Director, Content

  • D.C. United
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • 16 Mar, 2023
Full time Journalism/Content Leadership & Management

Job Description

Job Summary

D.C. United are looking for an experienced, organized, collaborative, and energized content team leader to join the Communications and Content Team.

This individual will work cross functionally to cultivate innovative ideas for video and photo production and content development that amplifies the club’s brand and core values. This person is a seasoned videographer and video editor, bonafied storyteller, pre/post-production master and not afraid to shoot either.

The ideal candidate is passionate about running a team, pushing the creative boundaries of video and photo production, and has an eye for unique content that resonated with fans.

The Director of Content will also be tasked with supporting the storytelling and content management for the Audi Field brand in addition to D.C. United.

Video reel or samples of work are required to be submitted.

What You Will Do

  • As the Director of Content, you will be responsible for the management and technical decisions related to all content (photo and video)
  • Collaborate with the club’s Lead Designers to establish visual guidelines that will unify the team’s brand image through content
  • Oversee narrative development of all video content with advanced scripting, storyboarding, and editing skills
  • Develop strong content pipeline process to effectively manage all pre-pro, shoot, and postproduction team needs 
  • Lead day-to-day management of video production for all club channels, working closely with the rest of the communications, content, and marketing department to manage videographers schedule to ensure that resources are being dedicated to the club’s highest priorities
  • Oversee the club’s content management system and ensure best practices are in place
  • Lead a team of videographers with sound storytelling acumen, inspirational and collaborative leadership, and exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment working on multiple projects at a time while remaining calm and collected
  • Supervise, evaluate, and mentor current department staff and external contractors
  • Shoot, produce, and edit content both by yourself and as a member of the team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends for matchdays

Your Background, Skills and Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years’ experience in similar field of work
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably in film, broadcasting, marketing, or a similar field
  • 2+ years of managerial and project managerial experience
  • Exceptional cinematographer and video production skills
  • Advanced knowledge of non-linear editing in Adobe Premier
  • Strong technical understanding of video production equipment
  • Advanced use of Adobe After Effects and knowledge of 3D programs is a plus
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of video production, including lighting, sound, motion graphics, color correction, and publishing
  • Graphic design skills required (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Live stream set-up and execution experience
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Willingness to travel to support content team throughout the system
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 required

Bonus Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish preferable)
  • Professional sport experience
  • Soccer fandom and familiarity with the sport globally
  • Experience in sports, particularly soccer, preferred, but not required

Competencies (KSAs)

  • Must demonstrate a high level of detail-orientation, especially under deadline pressure
  • Must display organization and communicative skills
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to easily switch between projects comfortably and quickly
  • Must possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships
  • Must have a strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information
  • Must have good decision-making skills, solid judgment and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently
  • Must be flexible & reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole
  • Must have strong communication skills: must be comfortable with engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills
  • Must be able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-today operations without interruption
  • Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made