Media Services & Operations Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team.
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
The Media Services & Operations Coordinator will be responsible for taking the lead on overseeing all media operations pertaining to U.S. Soccer events. This position includes, but not limited to, managing U.S. Soccer’s accreditation process, assisting with inbound press/media inquiries, coordinating setup of media facilities and assisting with broadcast operations.
Carry out all media related operations at U.S. Soccer Men’s and Women’s National Team events.
Manage U.S. Soccer’s media accreditation system and media list database.
Responsible for setup and oversight of press box, press conferences, mixed zone and other media areas in order to create a world class environment.
Maintain Media Guidelines and ensure they are carried out during games to create a professional working environment for journalists while protecting the rights of U.S. Soccer’s broadcast partners.
Develop a network of volunteers; procure and manage staff for all events.
Work closely with the Communications Department in response to media requests for information and assist in facilitating media interview requests.
Communicate with a number of external constituencies, not limited to media, via phone and email.
Assist in promoting local media coverage; distributing media information and coordinating all media related match operations.
Conduct venue inspections when necessary.
Assist with other areas including Event Operations, Broadcast Operations, Video Production, Corporate Partnerships and Ticketing to help best execute U.S. Soccer events.
Miscellaneous departmental duties as deemed necessary.
Familiarity with professional and international level soccer. Experience working soccer events a plus
Experience working in media, sports or entertainment is preferred
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines
Experience managing communication with multiple internal and external stakeholders
Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
Proven ability to work with public figures, athletes and executives in a professional environment
Bachelor’s degree required
Proficient with technology programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Spanish language skills required
Desire to be part of a team and has a passion for soccer
Commitment; display a tireless work ethic
Possess a growth mindset; open-minded and seek challenges
Pursue lifelong development and learning
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
Request feedback and open to criticism
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Willingness to travel and work weekends and nights (as necessary)
Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
Communications Coordinator - USA Diving (Indianapolis, IN)
USA Diving, a member of the United States Olympic Comiittee, seeks a full time Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a communications plan which includes media relations, publications, communications and social media. The Communications Coordinator will support the Senior Public Relations Manager in all areas of communication.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist in the preparation and distribution of media materials, including press releases, bios, notes and publications
Assist in the implementation of an integrated digital and social media strategy across all platforms
Assist in the daily management of the USA Diving website, USADiving.org. This includes content development, updating and maintain website, track site analytics
Serve as a USA Diving spokesperson when necessary
Assist with on-site media operations for USA Diving events
Assist with media calls, requests for photos, athlete bios, results, general information and interviews
Assist in the development of content and editing of USA Diving publications
Assist in the development and coordination of USA Diving athlete appearances
A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or relatable degree
1-3 years’ experience coordinating media relations within live sporting events
Proven success in sports information or communications for an NGB; experience in Diving preferred
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
High competency level in MS Office, Adobe and web publishing software products
Demonstrated success in implementing an integrated social media campaign
Relationships with both local and national sports and industry media outlets a plus
Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently. Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure.
Ability to serve as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
Digital Marketing & Communications Manager - USA Ultimate (Colorado Springs, CO)
USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is searching for a talented digital marketing and communications manager to become part of its team in Colorado Springs, Colo. This position will work closely with senior leadership and department managers to analyze, plan, execute, manage and measure an overall digital marketing and communications growth strategy. The successful candidate will oversee various campaigns specifically targeted at both internal and external audiences. This person will be 100% fluent in all things digital/social and leverage both existing and future organizational assets to effectively increase awareness and participation in the sport of ultimate and promote USA Ultimate properties.
Create & Execute Content
Collaborate with internal teams to develop narratives consistent with the organization’s mission, core values and strategy.
Lead the production and strategic distribution of multimedia content to drive awareness of USA Ultimate’s brand and programs.
Conceive, produce, edit and distribute original, strategic and high-quality multimedia assets for regular consumption by targeted audiences (including but not limited to: video, infographics, motion graphics, and other engaging and shareable content.)
Plan and execute all website, SEO/SEM, email, social media, mobile app and other digital campaigns.
Design and maintain microsites in support of USA Ultimate and its properties, events, teams and programs.
Enhance and maintain USA Ultimate’s social media presence.
Utilize analytics tools to plan, execute and measure the effectiveness of targeted digital marketing, communications and advertising campaigns.
Measure and report performance of all digital campaigns and assess against goals (ROI & KPIs).
Identify and evaluate trends and insights for emerging digital platforms and technologies. Provide direction, perspective and recommendation for strategic implementation where appropriate.
Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies designed to increase participation in ultimate (with a special emphasis on youth) and awareness of USA Ultimate properties and values.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field required.
Minimum 2 years of experience with a marketing, advertising or digital agency; or leading the digital marketing efforts of a sports or membership-based organization.
Professional experience producing visual content – including but not limited to video content, still photography, motion graphic, animation and infographics – around news, media and promotional content.
Sophisticated understanding of video/photojournalism and how to use content to craft a compelling narrative.
Proficiency directing, producing and editing multimedia projects using industry-standard software, including but not limited to: images, sound, voice-over, music and computer-generated effects.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing demands while maintaining the ability to execute against a deadline.
Experience using professional photo and video equipment as well as editing software including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop and Adobe Media Encoder).
Solid knowledge of analytics tools, e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends.
Working knowledge of ad-serving tools.
Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking.
Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, inspire and motivate.
Must be both technical and marketing minded.
Must demonstrate USA Ultimate’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Leadership and Teamwork.
Ability to travel and work non-traditional hours, including weekends and holidays. Travel includes events and conferences.
Send letter of application and résumé to Andy Lee, Director of Marketing & Communications to: HR@usaultimate.org.
Review of application materials will begin immediately, and applicants will be accepted until the position has been filled.