The Associate Director, ACC Network reports to the Senior Director, ACC Network Operations. They will serve as the Lead Producer and also assist in the day-to-day execution of ACC Network/ESPN initiatives for Virginia Tech Athletics as part of the broadcast arm of HokieVision. Through the ACC Network, HokieVision will implement content strategy that tells the stories of the Hokies with a commitment to bringing fans the best broadcast experience consistent with the branding and standards of the ACC Network/ESPN. Additionally, this position will assist with training and developing other full-time staff and student production assistants in proper network broadcast techniques and will work to develop positive relationships with other Hokievision, ACC Network, ESPN, and Virginia Tech Athletics staffs.

Experience / Skills

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field and or equivalent level of training or related experience
- Experience in live production of sporting events
- Significant experience managing full-time staff members and wage/student employees
- Ability to work outside of typical business hours as needed, potentially including but not limited to evenings, weekends, and holidays
- Ability to work in a collaborative team setting, while also being self-motivated and organized
- Exemplary work ethic, attention to detail, positive attitude, and excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
- Working knowledge of broadcast equipment and network broadcasting
- Has good knowledge of sports and sports history
- Proficient with non-linear video editing equipment such as AVID Media Composer or Adobe Premiere
- Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite
- Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel
- Ability to manage, mentor, and train student interns and freelance workers
- Ability to shoot highlights and flexibility to travel to cover athletic contests
- Knowledge of NCAA Rules
- Knowledge of technology and industry trends

Preferred Qualifications:

- Extensive knowledge and experience producing live sports television consistent with ESPN standards and branding
- Significant experience in live production of sporting events
- Experience training students in graphics production consistent with the branding guidelines of ESPN
- Working knowledge and experience working within a broadcast crew in various roles (technical directing, graphics, replay operation, camera operation, audio, etc) – Experience with ESPN broadcast elements (graphics packages, animation and tape elements)
- Working knowledge of specific Control Room equipment including but not limited to: Ross Acuity and Carbonite Switchers, Ross Xpression, and Evertz Dreamcatcher replay systems
- Strong creativity skills
- Strong storytelling skills
- Prior experience in Division I athletics department or similar venue using video boards, broadcasting, and video editing
- Knowledge of sound mixers and lighting equipment.

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.