Chris Jones

Freelance Sports Videographer & Television Producer

Location:Shelby, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
4022E Providence Road • Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
860.518.8890 •

Broadcast Television and Video Production

Personable, results-oriented television and video production manager with over 17 years experience delivering hands-on daily media and broadcast event production in dynamic, fast-paced national network environments. Creative and resourceful production manager. Collaboratively develops enduring media brand and images. Comprehensive video, lighting, audio and graphics content knowledge. Proactive problem solver with traditional work ethic. Trusted to streamline production costs, manage multiple concurrent projects, and meet critical production deadlines. Encourages peak staff and departmental performance via exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Consummate professional, known for remaining level headed, cool and calm under pressure. Leader and mentor.

Comprehensive Sports Coverage • Video Production Management • Brand Marketing
Control Room Set-Up & Maintenance • Editing • Post-Production • Troubleshooting
Encoding and Transcoding Video • Video/Audio Systems • LED Production/Operation
Project Management • Scheduling • Budgets • Policy/Procedure Development
Crewing • Staff Recruitment & Motivation • Team Leadership & Development


AEROTEK, Charlotte, North Carolina September 2010 - Present
Medco CSR
Medco at home CSR agent assisting customers with pharmaceutical prescriptions, refills, new prescriptions, benfits plan and local pharmacies.

XOS Digital Sports, Charlotte, North Carolina September 2010 - Present
Videographer / Editor
Videographer of Junior College and High School football games. Editor on Mac based sytem for conversion of iMovie HD files to WMV files. Transfer to California based server for viewing of recruits by scouts across country.

CAROLINA COURTS, Indian Trail, North Carolina 2010 - Present
Front Desk Administration
Front desk customer service administration that includes answering telephones, Microsoft Office, appplying payments to rentals and lessons. Registration of teams and coaches during tournaments.

ESPN PRODUCTIONS, Charlotte, North Carolina September - November 2010

College Football First & Ten Producer
Produced the First and Ten marker for football games on ESPNU network during the collegiate season. Input the down and distance during telecasts and instert the virtual graphic to mark First and Ten marker on telecasts.

ESPN PRODUCTIONS, Bristol, Connecticut • 1992 – 2009

Production Manager (2004 to 2009)
Spearheaded NBA, WNBA, and USA Basketball content for ESPN and ABC. Managed daily production and content for game broadcasts. Including webcasts and video publishing for mobile devices. Analyzed viewership of broadcasts through focus groups to determine elements for productions.

Managed ESPN and the NBA brand-building projects. Collaborated with Programming, Sales, Radio, Commercial Operations, Graphics and Music departments to maintain sales and content consistency on all basketball-related programs. Structured departmental budgets. Coached and motivated 40-member staff.

Selected Contributions:
Nurtured cohesive production team.
Fostered strong sense of project ownership and pride among staff members.
Streamlined broadcast production via consistent, user-friendly of sales elements.
Encouraged resource sharing, creative camaraderie, and the free flow of ideas via internal website development.
Compressed video broadcasts and elements to ESPN YouTube Channel.
Content management and publishing of video with UStream Producer.

Associate Producer / Associate Director (1998 to 2004)
Directed production of college football, basketball, MLB and WNBA events. Developed and produced sports-themed programming on ESPN2. Produced special assignment features, including interviews of players, coaches and family members. Oversaw graphics production. Edited video segment teases and vignettes.

Selected Contributions:
Created and catalogued sportscast video graphics library.
Standardized school team headshots to create visual consistency recognizable brand.
Appointed Regional Director for MLB Broadcasts.

Production Assistant (1992 to 1998)
Structured the production content of live and taped remote telecasts for Producers and Associate Producers.

Selected Contributions:
Conducted extensive international telecast research.
Tailored video clips and graphics to overall sports coverage themes.


Bachelor of Science – Broadcasting
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri