Executive Creative Director

LA Clippers

Full Time
LA Clippers
Los Angeles, CA

Job Details

Job Summary

The Clippers are searching for an Executive Creative Director who is an innovative storyteller that will be a part of the team responsible for crafting the narrative for this high-reaching organization. As Executive Creative Director you are responsible for building and developing a staff to lead the vision, the creative look, and the production of all LA Clippers creative, video and audio content that is distributed across a range of platforms including digital, mobile, in-arena, and broadcast. You will establish a consistent creative vision and philosophy that ensures that the Clippers creative and video production produces elite quality, highly engaging  content that enhances the organization’s brand on a global level.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and drive special creative and video content/graphics production vision across brand, promotion, in-arena, and commercial content.
  • Build the best creative team in sports -- foster a creative culture that empowers both individually and as a collective – that produces the highest-quality work in the ever-changing media landscape.
  • Create a department to lead the production, scheduling, shooting, editing, and post production of all Clippers video production.
  • Collaborate across the organization to establish and define the in-arena creative look and feel, and effectively integrate on-court activities, LED ribbon boards, live video, music, and stats integration in Clippers game presentation.
  • Work closely with revenue departments to create content that drives partner interest ticket sales with cross-platform features that enhance the fan experience, elevate the Clippers brand and deliver on partner objectives.
  • Oversee the planning and production of gameday video roll-ins, highlight packages and other video pieces for use during Clippers games and events.
  • Collaborate across the organization to establish and define the in-arena creative look and feel, and effectively integrate on-court activities, LED ribbon boards, live video, music, and stats integration in Clippers game presentation.
  • Manage production equipment inventory and media asset management.
  • Develop internal video content to support charitable events, Clippers platforms/promotions and sales.
  • Develop and manage annual operating expense budgets.


Characteristics / Qualifications

  • Four-year degree preferably in Film, Mass Communications or Broadcast Journalism majors.
  • A minimum of seven years producing video content for broadcast, in arena or online.
  • Knowledge of and passion for the game of basketball a plus.
  • Strong Production and creative knowledge. Ability to establish a world-class creative look and excel at visual storytelling.
  • Strong business sensibility and a passion for producing compelling programming.
  • Previous experience managing and leading production and creative vision.
  • Creative visionary with a proven track record of leading, managing, hiring, developing, mentoring, and motivating strong teams through growth, adversity, and change.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Teamwork and collaboration - work with a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Oral Communications - Speaks clearly and persuasively, listens and gets clarification. Demonstrates group presentation skills and promotes participation in meetings.
  • Written Communications - Writes clearly, grammatically, and informatively.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions and exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of production / post-production process and asset management a must, and experience in video production and non-linear editing
  • Experience as producer, shooter or editor. Able to perform production duties as needed (i.e.: camera operator, sound recorder, grip and electric, director, producer, writer, etc.).
  • Proficiency with graphic design and multimedia production technology such as Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop), Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer, and Avid Pro Tools.
  • Ability to work event hours - nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated dedication with the ability to lead projects from origin through execution.
  • Willingness to learn and should be able to flourish in a high growth, dynamic environment.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The LA Clippers are an equal opportunity employer. It is the Clipper’s desire and intent that all employees enjoy a professional business working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

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