Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997 and is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of soccer. The Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the success of the Club in the coming years.
Some of the fabulous employee perks Chicago Fire Football Club offers to full-time employees include:
Paid Time Off
3 weeks of Paid Time Off upon hire
Robust holiday calendar
4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per month
Excellent Benefit Programs
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Supplementary Life, Supplementary AD&D, Flexible, Spending Account & Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
401k eligibility immediately upon hire with a 3% employer contribution rate
Paid Parental Leave
14-16 weeks fully paid leave for employees giving birth and 8 weeks fully paid leave for committed partners & spouses – applicable to foster care & adoptive parents as well
The Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking Video Coordinator with a background in visual storytelling and creative media. The individual in this role will assist with the development and production of video content, with an emphasis on Apple TV. A successful candidate will have experience across a variety of areas including pre-production, shooting, sound, editing and post-production (color, motion, encoding, etc.). The candidate will report to the Senior Manager of Video and Creative Services and work within the larger Marketing and Communications group to engage both existing and prospective fans with the goal of driving fandom and delivering on business objectives.
Assist with every facet of video and creative services including developing production plans, gathering input from stakeholders, scheduling, filming, and post-production work
Produce creative weekly first team coverage reports for Apple TV
Produce creative weekly match preview highlight videos for Apple TV
Capture footage as needed of Chicago Fire matchdays, MLS Next Pro team, and training sessions
Assist with creative video production for in-stadium usage
Assist with shooting and editing press conferences, player interviews, highlight reels, and community relations’ events
Assist in production of long form documentary series around the First Team players and staff
Ideate ways to successfully grow the presence of the Chicago Fire brand through Apple TV
Story tell around all aspects of the club, from the players to the fans to the complete matchday experience at Soldier Field
Log and archive clips to facilitate future accessibility
Ensure adherence to brand standards and guidelines
Transport, set up, and operate various production equipment including cameras, audio recorders, lighting equipment and microphones for location and studio production
Cover select road matches, providing real-time footage transfers to remote editors
Contribute to the marketing team’s overall strategy and success in both team and cross-department meetings
Provide creative thinking to help solve business problems for a variety of stakeholders
Other duties as assigned
Minimum two (2) years relevant work experience in video production
Experience with Digital Cine and DSLR camera operations
Demonstrated experience working in Adobe Creative Cloud on Mac devices, especially Premiere Pro and After Effects
Knowledge of cinematic lightning and interview composition
Familiarity with photography and ability to shoot photos when needed
Proven ability to interact and brainstorm concepts within a team setting
Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends when needed
Well organized with ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
Great communicator, professional in presentation and able to work with multiple stakeholders and personalities
Good problem-solving and organizational skills
Working knowledge of soccer and familiarity with Major League Soccer
Capable of lifting 50 lbs.
Must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19
Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club.
CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.