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24 Jan 2024

Manager, Social Media

🇺🇸 Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

Position: Manager, Social Media – Full Time/Exempt

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Director, Social Media and Emerging Platforms

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Format: In-person

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). We compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona, our home.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, as well as a trailblazer for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives and firsts around the League. Our vision is to build a leading sports organization that competes for championships, drives business results, creates loyal fans, develops proud employees, and inspires hope in our community. We are relentless in our pursuit of greatness on and off the field, while positively impacting our people, our fans, and our community.

If you want to join an organization that values putting the team first, doing what is right, growing with positivity, valuing every voice, while driving performance, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Social Media Manager will be a part of a team that helps define the Cardinals brand and articulates its voice. We are seeking a candidate with the passion to engage fans of all ages through social media, analytics and revenue based content. Candidates should have a strong creative process and foresight to envision and execute a project from start to finish.

Primary Job Duties:

The Manager, Social Media will have the daily responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Perform thorough research to gain in-depth knowledge of audience segments, behaviors, and engagement.
  • Manage content for the Arizona Cardinals social media channels.
  • Assist in publication to social media and digital platforms.
  • Collaborate with creative team to design content pillars and topical, relevant content in real-time.
  • Plan and maintain social content calendar; Work in collaboration with the Director of Social Media & Emerging Platforms ensure deadlines are being met.
  • Formulate social media campaigns for tentpole events and long-term seasonal objectives.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Social Media and Emerging Platforms & Senior Manager of Content & Creative to plan and schedule execution of content.
  • Collaborate with Business Development team to manage and create dynamic sponsored content that is relevant to partner brands and engaging with fans.
  • Manage club YouTube channel with objective of increasing subscription and views based upon informed data and S.E.O. best practices.
  • Create unique ways for audience engagement on live-streamed club programs.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, business or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience: Minimum four years of professional experience in digital/social content and marketing strategy and publication.
  • Expert knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to X, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube
  • Reliability, communication and organizational skills are required.
  • Strong copywriting skills.
  • Expert knowledge of digital analytics tools including Emplifi, Google Analytics and native analytics for native platforms.
  • Experience managing a content calendar.
  • Creative, idea starter, football enthusiast.
  • Strong background working in a collaborative, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Basic knowledge of football is not required but highly suggested as this role will need to have a working understanding of the game to fulfill several responsibilities.
  • Experience working for a major sports brand is preferred, but not required.
  • Flexible to work nights, holidays and weekends.

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.

Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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