Careers

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.

JOB TITLE:      Account Manager, Partnership Development
TYPE:                    Full time
LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

The Account Manager, Partnership Development is responsible for managing a portion of LAFC’s partnership portfolio, all contractually obligated income (COI) of assigned accounts, and overseeing the execution of assigned account assets. In addition, the Account Manager will also be responsible for generating incremental annual organic revenue from within the current partnership portfolio.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the primary liaison between LAFC and assigned accounts to ensure and maintain positive relationship between both parties.
  • Manage all aspects of partnership fulfillment for assigned account.
  • Retain and generate incremental revenue with existing partners.
  • Work with the business development team to manage key category development and platform ideation for new and existing partners.
  • Create and implement innovative platforms and assets that will provide incremental revenue opportunities for LAFC.
  • Work with the business development team to design high level vision decks and interactive practice pitch meetings.
  • Maintain accurate reporting processes, CRM database, procedures and partner database management.
  • Develop and track revenue retention and organic growth pipeline.
  • Generate mid-year and end-year partnership recaps to exhibit ROI.
  • Create case studies of highly successful activations for reference internally and externally.
  • Provide weekly Manager Report indicating status of all current partner and department administrative action items.

 

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally.
  • Desire and ability to seek and secure incremental revenue opportunities with current clients
  • Highly driven self-starter, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to multitask and execute various projects in a timely manner.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, proofreading skills, and a strong ability to communicate ideas both orally and in writing.
  • Superb critical thinking ability to effectively and efficiently address and solve internal or external challenges
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products, KORE Software, and a myriad of third party research.
  • Meticulous with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to work all home games during the season.
  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University required.
  • Experience:
  • 3-5 years of account management experience, sports industry preferred, but not required; proven track record of managing high spend partnership deals.
  • 2-3 years of sales experience, or history of up-selling current clients.

 

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JOB TITLE:      Street Team Member
TYPE:                     Part time
LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The street team member will represent the organization, the team, and its partners at various events in the greater Los Angeles area throughout the year.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage with prospective and current fans in a professional and positive manner through various promotions, events and brand & community efforts.
  • Increase awareness, interest and fan support for LAFC through the distribution of promotional materials and activities.
  • Assist in ticket sales initiatives that contribute to the growth of the LAFC database.
  • Provide full operational support (set-up/tear-down) of all promotional materials including tents, tables, etc.
  • Represent LAFC at local and regional events, soccer tournaments, community events, and various other assigned events.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

JOB TITLE:      Director, PR and Communications
TYPE:                     Full time
LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The PR and Communications Director will help shape the Club’s outward facing brand. This role will be responsible for creating, planning and executing various year-round communications plans. The position will work with local press including digital, print, broadcast and other non-traditional outlets to generate stories for the Club and stadium. This position will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including, copywriting, collateral production, visual communications and e-communications.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and execute year-round communication strategies to build brand & sales
  • Develop potential media stories, write press releases as assigned and effectively pitch for maximum pick-up; act as primary interface with media
  • Manage and coordinate player, coach and management appearances and interviews
  • Plan and execute special events for target audiences and to generate press coverage
  • Support and contribute to the development of e-communication strategies including websites, eNewsletters and interactive communications
  • Provide marketing support and account services to other internal departments
  • Develop, write, and edit corporate communications
  • Manage reputation management, crisis communications, and day-to-day activities
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with local, national and international press
  • Oversee media operations on event days: press box operations and check-in, game notes, match recaps, etc.
  • Foster relationships with other departments to stay informed of new initiatives
  • Manage the Public Relations/Communications and Broadcasting staff, along with relationships with outside consultants if necessary
  • Track and manage department expenditures and budget with Finance Department
  • Maintain accurate database of media contacts and track earned media coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB TITLE:      Digital Analyst
TYPE:                     Full time
LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The Digital Analyst will provide analytic support for LAFC digital operations. The Digital Analyst will examine digital frameworks (digital, social, mobile, and email) and provide recommendations in concert with LAFC business objectives. The Analyst establishes, tracks, and analyzes digital platform results to provide strategies for continuous improvement. This position will also assist with LAFC email and marketing automation efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop holistic analytical tracking strategy for LAFC’s digital platforms.
  • Oversee and drive development of key dashboards and other analytic tools.
  • Evaluate LAFC’s digital platform, interpret results and make recommendations on ways to amplify and optimize its use towards LAFC’s organizational business objectives.
  • Coordinate initiatives for e-marketing campaigns including email newsletters, automated lead-nurturing campaigns, and customer account notifications.
  • Administer LAFC’s marketing automation platform.
  • Produce regular and ad-hoc presentable reports regarding LAFC’s digital platform.
  • Package and communicate analytical findings and develop presentations for LAFC’s internal teams and LAFC’s stakeholders.
  • Assist with administration and support of Salesforce, including but not limited to maintaining users, validation rules, record types, workflows, fields, reports, dashboards, and other reference data.
  • Implement and support the digital ad sales system for organizational objectives.
  • Work closely with LAFC’s internal teams in long-range and short-range strategic planning, including to communicate changes to digital campaigns, technical issues, delivery issues, and optimization suggestions.
  • Maintain familiarity with email marketing industry best practices and regulations, including CAN-SPAM laws and privacy/permissions practices.
  • Monitor other team, league, and brand performance as need to continue to build best-in-class practices and guidelines.

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JOB TITLE:       Membership Services Manager

TYPE:                     Full time
LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The Manager, Membership Services is responsible for the development, fulfillment, execution and overall service management of Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) Membership platform; including members, premium suite, loge box, and club seat holders. This position will work closely with the Manager of Membership Sales in the staffing, structure, and implementation of a dedicated campaign to drive retention rates, improve satisfaction, and loyalty levels for LAFC Members. Primary responsibilities are to retain, grow, and acquire business and consumer relationships through collaboration across all departments.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Aid in the design, implementation, and execution of LAFC Membership platform and associated campaigns.
  • Recruit, hire, train and develop Premium Service and Membership Service staff in conjunction with the Director of Premium and Manager of Membership Sales with the focus of servicing and renewing all Membership and Premium seating accounts.
  • Monitor, manage and evaluate Premium and Membership Service staff performance on an ongoing basis; establish and communicate clear sales revenue and training goals by providing staff with the appropriate feedback and direction for development.
  • Develop and manage a first-class service program for all LAFC Members and Premium seating ensuring the activation of all benefits and service initiatives.
  • Work with the Manager of Membership Sales to develop touchpoint service model and provide metrics of success for staff
  • Provide daily collection and touch point reports generated from our relevant operating systems
  • Monitor best practices in the areas of Membership engagement
  • Manage the planning of monthly Membership events; timeline, e-marketing campaigns, in-game and external marketing integration, inventory management, and online activation.
  • Develop and implement department business plan, training strategy, scripts, policies and procedures.
  • Develop relationships and execute projects with other departments to include: Creative, CRM, Game Day Operations, Brand & Community and Stadium staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring all member concerns and complaints are resolved in a timely manner.

Supportive Functions:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Attend Club sponsored charity events within the local community.
  • Assist with event planning and coordination of sales/services related events.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by Manager.

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JOB TITLE:       Director, Brand & Coummunity

TYPE:                     Full time

 

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

LAFC is seeking an experienced, motivated, creative, and results-oriented Director to lead LAFC’s brand experiences, marketing strategies, partnership programming, and grassroots outreach.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the development and execution of marketing campaigns that drive LAFC brand awareness and objectives alongside those of our brand partners to create experiences that are bold, dynamic and impactful.
  • Work collaboratively with agency partners, cross-functional business units, and marketing teams to recommend and lead community built programs with scope and scale.
  • Develop and lead sponsorship programming ideation and execution.
  • Actively participate in sponsorship pitch meetings.
  • Secure, develop, and manage grassroots community marketing partnerships.
  • Lead game day marketing activation planning and execution.
  • Lead marketing plan development and maintain department marketing and asset production calendar.

Supportive Functions:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the Supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the Company.

  • Support content strategy and development.
  • Represent LAFC at local and regional community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

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JOB TITLE:        Manager, PR/Communications

TYPE:                     Full time

 

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

Manager of PR/Communications manages and executes public relations activities for LAFC.  This position manages sports communications, advises executives on communications strategy, and supports functional areas of LAFC.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create strategies that generate fan interest and engagement in LAFC.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all media.
  • Strategic writer and editor who shapes public perception of the organization while upholding its values and integrity. Writing and editing duties to include, but not limited to: press releases, quote drafts, video scripts, event programs, marketing collateral, select internal and external written communications, op-eds, presentation decks, and multimedia projects.
  • Manage the development of proactive publicity via the following:
    • Serving as a stakeholder for dozens of media outlets and editorial decision makers.
    • Creating and pitching feature ideas to national sports media.
    • Oversee and participate in live monitoring of MLS games and related internal and external communications.
    • Advise on consistent and successful messaging throughout all communications, digital and marketing platforms.
  • Support LAFC executives with interview preparation, message points, and strategic messaging.
  • Manage and facilitate all media as it relates to the front office, players, coaches and game day information distribution.
  • Respond to media inquiries in a timely manner, providing background information, facilitating interviews and serving as a company spokesperson on select topics as necessary.
  • Manage editorial relationships with team broadcast partners.
  • Work closely with MLS League office on communications strategy and set measurable standards of achievement.
  • Manage media operations for MLS games and non-MLS related events that take place at the stadium.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, program and other organization-wide events.
  • Attend industry events and trade conferences to remain current with industry changes.
  • Manage Communications relationship with pertinent media associations.
  • Provide education and training to executives, players and staff regarding media relations

 

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Equal Opportunity Employment:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

 

Hiring Practices:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.