We’re looking for a smart, creative, and highly-motivated Production Assistant to operate the production desk for live and on-demand sports video news programming. The Production Assistant is the point person for pre-show graphics building, fact-checking and proofreading, and checking audio and lighting for on-air hosts. Once recording starts, you will operate our production software during filming and be the primary decision maker for what will be shown to the audience.
This role also provides opportunity to develop new ideas and provide suggestions for the given program. A sophisticated knowledge of sports news and history, with a focus on the NFL, NBA, and College Football is necessary. The successful candidate will have an instinct for what’s trending and what a live (or on-demand) audience is responding to, and be able to make instant-decisions regarding graphics, video, or hosts on screen, to maximize audience.
Basic video editing skills with iMovie (or similar program) is required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects is a plus.
To excel in this role, you must be creative, adaptable, flexible, a quick thinker, and a great teammate. Most importantly, you must recognize patterns, be a great decision maker, and be an internal vocal champion for our audience.
Specific responsibilities will include:
-Assist on-air hosts with research and writing for show segments
-Build show graphics and elements in rundown software
-Generate exceptional story ideas and segment ideas
-Fact check, proofread, and ensure important details meet quality standards
-Follow through on all assignments, meeting required deadlines
-Operate production software during show filming and execute script in sync with on-air hosts
-Actively engage with social media before and after broadcasts, helping the hosts leverage their personal and company accounts to maximize audience across all platforms we broadcast
-Assist in completion of show post-production tasks
Experience / Skills
-2+ years experience in live production and video journalism. Recent grads will be considered with proper experience or skills acquired as an undergrad
-Familiarity with a live newsroom and experience with a rundown or live video production program
-Strong current and historical knowledge of College Football, NFL, and NBA
-Knowledge of news video/TV production
-Excellent research and writing skills
-In-depth understanding and extensive experiences working with video on social media platforms, especially Facebook and YouTube
-Strong communication skills
-Working knowledge of production and post-production techniques
-Above average knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
-Organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines