The Director of UNH Wildcat Productions is a member of the UNH Athletics Marketing and Communications team, which is a component of the External Relations department. This role calls upon expertise in the areas of video production, live broadcasts, fan engagement, promotional messaging, and other marketing elements for use in the venue and via digital and linear platforms. This individual reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications while working collaboratively with various department personnel in order to execute external relations strategies. This personnel includes the Associate Athletic Director for Business Development, the General Manager of Wildcat Sports Properties, members of the athletic marketing and communications team, and the varsity athletics coaches. This individual oversees the Assistant Director of UNH Wildcat Productions, Production Assistant, and gameday staff including, but not limited to, camera operators, control room staff, and broadcast announcers.
Oversee all videoboard and production room operations for Athletic and non-athletic Events, including, but not limited to, Graduation, WESPYs, concerts, trade shows, etc.
Order equipment, design and build new production space with capabilities to broadcast on ESPN3/+ (or similar) and linear television networks as well as produce fan-engaging videoboard shows to uphold our high-level game presentation standards.
Hire, train and manage videoboard ‘show’ staff of production room employees for all UNH Athletics events requiring in-venue videoboard operations.
Hire and oversee all broadcast and webcast talent and camera operators for UNH Wildcat Productions events
Serve as point person for outsourcing broadcast personnel when required
Oversee the creation of the run-of-show for all in-arena entertainment and broadcasts as well as design gameday entertainment assets.
Coordinate and collaborate with the marketing and communications staff to create video elements that run on video boards and broadcasts, including hype-up videos, crowd prompts, general PSAs, in-game highlights, replays, and contests.
Oversee all in-arena entertainment as well as all broadcast elements including, but not limited to, on-field/court/ice promotions, RFID wristbands, Light shows, Tagboard, and Daktronics digital games, Ice/Floor projection, special effects, CO2 systems, and all new show elements.
Oversee in-arena production for athletics events including, but not limited to, football, and men’s and women’s hockey.
Ensure implementation of league-mandated official review is operational for all events.
Oversee in-arena entertainment and broadcasts from neutral sites where UNH is the Host team (i.e. SNHU Arena), where applicable.
Ensure Video Signal is sent and received on all monitors in facilities, Field House, Whittemore Center, Wildcat Stadium).
Serve as primary contact for concerts and conferences wishing to utilize videoboard at Whittemore Center and Wildcat Stadium.
Support all non-UNH sporting events held in Whittemore Center and Wildcat Stadium to troubleshoot any scoreboard issues.
Manage the approved budget for Wildcat Productions.
Develop new and build upon existing relations with various campus units and departments.
Serve as liaison to select student support organizations (i.e. ‘Cat Pack Captains) with the goal of increasing student involvement and attendance at UNH Athletics events.
Work with the multimedia rights partner, Wildcat Sports Properties, to ensure proper activation of all sponsored promotions as part of in-game entertainment and across various digital platforms.
Collaborate with External Relations and athletics teams to create promotional and theme calendars.
Serve as lead producer for in-game entertainment at designated Wildcats’ athletics events.
Identify potential opportunities for student-athletes to engage fans and tell their stories through creative productions.
Work with external media partners on advertising efforts (radio, TV, digital).
Other duties as assigned to elevate UNH Athletics’ mission and goals.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
Experience / Skills
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3 years
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Posting Number PS3532FY22
Other minimum qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred in a television production, sports management, journalism, or related field, plus 3 years experience working in sports television production (or equivalent). Must have strong editing, graphic design, and videography skills and the ability to manage students, multi-task and handle multiple projects independently. Ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Travel may be required.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree preferred. Should be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop), iMovie and QuickTime Pro; Final Cut Pro, Tricaster
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.