Augustana University is located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a metro area of over 265,000 people. Augustana University has, for more than 150 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community and service. Currently with 22 NCAA Division II sports programs, Augustana Athletics is focused on building champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community, highlighted by three team national championships over the last five seasons. Ranking in the top twenty of the NCAA Learfield Directors’ Cup nine of the past ten years, Augustana is currently implementing its' new strategic plan, Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030. including a goal of transitioning to NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics.

Augustana University currently invites applications for the full-time, position of Director of Video & Creative Content within our Athletics department. This position is a pay grade level L under the administrator structure.
Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Director of Video & Creative Content. The Director of Video & Creative Content will work closely with members of the athletic administration staff and coaches and the marketing and communications office in developing content that tells the story of Augustana programs, student-athletes and the University. This position is responsible for all aspects of video production including streaming using the new Midco Media Campus & Production Center and supports efforts of creative content ideation for Augustana’s 22 intercollegiate sports. This position will advance the mission, values and vision of the University by developing compelling content that engages fans and alumni as well as the campus and broader Sioux Falls community.

Duties, competencies, and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
• Create compelling video content for multiple platforms and owned communication channels, from short-form social media & video board content to long-form features for website and broadcast projects
• Leads planning and staffing of all live stream home events utilizing the new Midco Media Campus & Production Center (control room) including part-time staff, students and interns
• Responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining dynamic content that strategically enhances the Augustana University Athletics visual brand and takes advantage of storytelling opportunities
• Collaborates with communications, marketing and development staff on social media strategy and content development that enhances revenue streams, fan engagement and brand awareness
• Shoots video at practices, home games, select road games, community and special events to generate content and assists/coordinates interviews intended for video
• Develops partnerships across campus with the multimedia entrepreneurship and communications departments, student groups, and faculty to increase campus engagement as well as student internship and staffing opportunities
• Manages the tagging, distribution & archive of current and historical video assets
• Maintains all media related equipment, facilities and supplies
• This position will report to the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications.
Other administrative duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in video production, digital media, communications, public relations or related field
• Proficient with specialized software and hardware common to video production, graphic design, and social media
• Demonstrated ability to curate and adapt content for designated communications channels
• Ability to work on deadline and manage several tasks simultaneously with consistent follow-through
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interviewing, editing and proof-reading
• Creative self-starter with ability to exhibit diplomacy and tact while protecting confidentiality.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as typical in collegiate athletics
• Strict adherence to established NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations

Desired Qualifications:

• 1-3 years’ experience in creative services and digital media
• Experience working in a collegiate or professional sports digital media department
• Significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, etc.)
• Experience with TriCaster, ProductionTruck and/or Final Cut Pro

Interacting with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top priority of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University’s Employment Application, provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.