Major League Soccer

  • Producer

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-1443
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Media
  • Overview

    We are seeking a true video storyteller with capabilities as a producer, shooter and editor.  The Producer will be charged with generating and packaging powerful and compelling MLS content with a special emphasis on matchnight content that will drive digital engagement across multiple platforms including MLS Digital, club, partner and social platforms while increasing the overall interest in the league. 

    Responsibilities

    • Lead producer for weekly content segments and regular field productions including ideation, scripting, scheduling, budgeting, physical production, post-production and distribution
    • Lead and collaborate with matchnight video staff and video content production, working closely with Editor-in-Chief to identify and create responsive content featuring the top storylines, stars and highlights
    • Provide editorial guidance and exercise strong editorial judgement during the production process for all video content
    • Maximize available production resources, including through the implementation of new workflows and processes, and prioritize projects as necessary
    • Guide seasoned on-camera talent and develop emerging on-camera personalities
    • Optimize video content utilizing analytics to prioritize engagement and drive business results including coordinating with other MLS Digital team members regarding multi-platform and partner distribution
    • Leverage media availability and exclusive content capture opportunities with MLS players, coaches and personalities and international soccer personalities
    • Coordinate with junior producers, editors, as well as freelancer creators by effectively communicating production and post-production plans
    • Ensure that digital products (app, Fantasy Manager, brackets, etc.) and league initiatives (MLS Works, eMLS, etc.) are seamlessly integrated in content production as appropriate
    • Monitor, identify and integrate innovative trends from the digital and sports content landscape
    • Establish and maintain a consistent look, standards and production quality across the video content created by the team (including freelance editors and producers)
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 4+ years of experience writing, shooting and editing as a video producer
    • Hands-on production experience including shooting and editing in general entertainment/news/sports
    • Experience with Avid systems and/or Adobe Premiere is required
    • Graphic package experience with After Effects, Photoshop
    • Project management experience with an editorial calendar/programming schedule
    • Passion and appreciation of soccer, specifically MLS
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Non-traditional work schedule with the ability to work weekends and evenings
    • Knowledge of the Spanish language (business proficiency)
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

    About MLS

     

    Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada and began play in 1996, shortly after the U.S. hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Now in its 24th season in 2019, MLS continues to grow at an explosive rate, as the league features record-breaking attendance and consumption, an influx of dynamic players and 20 soccer stadiums. MLS has doubled in size during the past decade and now has 27 clubs, including future teams in Miami, Nashville and Austin that will begin play in the next few years. One more expansion team will be added in the coming years, elevating MLS to 28 clubs.   

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