Western Carolina University: Director of Video Operations

1) Live, multi-camera video streaming of home WCU athletic events for as many as NINE sports (football, volleyball, soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, track & field) through the ESPN platform including ESPN+ / ESPN3 initiatives as directed through the Southern Conference (ie., cameras, switching, graphics, commentators), as well as any linear television broadcasts;
2) Organize and supervise a video production workforce consisting of one full-time assistant and both student and temporary/part-time employees required to execute live broadcast events; will be responsible for the staffing schedule and serve as the direct supervisor;
3) Manage the inventory of equipment used by the video production crew including broadcast site set-up and breakdown prior to and after events, storage, etc.;
4) Interface between the video board production staff as well as WCU’s Director of Marketing, Director of Creative Media, and Director of Corporate Sponsorship to manage game-day video board operations at Whitmire Stadium (football) and the Ramsey Center (volleyball, basketball);
5) Assist in the creation of video promotional materials that assist with revenue generation items such as ticketing, marketing, fundraising, and overall;
6) Further develop initiatives in online multimedia, i.e., previews, highlights, features, weekly mock-press conferences and coaches shows and maintenance of the Catamount Athletics YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/CatamountSports) in working with individual sport media relations contacts;
7) Develop and foster relationships with both internal and external electronic media outlets to enhance coverage of WCU’s 16 intercollegiate sports;

This position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with across multiple departments within and external to the athletic department. Flexible scheduling, including many evening and weekend hours, are required.

Experience / Skills

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and at least two years of live-event broadcast producing or directing experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications
At least 2 years of on-campus collegiate video broadcast production; Experience with Ross broadcasting elements including switchers, Xpressions graphics, and Mira replay systems; Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator; Experience with Daktronics software such as Venus or Show Control for the video boards and score tables is a plus, as is knowledge of video file transfer protocols, ie., FileZilla, OneDrive, etc., for sharing footage with local and national news agencies.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time