The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. NASCAR is a company driven by technology and innovation, both of which are central to competition and are at the core of our sport. The sport’s impact is demonstrated with a strong corporate and media footprint. In 2017, more than 1 in 4 (28%) FORTUNE 500 companies continue to invest in NASCAR; while 58 million unique TV viewers, 55 million unique visitors to NASCAR’s in-house operated digital properties and 12 million followers on social platforms consume the sport at home. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
NASCAR Productions seeks a talented professional to join in the position of Production Assistant based in our Charlotte, NC office.
The Production Assistant plans, coordinates, produces, and edits various aspects productions produced by the company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Use talent, skill and knowledge of best practices to produce and edit short-form materials in a quick turnaround environment using new and archived materials
Use talent and skill to create a compelling story using visual and sound elements that enhance the final product
Manage creative process with internal and external clients to enhance and broaden the final product
Infuse new production approaches and editing styles into all videos that distinguish each project
Utilize storytelling concepts and processes to engage the audience and create memorable content
Develop simple concepts into creative material
Develop relationships with clients and their respective creative teams
Screen races and use best judgement to select shots for highlights segments
Research, write and provide ideas for future content
Manage small projects independently with minimal supervision
Screen, log, transcribe and clip footage; cut show elements, such as video b-roll, highlights, teases selects materials for bumps and roll-outs
Perform various crew functions as needed during productions in-studio and on-location
Travel: 10% including weekends
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year College or university and a minimum of three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in sports media television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Basic skills in non-linear editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
Understanding of television/film script writing and proper production documents and storytelling concepts are beneficial
Eagerness to learn new processes and develop producer and overall television production skillset with a hands-on approach
Knowledge of auto racing, including current drivers, rules and events
Historical knowledge of sports
Familiarity with procedures of a television production department, specifically sports production
Familiarity with server-based media
Familiarity with the sports media landscape, including knowledge of business trends and technologies
Strong communication and organization skills
Able to react quickly and positively in a wide variety of production situations
Able to manage multiple projects at the same time with little direct supervision
Able to work a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, to meet deadlines
Able to provide and accept feedback without compromising creativity or quality
Valid driver's license preferred
Learn more about this role and our team by applying for consideration at www.careers.nascar.com.
We are a company unlike any other in the world. At NASCAR you will find a community of diverse individuals focused on our history, with an eye toward the future. We want you to bring your experience, skills and passion to our close-knit, high-energy environment in which our employees thrive and where you can prosper. The key to our success is our employees and we offer highly competitive salaries, benefits second to none, and opportunities for you to grow and develop both personally and professionally. It won’t take you long to find out that you are on the right track here at NASCAR!
NASCAR is committed to fostering a diverse work environment where all employees feel valued and empowered. NASCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). We seek to attract and retain the best qualified people available. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, age, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or any characteristic that is protected by law.
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