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Video Creator (Japanese speaking) – Full Time

As a video creator you will filming and editing PSN’s Japanese-language video output.

This often involves the opportunity to work on location, in Japan, the UK and abroad. You will need to be a native Japanese speaker or able to speak Japanese fluently and idiomatically. You’ll also need to speak and write English to a good level.

You must have a passion for creative filmmaking and preferably have a solid base of experience behind you, either working for a studio or as a freelancer. We are of course on the lookout for fresh talent in the industry, so we are willing to train and work with the right person.

Day to day, you will be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that’s suitable for broadcasting. The material may include camera footage, images, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. This is a key role in the post-production process and your skills can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. You’ll usually work closely with a presenter to achieve the desired end result.

You may be required to work as Creator on any of Play Sports Channels, currently Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), E-Mountain Bike Network (EMBN) or any new launches.

A deep knowledge and a passion for road cycling would be a huge plus.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Your tasks as Creator will involve:

  • Videography, video editor and on location sound recording;
  • The ability to translate your vision, typically into a 3- to 5-minute video; or longer depending on the project brief;
  • Communicate your ideas effectively to on-screen talent and fellow creators;
  • Receiving a brief or an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script;
  • Assembling all raw footage, with camera shots recorded in preparation for inputting into the computer;
  • Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising and storing them into files on the computer;
  • Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable;
  • Creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
  • Reordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video
  • Ensure all Play Sports Network audio and video equipment is used according to instructions.
  • Additional tasks may include:

  • Publishing and Trafficking uploaded videos to the channel, by following the checklist and guidance notes documents;
  • Social media updates to promote the uploaded content;
  • Overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video editing; experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements:
  • Writing voiceover and/or commentary;
  • Suggesting or selecting music;
  • You may also carry out online editing duties which involve finalising technical aspects such as correcting faulty footage, grading and colouring, and adding special effects.
  • What to expect
    Video creators work independently or with a presenter as part of a small team. On a large project you may work with a motion graphics designer, sound effects editor, music editor and assistant editors. The role may be pressured, for example, when working intensively to strict deadlines with limited studio time.

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    Required

  • Native Japanese speaker or able to speak and write Japanese fluently and idiomatically
  • A good level of spoken and written English
  • Comfortable shooting video, and operating lights and audio equipment
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency with video editing software – Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or similar
  • Experienced in location and studio filming
  • Able to prioritise projects and complete them with efficiency and accuracy
  • Able to learn quickly and adapt to changes in organisational priorities.
  • Key Skills

  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Technical ability
  • DO YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
    Send us your CV and links to your portfolio/website (or links to your work) together with a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role to jobs@playsportsnetwork.com