US Senior Editor
Location NEW YORK, USA
Type full time
Minimum Experience SENIOR
what is FOOTBALLCO?
Footballco is the world’s biggest dedicated football content and media business. Reaching more than 400m football fans across the world each month, and with a growing roster of brands including GOAL, Voetbalzone, and Spox, no one else has our reach or depth of understanding within the game. With over 300 employees globally, we’re a young company with some established brands and serious investment behind us. Our future starts now…
What’s the role about?
We are hiring a new role dedicated to supercharging GOAL as a soccer publisher in the United States. The Content Lead will be responsible for leading and expanding our written content in the US, building and nurturing an engaged audience on our website and app. They will report into the Content Director, English Language.
We need someone with the vision to shape the future of US soccer coverage, and the practical and leadership skills to turn that vision into reality.
This position is based working remotely in the United States. We offer competitive compensation and a bonus scheme.
HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT YOU’LL DO (NOT ALL OF IT, JUST THE MOST IMPORTANT STUFF)
Grow GOAL’s US audience by creating a best-in-class written news and features output for web and app
Manage our team of US-based writers, plus manage a freelance budget, directing our efforts and resources to the most engaging and resonant stories and topics
Enhance GOAL’s credentials as the leading publisher around the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams ahead of the 2023 WWC and 2026 Men’s World Cup
Improve the volume and voice of our offering LatinX football fans in the US, working with colleagues in Mexico and around Latin America to produce content in English and Spanish
Identify and develop areas with audience potential at the intersection of sports and culture, from equipment to music to betting
Take the best of what the GOAL network produces (in English, Spanish and 14 other languages) and position it for a US audience
Cover social issues credibly and impactfully, promoting GOAL’s purpose of supporting access to soccer for everyone
Work closely with our social and video teams, ensuring a coherent GOAL offering across all channels, and bringing content opportunities to their attention
DO YOU HAVE THESE ESSENTIALS?
3+ years’ experience working on soccer content for a US audience
Obsession with US soccer and a deep understanding of what matters to all types of fan and how they want to consume it
A vision for what text content should look like in 2022 beyond traditional news and features
Strong leadership skills to inspire, guide and nurture your team
An understanding of analytics, data, and using data to drive insights and performance
Organisation and an eye for detail, with the drive to ensure constant improvement
You should include the following to apply:
Links to relevant pieces of content that demonstrate what you could bring to the role
A few short paragraphs explaining why you'd be a great fit for this position
Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.