Major League Soccer

Project Manager, Media

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1784
# of Openings
1
Category
Media

Overview

MLS is looking for a passionate, organized Project Manager to join the MLS Media Department as it prepares to build and launch a new production and content infrastructure to service its recently announced distribution partnership with Apple. The Project Manager will drive project teams, deliverables, and schedules. The Project Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining a collaborative work environment, interacting with the team throughout all project phases, creating/monitoring detailed project plans, and associated project deliverables.

The Project Manager will have experience in defining, planning, scheduling, and communicating project activities.  They must be able to apply creative and strategic thinking and project management skills to satisfy project requirements.  They should also be able to proactively identify and manage risk. Problem solving and the ability to adapt current processes to meet project goals and requirements are essential elements of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the execution, management, and quality of several concurrent projects, ensuring all project goals and requirements are met.
  • Interact with other work streams to integrate production and content into overall project management structure
  • Proactively communicates with project owners about recommendations, risks, challenges, and solutions.
  • Drive collaboration and execution across groups 
  • Employ a proactive approach toward project management, identifying needs that stakeholders may not recognize, ensuring that approaches and solutions are linked to goals, recommendations and guidelines, and future needs.
  • Serve as a main interface on projects, clarifying strategic requirements, explains complex ideas clearly, manages expectations and leads status meetings with the team
  • Create project charter, phases, tasks, assignments, dependencies, and target dates are created and updated to ensure consistency with Media department's best practices.
  • Identify and escalate any scheduling issues, including rush projects, missed deadlines, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience
  • PMP certification desired
  • Expertise in project management tools, such as Asana, Jira, Smartsheets, MS Project desired

Qualifications

  • Demonstrates initiative and innovation; identifies and supports ways to improve processes through technology or new ways of thinking
  • 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
  • Demonstrated decision making and solutions oriented
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Experience working within a PMO
  • Experience in video content and production environments
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

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