Graphic Producer

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Supervising Producer, the Graphics Producer will propose and execute graphic content ideas for assigned NESN’s news shows, Red Sox studio and Bruins studio shows. The Graphics Producer will research stats and storylines, determine how stats are presented in rundown templates and collaborate with Creative Services on providing editorial content and direction for customized graphics.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research stats, images and information for customized graphics
  • Research editorial stats through game notes and websites, conceive original graphics from that research, and determine how stats are presented in rundown templates
  • Research and inputs content for quote boards into ENPS MOS rundown and work with Supervising Producer to maintain NESN’s news philosophy
  • Researches and inputs content for topic bars directly into ENPS MOS rundown for studio segments and packages
  • Pitch and collaborate with show producers on graphic ideas for full pages, lower-thirds, topic bars, and rear projector images for assigned NESN news or studio show
  • Input content into template field in ENPS rundown through MOS
  • Double-check accuracy of spelling, math and photo and graphical images associated with template
  • Protect NESN’s rights by citing source when graphical information or a quote is used from another media entity
  • Collaborate directly with talent and show producers on various graphic elements
  • Quality check customized graphics from Creative Services. Script codes customized graphic into rundown
  • Maintain daily expertise on New England professional and college sports by reading newspapers and websites
  • Maintain graphic content archive with the ENPS to update or re-use graphics as warrants editorially
  • Produce the L-Bar by researching, inputting and updating the information for direct playout
  • Learn how the Ross Expression works in order to operate manually if necessary
  • Successfully perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinating Producer and Supervising Producer
  • Assigned to other duties, shows as needed by the Supervising Producer

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience in sports television at a regional or national level required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film or equivalent work experience required
  • Strong sports knowledge of New England professional and college sports is necessary
  • Ability to research stats and accompany visual elements
  • Knowledge of ENPS is expected
  • Excellent written, verbal communication organizational skills are required
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays is required

 

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Digital Sales Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to NESN’s Digital Sales Manager, the Digital Sales Coordinator is responsible for assisting Account Executives through the entire direct sales and sponsorship process by checking inventory, assisting with RFPs, supporting campaign launches by processing orders and confirming the launch of all web assets. The Digital Sales Specialist will also provide campaign support to maximize performance and provide ongoing and end of campaign reporting.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work with Account Executive to determine client needs and campaign goals as well as identify cross platform sponsorship opportunities
  • Create custom sales presentations based of those needs and integrations
  • Liaison between clients and 3rd party ad building partner, ensuring custom ads are built correctly
  • Process new insertion orders & revisions in DFP for all direct clients and 3rd party ad partners
  • Test and perform quality assurance to ensure publisher and advertiser specifications are met and ensure smooth campaign launches
  • Facilitate new client account creation and credit approval with NESN accounting
  • Provide delivery reports to clients or sales executives as requested, including ongoing delivery reports and screenshots
  • Proactively reach out to clients and sales executives to determine submission deadlines, manage assets and any needed revisions
  • Use DFP to forecast inventory
  • Assist accounting with post campaign questions and reports
  • Ensure all NESN Digital sales materials are kept up to date
  • Prospect and qualify new digital client leads locally and nationally for NESN’s sales team
  • Partner with the Digital Content Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years of proven experience in digital sales and campaign management required
  • Experience with various third party ad servers such as DART/DFP preferred
  • Sound strategic thinking with strong creative problem solving abilities and analytical skills
  • Proficient with MS Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; proven ability to learn and apply new software applications quickly; solid Internet research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized, have a strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently
  • Must have a high level of professionalism, pleasant demeanor and positive attitude
  • Must have good writing skills, including spelling and grammar
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field preferred

 

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Content Producer

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Content Producer of Studio contributes to the overall production content of NESN Red Sox, Bruins pregame and post-game shows and ONE shows by conceiving and editing elements, pitching and formatting segments, overseeing highlights, writing and coding script into ENPS, shooting segments, choosing and playing back sound, and formatting, producing and editing compilation shows.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Confers with show producer on day’s format and narrative. Pitches potential content elements to show producer.
•Formats and produces elements for show segments, including researching elements for look-ahead postgame segment. Writes talent script and ENPS script code into format of conceived show segment.
•Write promo and sales copy into ENPS. Transfers recurring promo and sales copy across pro-product formats.
•Creates hi-end bumps, teases, features, composite highlights and b-roll elements; codes, edits and exports these elements into ENPS MOS system
•As assigned, produces Bruins and Red Sox shoulder, edited and compilation programming
•Operates EVS in postgame situations to choose and playback sound
•Shoot morning skate, practices and interviews as needed
•Researches stats to support storytelling in created elements
•Pitches demo segments including retrieving and compositing introductory roll-ins and supporting video.
•Assembles features, and composite special opens and creative show elements for pro-product
•Oversee nightly associate producers highlight operation for Around the League and Bruins/Red Sox news highlights.
•Insures out-of-town games are being rolled on including upcoming opponents of Red Sox and Bruins
•Collaborates with remote on clean video acquisition from opposing truck
•Maintains video melt exchange with different networks
•As assigned, edits specialty company initiative reels and talent reels
•Keep current and maintain a high level of knowledge of Red Sox and Bruins
•Trains and backfills as an Editorial Analyst Producer collaborating with talent and show producers and producing breakdowns for studio and remote
•Assigned to other duties, shows as needed by the Coordinating Producer or production management

