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Communications: Broadcasting
QTV Senior Producer, Marketing - Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland, OH)

Position Overview:

The QTV Senior Producer, Marketing is a self-starter who will develop -- from concept thru writing, storyboarding, shooting, editing and final delivery – creative commercial and promotional video content that supports the sales, brand and promotional objectives of the Cleveland Cavaliers and our partners.  Innovation and a “Yes Before No” attitude is everything.  Ideal candidates will have experience in a variety of creative styles, and are adaptable, open-minded and ready to work independently, and collaboratively, depending on each unique project circumstance.  This position requires broad knowledge and proven skill within all technical aspects of media production, including shooting, editing, still graphics and animation.

Responsibilities:

MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

  • Plays a collaborative and proactive role in the creative development and activation of team marketing campaigns from concept thru completion.  While ideal candidates should thrive in a collaborative environment, there are projects that will require independent creative work as well; as well as projects that will be completed in conjunction with third-party partners.
  • Projects include concept development for team creative marketing campaigns geared toward driving ticket sales, marketing team promotions and merchandise sales, among other team initiatives.
  • This position prioritizes the Cleveland Cavaliers, but also provides supportive production needs for the Lake Erie Monsters, Cleveland Gladiators, Canton Charge and Quicken Loans Arena as needed.
  • While the primary focus of this role is the development of video content, this Senior Producer will work in partnership with creative colleagues in other disciplines to support the development of ideas that impact various mediums (print production, digital/web/social, etc).
  • Projects require effective leadership within concept development, storyboarding, storytelling, scripting, production planning, shooting, editing, post-production, and finalizing content for final and approved distribution.
  • In addition to the development of television commercials and promotional spots, a successful marketing campaign will integrate a wide array of creative resources that will extend the marketing message in fun and unique ways that are fitting for the particular environment.  This includes activating the campaign among multiple platforms, such as broadcast, in-arena, and digital, to name a few.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • Creates graphics and animation content for the video boards, digital signage, LED ribbons and broadcast graphics.
  • Performs shooting and editing for video projects for both internal and external clients.
  • Produces commercial voice over work as needed.
  • Delivers and assists in the spot trafficking and delivery.
  • Serves as lead client contact for assigned projects; coordinates tasks and responsibilities with other producers to ensure timely project completion.

MAXIMIZE MARKETING & CROSS PROMOTIONS

  • Works in tight partnership with the team marketing groups to support the concept development and full activation of major ticket sales campaigns, as well as key games and promotions. 
  • Takes an ownership role in developing fun and actionable ideas that communicate major ticket initiatives in fun, fan-friendly (and results oriented) ways.
  • Assists in the creative development of the teams’ promotional schedule.
  • Plays a leadership role in cross promoting ticket sales and brand initiatives across all other properties and arena events.
  • Proactively supports internal teams to have a successful partnership with QTV.

GAME PRESENTATION

  • Supports innovation for game entertainment and the fan experience through concept development and delivery of entertainment and energy-driving content to run in-arena. 
  • This includes graphics, videos, features, skits, etc.  While there will be specific projects assigned, success will also be defined by the Senior Producers ability to bring new and innovative ideas to the table… and bring them to life under tight deadlines.
     

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Provides creative production support for major Cavaliers organizational events, including, but not limited to, Quicken Loans Arena, Lake Erie Monsters, Cleveland Gladiators, Canton Charge, and other key organizational projects and initiatives.
  • Prioritizes superior client services skills and the ability to function well within a team environment.
  • Prioritizes a supportive role in the development of the QTV team. 
  • Focuses on supporting the growth of quality, depth and capabilities of our production team, enhancing our creative capabilities and driving innovation.
  • Provides and conducts training to QTV team members in areas of expertise as needed.
  • Develops strong vendor relationships that support game day initiatives, including third-party production partnerships and new technology partnerships, among others.
  • Promotes the overall high expectation of quality for all QTV productions.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Marketing/Chief Marketing Officer.

