The American Athletic Conference is accepting applications for the position of Director of Video Communications and Broadcast Services. The position reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for Communications and External Relations.
The individual will oversee the Assistant Director of Digital Communications and Creative Services and work collaboratively with the Director of Creative Design and Services and the Director of Social Media and Digital Communications. The individual will lead the strategic vision for the American Digital Network (ADN) and direct the production of original video content for the Conference and its media partners, including digital platforms and social media accounts, in-venue video boards and television commercials.
The candidate will serve as a liaison with ESPN and will support the implementation and integration of ESPN+ shoulder programming for the Conference.
The candidate should have practical experience and demonstrated skills in videography and postproduction. Experience working within an athletic department or conference office at the collegiate level is preferred. On-camera experience is desired. The individual must have the ability to work well with a variety of constituents, including conference staff, and administrators and staff at member institutions.
Night and weekend work will be required. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES The Director of Video Communications and Broadcast Services manages all aspects of The American's video department promoting the Conference's 22 sports. The individual will manage a comprehensive plan for the creation of video content and have strong written and communication skills. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and experience working with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are also required. Specific responsibilities and duties include:
Develop comprehensive video content strategies across all digital platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TheAmerican.org) to enhance fan engagement
Generate creative assets and programming to be used by ADN and ESPN and for social and digital media that promotes the Conference's brand identity
Oversee the scheduling, maintenance and daily operation of the Conference's video control room, recording studio, and all video-related equipment
Direct all elements of content and video production, including shooting, editing, graphics and lighting
Serve as the lead producer of video content for the league's official digital platforms
Oversee the live streaming of conference championships and events on ESPN+
Provide supervision of script writing for digital network programming
Serve as an on-air talent for select Conference-produced programming
Oversee the archiving and logging of footage, highlights, melts and original content for use by internal and external constituents
Monitor trends in digital communications
Assist with the design and implementation of graphics for digital network broadcasts and shows
Collaborate and produce features, profiles, and other original video content for ADN and ESPN+ broadcasts with member institutions
Direct production of non-exclusive shoulder programming for ESPN+
Have familiarity of Ross XPression for graphic production
Travel and represent the Conference at championships and regular-season events as needed to assist with Digital Network coverage
Ensure working knowledge on all NCAA compliance issues that pertain to communications matters
Assist with other Conference-related functions as assigned
The successful candidate must have a combination of a bachelor's degree and five to seven years of experience creating and managing digital content, preferably working in sports.
A letter of application, resume, examples of work, and a list of at least three professional references should be forwarded via email to:
Chuck Sullivan Assistant Commissioner for Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is June 18, 2021.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes participation in the conference's employee benefit plan
About American Athletic Conference
The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the NCAA, was reconstituted in 2013. With the conference office in Irving, Texas, The American is comprised of the following institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane Tulsa and Wichita State (basketball and Olympic sports). Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 22 championships – 10 for men and 12 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; has television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports; in the spring of 2019, signed a landmark television agreement with ESPN that commenced in 2020-21; and has a marketing partnership with Learfield. For more information, please visit www.TheAmerican.org.
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