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

•Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film or equivalent work experience required.
•3+ years’ experience in sports television at a regional or national level
•Strong sports knowledge of Red Sox and Bruins is necessary
•Fluency in non-linear editing and ability to develop and edit elements with little direction
•Ability to shoot camera to cover news items related to the team
•Knowledge of ENPS is expected
•Excellent written, verbal communication organizational skills are required
•Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary

 

 

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Senior Producer, News

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Coordinating Producer, the Senior Producer is responsible for daily editorial and creative execution of our premiere nightly sports-news program. The Senior Producer will format shows, edit, input graphics, line-produce and oversee show direction and content. This person will work interdependently with other staff producers on creative and editorial assignments of anchors/reporters and production personnel, including associate producers and production assistants. The Senior Producer will oversee the professional development, goals and schedules of production team members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee sports-news content and lead the editorial voice for assigned sports news shows
  • Manage direct reports’ performance, development and employee relations; invigorate, coach and mentor direct and in-direct reports on leadership, editorial, technical and creative skills
  • Oversee the professional development, goals and schedules of production team members
  • Execute all script-writing and creative re-writes of the nightly show scripts for quick-turnaround production
  • Execute re-cutting of highlights and other content on non-linear editing system
  • Input show graphics using the Ross Xpression graphic platform
  • Routinely collaborate with NESN’s Digital Business Unit to drive content integration
  • Work closely with the Coordinating Producer to ensure that overall production adheres to conceived format, procedural guidelines and NESN’s news philosophy
  • Lead execution of interactive television & social media coverage on shows
  • Produce and write editorial coding functions within rundown system
  • Continuously improve news productions by working with production staff to conduct screenings of the telecasts for the staff and talent to review their work
  • Responsible for the necessary production judgments and for overseeing pre and post-production editing of programs to ensure re-airs remain relevant
  • Partner with Operations to identify and communicate operational needs/resources and ensure those needs are met
  • Provide routine feedback of production staff on their professional development to Director of News and Coordinating Producer
  • Work with Creative Services to identify and communicate productions’ graphic needs
  • Organize and manage meetings and conference calls related to programs as required
  • Successfully perform other duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of non-linear experience required
  • Solid non-linear editing ability and knowledge of non-linear editing equipment is required
  • 5+ years of experience in live sports news or sports content production is required
  • Prior experience and oversight of show talent is required
  • Very strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills are required
  • Strong scriptwriting abilities with a portfolio of sports-television writing work is essential
  • Knowledge of ENPS is required
  • Creative with a strong sports knowledge of major professional leagues/teams required; good understanding and knowledge of Boston sports/teams strongly preferred
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and interdependently in a team-oriented environment across various departments
  • A demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision in a high pressure and loosely structured environment is essential
  • Strong project management experience is required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays is required

 

 

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ENG Photographer

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for an ENG Photographer to join our Operations team.

This is primarily an ENG sports news videographer position for NESN’s Red Sox, Bruins, and news shows productions. This position may also require feature or documentary style shooting from time-to-time. A well-rounded content production background is necessary with a positive “can-do” attitude. The job will require travel to remote locations for games and evening work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Shoot various subjects and subject matter using television broadcasting or video recording cameras and related equipment at remote locations and/or in studio. Edit material in the field with and without producer guidance.
  • Make key contributions towards enhancing the creative quality of content during field productions and field produce with a high level of proficiency.
  • Work with Engineering and vendor support to quickly resolve all photographic and field transmission production-system related issues.
  • Ingest content from portable media storage to SONY MPBPS.
  • Set up and ensure availability and readiness of equipment. Monitor equipment performance.
  • Provide field maintenance of equipment.
  • Gear Maintenance, repair and photography shop upkeep.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects camera settings and first and second level equipment problems.
  • Regularly develop and execute new and unique ideas.
  • May produce and edit content for on-air and digital productions.
  • Develop ability to deliver content remotely to studio via fiber optic feed, cellular-bonded technology, IP or FTP
  • Work with manager to identify individual operator developmental and training needs.
  • Mentors and trains Content Producer in developing photography skills and knowledge.
  • Work closely with studio and field producers and closely execute their production vision.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with production to assure superior performance in support of the Operation department.
  • Regularly contribute to, and may lead, new and innovative shoots, productions, and initiatives.
  • Implement assigned projects independently with periodic guidance from management.
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Work is subject to general oversight by management and evaluated with reference to deadlines and quality.

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years ENG and EFP photography production work.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects involved with live event television production and the ability to prioritize needs quickly and efficiently. Successful track record of working in a fast-paced, loosely structured environment.
  • Proficiency with ENG, remote game cameras, DSLR, and Prosumer HD camera operations.
  • Proficiency in field lighting, use of diffusers and reflectors.
  • Understands how to configure video formats and frame rates in camera setup menu.
  • Proficiency knowledge of the effects of various lenses.
  • Ability to shoot documentary style and creative content.
  • Proficiency in audio gathering process and using wireless audio equipment.
  • Ability to use and learn game production cameras and shoot hockey or baseball.
  • Demonstrates clear expertise and in-depth working knowledge of relevant technical concepts and related processes.
  • Great attitude, charisma and personality with a track record as a positive, “do it all” force. Collaborative with all production and operations team members.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment especially reporters, individual contributors, and anchors.
  • Light field laptop editing knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs of photography gear.
  • Ability to work with flexibility including nights, holidays, and weekends is necessary.
  • Regular Travel required.

 

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