Jobs

Sales Lead

Company Description
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network with the latest highlights, stories, and breaking news on the platforms modern fans are using. Our 15+ show franchises and over 30 hours weekly of live sports video programs have positioned Chat Sports as the leader in sports video on digital platforms. Some examples of our shows are: College Football Now, NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, & NBA Now.

The Job:
This position is the first sales role for our company, which will require the ideal candidate to have a proven ability to identify digital revenue opportunities, prospect and close sales, and implement advertising campaigns across multiple products.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Identify, approach, and close advertising sales clients for the entire Chat Sports product suite
  • Review, refine and create new revenue models and opportunities for each product and show concept
  • Analyze and review sales campaigns to continually grow sales and ensure customer satisfaction is achieved
  • Work closely with colleagues to identify market trends, gain insights, identify opportunities, and understand user and viewer behaviors on web, mobile, and video platform
  • Research and develop deep content knowledge in sports, including NFL, NCAA, NBA, and MLB

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, bring energy and passion to our company, and enjoy rolling up their sleeves to engage and tackle projects both big and small.

Candidates should be interested in working for a startup and taking on responsibilities that may or may not be in the day-to-day job description and may fluctuate on a daily basis as the company needs evolve.

Additional requirements include:

  • 5+ years in digital sales, or equivalent sales experience in an adjacent field
  • Great analytical skills that have allowed you to continuously drive growth in your work
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal and external business partners
  • Bachelor's Degree required

How To Apply
We offer competitive compensation and a highly-collaborative work environment. If you think you can come in and kick some butt, please apply on the Chat Sports job board.

Production Assistant - Live Sports News & Social Media Video

Company Description
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network with the latest highlights, stories, and breaking news on the platforms modern fans are using. Our 15+ show franchises and over 30 hours weekly of live sports video programs have positioned Chat Sports as the leader in sports video on digital platforms. Some examples of our shows are: College Football Now, NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, & NBA Now.

The Job:
We’re looking for a smart, creative, and highly-motivated Production Assistant to operate the production desk for live and on-demand sports video news programming. The Production Assistant is the point person for pre-show graphics building, fact-checking and proofreading, and checking audio and lighting for on-air hosts. Once recording starts, you will operate our production software during filming and be the primary decision maker for what will be shown to the audience. 

This role also provides opportunity to develop new ideas and provide suggestions for the given program. A sophisticated knowledge of sports news and history, with a focus on the NFL, NBA, and College Football is necessary. The successful candidate will have an instinct for what’s trending and what a live (or on-demand) audience is responding to, and be able to make instant-decisions regarding graphics, video, or hosts on screen, to maximize audience.

Basic video editing skills with iMovie (or similar program) is required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects is a plus.

To excel in this role, you must be creative, adaptable, flexible, a quick thinker, and a great teammate. Most importantly, you must recognize patterns, be a great decision maker, and be an internal vocal champion for our audience.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Assist on-air hosts with research and writing for show segments
  • Build show graphics and elements in rundown software
  • Generate exceptional story ideas and segment ideas
  • Fact check, proofread, and ensure important details meet quality standards
  • Follow through on all assignments, meeting required deadlines
  • Operate production software during show filming and execute script in sync with on-air hosts
  • Actively engage with social media before and after broadcasts, helping the hosts leverage their personal and company accounts to maximize audience across all platforms we broadcast
  • Assist in completion of show post-production tasks

Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in live production and video journalism. Recent grads will be considered with proper experience or skills acquired as an undergrad
  • Familiarity with a live newsroom and experience with a rundown or live video production program
  • Strong current and historical knowledge of College Football, NFL, and NBA
  • Knowledge of news video/TV production
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • In-depth understanding and extensive experiences working with video on social media platforms, especially Facebook and YouTube
  • Strong communication skills
  • Working knowledge of production and post-production techniques
  • Above average knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines

How To Apply
We offer competitive compensation and a highly-collaborative work environment. If you think you can come in and kick some butt, please apply on the Chat Sports job board.

This full-time role is located in Dallas, TX

On-Air Host & Production Associate

Company Description
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network with the latest highlights, stories, and breaking news on the platforms modern fans are using. Our 15+ show franchises and over 30 hours weekly of live sports video programs have positioned Chat Sports as the leader in sports video on digital platforms. Some examples of our shows are: College Football Now, NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, & NBA Now.

The Job:
Sports news consumption has fundamentally changed, requiring new talent, new formats, new platforms and new shows to be available to viewers and readers on any device at any time. We are focused on creating compelling digital content for this new generation of sports fans and are looking for passionate and creative sports journalists to star on-air and produce our live video broadcasts daily.

