Freelance Digital Content Specialist, NBA

Job Number: R50012889

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Digital

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: November 20, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you obsessed with the NBA and passionate about social media? Would it be your dream job to help build, invent and design the digital and social content for some of the biggest events in basketball?  Then we want to hear from you.

From supporting the design process of the look and feel of our brand-new NBA digital properties, to executing our day-to-day social strategies, we are looking to add a Digital Content Specialist to our team. You will be responsible for assisting with the production of NBA-specific social content including graphics, video editing and ideation of each week’s content – This is a chance to be in the trenches of NBA content creation each and every day! This role will leverage FOX’s industry-leading FS1 studio shows to create original digital content and discussion around the Association. Other responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, story development, livestream and linear show production, talent prep and video shooting/directing. Additionally, you will utilize data to help advise programming priorities, plan content and report successes. Simply, you will play point guard for FOX Sports’ NBA digital properties. Are you ready to join the team?

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the production of NBA social and digital content - includes, but is not limited to, graphic production, editing, story development, show production, talent prep and video shooting/directing

  • Help create original live content and/or VOD, optimizing NBA content for social

  • Help produce social and digital video, images and audio in and around live events for sport specific coverage and with talent specific to that sport

  • Utilize data to report successes and help create and execute weekly content plans

  • Coordinate content – whether show, brand, talent, original video, etc. – across each screen – whether TV, web, app, livestream, social, etc.

  • Assist in building and maintaining relationships across a variety of groups including sales, marketing, programming, digital, linear, studio and other show teams

  • Bring the best NBA content from FS1 studio shows to the NBA social vertical

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1+ years of experience in digital / social content creation or production

  • Knowledge of what works on digital and experience working with social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and owned and operated platforms

  • Ability to communicate effectively with talent, athletes, team managers, event staff, outside producers and all other persons involved with productions

  • Experienced in Photoshop and Premiere

  • Ability to create and ideate digital content with tight deadlines

  • Critical thinking skills around newsworthiness, and the need for source checking and identification of risks in sharing certain information

  • Ability to work nights and weekends, or whenever the NBA is on the air

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Experienced in After Effects

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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