• Freelance Programmer/Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    18-9691
    Division
    Media
    Functional Area
    Other
  • Overview

    An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.

    At MSG Networks Inc. we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG Networks Inc. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers that provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status and, in addition to federal law requirements, comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

    Responsibilities

    The Freelance Programmer/Editor will assist in creating video, editorial and interactive content on MSG Networks web site, MSGNetworks.com. Their role is to support on-air programming with insightful, compelling, creative and on-brand initiatives that will incite the user to consume more digital content, share socially, and tune-in to related programming.

     

    The Freelance Programmer/Editor will have a strong instinct for what is compelling content, will support daily production tasks, and find innovative ways to distribute content and drive tune-in to MSG Networks telecasts. The candidate will have strong organizational, written and video editing skills, with a background in digital content creation.

     

    We seek a superb communicator who is well-organized, dynamic and ambitious.

    MAIN DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:

    • Develop and program daily promotion of on-air programming with video, creative, editorial content
    • Research & produce compelling original video content to distribute to various social platforms
    • Identify, title and present copy on video and available podcasts
    • Create video articles, editorial articles, and show pages to support Network and Marketing initiatives
    • Provide captions to video content produced from on-air programming and Marketing initiatives
    • Update site pages to support tune-in & promotional priorities (fundraisers, sweeps, sponsor obligations)
    • Copyedit and monitor site performance to assure content is presented properly and functioning accurately
    • Distribute team-related video content to partner sites (i.e. Rangers, Knicks, etc.)
    • Distribute Networks-related content to internal departments and on-air talent for promotional support
    • Program game-related and original video content on MSG Networks social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)

    Qualifications

    Essential:

    • Experience on Digital Non-linear video edit systems (i.e. Adobe Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Studio)
    • Knowledge of all phases of video production from shooting through publishing
    • At least two-plus years of experience working on digital content and programming
    • Ability to multitask while maintaining focus on a continuous deadline
    • Ability to implement initiatives that help build brand awareness
    • Thorough understanding of Web and wireless usability and user behaviors
    • Working knowledge of Web and video publishing technologies
    • Working knowledge of PhotoShop
    • Exceptional organizations skills, high attention to detail and excellent communication
    • Independent initiative while fostering a positive team environment

    Preferred:

    • Thorough understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and promotion
    • Strong background in latest marketing technologies, i.e. social/WOM marketing
    • Must be a critical thinker with strong analytical skills and a focus on ROI

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