Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Production Intern

Detroit Lions - Intern
Detroit · MI
Technical Services: Production
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The Lions, much like the city and community they represent, are built on a blue-collar work ethic that values hustle and conviction.  

Ford Field, the home of the Lions since 2002 in the heart of Detroit, is part of a vibrant sports and entertainment district featuring all four major professional sports franchises. Ford Field is also home to a dedicated and passionate multi-generational fan base reflective of the innovation, creativity and drive synonymous with Detroit.

Under the leadership of Sheila Hamp, the great granddaughter of Henry Ford, the Lions have ushered in an era of rebirth focused on creating an inclusive and equitable experience for employees, partners and fans. Building off the rich and diverse history of the city, the Lions embrace transparency and value contribution from all areas of the organization. We believe in the power of a pride, and acknowledge winning together takes understanding, acceptance, and teamwork. We believe in our “we” culture and are committed to building a new tradition that Detroit and Michigan can be proud of. 

One Pride. For All. 

The Detroit Lions currently have an opening for a Production Intern. Reporting to the Director of Content Production, the Production Intern will be responsible for supporting media content for all Detroit Lions content platforms. This will include videography, editing and overall production of engaging video content for the team’s digital properties. 

The Production Internship will run from July 2024 through end of football season (January 2025) Candidates will need to be able to work 5 days per week plus some weekends.  Due to the unique nature of this position, the candidate must be able to work extended hours during the NFL season and training camp which will include working on nights, weekends, and holidays. 

This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI, but may require travel to Ford Field.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Production Intern will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

  • Support production of video content for all team platforms including web
  • Upload/post finished product to the team’s digital properties and social media profiles
  • Export finished product to multi-bit format for delivery to various devices at multiple speeds
  • Capture visual content, edit and assist in production of content on deadline for all team digital platforms
  • Editing will include integration of graphic elements, sound and music
  • Collaborate with New Media Producers and Team Reporters to deliver impactful pieces of content to help reach the department’s overall annual content goals across all platforms
  • Translate high-level ideas from project owners and convert same to production treatments
  • Assist in tagging and organizing video for team’s digital asset management system


  • Performing other duties as assigned                


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Production, Communications or related field
  • Experience in video production, sports or news environment with a strong knowledge of the game of football
  • Proficiency with media editing software; including Adobe Premier, Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, Avid, CS5
  • Strong video editing and videography skills required
  • Motion graphic animation experience encouraged but not required
  • Understanding of video encoding, codecs and formatting projects for appropriate channels
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites (CMS)
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation in developing project and story ideas
  • Evidence of highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics
  • Demonstrated strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible and non-traditional schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience operating multiple types of HD cameras is required
  • General understanding of NFL rules, teams, players and culture is required
  • A reel (YouTube or Vimeo) that shows you can manage a project from start to finish
  • Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints, including working nights, weekends, during training camp and holidays, as NFL football schedule directs
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record


To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails.