Director of Broadcast and Digital Media

The Director of Broadcast and Digital Media, a new position with the Big Sky Conference, will serve as the on-air talent for the Conference and be responsible for owning the production process from start to finish: conceptualizing, coordinating, writing, shooting, and editing videos for the Conference’s website, social media accounts, in-venue video boards, and television commercials. This position will produce highlight and interview packages; behind-the-scenes features; student-athlete, coach, and administrator profiles; social media “hype” videos; and other duties as assigned. This position will support the Big Sky Conference and its member institutions to promote and enhance all entities, through digital video and social media.

The Director of Broadcast and Digital Media will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for Communications and External Affairs and will be responsible for assisting staff in implementing the comprehensive integrated communications and marketing strategies that utilize online communications tools, with special attention to video and social media. The successful candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator, and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner. Must be proficient in video and editing.

Experience / Skills

Essential Functions include:
• Shoot and edit video content for the Big Sky Conference across all platforms, including official website, social media accounts, in-venue video boards, and television
• Work with Communications and Marketing teams to produce innovative and engaging content for social media platforms, including GIFs, animations, short videos, and other social media-specific content
• Assist in coverage of conference events with a focus on identifying organic video content for social media platforms
• Ability to travel to select events
• Ability to demonstrate creativity in shooting, editing, and producing innovative content with limited supervision
• Ability to work in a small group setting

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• An understanding of video and social media communication trends and technologies
• Working knowledge in planning, managing, and executing social and digital media communication initiatives
• Expertise in managing the full production process and producing high-quality videos, including proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
• Efficient audio and video editing skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Extremely organized, self-starter, intrinsically motivated
• Proven ability to multi-task effectively
• Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Additional Info: Occasional travel will be required. This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $40K-$50K plus benefits. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, along with significant on-air experience and a minimum of two years’ experience in athletics at a college, conference office, news studio, or media company. Experience with video content creation in an athletics-related field and live broadcast production is preferred.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020. The Big Sky Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Big Sky Conference

The Big Sky Conference is an NCAA Division I conference spread across the western United States. Founded in 1963, the Big Sky supports nearly 4,500 student-athletes from 15 different institutions (11 full-time members and four affiliates) competing in 16 sports (seven men’s, nine women’s). For more information, visit BigSkyConf.com and follow @BigSkyConf on Twitter and Facebook (facebook.com/BigSkyConf).