Digital Content Producer

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

FOX Sports Arizona is looking for a Digital Content Producer / Host to join the team. This position is responsible for producing content for the FOX Sports Arizona digital and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) both in front of and behind the camera. The ideal candidate will have the ability to create and deliver compelling sports and entertainment content. The position will support the development and creation of social media/digital content to drive growth of audience reach, video views and engagement metrics across all digital platforms. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of a high energy, on-camera presence in creative short form content with a solid understanding of social media functional knowledge and experience that includes creating engaging text, image and video content; compiling comprehensive impression reports and analysis; researching audience preferences and discovering current trends. This position may contribute to FOX Sports Arizona's television products (live and pre-produced). Must also have good news judgement and be able to develop relationships with the local professional sports teams.

Essential Functions:
  • Host and report digital content, including digital series and live streams.
  • Produce and edit digital content.
  • Assist in the editing and publishing of Web and social media content for its regional Website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2-3 years of professional experience working in social media, broadcasting or journalism field, with a strong knowledge and keen understanding of the regional sports and media landscape.
  • Fluent understanding of new media platforms and the ability to foresee trends and utilize digital assets to reach consumers.
  • Keen sense of the power of social media and digital media and be comfortable evangelizing FOX Sports Arizona to a wide range of constituents, including fans, media, bloggers, and team partners.
  • Proficiency in video editing software (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects), Microsoft Word, Excel, photo editing software, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Experience on-camera, in traditional broadcasting or on social media platforms highly preferred.
  • Experience composing camera shots, including setup and operation of professional video camera equipment is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required - excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Proven ability to create and write compelling/engaging content.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment are essential.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain successful internal and external business relationships is essential.
  • Deep knowledge of the local sports community and the ability to foster strong relationships with the fans that drive it.
  • This is not a an 8:30am-5:30pm office job; must have schedule flexibility to work evenings and weekends (when sporting events occur).
  • Knowledge of an passion for Arizona sports teams/trends/athletes/history preferred.
  • Ability to work without supervision and under pressure.

Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to carry an ENG/DSLR camera and tripod on location.
  • Must be able to operate a handheld ENG camera on shoulder for sustained periods of time.

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