Requirements:

  • Advanced college coursework, degree, or comparable experience in video production preferred. 
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe applications, especially After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, Premiere Pro; as well as Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Eddius.
  • 5-8 years of experience in non-linear video concepting/editing/production environment
  • 3-5 years of experience creating motion graphics for broadcast and/or web projects.
  • Exceptional technical skills and knowledge of motion graphics including rotoscoping, keying, tracking, and compositing.
  • 3D animation skills.  Chyron Lyric experience is a plus.
  • General knowledge of various cameras and audio equipment. 
  • Knowledge of video compression and uploading video to the internet. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Proficient in social media and current popular trends. 
  • Must have an open and creative mind with a keen eye for design and storytelling.
  • Production etiquette and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Possess excellent writing and copy editing skills.
  • Effectively able to work under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently as well as in a team environment. 
  • Ability to work long hours as needed and work a flexible schedule, including weekends and late nights, as needed, to support the needs of a major professional sports organization. 
  • Knowledge of the NBA specifically, as well as hockey and sports in general, is a plus. 

 


Note: This position was originally posted on the Cavs/Monsters/Charge/Gladiators/Q Arena employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Cavs/Monsters/Charge/Gladiators/Q Arena employment site.

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Communications: Writer/Editorial
Web Editorial Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The MN Timberwolves & Lynx is a professional sports organization supporting a professional NBA team and a professional WNBA team. We are all part of a team that works together, speaking with one voice. We take pride in a culture that embraces a work environment that balances hard work and fun.

Our Mission is to provide the ultimate sports and entertainment experience at exceptional value, with unparalleled customer service, while engaging our community.

Our Vision is to build championship caliber sports franchises with a commitment to long-term profitability. We will establish a winning culture fostering teamwork, passion and fun that positively impacts our community.

Our Values:
* Play Hard
* Play with Passion
* Play Together
* Have Fun
* Be a Pro
* Think Innovatively
 

Position Summary: This person will aid the Web Editor and Director of Interactive Services with implementing the interactive media strategies and objectives including: reporting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly traffic from Lynxbaketball.com, and all social networking platforms. Writing and reporting on the Timberwolves and Lynx; producing basic graphics using Adobe Creative Suite; updating content for Timberwolves.com and Lynxbasketball.com; conducting and transcribing interviews; working Lynx and Wolves home games; shooting photos/video and editing for Web site; and assisting with other Interactive Services department projects as needed.

Essential Functions:

General Duties:
Produce web traffic reporting from Lynxbasketball.com, and social media platforms. Generate web graphics for online use. Organize and execute events with fans. Implement updates/changes to websites, using league content management system. Conduct/transcribe/edit interviews with players, coaches and basketball operations staff. Edit daily articles and postgame stories for websites. Update/write content and engage with fans on social media sites.

Experience: Previous web/interactive media experience is preferred. Familiarity with HTML, Photoshop, photography is also preferred.

Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Willing and able to work nights and weekends and all Lynx home games (before and after). Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop. Strong writing skills. Experience with sports-specific writing and/or broadcasting is preferred. Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to multi-task under time constraints. Ability to work with a wide variety of people.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Position is Temporary/Part-Time/Non-Exempt
• Position will last for the length of the Lynx season
• Position is non-benefit eligible
• Salary is $7.25/hour


We strive to develop each and every employee within our organization. We encourage ideas, welcome suggestions and value opinions, as well as provide countless opportunities for employees to grow both personally and professionally.

The Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx are an equal employment opportunity workplace.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Are you comfortable working for $7.25/hour?


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Communications: Internet Communications
Social Media Analyst - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Recognizing the power of technology, data, and computational science to transform the business, the Sacramento Kings have formed the Engagement Lab to drive transformational change through evidence-based decision making at the company.

Summary: The Social Media Analyst is a member of the Engagement Lab and the decision science practice within the organization. The Social Media Analystl works closely with other members of the Engagement Lab team to provide valuable data-driven insight to all key organizational business units with a focus on the Social Media front.

Key Responsibility Areas:
• Implement a proactive strategy for monitoring and responding to Social Media content as it relates to the Kings organization.
• Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding the Kings organization and brand, report to appropriate management.
• Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
• Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising Social Media campaigns.
• Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of Social Media programs. Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university in business administration, marketing or related field.
• At least one year of professional work experience working in a social media role.
• Experience working with a social monitoring platform such as Sprinklr or Radian6 is preferred.
• Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
• Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in Social Media.
• Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
• Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, SQL and Powerpoint
• Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills.
• Excellent problem-solving and logic skills.
• Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers.
• Results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and on-call as needed.

 

 

 

 


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