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We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.

On December 4, 2018, the NHL granted the 32nd NHL franchise to Seattle Hockey Partners. Two years later, we revealed the Seattle Kraken brand to the world. As the newest addition to the Pacific Division in the Western Conference, the Kraken continues to prepare for its first puck drop in the 2021-2022 NHL season. In addition to the redevelopment of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Kraken are consecutively building their front office headquarters and training facility with three NHL regulation rinks at the Kraken Ice Centre at Northgate. This development represents not only further investment in making Seattle the epicenter of the Pacific Northwest but establishing a skating presence within the city for the first time in more than 40 years.

Role Summary

The Seattle Kraken is looking for a Director of Production to lead their talented and dynamic group of producers, videographers, and editors, who have created award-winning content over the team’s inaugural season.

We pride ourselves on being excellent storytellers who have the honor of creating video elements to engage, educate and entertain our fans across broadcast, in-arena and on digital platforms.

As we step into season 2, we are excited to bring in an excellent leader to help ideate, strategize, and organize workflow. The successful candidate will be able to ensure the Kraken brand is represented through each and every piece of content, that we are maintaining our high standards, and that we have the right strategy in place for multi-channel execution.

If you are a passionate storyteller, strategic thinker, and excellent collaborator and communicator, this could be the right role for you.

Candidate must also be proficient in video editing programs, and technical use of video cameras.

The Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and mentor video production team.

  • Lead video strategy for multi-channel content creation

  • Ideate and storyboard

  • Push boundaries of video production and keep up to date on current trends

  • Work closely with the brand team to maintain consistency and an identifiable look and style for Kraken video

  • Manages the quality and efficiency of video production and post-production workflows, timelines and deadlines

  • Ability to continuously improve processes and systems and adapt to changing priorities with ease

  • Cross departmental collaboration

  • Ability to shoot and edit when required.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (must include experience in a video production environment)

  • Demonstrated leader with experience managing a team

  • Excellent organization, planning, and communication skills

  • Experience with video editing software platforms, specifically proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Extensive knowledge of video production equipment

  • A collaborative mindset and ability to work with varying and changing needs

  • Ability to create culture and build a team

  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Candidate should be nimble, calm under pressure, able to multi-task and wear many hats when necessary

  • Candidate must be flexible in working hours including nights, weekends, and holidays when needed

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • NHL experience a plus

  • Project management experience

Working Conditions:

  • Potential Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required

  • Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs.

Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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