Sport Video Intern

News Kansas City, MO


We are seeking an intern that will play a key role in our multimedia coverage of sports. This person will work closely with sports writers on the daily SportsBeatKC live shows and podcast episodes.

A key responsibility for this position will be game day coverage that involves editing/uploading and placing interview clips into stories and also posting to YouTube

They will also coordinate the post-game live show, and turn that into a podcast episode for the following day. This person should expect to work well past midnight for most games that start at 7 p.m. They will work most weekends.

During the week, this person will be expected to take care of Chiefs' interviews, either in person, or through editing interviews shot by visual journalists or posted by the Chiefs.

This person will also work closely with the video producer team and sports to identify other content that can be created, or aggregated, and that can be incorporated into stories or that can stand alone.


-Curate and produce video for related stories for The Kansas City Star.

-Monitor real-time analytics to manage and publish video content within a CMS and social platforms

-Optimize video with strong headlines, captions, summaries and blog posts

-Organize and maintain story budgets

-Independently conceive, research, write, shoot and edit compelling videos on a tight timeline

-Assist with production and planning of audio products

Special Training: Ability to masterfully edit video. Background in journalism, video and online media preferred.

Skills Needed:

-Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and team-player skills required.

-Professionalism, strategic-thinking experience and the ability to work with a broad section of colleagues are essential.

-Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work with creative concepts and implementation.

-Strong communication, reliable news judgment, ability to meet deadlines and coaching skills needed.

-An understanding of audience trends and digital media important.

-An interest and knowledge of sports is 100% essential to this position.

Personal Attributes:

-Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.

-The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.

-Skill to effectively communicate and work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a networked video-focused team. Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

This position will be based in Kansas City. Remote-only is a possibility. This person will directly report to multimedia editor Todd Feeback. Some travel may be required.

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.