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Communications: Head of Web/Media Content
Content Producer (WNT) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Job Title                                             Content Producer (WNT)

Reporting Relationship                    Director of Communications & Content

Departments                                     Communications and Content

Location of Job                                 Chicago

 

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer maintains a network of original content that includes social media, video, written features, design and photography. The Content Producer is fundamentally involved in each step of the creation and distribution of content across all platforms and will work with other creators (both internal and external) to develop unique and compelling content for fans U.S. Soccer’s teams, with a heavy concentration on the Women’s National Team. The ideal candidate has exceptional knowledge of all phases of content production and experience in managing the creation and distribution of each content type.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Develop, schedule and manage the content plan for Women’s National Team events, including but not limited to: social, written, video, audio, graphic and photography
  • Work with members of the Content and Communications teams at U.S. Soccer to execute and deliver digital content across platforms
  • Produce content in the field and at live events, individually and as part of a team
  • Manage aspects of content budgets and oversee content creators across the organization while keeping projects on deadline
  • Implement standards and procedures for the creation of content, making sure all producers are educated on process and follow guidelines
  • Assists in all other facets of the Content and Communications departments in and out of the office and in other aspects of the organization, including Coaching, Referees, Development Academy and Hall of Fame.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3-5 years of experience in content production, creation and management

  • In addition to possessing substantial creative capital, the ideal candidate is a disciplined manager of the overall content production process from pre-production to distribution/publishing

  • Understands the various approaches and techniques required for a wide-array of platforms, from social media to long-form, from short social videos to multi-episode series

  • Pushes the creative capacity of the content department while fitting the established voice of U.S. Soccer

  • Meticulous attention to project management detail and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to create and oversee schedules, maintaining tight deadlines

  • Oversees individual or team-based projects from development to completion

  • Specific knowledge of soccer is a plus but not a requirement; more important is the knowledge and ability to adapt to the environment surrounding a high-level professional sports team

  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports

  • Passport necessary

  • Full-time position, minimum 40-hour week with weekend work and extensive travel required


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Communications: Head of Web/Media Content
Content Producer (MNT) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Job Title                                             Content Producer (MNT)

Reporting Relationship                    Director of Communications & Content

Departments                                     Communications and Content

Location of Job                                  Chicago

 

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer maintains a network of original content that includes social media, video, written features, design and photography. The Content Producer is fundamentally involved in each step of the creation and distribution of content across all platforms and will work with other creators (both internal and external) to develop unique and compelling content for fans U.S. Soccer’s teams, with a heavy concentration on the Men’s National Team. The ideal candidate has exceptional knowledge of all phases of content production and experience in managing the creation and distribution of each content type.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Develop, schedule and manage the content plan for Men’s National Team events, including but not limited to: social, written, video, audio, graphic and photography
  • Work with members of the Content and Communications teams at U.S. Soccer to execute and deliver digital content across platforms
  • Produce content in the field and at live events, individually and as part of a team
  • Manage aspects of content budgets and oversee content creators across the organization while keeping projects on deadline
  • Implement standards and procedures for the creation of content, making sure all producers are educated on process and follow guidelines
  • Assists in all other facets of the Content and Communications departments in and out of the office and in other aspects of the organization, including Coaching, Referees, Development Academy and Hall of Fame.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3-5 years of experience in content production, creation and management

  • In addition to possessing substantial creative capital, the ideal candidate is a disciplined manager of the overall content production process from pre-production to distribution/publishing

  • Understands the various approaches and techniques required for a wide-array of platforms, from social media to long-form, from short social videos to multi-episode series

  • Pushes the creative capacity of the content department while fitting the established voice of U.S. Soccer

  • Meticulous attention to project management detail and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to create and oversee schedules, maintaining tight deadlines

  • Oversees individual or team-based projects from development to completion

  • Specific knowledge of soccer is a plus but not a requirement; more important is the knowledge and ability to adapt to the environment surrounding a high-level professional sports team

  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports

  • Passport necessary

  • Full-time position, minimum 40-hour week with weekend work and extensive travel required


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Communications: Head of Web/Media Content
Director of Content - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Job Title                                             Director of Content

Reporting Relationship                    Director of Communications

Departments                                     Content

Location of Job                                Chicago

 

Content Department Overview

The Content Department’s main responsibility is to create and manage content for all aspects of our business, with a focus on the National Teams and servicing the fans who follow them.

The Director of Content manages all of U.S. Soccer’s content direction across multiple platforms to drive and increase usage, engagement and retention. The position is responsible for managing (as well as producing) the creation of quality written, audio, photo and video content that will be distributed on ussoccer.com, mobile apps, social media networks, email and publications. The position requires the ability to manage staff, produce content (written, video, audio and graphic), edit, organize content, meet deadlines, proactively contribute across multiple areas of the business and be flexible on a day-to-day basis.

A high level of professionalism, team-orientation, commitment to hard work, ability to work on deadline, knowledge of soccer, strong creativity and writing skills are imperative in this job.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Content Strategy

  • In conjunction with Director of Communications, develop and map content strategy and concepts for the short and long-term that supports and extends to all areas of the organization, including the Men’s National Team, Women’s National Team, Youth National Teams, Development Academy, Open Cup, and other programs (such as Coaching, Refereeing and Membership Programs)
  • Oversee and manage content development team, including consultants and third-party creators, to plan, schedule and implement new content initiatives across U.S. Soccer’s online assets, including ussoccer.com, mobile, social media channels and email
  • Continual development of new, innovative ideas to implement into content strategy
  • Ensure content is consistent in terms of quality, style, and tone of voice across platforms to optimize user experience and contribute to the overall brand identity of U.S. Soccer
  • Identify opportunities for expanding content distribution into non-soccer or non-sports areas
  • Serve as primary contact to manage content needs for internal projects and presentations required for various events and departments across the organization
  • Research and evaluate internal and external content to determine best practices in the marketplace

Management Responsibilities

  • Establish and manage workflow within content and communications team, including internal requests, creation of content, editing, posting and publishing, review, approval and archiving
  • Organize multiple, concurrent timelines for content creation
  • Develop and implement overall standards and best practices along all areas of content development, creation, execution, distribution, etc.
  • Supervise content team, including writers, videographers and photographers (both internal and external) to ensure content strategy is being accomplished
  • Manage relationships and develop new contacts with outside vendors, agencies, and per diem employees to provide department with a vast and stable network.
  • Collecting and reviewing analytical data to make future projections and recommendations on the content strategy to ensure goals are reached

GOAL-SETTING CRITERIA

  • Develop high quality content around the National Teams that is unique, dynamic and cutting-edge
  • Create and enforce positive brand attributes through contemporary presentation consistent across multiple platforms
  • Increase overall volume of content production and consumption – video, written, audio, photo, social, design
  • Increase website, mobile, YouTube and social media traffic
  • Increase defined customer engagement metrics (measured by taking action – purchasing tickets, merchandise, USSSC subscriptions, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a content production field

  • 4-5 years of experience in content production and creation

  • 3-5 years of management experience

  • Proven editorial skills and ability to tell a story using words, images, audio, and video that can draw in an audience and create engagement

  • Ability to manage staff and lead overall content team to achieve goals

  • Project management skills to oversee editorial schedules and deadlines of varying lengths

  • Passion for new technology and ability to determine ways to incorporate into projects

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Expertise in best practices for social media platforms

  • Familiarity with major editing and production software applications

  • Specific knowledge of soccer is a plus but not a requirement; more important is the knowledge and ability to adapt to the environment surrounding a high-level professional sports team

  • Quick learner who can function well in fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Full-time position, minimum 40 hour work week with travel required


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