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Job listing closed on 28 Jun 2024
23 Jun 2024

Social Media Coordinator

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

JOB TITLE: Social Media Coordinator



REPORTS TO: Assistant Director, Social Media & Influencer Marketing



Our business is a team sport that began on a field with baseballs and bats and has evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in sports and entertainment through Cubs baseball and live events. Our success is driven by our people, who work to create and inspire change in an engaging, collaborative and inclusive environment. As a team, we continue to build a culture on and off the field that delivers unforgettable experiences for one another, our fans and community. In support of that effort, we expect associates to work primarily in our office. Are you ready to be part of it?


THE CHICAGO CUBS FRANCHISE is a charter member of Major League Baseball’s National League. Since 1876, the team has won the National League pennant 17 times and was the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles in the 1907 and 1908 seasons. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs made history again when the team won its first World Series in 108 years, ending the longest championship drought in North American sports. Known for its ivy-covered outfield walls, hand-operated scoreboard and famous Marquee sign, iconic Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916, making it the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.


The Chicago Cubs are looking for a creative, resourceful and tech-savvy Coordinator to join their social media team. This fast-paced position will create and deploy engaging content for team-owned social media accounts across Instagram, TikTok, X, Facebook and LinkedIn. They’ll contribute to the growth of the Cubs social media following, evaluate and report on content performance, and support a wide range of brand building and revenue generating initiatives. This is a Chicago-based role that often works nontraditional hours. Remote work is not an option for this position.


  • Leverage the team’s content calendar to determine day-to-day social priorities and timing
  • Work with the Cubs creative studio to develop graphics and videos for social channels
  • Craft engaging copy for social posts that align with brand voice & guidelines
  • Provide gameday content coverage for all pre-season, regular season and post-season games
  • Execute social strategies that support ticket sales, corporate partnerships and other revenue streams
  • Tap into social influencers to extend the Cubs reach & relevance
  • Ensure all social content is executed in a brand safe way
  • Evaluate social trends & determine if the Cubs should participate in them
  • Monitor brand sentiment on social media at key moments during the year
  • Evaluate the performance of social content and share reporting on a regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College degree in a relevant field
  • 1+ years of experience in social content creation for a national brand
  • Exceptional copywriting and editing skills (AP style)
  • Proficiency with Adobe creative suite
  • Project management skills, including timeline and budget management
  • General understanding of Major League Baseball and game rules
  • Ability to work a varied, non-standard schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Experience working with Sprout Social or other social analytics tools
  • Candidates must provide a link to their content portfolio along with application


  • Have worked in professional sports, collegiate sports or live entertainment
  • Experience with photography and photo/video editing
  • Spanish language skills a plus


  • On-site parking
  • Transit benefits
  • Paid time off: Personal, Sick & Vacation Time
  • Casual work attire environment
  • Complimentary Meal & beverage plan
  • Cubs home game ticket allotment
  • Access to campus wide Wrigley Field events & pre-sales
  • 401K Plan Employee Contribution & Employer Match
  • Benefit Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Health & Wellness engagement & programming
  • Variety of associate special events, volunteer opportunities and partnership discounts
  • Access to online associate recognition & rewards platform
  • Tuition Reimbursement

We are 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.