Digital, Coordinating Editor - National Hockey League (New York · NY)

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Web/Creative Services: Media/Video Production
SUMMARY
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.  With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.

OVERVIEW
This position focuses on the production and creation of digital and linear content. This position will work closely with the VP of Digital Content Production. This person should be a data-driven producer with audience development experience who understands how videos work across different digital platforms. Your responsibilities revolve around meeting with department heads to identify their needs, understand their goals, oversee the production, develop concepts and strategies, and coordinate with different teams and departments to ensure the workflow's efficiency and quality.

The ideal candidate is a digital expert who knows all the latest trends, is comfortable creating content for all linear and digital platforms, and is obsessed with analytics and SEO. Not only do they understand Desktop, Mobile, and YouTube, but they understand how to create content about the game of hockey, the NHL's players and teams, statistics, and history around the game while maintaining a brand voice.

Lastly, this candidate has their finger on the pulse of the NHL and spends their free time immersing themselves in podcasts, message boards, or consuming short and long-form content about the NHL.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 
  • A producer with digital and linear experience who can build, lead, and optimize live and on-demand video content for mobile, desktop, and broadcast
  • Must have extensive experience in Adobe After Effects or other Motion Graphic Engines
  • Leads, directs, shoots, produces, writes, and edits original content for the website, social, and YouTube, both on and off locations
  • Develops strategic, breakthrough creative that enhances the NHL brand and shows deepens engagement while building audience connections
  • Works with VP, Digital Content Production to oversee the production and formatted videos for the desktop, mobile, and social media channels, including YouTube.
  • A creative portfolio of proven work with a capacity to generate new revenue and put into practice new concepts

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 13+ years in a deadline-driven, high-profile sports and entertainment environment leading digital-forward content and promotion
  • 8+ years of leadership with a proven track record for building, managing, and teaching teams.
  • Proven ability to develop and produce video over mobile, digital, and linear platforms.
  • Proven track record in improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines by using industry-standard SEO practices.
  • A creative portfolio of proven work with a capacity to generate new revenue and put into practice new concepts
  • Experience leading and delivering a broad range of creative projects including digital campaigns, social content, experiential activations, sales partnerships, etc.
  • Expertise in creating diverse video formats, from linear programming to digital storytelling.
  • Established experience working with graphics and production
  • Editing knowledge on Adobe Premiere Pro 
  • Ability to think outside the box, innovate, and lead the team through testing and learning
  • The job requires out-of-town travel and some weekend/night work

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Benefits to working at National Hockey League include:
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision insurance effective on the date of hire
  • 401(K) Plan and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Salary range for this position is $100k - $120k

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you have over six years of experience working with After Effects and over seven years of experience working in Premiere?

  2. Do you have five-plus years’ experience creating content for YouTube and working in the YouTube CMS?

  3. Are you available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and possible travel, as required by the role?

  4. On a scale of 1 to 5, what is your comfort level with producing live shows for YouTube or any other digital platform?

  5. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate your knowledge of Hockey?

  6. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue work in the United States?

  7. What are your salary expectations for this role? (NOTE - we are NOT asking for your current salary or salary history)

  8. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?

  9. If you are not currently living in the tri-state area, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense for this position?

  10. This position will be based in our New York City Office. Are you willing and able to commute to our office for this position?