You are a modern-day leader who values human interaction as well as collaboration and data-driven decision making. Your sports editorial acumen, storytelling, and public relations expertise, combined with your web, social media, mobile app and broadcasting experience drive you to stay ahead on trends and issues that matter to our Club and fans. Your passion for soccer and your management track record set you apart. As the Vice President, Content and Communications you would oversee all Club content distribution channels, including, but not limited to websites, social media, Club app, over-the-air and over-the-top broadcast editorial and operations, in addition to public media relations for Major League Soccer’s Orlando City, National Women’s Soccer League’s Orlando Pride, MLS Next Pro’s Orlando City B, Exploria Stadium.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Executive Producer, Editorial Head for all Orlando City and Orlando Pride TV, radio and digital properties
Head liaison with National, leagues broadcast partners like Apple, FOX, Univisión, CBS for production, logistics, content, as well as players, coaching staff requests
Media rights negotiations and contract management lead
Oversees traditional media (TV, radio) as well as over-the-top production, operations, and distribution
Head of technical and logistical broadcast operations for Exploria Stadium. Oversees service for National and international broadcast partners as well as one-off events at Exploria Stadium and Orlando Health Training Grounds
Head of broadcast on-field and off-field game day operations for MLS, NWSL, CONCACAF, US Soccer and any other contracted events
Strives for production and editorial excellence
Oversees day-to-day public and media relations for the Club, including all internal and external media and communications activities for the Club’s three teams, Academy and Exploria Stadium
Oversees the development and implementation of strategic communications plan for the organization that builds and maintains a positive Club reputation
Oversees all crisis communication needs
Oversees overall content plan and strategy to drive traffic and engagement to OrlandoCitySC.com, Orlando-Pride.com, the LionNation App, as well as owned social media channels
Oversees strategy and oversee Club's social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, and others
Oversee Club’s e-sports efforts
Work with Brand Alliances team to identify new revenue opportunities and maximize commercial value across our Club’s digital channels and broadcast platforms
Execute digital marketing campaigns for team partners/sponsors
Maintains impeccable and proactive communication with all Club departments, leagues, partners stakeholders and oversees flawless commitments and contracts fulfillment
Other related duties as assigned
A bachelor’s degree majoring in communications, broadcasting, journalism or other related field
Soccer broadcast production and editorial experience a must
Broadcast, live-streaming and content production technical background
Knowledge of soccer, MLS and the NWSL is preferred
7-10 years of management experience in content production, broadcasting and communications.
Oversees a team of full-time on-air talents, producers, content creators as well as a gameday crew of around 40 people on gamedays.
Business Planning experience
Business development, budgeting management and reconciliation experience
Proficiency in English and Spanish languages
Technical broadcast background
Media distribution expertise
Marketing campaign integration experience
Media Management and Media Partnerships experience
Knowledge of over-the-top (OTT) and new media landscape and operations
Knowledge and experience in branded content strategy
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
ABOUT ORLANDO CITY SC & ORLANDO PRIDE
Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015, and in 2017, moved into its privately-owned downtown soccer stadium. In 2019, Orlando City SC will launch OCB in the newly-formed USL League One to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.
In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in National Women's Soccer League. The Pride began league play in April 2016 with a star-studded team of FIFA World Cup Champions.