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This is an incredible entry-level opportunity for any aspiring writers looking to get their start in the sports marketing industry. Fanatics, the leading sports merchandise and collectibles retailer is seeking a community manager to join their dynamic creative team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-management of Fanatics social media accounts, including but not restricted to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have a quick wit and the ability to write comedy for social media - without trolling or going negative.

If you have a portfolio or any social links you want reviewed, please attach to your application for review by our team.


  • Act as the admin across our social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This includes responding in REAL TIME (within 5 mins of original posting) to most sports-related stories, by jumping into the comments section of major sports accounts and partners [e.g ESPN, Bleacher, NBA, NFL etc].
  • Create engaging and original content that resonates with our target audience - inclusive of Instagram Stories and interactive features like polls and questionnaires.
  • Monitor and share new content from other Fanatics operated businesses like Mitchell & Ness, Lids, Topps etc.
  • Respond to comments and DMs in a timely and professional manner, ensuring all inquiries are addressed professionally.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the rest of the creative team and cross-functional teams to help develop and execute broader social media campaigns within social.
  • Assist in the implementation of a social media strategy that aligns with Fanatics’ overall marketing objectives.
  • Create and update daily wrap reports for the rest of the team that summarizes and highlights what occurred during your CMing shift.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest social media trends and best practices and continuously identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with real-time sports news and culture.
  • Assist in analyzing and compiling qualitative and quantitative reports detailing content performance and suggested optimizations for future posting strategy based on learnings
  • Assist in managing a short and long-lead social content calendar based on key moments for Fanatics


  • Strong understanding and passion for social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Deep passion for sports and fan culture and willingness to learn about sports that you may be less naturally passionate about.
  • A degree in communications, marketing, journalism or sports-related fields is recommended but not essential.
  • Some previous experience and proven success in managing social media accounts (can include personal accounts).
  • Ability to write in a concise and comedic tone
  • Come in office to the NYC office 4 days a week.


  • Basic knowledge of AI Creative tools (ChatGPT, MidJourney etc)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs (PS, AI, AE etc)

The salary range for this position is $63,000 to $81,900, which represents base pay only and does not include short-term or long-term incentive compensation. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training.


$63,000 to $81,900

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