Serve as Broadcast Production Motion Graphics Designer for all Orlando Magic digital TV signage and LED projects. Provide video production and content creation for in-arena programming and auxiliary programming needs as determined by the Production Manager.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
Provide content creation for departmental Video, Digital Signage and LED Production. Serve the role of producer, editor and motion-graphics artist for Broadcast Production content creation.
Management of content, delivery and distribution to Digital Signage Systems Manager and LED Systems Manager for all Magic games and non-Magic events.
Serve the role of live operator for Daktronics LED systems, Ross XPression and/or ClickEffects Crossfire operator as needed for Magic home games and other Magic events.
Reports To: Production Manager
Indirectly Reports To: None
# of Direct Reports:
FT Staff: 1 Seasonal Intern
Game night responsibilities: Yes
Approximate number of games worked per season: 1-20
Event night responsibilities: Yes
Approximate number of events worked per season: 1-20
Hire and supervise staff and departmental intern and manage their workflow.
Provide coaching, direction and oversee development of direct reports.
Provide ongoing timely performance management feedback through regular touch base meetings and the Quarterly Check In (QCI) process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide content creation for departmental video, Digital Signage and LED production. Serve the role of producer, editor and motion-graphics artist for Broadcast Production content creation.
Produce, design and animate Corporate Partnerships, Magic Marketing and Orlando Venues digital signage animations for LED and TV signage systems in Amway Center.
Serve the role of motion graphics designer for the Orlando Magic Broadcast Production Department. Provide graphic and animation support for departmental projects as assigned (including but not limited to):
Video features for in-arena Magic TV or specialty digital signage (video walls, etc.),
Video features for orlandomagic.com and Magic social media channels
Video footage and feature support to Fox Sports Florida.
Additional Internal / External video production requests.
Work with Creative Services and BP Production Manager on the development and management of the “Digital” version of the Orlando Magic brand style guide.
Manage day-to-day production process for Digital Signage and LED production needs (project intake, production assignments/scheduling, and project QC/delivery) under the direction of the Production Manager.
Meet regularly with Production Manager to determine assignments, scope of work and updates for existing projects.
Acquire comprehensive operational knowledge of the Ross Xpression character-generator system. Work with the Broadcast Production management team to design and facilitate the production of CG graphics for in-arena programming as needed.
Produce, design and deliver Magic Marketing TV drops for Fox Sports broadcast as assigned by the Production Manager.
Acquire comprehensive operational knowledge of LED/digital TV signage platforms and AC video control room CG programs to include:
LED: Daktronics Show Controller,
Digital TV: Four Winds Interactive Digital signage system
CG: Ross XPression
Work with the Manager of BP/CS to determine scope of production requests and to delegate production assignments through WorkZone.
Responsible for Management of BP post-production intern.
Responsible for hiring approval and day-to-day management of post-production intern.
Responsible for training, management and ongoing coaching and development of post-production intern.
Provide direction and constructive feedback of assigned projects.
Quality control all creative prior to sending to internal and external clients.
Management of content, delivery and distribution of creative to Digital Signage Systems Manager and LED Systems Manager for all Magic games and Amway Center Events.
Work with Corporate Partnerships, Magic Marketing and Orlando Venues to determine scope of work and estimated production timeline for requested elements.
Responsible for content creation execution of digital signage and LED requests for internal and external partners.
Determine digital signage and LED creation needs and work with Production Manager to utilize Broadcast Production resources if necessary on a per project basis.
Work with Corporate Partnerships and Magic Marketing to determine production timeline for creative and communicate the need for adjustments to the advertising schedule.
Deliver final animations to Digital Signage Systems Manager and LED Systems Manager prior to the required delivery deadline. Communicate effectively when content is ready to be loaded into each system as well as any updates to existing content.
File management of Orlando Magic and Amway Center computers and shared storage.
