Full Time Job

Sports Video Editor

ESPN

Bristol, CT 04-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
ESPN Creative Studio is a unit within the Content division of ESPN. Our staff comprises of Motion Graphics, Edit, Visual Storytelling, Production Enhancements and Innovations, Creative Operations, and the Music group. Positions within Creative Studio include; Video Editors, Post Editors, Producer Editors, Sound Design, Graphic Designers, Project Managers and Art Directors, etc. We are the go-to destination to conceptualize, develop, and execute content creation across all domestic and international ESPN distribution platforms.

The Video Editor, Creative Studio position possesses an advanced ability for non-linear video editing in a fast-paced sport news environment. The Video Editor is expected to be an effective collaborator within various Edit areas and partners to help support the creative process, while editing at an advanced creative level. They help develop personnel, projects, and individual skillsets that propel Edit and Creative Studio into the future.

Responsibilities:
• Exhibits advanced skill to assemble and create content using non-linear editing software in a fast-paced sport news environment.
• Strong editing skills, effective communication, and ability to perform well under pressure, high demand, strict timelines and/or live conditions with little supervision.
• Ensure all created content meets ESPN's high standards for video and audio quality. Conducts quality control measuring and corrective action steps to ensure and/or enhance video content.
• Demonstrates a strong knowledge of edit workflow, software and facility layout in assigned areas.
• Responsible for adhering to established organization of media and naming conventions.
• Establish strong relationships and gain knowledge of our partners, including their impact and/or specific integration with Creative Studio.
• Advanced organizational, creative, communication, and planning skills are required for team collaborative success.
• Provides strong service to all collaborative partners. 
• Must have the skill and attitude to train less experienced editors on edit workflows and software.
• Will write and provide feedback in training initiatives and project contributions.
• Keep updated on knowledge of industry technology and help establish new workflows to create accurate and effective results on specific or future assignments.
• Must have the ability to train and learn new techniques/software platforms that aligns with industry needs and trends.
• Ability to identify and quickly escalate issues. Recommend solutions and/or resolve operational errors and equipment failures. 
• Provide strong multi-directional communication to ensure success of assignments and accomplishments. Self-initiate creative projects and pitch ideas towards departmental objectives.
• Strong understanding of multiple file-based formats and provide file-based ingest support.

Basic Qualifications:
• A minimum of 4 years of editing or related experience.
• Advanced understanding of non-linear editing software (Adobe Premiere, Avid, Grass Valley Edius or Qube, etc.).
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
• Skilled in media transfer workflows (ingest/publish/export).
• Strong understanding of audio and video broadcast quality control (video scopes, audio levels, CALM Act compliance, etc.).
• Ability to collaborate and work in a quick turn-around, sport newsroom environment.
• Candidates must have a good computer background (Microsoft Office, Slack, Workfront, etc.).
• Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Flexibility to work overtime and alter shifts/days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Has in-depth background in non-linear editing in an area including Adobe (Premiere, AE, Audition, etc.) Grass Valley, Edius, etc.
• Strong understanding of linear, non-linear, social media production workflows.
• Knowledge of PC or Mac operating system.
• Bilingual (written and spoken) in both English and Spanish.

Required Education
• High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, or related field Vocational School or related experience.

This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnp28k-44-200-74-241-42 in your application.

Company Profile
ESPN

ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.