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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:        Manager, PR/Communications

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:    Marketing

REPORTS TO:   EVP, Marketing

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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JOB TITLE:         Coordinator, Digital

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:    Marketing

REPORTS TO:   SVP, Marketing

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

The Coordinator, Digital will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance and management of LAFC.com and related Club digital platforms. The position will be responsible for creating pages and updating content for the team website(s). The Coordinator will assist with writing, editing, and publication of web content, email, and social media posts and develop digital content and plans for organization-wide initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate updates to lafc.com and related Club websites. Build pages, sections, features, and posts.
  • Create fan-engagement initiatives to encourage interaction with LAFC digital assets, including customized content, polls, contests, sweepstakes, and more.
  • Plan distribution of written, video, and photo content to ensure delivery in a timely, relevant and engaging manner.
  • Analyze web analytics to track key metrics, make site improvements and determine effective content strategies.
  • Assist in creating email content for campaigns that engage LAFC fans.
  • Assist in posting content to and maintenance of LAFC social media accounts.
  • Optimize web content for SEO and mobile distribution.
  • Maintain style and best practices guidelines consistently across all web properties.
  • Analyze web, email, and social metrics to provide suggestions and feedback.
  • Proactively look for ways to improve performance across digital platforms.
  • Be aware of emerging digital trends, products, and technologies.
  • Work closely with MLS Digital to ensure all guidelines are being maintained.

 

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience working on digital / social media platforms.
  • Experience managing the web presence of a brand or sports team preferred.
  • Knowledge of LAFC, Major League Soccer, and soccer in general.
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of SEO and SEM principles.
  • Familiarity with copy editing and AP Style.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Knowledge of responsive design principles and application.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics or similar reporting platform.
  • Experience with photo editing and graphic design.
  • Must be able to work nights/weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

 

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JOB TITLE:          Manager, Social Media

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:    Marketing

REPORTS TO:   SVP, Marketing

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

The Social Media Manager will manage all LAFC social media initiatives, including lead ideation, production, and execution of social media programs and activations. This person must possess advanced knowledge of all primary social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) and will work with key personnel to establish and direct LAFC social media strategy with the goals of engagement, driving traffic to Club content, creating unique and innovative content. as well as maximizing partnership opportunities, and marketing initiatives. The Social Media Manager will also be responsible for the organization-wide social strategy and management for all club accounts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Optimize content strategy, Club coverage, Club communications, marketing partnerships, stadium news and events, and sponsored posts across all social media platforms.
  • Use reports and findings to build social media editorial calendar and content ideation.
  • Track key metrics, comparing results and analyzing the business impact of our social media marketing efforts.
  • Research industry best practices and new technology and digital engagement platforms, effectively communicate relevant news and opportunities to internal teams.
  • Plan, create and post content for LAFC social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Manage, monitor, and engage in conversations with Clubs, fans, players, broadcast partners and media across all social platforms with a thorough understanding of relevant tone and manner for each audience.
  • Evaluate and report on potential partnership and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Develop social media policies and guidelines.
  • Manage game-day coverage and highlights distribution across Club social channels.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure promotion of key Club business objectives.
  • Leverage analytics to develop relevant and engaging digital content for planned and real-time events and opportunities.
  • Write, edit, and post to LAFC.com and other Club-related platforms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Experience managing and informing the strategy of social media platforms for a major company or brand, preferably for a sports brand, media, team, or league.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in social media, communications or marketing.
  • Deep knowledge and interest in soccer.
  • Excellent copywriting skills with a focus on succinctness, wit, and quality storytelling.
  • Familiarity with organic and paid elements of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
  • Experience working with data sets and the ability to sort, analyze, and develop reports.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or other video and photo editing platforms.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to travel and work non-traditional work hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • B.A./B.S. or higher degree.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

 

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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.