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Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer

Manager, Web Production

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USA

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Jan 19, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Overview



Position Summary
Major League Soccer is seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Manager of Web Production to manage the day-to-day site structure and page layouts of our official league websites—MLSsoccer.com, LeaguesCup.com and MLSNEXTPro.com. Working closely with User Experience, Product, Content and Marketing teams, this role will use existing CMS and website management tools to showcase the league best storylines, major initiatives and big events on the league flagship digital products in a fan-friendly and impactful way.



Responsibilities



Primary Responsibilities

Spearhead the day-to-day management of site structure and page layout updates to MLSsoccer.com, LeaguesCup.com and MLSNEXTPro.com in English and Spanish, ensuring timely updates to keep major events and storylines at the forefront.
Prioritize and coordinate requests from various departments including Content, Marketing, Product and User Experience to ensure cohesive and fan-friendly website presentation.
Lead the build, testing and deployment of marketing landing pages and microsites using existing no-code and low-code tools.
Embed deeply with the Content and Marketing teams to understand major league initiatives throughout the season and suggest ways to elevate their presentation.
Deliver network-wide site structure changes on MLS and MLS NEXT Pro club sites.
Act as the expert in our CMS and website management tools, using knowledge and experience to proactively recommend web and app experience solutions for various needs.
Use analytics data and UX standard methodologies to maintain a consistently excellent website user experience.
Lead and mentor a small team of web producers, providing guidance and support in day-to-day tasks and setting a high standard for execution and attention to detail.
Document areas of potential improvement in the web system and recommend strategic upgrades to Product and UX teams.
Manage and coordinate website updates during live match days, including nights and weekends, to ensure real-time, optimized coverage of events.
Manage ticketing, Apple TV and other partner integrations in the CMS.


Additional Responsibilities

Additional responsibilities as assigned.




Qualifications



Education and Experience

Bachelor Degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Digital Media, User Experience, Communications, Web Development)
5+ years' experience in website management or web production
Proficiency in web content management systems, HTML/CSS, and Adobe Creative Suite


Required Skills

Ability to work live sports hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays when required, in support of live match schedules.
A proven track record of managing high-traffic websites, preferably in Media, Sports or Entertainment
Willing and able to be hands-on when necessary, demonstrating a strong understanding of the technical and creative aspects of web management.
High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
Strong leadership skills with experience in managing teams
High attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Desired Skills

Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
Knowledge of the sport of soccer
Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Experience managing major sports or media websites
Spanish-language proficiency
Strong understanding of Major League Soccer, it clubs and players
Passion for the sport of soccer

Total Rewards
Starting Base Salary: $90,000 $115,000. 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.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. MLS/SUM complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.

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