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Intern, Video Operations with Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City · MO

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Internship: Internship
Position Summary
Sporting Kansas City’s Video Operations Intern will hold a temporary position within the company, with an emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in video and broadcast operations for a professional sports organization.  The Video Operations Intern will gain hands-on experience working with the Video Operations and Broadcast Team, collaborating in an environment full of learning opportunities designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.
Essential Functions
  • Enhance creativity through shooting and editing.
  • Assist in producing and creating videos for multiple aspects of the organization, including social media, broadcast and in-stadium videos.
  • Assist the Video Operations Team at all Sporting Kansas City home matches.
  • Create and complete any video needs as requested by Team Leads on the Video Operations Team.
  • Assist in troubleshooting any technical issues that may arise during a live production, managing any last minute changes efficiently and properly. 
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to show creativity.
  • Independent thinking and execution.
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence and innovation.
  • Remarkable organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Passion for telling stories in sports, as well as familiarity with soccer and Sporting Kansas City.
Skills and Experience
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Broadcast, Journalism, Communications or other related field required.
  • Previous coursework or desire to learn and understand all facets of production, the control room and production equipment and software.
  • Experience shooting with digital cinema and broadcast-level cameras desired.
  • Experience editing with Adobe Premiere Pro or equivalent software desired.
  • Experience with After Effects and Photoshop desired.
  • Knowledge of video formats, codecs, and their appropriate applications.
  • Demonstrated desire to learn and focus on broadening his/her production skill set.
  • Awareness of sports industry development.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.
Physical Abilities 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye, including close vision and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to distinguish colors.
  • Role will be performed both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions, including frequent exposure to the sun and heat, as well as cold or frigid temperatures.
  • Must maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Must be aware of the risks of electrical shock.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you able to recieve college or university credit for this internship opportunity?

  3. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary?

  4. Do you have an online portfolio linked in your attached resume?

  5. Why are you the best candidate for this internship?

  6. Why do you want to join Sporting Kansas City?