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Senior Social Video Producer (New York City, NY)

The Athletic

The Athletic

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About This Role
We are looking for a passionate content producer and video editor to apply their skills in content production, editing, technical management, and social platform distribution. This role will primarily work on social video content related to The Athletic’s NFL and NBA coverage. Our ideal candidate will have excellent experience in creating engaging social-first video formats, video editing, and post-production in fast-paced environments and have expertise and a keen interest in technical equipment including cameras, lighting, microphones, and editing software. Applicants should be interested in and have above average, demonstrable knowledge of US sports, specifically basketball and football.
This role will be a hybrid working schedule based in the New York City, NY area.


  • Produce, shoot, and edit videos with our newsroom talent.
  • Write scripts and direct presenting talent.
  • Work under the Senior Executive Producer to create content for our social video channels including YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Complete channel and community management tasks.
  • Work with the video growth team to identify trends and scale our video products.
  • Assist the other video production teams with additional editing when required.
  • On camera experience desirable.


  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Expertise in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Outstanding editing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of After Effects post-production graphics FX.
  • Expected to pitch original content that suits The Athletic’s brand.
  • On set experience with cameras, lighting and audio.
  • High level of professionalism; driven and motivated with excellent follow-up.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Direct experience in professional social video content creation.
  • Above average, demonstrable knowledge of US sports, specifically basketball and football.
  • This role will be a hybrid working schedule based in the New York City, NY area.
  • Must be available to work shifts, including weekends and evenings.
The annual base salary range for this role is $65,000.00 - $95,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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