Digital Associate Producer I, The Undefeated
The Walt Disney Company
The Undefeated is the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. We enlighten and entertain with innovative storytelling, original reporting and provocative commentary. Not conventional. Never boring.
The Undefeated is seeking a Digital Associate Producer I as a day-to-day content manager to create and edit original content for social and legacy video platforms. This individual will be responsible for creating original video, audio, and digital content. This person should also have a deep understanding of legacy video and social video, with a particular understanding of African American popular culture. The candidate should be able to cut, edit, and shoot packages efficiency and quickly. The candidate should be experienced with Adobe Premiere and After Effects or equivalent software. Must be creative, quick-thinking, and able to adapt to an ever changing media environment.
This role also includes tensuring the execution of a daily content plan, which includes managing an extensive workflow and process. Processes around the content publishing activities include editing headlines and captions for grammatical accuracy, data entry into several tracking applications, and ensuring content is surfaced and distributed to multiple outlets.
The Digital Associate Producer I will be responsible for ensuring that all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements. The job requires the ability to focus under fast-paced pressure, the capacity for managing multiple tasks at once, and the ability to make sound and autonomous decisions concerning content prioritization. Great communication skills, attention to detail, and a sense of humor are all a must.
The Undefeated site is located in Washington D.C. and this position requires the candidate live in the city or relocate for the position.
Create content for The Undefeatedâ€™s Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram channels
Clip and edit original video using ESPN provided content
Shoot and produce on location video and live video through various channels
Edit packages for both digital and broadcast use
Edit and publish digital content using a content management system
Utilize good judgment and preparation toward prioritizing and selecting content from a variety of sources
Aggregate and publish content to the digital platform from SEC Network and its stakeholders, including the Southeastern Conference and its member institutions
Provide guided direction and oversight of a team of part-time content publishers and their work throughout a shift
Ensure that an extensive workflow consisting of 10 steps is executed properly for each piece of content published
Performs pre- and post-production digital video editing
Requires a self-starter who is capable of managing a heavy workload and has excellent time management skills. Attention to detail, reliability and work ethic are a must
Prioritize content based on audience demand & search data
Utilize best practices for Search Engine Optimization and Social Media to drive audience
The ability to be self sufficient as an individual as well as work well within a team setting
The ability to recognize content with social engagement potential, publish expediently and notify relevant parties.
Represent the digital platform and its editorial team at select events throughout the year, with the ability to form and strengthen relationships with internal and external partners.
Basic Qualifications :
A minimum of 3 years of practical digital content management and television experience, including editorial, reporting and/or copy editing experience
Have an understanding and appreciation of search engine optimization and social media
Has basic news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view. Exhibit a solid understanding and appreciation of news, story play and trending topics
Familiarity and working knowledge of on-line content management systems and digital video production related techniques
Strong communication skills, and experience as part of a cross-functional team
Has a basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software
Has a basic understanding of video editing software
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possess excellent people management skills
Willingness to embrace work shifts that will require night, holiday and/or weekend duty
Candidates must be able to demonstrate they are gifted in editorial speed and judgment
Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to write and think capably about several different sportsFamiliarity with most major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience with music videos, animation, or stop motion video a plus
Experience with joint-venture operations
Required Education :
Bachelorâ€™s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.
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