Assistant Director, Creative Services and Production - Athletics
Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Athletics Department
Status: Full-time (12 Month)
Position Number: 10-602
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
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including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their
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New employees requesting a
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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.
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.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in digital media or similar program from an
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
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
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.
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.