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Technical Services: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Videographer/Editor - New Media - Los Angeles Lakers (El Segundo, CA)

DEPARTMENT: New Media & Technology
TYPE: Full Time including nights, weekends and holidays
REPORTS TO: Director New Media & Technology

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Videographer/Editor is responsible for creating, shooting, and editing video content for Lakers.com and Lakers social media properties. The Videographer/Editor is responsible for (i) turning around short form video clips, (ii) creating, editing, and monitoring all video content specific, but not limited, to team news and press conferences, organized events, and community activities and (iii) supporting the growth of Lakers brand through video content. The Videographer/Editor is part of the New Media Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for conceptualizing, planning, shooting, and editing of video.
• Work with other members of New Media Department to generate video content ideas.
• Plan and capture video in a variety of settings, structured shoots, press conference, media sessions and team events
• Edit short form video utilizing graphics and effects integrating various elements including highlights, voice over, interview footage.
• Shoot videos for Vine/Instagram/Snapchat.
• Design new effects packages for use in videos.
• Set up lighting, audio equipment, and camera, including multi-camera shoots.
• Encoding video for website.
• Updating and posting video using NBA CMS and for social media properties.
• Keep up with changes in videography including camera technology, related hardware and software.
• Must be able to understand and conceptualize goals and execute the project.
• Work closely with New Media Department to ensure quality, consistency, and creative flow of the overall goals.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor's degree
• Highly proficient in After Effects, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Motion, and Media Encoder
• Hands-on experience with video cameras packages required. Experience with Sony EX and DSLR  cameras preferred
• Proficient in use of iPhone to shoot for Vine/Instagram/Snapchat
• Must have knowledge of lighting packages, filters, lenses, audio equipment
• Expert at web video compression
• Knowledge of HTML preferred
• Familiarity with social media platform video standards
• Knowledge of basic news gathering techniques
• Excellent interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
• Creative and maintains high personal standards for work
• Able to simultaneously manage a high level of detail across multiple projects
• Able to flexible and adaptable while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure
• Able to work full weeks and weekends and holidays 
 

Please do not contact the organization by phone or email regarding this position.

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

1. Yes/No: I am able to work nights, weekends and holidays before and after Lakers games.
2. Please provide links to highlight video's you have made/edited.
3. Please provide links to interview video's you have made/edited.
4. Please provide links to Vines/Instagram/other short social media videos you have made.
5. Please provide links to your personal demo reel.
6. Please provide links to videos that demonstrate your skills with graphics/effects in editing.


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Technical Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Creative Services Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Creative Services Associate
Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Senior Manager of Creative Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary/Objective: Assist the Creative Services Department and Director of Creative in the execution of creative concepts and campaign projects for advertising and marketing collateral for the Timberwolves and Lynx including presentation materials, creative brochures, direct mail pieces, print and digital executions, online advertising, corporate identity branding and a variety of assigned related tasks.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  1. Create high-resolution cutouts of player images with photo-manipulation and retouching techniques applied to be used for communication materials throughout the course of a season and for campaign specific creative needs.

  2. Assist the Creative Services Department in the design of ticket sales and partnership sales materials such as flyers, forms, brochures, web elements, presentations, etc.

  3. Generate and aid in the development of design concepts for proposed in-arena creative pieces.

  4. Maintain and update design documents used throughout the season including game programs, signage, brochures, media guides and stats books, etc.

  5. Select and sort game/event images into specified categories for use in creative execution.

  6. Put together mock-ups as requested for proofing by department leaders.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

1.     Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

2.     Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).

3.     Strong foundation and understanding of editorial composition, layout and typography.

4.     Able to think conceptually and innovate within specific design parameters.

5.     Ability to take direction well, learn and grow as a designer and work progressively.

6.     Able to multi-task and complete projects efficiently in a fast pace high-energy environment

7.     Ability to manage specific tasks in the department under supervision.

8.     Ability to work well on a team and independently.

9.     Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Experience: Experience working in graphic design is preferred.
Education: Degree in graphic design or related field; or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) required.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours staff may work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position may require infrequent travel to external events.

EEO Statement
 

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

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 $8.00/hour?


