Full Time Job

Sports Editor, Producer


Universal City, CA 01-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

NBC Owned Television Stations is looking for a digital sports video editor/producer to edit linear content from local sports broadcasts for digital/mobile/social platforms and create original videos for digital/mobile/social platforms.

We are looking for a candidate with a vast knowledge of and passion for all major sports and a proven ability to create videos that are shareable and have impact with a mobile/social audience. Our ideal candidate is someone who is full of ideas and can take a project from pitch to publication or take someone else's idea and produce it as if the idea was her/his own. The ideal candidate also knows how to shoot video and have some ability to create motion graphics. He/She will be working on multiple pieces of content simultaneously, from quick-turn daily edits, to something that may take a week or more. The producer/editor will be part of a digital video innovation team working with NBC's 12 owned stations, NBC Regional Sports Networks and NBCLX.

The editor/producer will assist regional sports networks with daily/nightly coverage, posting highlights, interviews and analysis to social, websites and apps. The editor/producer should know sports and understand the types of things that happen in a game/post-game that will resonate with a digital audience. The editor/producer will also pitch produce and edit digital-first concepts, re-imagine stories broadcast on linear platforms for digital, edit explainers, lifestyle pieces, create listicles, text on screen videos, edit podcasts and work with local teams on projects from a story's inception to its conclusion.
The right candidate should love sports (especially local), love editing, pitching concepts, enjoy finding innovative ways to tell stories, be a digital video consumer, have excellent people skills and team orientation, be willing to try new things and be comfortable working on everything from a highlight clip to a podcast. We are looking for a self-starter who always wants to create video.
Our ideal candidate can pitch a concept, produce, edit and deliver it and be passionate about every step of the way.
• Shoot, write, pitch, produce and edit original videos for digital platforms
• Understand the local sports landscape, identify important and buzzy stories
• Knowledgeable about MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL and major College Sports
• Leverage resources available from our stations or other sources to research, pitch, write and edit video segments designed for mobile/social platforms, optimizing versions of the story for specific platforms.
• Gather, sort and find stories in data and present data visually in videos
• Be able to digest lots of information and present it in a simple video
• Develop, Write and Produce digital specific series/franchises
• Develop graphic elements and treatments for your videos to engage mobile users.
• Assist local sports networks with video concepts for their local audiences
• Write headlines and text for your videos to maximize engagement.
• Work closely with national sports editorial team and local editorial teams to plan, execute video content

• Must have a bachelor's degree
• At least 2 years of experience producing videos for digital platforms
• Knowledgeable about MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL and major College Sports
• Experience editing videos on tight deadlines
• Experience editing in Adobe Premiere, After-Effects and Photoshop
• Experience using Adobe Essential Graphics and MOGRT templates
• Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for digital attention
• Ability to shoot with DSLR and use lightning, audio equipment a plus
• Familiarity with social media platforms
• Deep knowledge of current events
• Outstanding communication skills
• Self-starter
• Experience with a complex CMS a plus
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadlines, including breaking news
• Must be willing to work all shifts as required by sports, news and events (including nights and weekends).
• Must be 18 years or older
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States