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Legal Intern - 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. We embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Legal Intern who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to growth with it. U.S. Soccer offers a casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The Legal Intern will assist our two-person legal department with legal research projects and other legal matters.

Primary Duties

  • Legal research:  various research projects (for example, researching licensing issues, antitrust, reviewing Federation contracts and the like).
  • Governance:  assist with issues related to internal bylaws and policies.
  • Office organization:  basic administrative assistance, including legal filling (requires a need to review and understand documents).
  • Assistance with other legal issues and projects as assigned.

Requirements/Characteristics:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Must have at least one year completed in law school
  • Excellent legal research skills required
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel helpful

Desired Characteristics:

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded, and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Requests feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
Staff Attorney - 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. We embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Staff Attorney who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to growth with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney supports the U.S. Soccer staff and its mission by providing counsel and advice in day-to-day legal matters, managing on-going legal projects, and working pro-actively with staff to help achieve goals and minimize risk.  The Staff Attorney must be a highly organized licensed attorney who takes initiative and is capable of providing thoughtful analysis on a variety of issues and of managing complex legal and business projects in a fast-paced setting, while servicing our internal clients.

  • Draft and review license, supplier, vendor, transportation, hotel, and other transactional documents.
  • Manage intellectual property portfolio, including interacting with outside counsel regarding filing of trademark applications, gathering specimens for applications, and drafting and reviewing cease and desist letters.
  • Support General Counsel and Staff Attorney in corporate management, special projects, litigation, human resources and governance matters.
  • Manage U.S. Soccer’s appeals process, including interacting with the Appeals Committee, appellants and State Associations; providing advice to members holding hearings; participating in appeals conference calls; writing appeals decisions.
  • Maintain contract management system, developing and generating a standard report package for U.S. Soccer’s senior leadership.
  • Work under supervision of General Counsel and perform other related duties as requested.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge required:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school (law review or law journal participation preferred).
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • At least three (3) years of corporate/transactional law firm experience (exposure to trademark, licensing and litigation preferred).
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word (including legal formatting), Excel), and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects (ranging from the routine to the complex), deadlines and initiatives with minimal supervision.

Desired Characteristics

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded, and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Requests feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internet/New Media: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Video Department Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

The Opportunity:

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer a 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.

Video Production Department Overview:

U.S. Soccer’s in-house Video Production team is part of the organization’s Content Department and is responsible for producing video content across a variety of platforms. The in-house production process at U.S. Soccer encompasses shooting, editing, graphics creation and post-production. The video department also manages all media assets and video archives for the organization. The Video Production team works within the Content department daily but services all other departments at the organization and works to create dynamic digital content for a range of needs throughout the company.

Primary Duties:

  • Support all aspects of the production process in the Video Department at U.S. Soccer, including pre-production, logistics, shooting and post-production
  • Assist other member of the departments in ongoing projects for U.S. Soccer’s digital platforms, in-stadium use and internal use.
  • Assemble video content using U.S. Soccer’s vast media reservoir, implement detailed changes and feedback, and finalize an exceptional product for wide uses at U.S. Soccer, including its website and YouTube page, social media and National Team events.
  • Create and develop graphics for video and live events
  • Manage elements of U.S. Soccer’s media library – in conjunction with other members of the Video Production team – ingesting, organizing and distributing footage as required
  • Contribute to all other facets of Video Production at U.S. Soccer, including the numerous tasks required for studio management and equipment maintenance

Requirements/Characterisitics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and experience in a production studio environment
  • Experience working in groups and production teams but also an ability to work alone and on a deadline
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Thorough understanding of visual and narrative grammar
  • Pushes U.S. Soccer’s stylistic sensibility while staying within the boundaries of its well-established methods
  • Familiarity with standard practices of digital compression, including knowledge of video resolutions, codecs and frame rates
  • Approaches project, data and studio management with the same attention to detail as any of the elements mentioned above.
  • Ability to keep a project on a deadline, short or long term
  • Experience in the field, including with cinematic cameras and lenses (Canon EF and Sony E mounts) and with sound and lighting techniques
  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports
  • Some travel may be required

