Technical Videographer

United States Soccer Federation

Full Time
United States Soccer Federation
Los Angeles, CA

Job Details

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

 U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

U.S.Soccer’s Technical Video Department oversees the collection, development, creation and distribution of technical video designed to fulfill the needs of coaches and scouts across the organization’s various teams. The Technical Videographer works closely with thecoaching staff to develop a library of technical video usedbyplayers and scouts. The ideal candidate has exceptional knowledge of technical video systemsand their application to a coaching staff.

Primary Duties:

  • Fulfill all required technical video requests, including shooting training sessions and matches; acquiring and delivering matches being played around the world; editing video to the exact specifications mandated by the coaching staff; maintain an organized and efficient video database
  • Determine best practices for how technical video gets captured and disseminated for key members of coaching, scouting and player networks
  • Use the analytics/editing platforms as designated by U.S. Soccer
  • Collaborate with others in the Technical Video Department to ensure fluidity and accessibility of all technical video captured by U.S. Soccer
  • Train and educate coaching staff on new technical video opportunities and technologies by providing information, tutorials, and one-on-one sessions where needed
  • Traveling or working with coaching staffs as dictated by the technical video needs.
  • Collaborate with members of the Content and Communications teams at U.S. Soccer to ensure technical video is continually archived and maintained in the Federation’s primary system
  • Assist in all other facets of video development as necessary
  • Develop professional presentations for coaching staff to present in meetings with players
  • Act as primary IT/technology troubleshooter for coaching staff while traveling

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of experience with video in a professional sports environment
  • Fundamental understanding of online video, video production operations with a strong working knowledge of video technologies including content ingestion, encoding, transcoding, decoding, cloud services, video archiving, video player features and functionality
  • Able to operate a wide array of cameras and produce video to the necessary specifications in any environment
  • Expert in Adobe Premiere and other non-linear video editing platforms
  • Possesses meticulous attention to project management detail and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of soccer at a high level is required
  • Knowledge and ability to adapt to the environment surrounding a high-level professional sports team
  • Current U.S. Soccer Federation Coaching License preferred
  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports
  • Extensive travel required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

 

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