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Assistant Director, Creative Services and Production - Athletics

Salary:                              Commensurate w/experience   
Location:                          Athletics Department
Position Status:               Full-time (12 Month)
Position Number:            10-602
Hours:                              Varied
FLSA Status:                     Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations, with guidance from the Director of Production and Engineering, the Assistant Director of Creative Services and Production will be responsible for enhancing the Duquesne Athletics’ brand in the digital media realm, creating creative content that showcases the athletic department, its student-athletes, and supports its strategic plan. The individual will also assist in live event production, including in-game entertainment and Internet broadcasts as well as an 18-week Coaches Show broadcast regionally. Additionally, the selected candidate will assist in recruiting, training, and mentoring a staff of more than 40-plus student workers, as well as for-credit interns and contract employees.

COVID-19 Condition of Employment:

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact hrservices@duq.edu. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

CONTENT CREATION
Produces and creates original content that showcases the Duquesne Athletics brand for designated athletic teams.
Creates storyboard and scripts for feature content that features student-athletes both in and out of competition to be distributed through multiple platforms, including social media and television.
Sets up shoots, events, interviews including sound, lighting, cameras and backgrounds.
Coordinates with all departments on storytelling ideas, staying atop of current trends and student-athlete accomplishments and milestones.

COACHES SHOW
Produces, shoots and edits a 30-minute, 18-week Coaches show for basketball and football.
Sets up, lights and shoots “studio” interviews.
Collects student-athlete and coaching content specific to each week’s opponent/theme.
Creates content for special segments (e.g. behind the numbers) to fulfill contracted elements.
Edits and captions final package for distribution.
Uploads and sends to broadcast partner for distribution.

GAME DAY PRODUCTION
Assists in the producing of internet broadcasts utilizing multiple cameras, animated graphics systems, reply and NewTrek Tricaster technology.
Assists in the managing of a 40-plus student production team including recruiting, scheduling and payroll.
Manages the video board show for athletic and external events in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Additionally, during selected regular and postseason contests this individual will have the opportunity to travel with selected teams.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in digital media or similar program from an accredited institution.

2-3 years experience in digital media/live productions.

Alternately, the successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Proficiency in Adobe Creative suite focusing on Adobe Premier Pro and After Effect.

Working knowledge of NewTek Tricaster technology, control room equipment (switchers, instant replay, etc.) and Daktronics videoboard.

Ability to work independently and responsibly.

Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.

Innovative, creative and energetic personality that will recommend and implement new ideas.
Ability and willingness to work unconventional hours including nights and weekends throughout the academic year.

Ability to communicate, consistently and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to adhere to all University, Atlantic 10 Conference, NEC and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the University Community.

Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns and an ecumenical campus community.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


Interested candidates should submit a portfolio with samples of work, cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants without a cover letter or portfolio will not be considered.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.