The Social Media Manager is responsible for helping position Major League Soccer as the most engaging and innovative sports brand in social media on TikTok. The Manager will have the exciting opportunity to work with the biggest emerging social media platform by overseeing MLS Creator Network, including the development of the MLS TikTok Club Creator Network: a breakthrough new program which will assign a designated TikTok content creator to different MLS clubs. This role will work directly with our partners at TikTok, MLS club social and digital leads, and with content creators.
Manage relationship with all creators, from ideation to execution.
Work directly with TikTok to source designated content creators for Club Creator Network.
Plan, ideate and help deliver content across MLS League and Club TikTok channels as it pertains to Creator Content.
Help manage the content calendar and day-to-day publishing of Creator content on TikTok.
Collaborate with MLS Club digital and social leads on standard methodologies and performance on TikTok.
Develop new strategies for growing engagement and followers on MLS League and Club TikTok channels.
Manage and execute programming around key events involving Content Creators, including but not limited to MLS All-Star, Decision Day, and MLS Cup, while working cross-departmentally to ensure all organizational objectives are met.
Assist in creating short-form video content for emerging platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.
Handle administrative responsibilities for processing contracts, invoices and payments for Content Creators.
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
5+ years of experience, with 2+ years of experience in Social Media, Marketing, or Communications
Innovating attitude and creative spirit
Strong experience with TikTok creation, trends, and influencer landscape
Prior experience utilizing and managing corporate and/or team TikTok handles
Prior experience crafting short-form content for TikTok, Reels and YouTube
Knowledge of soccer, MLS, and MLS ecosystem
Passion for experimenting with and staying up-to-date with new trends on TikTok
Meticulous with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Passionate about providing fans with a great digital experience by listening, interacting and producing innovative content
Outstanding organization, project management skills and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Short form video editing
Starting Base Salary: $75,000 $85,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.
We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:
Benefits comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
Career Professional Development on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
Employee Engagement office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game!
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.