Our On-Air Hosts & Production Associates will be expected to balance a challenging schedule with expectations of scripting, performing and/or producing up to 3 videos/shows per day, as well as developing a celebrity on social media. You will work closely with our content and production teams and our show hosts to ideate and develop content and with our marketing lead to acquire traffic and viewers.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Host live shows and videos
  • Create scripts, analysis, and/or talking points for shows/segments accordingly
  • Manage and execute live production of shows
  • Work closely with your teammates to execute all aspects of a live television control room
  • Work closely with our production, marketing, and design leads to schedule, plan, and create content
  • Work closely with our production team to ideate, research and develop new video/show concepts
  • Develop your celebrity online and on social media
  • Research and develop deep content knowledge in sports, including NFL, NCAA, NBA, and MLB

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, bring energy and passion to our company, and enjoy rolling up their sleeves to engage and tackle projects both big and small.

Candidates should be interested in working for a startup and taking on responsibilities that may or may not be in the day-to-day job description and may fluctuate on a daily basis as the company needs evolve.

Additional requirements include:

  • Proven knowledge and ability in audience acquisition
  • A portfolio of on-camera experience with extraordinary camera presence
  • Deep knowledge of sports, especially of the NFL, NCAA, NBA, and MLB
  • Track record in developing a social media following
  • Relevant experience working with production software, such as Livestream, Wirecast, TriCaster, etc. and video editing software, including Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Relevant experiences in camera operation, lighting, and audio a bonus

How To Apply
We offer competitive compensation and a highly-collaborative work environment. If you think you can come in and kick some butt, please apply on the Chat Sports job board.

This role is located in Dallas, TX

Social Media Intern

Company Description
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network with the latest highlights, stories, and breaking news on the platforms modern fans are using. Our 15+ show franchises and over 30 hours weekly of live sports video programs have positioned Chat Sports as the leader in sports video on digital platforms. Some examples of our shows are: College Football Now, NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, & NBA Now.

The Job:
The position is based in our Dallas office, but we would consider remote work for an exceptional candidate. We offer competitive compensation and a highly-collaborative work environment. During Fall 2017, we will be building out a new video studio, and are looking for a motivated and creative intern to assist our fast-paced content team in discovery, creation, and distribution of video content.

Role/Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have significant experience with social media, and have a proven following on personal accounts. You should be comfortable creating editorial video posts relating to a variety of topics and brands for our Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat channels. If you are a creative person who understands how to connect with sports fans using great copy, images, video and interactions, this is the right job for you.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage our network of Facebook, Twitter, etc. social media pages and accounts
  • Assist with research and media gathering
  • Handle Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube video uploads and administrative tasks
  • Work with our writers, hosts and marketing lead to plan and execute on our content strategy
  • Handle other social media initiatives and written content creation
  • Work with our Content Manager on content quality assurance across all Chat Sports web, app, and social properties

Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge and experience on social media, specifically with video
  • Excellent sense of pace and timing, a knowledge for the best ways to capture attention on social media, and a sense for how to tell a powerful story in as little time as possible
  • A tenacious, fast-paced work ethic - we work FAST
  • The ability to multi-task like it’s your job :)
  • A competitive drive -- you enjoy success and take pride beating the competition
  • Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment
  • Thrive working with little supervision

JOIN US
To throw your hat in the ring, please email us at jobs@chatsports.com with the email subject: Social Media Intern. Please include the following: A resume, Linkedin profile, your Twitter URL, and a cover letter explaining why you're the right person to join our team.

Content Contributor

Company Description
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network with the latest highlights, stories, and breaking news on the platforms modern fans are using. Our 15+ show franchises and over 30 hours weekly of live sports video programs have positioned Chat Sports as the leader in sports video on digital platforms. Some examples of our shows are: College Football Now, NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, & NBA Now.

The Opportunity:
Sports news consumption has fundamentally changed, requiring new talent, new formats, new platforms and new shows to be available to viewers and readers on any device at any time. We are focused on creating compelling digital content for this new generation of sports fans and are looking for passionate and creative sports journalists to write for Chat Sports and star on our live video broadcasts daily.

The Chat Sports Contributor Program was created for aspiring sports journalists to gain experience and build their digital writing portfolio. With our focus also in video production, you will have opportunities to contribute on-air as well.

Some of the opportunities you could have as a contributor include:

Writing compelling, original content on teams and topics you are interested in
We’re looking for writers who can do more than write game analysis. Chat Sports writers profile top recruits, coordinate draft coverage, interview star players, analyze trade rumors, and cover breaking news. The articles you write will be a mix of assigned topics from our staff, and topics you chose to write on your own.

Spearheading investigative assignments
From time to time, we may ask you to report on a specific topic related to your team – it’s up to you to get the quotes and information that’ll make the story come together.

Creating video reports and join as a guest for our live shows
Extend your portfolio and experience to in-front of the camera as well

Requirements:
Content Contributors will be asked to contribute a minimum set of deliverables on a weekly or monthly basis depending upon your level of involvement with the program.

JOIN US
To throw your hat in the ring, please email us at jobs@chatsports.com with the email subject: Contributor. Please include the following: A resume, Linkedin profile, your Twitter URL, and links to any recent articles you’ve written.


This is an unpaid position, working remotely. Our current content team started as contributors, so it is a great opportunity to get a leg-up on our paid positions.