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TLN Creative Network – (Video creators, Photographers, Social Media Coordinators)

Mission

To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

Core Values

Stay Grounded

Think Critically

Encourage Creativity

Persevere through the noise

Operate like an owner

Be Helpful

About: The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).
 
Company Values:
  1. Stay grounded
  2. Think critically
  3. Encourage creativity
  4. Persevere through the noise
  5. Operate like an owner
  6. Be helpful
 
About:  The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is the premier destination for lacrosse media. Built for a social-native audience, TLN was built on new media platforms, with specific focus on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. The Lacrosse Network seeks to tell great stories in lacrosse and achieves that goal with a mixture of engaging and relevant social content as well as highly-produced feature content. TLN was recently rebooted and is fully owned by the Premier Lacrosse League. TLN’s operation is fully housed under the Premier Lacrosse League umbrella and operates out of PLL HQ in Los Angeles, CA.     
 
Position Overview:  The TLN Creative Network is a selected group of emerging, eager, and hardworking creatives who will use their content to storytell around high school, college, and professional lacrosse beginning in 2021. This program is looking for video creators, photographers and/or on-camera talent to fill the positions within regional lacrosse communities. The TLN Creative Network will aim to find rising creative talent in the sport while generating engaging content to be shared across TLN channels.     
 
Qualifications: 
  • High-School / College student
  • Must have an existing portfolio of work
Roles and Responsibilities
Responsibilities: 
  • Estimated 20-30 hours of work total per month 
  • Create and share weekly content assignments ahead of time for notes 
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with leadership 
  • Join weekly calls with team leaders & Creative Network 
  • Pitch creative ideas for content beyond game highlights as well 
Sample Projects: 
  • Sideline filming of local high school / college lacrosse / club games 
  • Photoshoots and video shoots with PLL pros
  • Edits of top college lacrosse plays/games 
  • Assistance on branded content production 
Compensation & Opportunities 
  • Monthly cash stipend 
  • Formal externship experience; highly-selective network of creatives 
  • Mentorship from professionals in the industry (PLL Marketing Team) (ex: Masterclass type reviews with them on their content, ways to improve, constructive feedback) 
  • Paired with a PLL professional as a mentor 
  • Media access to college games and other lacrosse events 
  • Create content directly for the TLN page (nearly 300k followers on IG, 160k on YT) ● Network with some of the biggest brands in the sport 
  • Opportunity to grow personal brands and social media followings (Tags, end cards etc.) 
Testimonies from previous members: 
  • Getting the opportunity to work with the Creative Network was a huge experience for me. I got to work alongside some of the best lacrosse creators all spring. I made unbreakable friendships with them, which has been so critical while looking for freelance work. The Creative Network was amazing for building my portfolio – I got credentialed for the biggest games and filmed the best players in college and high school lacrosse. This spring I was hired as the official Content Creator for Johns Hopkins University Mens and Womens lacrosse programs; without the exposure that the Creative Network gave me, I don’t think I would have gotten this opportunity!
  • After spending several years filming lacrosse in my area, joining the Creative Network was an awesome chance to level up my portfolio. The Creative Network easily got me into multiple high status lacrosse matchups – including my bucket list game of Duke vs. UNC. I was also able to cover other Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and MCLA lacrosse matchups. The Creative Network allowed me to expand my personal network which introduced me to new people as well created opportunities down the road. For instance: I was hired to film every single game of the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season with full access (Traveling across the country was an unbelievable experience), filming with Team USA, and eventually my new full-time role as the Lead Producer for STX. All of these opportunities opened after my first season with the Creative Network! 
  • In 2021 I had the honor of joining the TLN Creative Network. This gave me opportunities like getting access into high level lacrosse games that I wouldn’t have been able to get credentialed for on my own. My work being posted on the biggest lacrosse page in the world (with credit to me as the creator on each post) was the best possible springboard. This opportunity with TLN grew my potential as a photographer in the lacrosse community, got more eyes on my work, and introduced me to people I would’ve never met otherwise. After college season, I was noticed by the Premier Lacrosse League and was brought on as a photographer – this was 100% thanks to the opportunity I had with TLN and their staff. Heading into 2022 I’m proud to say that I am still working alongside the PLL and have reached new opportunities like working with USA Lacrosse, multiple showcase companies, and college programs. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity with The Lacrosse Network and proud to have taken the leap into opportunities like this to help me grow. I recommend this opportunity for anyone who wants to create at the next level and work closely with a dedicated group of people. 
  • Throughout my time in the TLN Creative Network I was able to hone my skills in both filming and editing, while receiving consistent and beneficial feedback from other professionals. It was a great opportunity to create video content for a rapidly growing league and an established media outlet. My background is in basketball but I received excellent guidance in navigating a new sport for me from everyone at the TLN and PLL team, creating an easy adjustment. The position is an amazing opportunity for young creatives looking to gain valuable experience in the sports social media field and I’m confident being a part of this group prepared me for my newest position; a social media video editor at Top Rank Boxing.
  • My time at TLN was nothing less than amazing. This job gave me so many opportunities to grow and perform as a creator, allowing me to travel across the east coast to pursue what I love doing. Alex and The Lacrosse Network team put me in the best position every weekend to succeed: finding games, locking in credentials, and posting with credit. From high level D1 to high school lacrosse, I was always involved in the action. Working with the Creative Network allowed me to work and learn with other like-minded creators. Having these connections helped me understand even more about social media and how to succeed at what we do. TLN gave me the freedom to create what I was comfortable with, and at the same time pushed me to become better – I was able to show my full style of lacrosse videography for the lacrosse community. Through this endeavor I got some incredible opportunities afterwards like filming professional content for Grant Ament and having my clips included in the UNDRAFTED Documentary with Chris Hogan. I grew so much over my time with TLN. There was no better lacrosse media team than what we had in 2021!
  We require Covid-19 vaccination. We will consider reasonable accommodations only for valid and documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

ABOUT THE PLL

The Premier Lacrosse League (2020 SBJ Sports Breakthrough of the Year) is a North American outdoor professional lacrosse league featuring the world’s 200 best players. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur, and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other leading sports and media executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. The league has partnered with blue chips brands through its first two years of play, such as Ticketmaster, Gatorade, and Progressive. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media:

Instagram: @PLL

Twitter: @PremierLacrosse

Facebook: @PremierLacrosseLeague

Youtube: YouTube.com/PLL