Oversee the Broadcast Production Asset Management System as it pertains to departmental graphics. Administer file sharing, data storage, content management, file logging, and file naming nomenclature as well as archiving for Digital Signage and LED. Develop and implement operating procedures for BP staff to manage all digital content, including production space and archival of finalized projects. Ensure that BP staff is archiving properly for future use.
Ensure that projects and file structures are properly managed, routinely maintained throughout the season to maximize space on shared storage.
Compile and deliver proofs of existing content to internal and external clients as requested.
Serve the role of live operator for Daktronics LED systems, Ross XPression and/or ClickEffects
Crossfire as needed for Magic home games and other Magic events.
Operate video control room equipment as assigned for Magic games and Magic events.
Serve as a backup to the primary Daktronics LED operator. Work with LED Systems Manager to understand responsibilities and schedule opportunities to train for the position in a live environment.
Develop a comprehensive operational knowledge of primary Amway Center video control room equipment including Daktronics Show Controller, Ross XPression and ClickEffects Crossfire.
Magic events can include but are not limited to:
Magic Dancer Auditions
Attend pre-event production meetings as required.
Makes decisions guided by precedent and based on company policy.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in Broadcasting/Communications or related field preferred, equivalent experience required.
A minimum of five (3) years of producing at a postproduction facility required.
A minimum of five (3) years professional experience as Digital Graphics Designer required.
A minimum of five (3) years experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Media Encoder and Illustrator required.
A minimum of two (2) years experience with Cinema 4D, 3DS Max or Maya preferred.
A minimum of (2) years experience working in a live production environment.
Supervisory experience helpful.
Ability to creatively and effectively engage and manage a team of producers, editors and designers.
Experience with video production workflow required.
Experience working with unique composition sizes preferred (LED and multiple display formats) required.
Experience with common video and image formats required.
Experience with leading and developing projects required.
File management and file trafficking experience required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related computer skills required.
High energy and strong creative skills.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required.
Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
Public Relations Assitant - Seattle Storm (Seattle, WA)
The Seattle Storm is seeking a professional, detail-oriented individual with strong public relations, writing and editing skills to assist the Storm public relations department. The candidate will oversee all written content posted on StormBasketball.com and drive content development for multiple marketing and communications channels. In addition, this role will support the public relations staff with all media relations, basketball communications and player relations matters. This is a paid, full time, seasonal (approx. May-Sep) positionand reports to the Sr. Manager, Player and Public Relations.
Public Relations & Basketball Communications
Act as the secondary contact for media in the Storm public relations department
Update Seattle Storm Media Central daily or as updates are needed
Manage weekly Monday morning weekly releases to media
Actively track player stats and milestones
Assist in media guide and preseason and playoff media guide production
Assist in media management on game day, including seating, credentials and pregame / postgame media availability for Storm athletes and coaches
Oversee game notes production for all home and road games
Produce postgame notes and quotes documents at all home games
Manage game-day assistants and staffing
Assist with other duties as necessary
Internal & Digital Communications
Create and implement an editorial calendar beginning in the preseason and lasting through playoffs
Responsible for all written content on StormBasketball.com, including feature/lifestyle stories and all basketball content (game previews, recaps and practice reports)
Write all game day roster card messaging to convey key messages in the organization to fans
Assist with writing, proofreading and editing all marketing, communications and sales materials developed within the organization
Assist with social media content development, including in-game updates on Storm social media channels
Proactively offer ideas for new content
Act as a fact-checker for website and newsletter content
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES
This job requires a strong background and experience with professional writing. Samples of published work are required.
Write content in a consistent voice that adheres to brand positioning and core values of the Storm
Interested in pursuing a career in sports public relations
1+ years of relevant experience in journalism or public relations
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Previous published writing proficiency, preferably web features
Self-starter with creative ideas
Fast, concise accurate writer with great sense of how to speak to fans
Sense of humor and ability to capture the fun of Storm games, players and fans
Must be available to attend all Storm home games and watch all Storm road games (34 regular season, 2 preseason and possibility of up to 7 postseason games)