The Digital Asset Manager will be a part of the Creative Services team but will also work directly with the Information Technology (IT) department.
MLS Creative Services is an in-house design and production team – part of the Brand & Integrated Marketing Department – that services all internal constituents of the League, including Clubs and Soccer United Marketing, the commercial and operational branch of MLS representing soccer-related properties. The Digital Asset Manager is responsible for leading overall strategy, implementation and workflow of the Digital Asset Management system, as well as overseeing user training/onboarding.
-Establish and lead initiatives surrounding the organization’s DAM system
-Establish best practices for the DAM, including taxonomy, metadata schema, tagging standards, workflows and processes across the entire organization and within multiple digital asset categories
-Oversee daily maintenance and usability of Digital Asset Management (DAM) system
-Create tutorial/instruction documents, supervise onboarding and training of staff on DAM system
-Survey the evolution of AEM, its new functionalities and the general trends in the field
-Perform and supervise others in tagging and uploading of assets in DAM system (Phase 1: logos, toolkits, and style guides available to staff, partners, and vendors)
-Manage and plan for Digital Rights Management and maintain access control with end users
-Improve how we catalog and access photos as an enterprise (Phase 2: building a photo library within the DAM system; incorporating Club content and access)
-Work with IT and consultants to document and address bugs and feature improvements
-Work with key stakeholders to create and implement roadmap for future development of the DAM system
-Monitor usage patterns of DAM system and make recommendations for improvements
-Work with both internal and external clients, frequently interacting with other functional departments (e.g. Marketing, Communications, Events, Community Relations)
-Additional responsibilities as assigned
Experience / Skills
-5+ years of experience in Design Asset Management
-Extensive knowledge of DAM systems, including structure, functionality, taxonomy and metadata.
-Experience with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
-Experience in technical user training and support
-Experience working with off-shore development teams
-Experience and/or certifications with Project Management platforms and methodologies
-Schedule flexibility with the ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
-Strong knowledge of soccer and its terminologies, knowledge of MLS a plus.
-Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
-High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance.
-Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally with other departments and stakeholders.
-Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
-Ability to manage meetings and presentations.
-Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
-Knowledge of all graphic file formats, their roles and particularities
-Experience in Sports, pop-culture, entertainment environment a plus.
-Knowledge of design in sports (range of applications, technical requirements) a plus.
-Knowledge of Workfront project management system a plus
-Knowledge of ProofHQ (aka Workfront Proof) review/approval tool a plus.
-Proficiency in Spanish language a plus.
About Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada and began play in 1996, shortly after the U.S. hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Now in its 24th season in 2019, MLS continues to grow at an explosive rate, as the league features record-breaking attendance and consumption, an influx of dynamic players and 20 soccer stadiums. MLS has doubled in size during the past decade and now has 27 clubs, including future teams in Miami, Nashville and Austin that will begin play in the next few years. One more expansion team will be added in the coming years, elevating MLS to 28 clubs.