The Assistant Director - Multimedia & Production (Athletics) position plays a key role in implementing multimedia and technological initiatives for the Department of Athletics.

This a term position, with an end date of June 30, 2022.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Work closely with both the communications and marketing groups to promote the mission and goals of the department by producing high-level broad-range multimedia feature content for national, regional, and local distribution.
Help tell the story of the University's student-athletes and coaches by producing live broadcasts of home events and assisting in the production of video board shows. Constituents include prospective student-athletes; game-day attendees; alumni/ae; fans; and the entire University community.
Work to greatly enhance both the external and internal image of the Harvard Athletic Department.
Plan and direct live broadcasts of home athletic events, as well as select external events held at Athletics facilities.
Hire, train and supervise a contingent workforce of game-day staff.
Maintain and service multimedia control room and production facilities and broadcasting equipment

Experience / Skills

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required.
At least three (3) years of experience in broadcasting or digital production.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree is preferable in audio/visual communications, design, multimedia production, or journalism.
Previous experience in sports production desired.
Must have outstanding organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Should have strong knowledge of current and emergent audio/video technologies, live streaming, multimedia communications, and video production.
Advanced experience in video board operations and computer programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud and NewTek platforms desirable.
Should be familiar with web technologies, including basic HTML and content management tools.
Must be able to work independently.

Working Conditions

Ability and willingness to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, cold).
Evening and weekend work, as well as occasional travel, is required.

*Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Additional Information

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social, and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.

The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States. We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.

Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees as well as ongoing professional development.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we may be unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.