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Freelance Video Producer & Content Creator

Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesIndyCar

Job description

Arrow McLaren is the McLaren Racing IndyCar team located on the West side of Indianapolis. By joining our team, you’ll be part of an exhilarating racing program that aims to set the standard for high performance in sport. Our values define what matters most to us:

Innovative – Respectful – Inclusive – Energetic – Brave

Every day, we want members of this team to come to work with a simple goal in mind: Build better race cars and develop better ways to go racing.

Focus on the process, enjoy the process of continual improvement and the results will take care of themselves.

Purpose of the Role: In this contracted position, the freelance video producer and content creator will be responsible for supporting the content team in the creation and cultivation of the best content for both digital and social channels in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and across the McLaren Racing family in motorsports.

The role will primarily be focused on race weekend creation of content, video and photo, during the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, including a wide-range shooting, editing and creation.

Reporting into the Senior Manager, Content & Social Media for Arrow McLaren, the freelance video producer and content creator will directly work with the content and social media team as well as the full traveling race team.

Travel and a non-traditional work schedule will be required to support brand, team and partner activations at INDYCAR events. Travel will be to at least 10 NTT INDYCAR SERIES races (Thursday-Sunday), and the job will require additional hours required before and following those events for preparation and finishing content projects.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season spans from March through September. This individual must have availability for all pre-determined dates as agreed upon with the Arrow McLaren team. There is potential for additional freelance hours of filming and/or editing outside of assigned race weeks.

Organizational Structure:

  • Reports to Senior Manager, Social Media & Content

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Plan, produce and edit video content in a range of formats to be used across Arrow McLaren and McLaren Racing’s owned channels and within our partners’ channels.
  • Create video content in accordance with the overarching brand and digital strategy, as well as objectives, house style and one voice, while ensuring it is optimized for specific digital and social platforms.
  • Work in concert with the in-house social media and content team to create top-to-bottom, series-leading content
  • Capture “in the moment” and “lifestyle” video of drivers and crew members during race weekends.
  • Ability to edit quickly and live-drop photos to social media team as they happen in real-time.
  • Create and execute storyline from derived shot list for race weekends in attendance for content series, social content and partners

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent portfolio that showcases previous work.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work.
  • 1-3 years of creative experience in a professional setting preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the full Adobe suite, including Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.
  • Knowledge of video cameras and understanding when to use different color gamuts, bit rates, FPS, etc.
  • Knowledge and application of video editing, coloring, and graphic design, with the ability to apply creative thinking to projects.
  • Ability to produce high-quality content to tight deadlines and in high-pressure environments, including at the racetrack.
  • A broad understanding of the role that digital content plays in engaging sports fans, demonstrating an understanding of fans’ passion and what drives it.
  • Awareness and application of best practice across individual social media platforms including Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Threads and LinkedIn.
  • Willingness and knowledge to work in potentially dangerous environments on a racetrack in a safe manner.
  • Creatively flexible, takes direction and feedback well, and is eager to rework an existing idea or imagine something entirely new. All to help Arrow McLaren be the industry leader in content creation/social media.
  • Ability to study current trends and reimagine them as needed across various social channels.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-starter with ability to deliver projects and create content from a shot list and high-level creative direction
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to set deadlines and meet them without direct supervision.
  • Diligent work ethic; flexible weekend/evening schedules will be required.
  • Comfortable traveling to NTT INDYCAR SERIES races and additional events, as needed.
  • Taking it personally – demonstrating the drive and ambition to grow Arrow McLaren’s digital and social platforms