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Digital content producer -- Web.com Tour

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Kevin Prise, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Kevin Prise

    Kevin Prise New Member

    The Web.com Tour is looking for a freelance Digital Producer to assist the Senior Digital Producer for the 2018 season, approximately 30 hours per week, as well as on-site digital/social media coverage at approximately 10 events throughout the season.

    SCOPE/POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Producer works closely with other members of the digital Content Team to plan and develop compelling stories for use across PGA TOUR websites and social media platforms. As a digital storyteller, the Producer is responsible for building content that will generate audience interaction across platforms.

    Responsibilities of website ‘desk’ production (approximately 30 hours per week when not on-site; $15 per hour)

    Develop, edit and program content for use on PGA TOUR websites and across social networks

    • Maintain websites and arenas, including checking of links and updating content as needed

    • Work with Content Team members to create unique packages as events develop

    • Coordinate with on-site writers and other resources to deliver compelling content across platforms

    • Adhere to PGA TOUR brand standards and established voice across platforms

    • Work collaboratively with other content creators; take part in regular creative brainstorming and pitch sessions

    • Utilize available data to make or adjust programming decisions across platforms

    • Communicate effectively across the Content Team throughout shift rotations

    • Execute content on behalf of marketing and/or sales initiatives

    • Available during competition hours, which may include evenings and weekends.

    • Adapt to changing editorial conditions in a short time frame.

    • Additional projects as assigned, which may include dedicated time to a special project.

    • Quick-turnaround, short-form video editing

    • Writing assistance as needed (Power Rankings, Q&As, Winner’s Bag files, potential feature writing, etc)


    Responsibilities of on-site production ($1,000 per week on-site, and will additionally be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred each week within our accepted price range (flights, hotel, rental car, meals, etc).


    • Capturing timely, engaging photo and video content (competition-focused as well as behind-the-scenes)

    • Shooting and producing Instagram stories and Snapchat stories

    • Conducting Facebook Live and Periscope interviews, as well as interview packages for post-produced content

    • Quick-turnaround, short-form video editing

    • Identifying opportunities for off-the-course content with players, as well as fun content packages/competitions on-site during practice-round days

    • Real-time coordination with desk producers to ensure that most relevant, engaging content is produced and posted in a timely manner

    • Coordination with on-site media officials to facilitate player access/participation in content

    To apply, send a resume and work samples (written stories, videos, social media initiatives, etc) to kevinprise@pgatourhq.com.

    Any additional questions, contact Kevin Prise at kevinprise@pgatourhq.com, or 716-880-6504.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  2. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This sounds like a cool gig for a young buck, but good Christ that pay.
     
  3. ss90

    ss90 Member

    $1,000 a week plus incidentals for travel isn't too bad, but an eight month part-time freelance gig is a pretty tough sell.
     
  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Not as hard as you think. There are a lot of freelancers out there who’d be happy with eight months of guaranteed work.
     
  5. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    That's for on-site coverage. When off-site, it's $15 an hour for 30 hours a week.
     
  6. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Also take note, the on-site coverage is for "approximately 10 events" during the season ... in checking the 2018 schedule, there's 27 events listed (six of those outside of the U.S.) ...
     
  7. ss90

    ss90 Member

    Yeah, but this is the Web.com Tour. Not all of them are televised/have a lot of buzz. It would appear that maybe the 10 most important would be the ones they send you to.
     
  8. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Active Member

    That's not bad for work that I assume you would be doing from home.
     
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    This person would definitely cover their four-week "playoffs" events in late summer/early fall, which are in Columbus, Cleveland, Boise and Jacksonville.
     
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