The Undefeated is the premier platform for exploring the intersection of race, sports and culture. We enlighten and entertain with innovative storytelling, original reporting and provocative commentary. Not conventional. Never boring.
We are looking for a Feature Producer I to join our dynamic team. More details below.
This position is anticipated to be located in D.C.; however, may be open to locations such as NY, LA or CT.
Produces long-form and short-form feature stories and profiles, from concept to completion for air, for ESPN's award-winning primetime sports magazine show.
Generates, researches and pitches content/story ideas; determines the content, writing, editing style and storyline/narrative of features; arranges for talent, graphics, animation, equipment and crews; identifies storylines for narrative; writes script; oversees feature "shoots"; oversees editing to achieve the desired story arc and high-end production.
Plans and directs the work of freelance production personnel and freelance technicians during feature story productions. Ability to shoot/edit and knowledge of innovations in technology with cameras and edit is a plus.
Presents work for review to the responsible Coordinating Producer at regular intervals and milestones.
Develops concepts and content for feature stories to reach viewers and increase ESPN's market penetration, television ratings, digital viewership, and social media reach.
Provides regular feedback and mentoring to Associate Producers and Production Assistants.
Participates in decisions regarding the full scope of creative, content, production and cost/benefit decisions for assigned feature stories and profiles.
Recommendations and decisions are subject to general review and are guided by the defined objectives and outcomes of assigned feature stories.
Pushes the envelope creatively while working within confines of budget restrictions of particular piece or show.
Works independently without Talent when necessary or desired, conducting excellent interviews and writing outstanding scripts.
Embraces and seeks knowledge of digital/social media and technological advances in field and post production.
Actively maximizes cross-platform potential of feature production.
Has an ability to identify, create and write compelling feature stories and profiles, executing high-end production from concept to completion.
Has strong research, reportorial/journalistic and storytelling skills.
Has strong communication and writing skills.
Proven ability to supervise effectively camera crews and editors; has demonstrated high-end, cinematic production skills with shooting, editing, audio/music, etc.
Has very good budget and resource management skills
Minimum 5 years of progressively complex related production experience with advanced prior experience reporting and producing features.
Specific knowledge of television production technique used in digital and social media.
Use of various computer programs, including video editing programs and photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, ENPS, NCS, various inter and intra net sights.
Minimum 3 years of experience using non-linear edit software such as Avid and Adobe Premiere and able to produce rough cuts of segments for preliminary screening.
Preference given to candidates with strong editing background, who can edit, color-correct, and provide final audio mix.
Minimum 3 years of experience using digital cine-cameras, which include, but not limited to: Canon 5D, Canon C300, Sony F5/F55, RED Epic or higher, or Arri Alexa
Job ID: 808967BR
Job Posting Company: General Entertainment Content
ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.