Video Production Assistant

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by Skillz

San Francisco, CA 94102
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
About Skillz: Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020. As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we've already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world. Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we're looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you're excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you! Our Culture: We are true believers in electronic sports, so don't be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business. Not a "gamer"? Don't worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don't involve games. We're working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a "do whatever it takes" mentality, and frankly, we get the job done! Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person's voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to meet you. Who we're looking for: You love telling a story, captivating an audience, and have side projects that you can't wait to show off. You're looking for a place where your contributions matter, while taking pride in making beautiful and thoughtful video content. You take pride in doing things the "right" way and you're excited to play a big role on a small team. A successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and collaboratively with teams across the company, meaning communication and attitude are key to success. What you'll do: Like any offline sport, an eSport is comprised of players, gameplay, and spectators. As we build the future of eSports, we need to pioneer the viewer experience in the context of a new industry with brand new technologies. Skillz is launching a 24/7 real-time internet broadcast of our ongoing live events across a multitude of games on our platform. This broadcast provides a central location where players can come to watch and compete in live tournaments. We will rely on you to be a key-stakeholder in building, and maintaining an experience that is irresistible to viewers, addictive to players, and valuable to brands. This includes: Own the responsibility of filming and capturing live featured content in various venues, stages, and events, while also having extensive knowledge of studio & equipment requirements Assist editing content and audio for Skillz Live 24/7 Design, create motion graphics and visual elements in a variety of styles mixing 2D, 2.5D and 3D Work together with our marketing and UA team to create compelling video advertisements that capture the excitement and rewards of the Skillz platform and community Working with our Creative Lead and Live Content Producer to evolve our media capabilities, and steer the direction of our media strategy Identifying and building opportunities to integrate novel and scalable brand experiences Utilizing your experience to create all aspects of live production including web content/graphics, animations, videos, music selection, etc. Manage Media, pull selects and soundbites Your Skillz: BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience A demo reel that highlights your best work to date 2+ years of experience in event content production, web production, TV production, or a combination thereof Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with other team members, product teams, brands, talent, and vendors in order to develop the most effective production processes Strong graphic design and typography skills Experience with streaming live video content, both in production and evolution A good understanding of video editing, and experience using editing tools e.g. Premiere Video encoding and an interest in the technical side of video production Nice to have: Experience working on video production within the gaming community Exposure to the eSports industry

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