The Production Assistant position is a full-time, entry-level role in the Producers Department at NFL Films. This position assists and supports Producers in the production of television shows, documentaries, features, and other content created for different platforms such as broadcast, cable, streaming, and social. It is a creative role and is primarily office-based.
Research and log footage, including game footage, b-roll, interviews, and archival footage utilizing Avid Media Composer and NFL proprietary software.
Organize and manage the flow of incoming media on Avid Media Composer for various other associates and Producers on the project.
Research story lines and information for content in development or active production.
Edit segments and write lines of script for narration.
Assist Producers in pushing content through to post-production & delivery workflows.
Fact-check programs, graphics, and scripts in post-production.
Assist in-house and on-location shoots, as-needed, including directing interviews in the field.
Participate in pitching ideas for new and existing programming.
4-year college degree in television, film, media, communications, creative writing, or other relevant areas of study.
Minimum 2-years’ experience in television/film production or creative writing.
Minimum 1-year video editing experience (prior experience with Avid Media Composer is preferred).
Detailed knowledge of professional football (NFL).
Interest in telling football stories and other sports stories.
Knowledge of NFL Films programming, past and present.
Previous logging experience using professional-level video editing software (eg: Premiere, Avid)
Basic storytelling & creative writing skills.
Strong time management skills and comfortable working on multiple projects at once covering all stages of the production timeline, from pre-production through to post-production.
Previous experience in sports storytelling/television/film production is preferred, but not required.
Other Key Attributes / Characteristics
Interest in working in an office-based environment.
Ability to work comfortably with and engage with a large group of creative people.
Strong work ethic.
Interest in history and the history of football/sports.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Minimal to moderate travel, depending up on time of year and scope of projects.
Salary / Pay Range
This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job in the location(s) specified. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.
Terms / Expected Hours of Work
Candidate must be available & willing to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
This is an in-office position located at NFL Films in Southern New Jersey.
The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.
We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.