Writer/Producer, Creative Services

Writer/Producer

 

The New England Sports Network (NESN) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports network in the country and was the first regional sports network in the country to originate every game and studio show in high definition.

NESN was launched in 1984 as one of the country’s first regional sports networks. We’re currently New England’s largest television network reaching over 4 million homes in 9 designated market areas. We provide extended basic cable channel + distribution on all major satellite providers and telecast approximately 150 Red Sox games throughout New England. We had the highest baseball ratings of any regional sports network in the country from 2004 to 2009.  We telecast approximately 73 Bruins regular season games and the first two playoff rounds exclusively. We’re a leader in high definition broadcasts and NESN produces all Red Sox and Bruins games in HD, as well as all studio programs from our 40,000 square foot state-of–the art facility.  We produce other local programs and events including NESN Daily, Beanpot Hockey, Hockey East, Champions Cup Boston Tennis, Minor League Baseball and the Little League New England Regional Tournament. We’re located 5 miles from downtown Boston in Watertown, MA

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Creative Services as part of the Creative Services team, the Writer/Producer will be responsible for concept development, writing, producing, directing and editing of on-air network promotion and marketing material as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Write, produce, direct and edit high-quality promos, commercials, interstitial productions, marketing tapes and video projects
  • Work with members of the Creative Services team and various NESN departments to develop and maintain a sound understanding of network shows, target audience(s), and NESN’s promotional strategy
  • Apply NESN’s creative vision effectively to develop successful promotional concepts through collaborative and independent efforts
  • Work with designers in creative development and delivery of network design projects
  • Coordinate and direct talent and production resources to successfully create and deliver effective promos, commercials, interstitial productions, marketing tapes and video projects
  • Work with marketing and sales to develop demos and proposals
  • Successfully complete other related projects and tasks as needed

 

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in non-linear editing (Final Cut and/or Avid)

 

Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience producing and writing broadcast promotions and/or broadcast advertising
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Well versed in all aspects of video production and industry practices
  • Excellent writing, conceptual and organizational skills
  • Proficient in non-linear editing, Final Cut/Avid
  • Proven ability to excel in a highly technical environment and learn new technologies quickly
  • Solid track record of successfully working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Must have strong communication skills and a superior work ethic
  • Detailed knowledge of sports and sports culture
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision and be successful within a team environment
  • Adobe CS and After Effects experience a plus
  • Experience directing live single camera productions a plus
  • Please make sure link to reel is on resume

 

 

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