Desired Characteristics:

  • ? Desire to be part of a team
  • ? Display a tireless work ethic
  • ? Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks 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 is open to criticism
  • ? Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • ? Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • ? Passion for soccer

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Internet/New Media: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Video Technology Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

The Opportunity:

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer a 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.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

U.S. Soccer’s in-house Video Production team is part of the organization’s Content Department and is responsible for producing video content across a variety of platforms. The in-house production process at U.S. Soccer encompasses shooting, editing, graphics creation and post-production. The Video Technology Coordinator will be an extremely detail oriented individual with superb organizational skills with the capacity and desire to succeed in an analytic and support role for U.S. Soccer’s Video Department.

  • Develop and manage U.S. Soccer’s digital media archival process, including ingesting, tagging, and distributing footage as needed to produce an organized library of footage
  • Facilitate delivery of all footage in a timely manner required by producers and editors for video productions
  • Manage acquisition and sharing of National Team match footage from broadcast and licensing partners
  • Manage the maintenance and cataloging of the Video Department’s computer hardware, including floater laptops that are sent to freelancers
  • Lead the evaluation of all video technology needs within the organization and provide recommendations on new assets to improve productions 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 1-2 years of experience in digital publishing or digital archiving
  • Experience working in groups and production teams but also an ability to take personal responsibility for maintenance of the video archive
  • Experience with Digital Asset Management systems, media asset metadata, and complex post-production workflows
  • Ability to program automation processes within the media management framework
  • Knowledge of the use of digital audio and video editing and processing tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Approaches project, data, and studio management with the same attention to detail as any of the elements mentioned above.
  • Ability to keep a project on a deadline, short or long term

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks 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 is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internet/New Media: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Videographer - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

The Opportunity:

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer a 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.


Video Department Overview:

U.S. Soccer’s in-house Video Production team is part of the organization’s Content Department and is responsible for producing video content across a variety of platforms. The in-house production process at U.S. Soccer encompasses shooting, editing, graphics creation and post-production.

The ideal candidate is a sophisticated visual storyteller and is able to assemble unique and compelling video pieces of varying length and topic using an extensive library of Federation footage. The Videographer/Editor works closely with other members of the Video Department and the larger Content Department on a variety of projects on a weekly basis, fulfilling the company’s needs for video content on its digital outlets and at live events of varying scales. The primary focus will be traveling with and creating content for the U.S. National Team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all video projects involved with the National Team in and out of camp, which includes filming and editing, which will be used on the ussoccer.com, YouTube, social media and events
  • Develop storylines for all video projects involved in with the National Team in conjunction with Content and PR Departments
  • Coordinate all shooting schedules with National Team players, coaches and other individuals in and out of camp
  • Responsible for coordinating on-site video capture for National Team match days, including additional shooters
  • Manage all video and work with Video Department to ensure there is an organized process for ingesting and distributing footage as required for U.S. Soccer’s media library
  • Maintain upkeep and maintenance of all equipment required for the position
  • Facilitate live productions of ancillary activities on and around gameday, including press conferences, player interviews, etc.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 3+ years of experience in the field and a production studio environment
  • Experience working in production teams but also have an ability to “one-man band” and see through a project from preproduction, to shooting, lighting, and sound mixing, to editing, all on a tight deadline
  • Strong editing skills with an advanced knowledge of NLE systems (preferably Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Unique vision and editing technique with a thorough understanding of visual and narrative style
  • Impetus to push U.S. Soccer’s stylistic sensibility while staying within the boundaries of its well-established workflow and methods
  • Approaches project, data, and studio management with the same attention to detail as any of the elements mentioned above.
  • Experience in the field with digital cinema cameras, sound and lighting techniques.
  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports
  • Passport required
  • Full-time position, minimum 40-hour week with weekend work and lots of travel required

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