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Multimedia Video Communications Specialist

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position will serve as a full time multimedia brand journalist responsible for the production of Video News Segments and other related feature videos and digital content for the teams website, as well as writing stories and reporting news about the team as part of the Cardinals expanding brand journalism efforts.  We are looking for a pioneer in the next generation of news gathering, serving as the team's multimedia brand journalist who will report on stories about the team from the unique insider's vantage point fans crave. Applicant's should have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience working as a Multimedia Journalist. A background in online, radio and television sports reporting is ideal.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Collaborate with each department to develop 3-4 stories a week
  • Research, write, interview story subjects, capture visual content by shooting video, voiceovers and standups, and edit stories for multiple platforms
  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
  • Organize material, determining story emphasis, and writing blog posts to accompany video according to prescribed editorial style
  • Shoot video and still photos to illustration stories written for website and other social platforms
  • Appear on video when conducting recorded interviews or providing narration as needed
  • Work with videographer as assigned
  • Upload video to the team's website with detailed metadata attached, write and schedule the accompanying blog post, handle social media posts to drive traffic to the story
  • Maintain an excel spreadsheet production schedule to keep track of assignments and integrate analytics reporting to track the video views and other metrics on each production
  • Upload each video to H5, the team's central digital archive, and use detailed metadata to ensure proper preservation for future use

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, or other discipline that emphasize visual storytelling and multimedia production
  • 2-3 years experience as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in a television, digital or related news/sports outlet
  • Creative, self-starter, can work well unsupervised and can produce great results on deadline driven video projects
  • Proficient in using professional grade HD video equipment, specifically 2 years experience using Avid or Adobe Premiere video editing systems
  • Basic experience with Adobe AfterEffects and MediaEncoder
  • Excellent writing (AP Style) and verbal communication skills.  Must be comfortable in front of a camera.
  • Must possess an excellent understanding of media, sports, and baseball
  • Available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  Ability to travel outside of the US.
  • Excellent collaboration, customer service, and people skills
  • Excellent work ethic and positive attitude

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Master of Arts in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, or other discipline that emphasize visual storytelling and multimedia production
  • 3-5 years experience as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in television or related news/sports outlet
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and demonstrated track record of working on deadlines to produce videos
  • Assertive, capable of following leads and interviewing individuals for stories
  • 2-3 years experience crafting engaging multimedia content for social media and posting to online news sites and other digital platforms
  • 3-4 years of direct experience with Avid editing system or other equivalent non-linear editing systems
  • 2-3 years of direct experience with Adobe AfterEffects and MediaEncoder
  • Demonstrated ability to produce more than one video news story in a single work day

 

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