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Assistant Athletic Director, Broadcast and Live Event Production

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous benefits include paid time off including holidays and vacation, retirement match, and tuition remission for employee and dependents.  Details at www.duq.edu/benefits
Location: Athletics
Position Status: Full-time                                             
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 230505/10-933
FLSA Status: Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position of Assistant Athletic Director, Broadcast and Live Event Production will oversee all broadcast productions, serve as the athletic department’s primary engineer for broadcasts and manage all video production for external events in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations, this position will be responsible for:

Overseeing all Duquesne-produced live-event broadcasting (streamed and linear) and serving as the primary point of contact for all nationally-broadcast events

In-arena event production (i.e. video boards) for all home contests, NCAA or conference championships and University events (e.g. graduations, admitted students’ days, DUQ days, etc.) (supplementary income provided for non-university or NCAA)

Primary technology contact for all external events hosted within the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Maintenance, upkeep and replacement of department equipment specifically those items that are critical to video board operations and broadcasting.

Directs and oversees all elements of video production for distribution across various channels

Overseeing undergraduate students and interns including recruiting, training, scheduling and managing day-to-day responsibilities on event day

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overseeing live-event production

Directs the production of live broadcasts for all home athletics events (approximately 60-70 per academic year)

Serves at the primary point of contact for all broadcast talent including staffing events

Oversees all equipment maintenance, staffing, script planning, graphics, corporate integrations and in-broadcast feature videos

Elevating event productions to include appropriate storytelling, highlight packages, intro-shots and graphics

Oversees the entire production from setup to strike

Oversees the continued care and maintenance of a production trailer

Serves as the primary point of contact for all nationally-broadcast events

Updating of all graphics packages on a yearly basis or as required by broadcast partners

NOTE: Candidates for this position MUST be able to produce an ESPN+ streamed broadcast from start to finish with minimal to no training

Engineering & Equipment Maintenance

Serves as the department’s technology engineer providing maintenance, repairs and training on equipment and control room

A working knowledge of fiber paths, video switchers, audio mixers, graphics platforms, LED displays and components, instant replay systems, broadcast cameras, coax and audio cable termination is preferred. Any official engineering certifications is a plus.

Ability to integrate the above functions into a single broadcast

Provides recommendations for equipment lifecycle and upgrades

Oversees the continued care and maintenance of Daktronics, IPTV and sound systems within the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Creates an inventory of equipment and adhere to proper storage standards

Leads in-arena event production

Directs and oversees all UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in-house productions

In collaboration with the graphic designer, develops and uploads content for game themes, statistical interfaces and interactive content for events

Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Sales and Revenue to ensure all corporate activations are uploaded and executed in-game

Staffs and produces other events as scheduled, additional compensation provided pending upon the event (e.g. all non-University events will have increased compensation)

Primary liaison for any technology needs for events hosted in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Managing undergraduate students and interns including recruiting, training and managing day-to-day responsibilities

Hires and manages vendors and serves as a liaison to Daktronics, DVSport, ESPN+ and Wing Warp

Responsible for the planning and maintaining of the production budget

Serves as a liaison to the Atlantic 10 and Northeast Conference for broadcast and video requests

Completes other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum qualifications:

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

7-8 years of relevant experience

Candidate MUST be able to produce an entire ESPN+ broadcast from start to finish with little to no training. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a television production trailer with NewTek and AJT Systems technologies as well as general engineering experience (assigning IP addresses, configuring network switches, routers, encoders, etc.).

A portfolio of work is required for consideration; must at least include one piece in which the applicant was an event’s primary producer and director

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

Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills

Willingness to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the academic year

Innovative, creative and energetic personality that will recommend and implement new ideas that fit within provided budget

An understanding of the collegiate broadcast and streaming industries

Preferred video production qualifications include proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite focusing on Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop

Ability to communicate and adhere to University, Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations

 Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others)

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

 Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University 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:


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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.