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Technical Services: Web Design/Development
Junior Digital Developer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Summary:  The Junior Digital Developer is primarily responsible for the execution of daily Web-based tasks and requests, while providing insight and support on larger, more technical builds.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Develop projects in unconventional ways to be compatible with Drupal platform

  • Develop projects for all operating systems, screen sizes and Web browsers to optimize user experience

  • Convert Photoshop documents from designers into fully-functional Web pages or websites

  • Publish time-sensitive content

  • Publish content on primary and secondary Web properties

  • Assist in cross-departmental collaboration to plan and execute Web-based projects

  • Assist in development of innovative digital strategy

  • Assist in reporting of digital analytics

  • Assist in Kings online/social/mobile network monitoring

  • Assist in additional digital-related projects

Qualifications:

  • Experience

    • 2 years of relevant work experience
    • College/University degree
  • Languages/Technical – Demonstrated Ability in the Following:

    • HTML – Advanced
    • CSS – Advanced, Sass a bonus
    • Javascript & jQuery – Intermediate or Higher
    • PHP – Intermediate or Higher
    • Terminal/Command Line - Working Knowledge
    • FTP & Server - Working Knowledge
    • SEO/Analytics
  • Platforms/Programs

    • Drupal - Past Experience
    • Wordpress Platform - Intermediate to Advanced
    • Adobe Photoshop - Intermediate Proficiency
    • Microsoft Office
    • Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture a bonus
  • Working knowledge of the NBA and Sacramento Kings organization

  • Ability to maintain pace with ever-evolving Web industry and continuously build upon current skill set

  • Operational knowledge of current and emerging social media trends and technology

  • Team oriented with strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines while exhibiting exemplary time-management skills and task prioritization

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to regularly work nights, weekends and holidays

  • Maintenance of an online portfolio a plus

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

1. How would you characterize your Web Development experience?
2. How would you describe your familiarity with the Drupal platform?
3. Please summarize a project you've developed in an unconventional manner.
4. What are your salary expectations?


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Technical Services: Technical Support/Help Desk
Technology Specialist - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

The Sacramento Kings Technology Group is looking for a highly motivated and talented Technology Specialist to join our team. This candidate will join an organization of team members that strive for and achieve excellence on a daily basis. Our ownership group is committed to technology and has a vision of NBA 3.0 which is to make basketball a premier sport  of the 21st Century via the following vectors: TECHNOLOGY | GLOBALIZATION | SPORT AS AN AGENT OF SOCIAL GOOD.

Job Summary

In this role the candidate will be part of a team that is on the cusp of building the smartest entertainment and sports complex on the planet. Our team is passionate about technology and focused on delivering outstanding services to our team members, fans and community.

Key Responsibilities Areas (KRA's):

As a Technology Specialist you’ll be the main point of contact for managing service desk requests and escalations as needed. Your focus will be Customer Service, Client Services, Backup & Recovery, Application Deployment, Sales Event Setups (onsite and offsite), Game Day Setups, and the following key responsibilities:

  • Active Directory account administration

  • Procure desktop and laptop hardware per the company standard

  • Design and create images with System Center Configuration Manager

  • Create and maintain application packages

  • Create and maintain a desktop refresh cycle

  • Manage monthly patch deployments

  • Troubleshoot hardware failures and manage warranty service

  • Schedule and maintain backups

  • Maintain backup retention polices and routinely test recovery

  • Manage adds/moves/changes on VoIP system

Qualifications:

  • Junior level experience, 3-5 years of experience

  • Excellent people skills and effective communication/documentation skills are essential

  • Effective Windows and Mac OS troubleshooting skills required 

  • Maintain network monitoring systems (NMS) and alerting systems as required

  • Create and maintain domain user accounts, permissions, and DFS folders in AD

  • Troubleshoot business applications to include, but not limited to:  MS Office, Desktop publishing apps, accounting applications)

  • Configure, image, and maintain all computer/desktop equipment

  • Monitor SW licensing documentation and alert staff when any licensing or support is up for renewal

  • Stay abreast and implement the latest protection against security threats such as Malware, breaches and infected systems

  • Email administration, troubleshooting, password resets, SPAM filter management (Barracuda), setting up new user accounts

  • Monitor and support internal Intranet site (such as Mediawiki, Sharepoint, or appropriate internal sites)

  • Knowledge of Linux distributions a plus

  • AS degree or equivalent experience required, industry-recognized networking certifications a plus (such as CCNA/CCNP/CCIE/CISSP/BCNE/BCNP)

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

1. Please tell me your professional experience setting up users PCs or Mac OS (Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange).
2. Please tell me your experience setting up Laptop and Desktop Images.
3. What experience do you have working in a fast paced environment? How do you prioritize tasks?
4. Do you have any professonal experience working with Mac OS.
5. What are your salary requirements?


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