ years’ experience editing content for a digital publication
  • Ability to edit, write and post content within a content management system
  • Ability to edit images and leverage video and social media content elements to help produce compelling content
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and know how to prioritize assignments
  • Understand basic concepts of search engine optimization and an ability to write compelling headlines
  • Strong knowledge of the world of soccer and familiarity with Major League Soccer, its teams and players
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated decision making and solutions oriented
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays 

Desired Skills

  • Ability to speak Spanish or French a plus

 

 

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