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NFL Network Recruiting Production Assistant

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Production Assistant

Position Description:

The Production Assistant (PA) will provide operational and technical support for our graphics department. This entry level position will prepare and deliver assets to various departments within the facility or to outside vendors. Under the close supervision of the Producer and/or Art Director, the PA will gain a solid understanding of what it takes to initiate and accomplish work through the graphics department and deliver projects to end user.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Generate headshots, cut-outs and delivery of all motion/still graphics for shows
Acquire various photo and graphic elements for broadcast use
Manage both in-house & out-of-house assets in broadcast design.
Assist Producer with the daily production of frequent requests from other NFL departments.
Physical act of correctly delivering projects.
Coordinate versioning of graphics and various graphic needs for deliverables
General support of graphics department as needed/assigned.

Primary Objectives:

Beyond what a Production Assistant actually does, the primary goals and objectives of this position contribute to the organization in the following ways.
Promote the mission statement and core values of the National Football League

Integrity
Performance and Teamwork
Tradition and Innovation
Diversity
Learning

Ensure the quality of the work being done
Contribute to improving the work flow within the department
Follow established standard operating procedures throughout the production process

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

Generate headshots, action shots, cut-outs and delivery of all motion/still graphics for NFL Network shows.
Headshots/Action Shots- Emailed from production then QNAP’d over from PC to MAC. Cut out in Photoshop & export with Alpha channels.
Place on Graphics & Production Servers
Motion Still Graphics- export in correct CODEC for delivery & conduct final quality control check prior to dropping to Tricaster, MIRA or Edit folders
Acquire various photo and graphic elements for broadcast use.
Obtain images from AP (Associated Press) or NCAA Schools
Manage both in-house & out-of-house assets in broadcast design.
PA must archive assets to LTO tape
Interact with Asset Coordinator to keep files organized
On occasion PA must FedEx tapes out of house to events not on location (ie; Combine, Draft, etc)
Assist with the daily production of frequent requests from other NFL Departments.
As assigned by Producer
Coordinate versioning of graphics and various graphics needs for deliverables
Correctly deliver projects.
Export in correct CODEC for delivery & conduct final quality control check prior to dropping to Tricaster, MIRA or Edit folders
On occasion PA must FedEx tapes out of house to events not on location (ie; Combine, Draft, etc).

Required Knowledge & Software Skills:

Knowledge of motion graphics
Ability to use tape decks for lay-offs.
Demonstrated proficiency in Final Cut Pro (Video & Audio), Photoshop and After Effects
Knowledge of post-production and motion graphic terminology/formats
Good mathematical skills required for calculating time code placement/puzzle solving
Organizational and project coordination skills are necessary
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary
Proficiency in Word and Excel
College Graduate preferred.
Candidate must have 1-2 years’ experience working in broadcast graphics production OR college training in film or broadcast.
Demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
Working knowledge of Excel, Outlook & Microsoft Word.
Candidate must work well as a member of a hard working team to meet tight deadlines
Fundamental understanding of time management techniques as they relate to the Graphic Production Assistant position.
Ability to work nights, holidays and weekends as required during certain times of the year.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and attention to detail a must.
Ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities, heavy deadlines, and daily time constraints

Desired Characteristics

Ability to work well within a strong team environment. Individual should be coachable and open to learning, capable of taking initiative and confident recommending more efficient ways of performing job duties and responsibilities.

Please Send Resume and Salary Requirements to: nflmedia.grfx@nfl.com

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