Under the general supervision of the Director of Video Services and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Video Services, this position oversees live production broadcasts and content creation for all University of Wisconsin Athletics video board events.
Duties include: Overseeing the live production of video board broadcasts at all UW Athletics venues – Planning and managing the live production for video board events; Communicating with other departments and coordinating the execution of show scripts; Producing entertaining and engaging video board broadcasts, ensuring a positive fan experience; Managing the maintenance and organization of control room equipment; Coordinating with staff to ensure equipment is set up and operational; Training and guiding live production crew on the use of video equipment and software, and teaching staff various broadcasting procedures and providing direction and feedback. Coordinating content for live video board events – Producing content for LED signage at all video board events; Fulfilling various video requests from internal and external departments; Managing the programming of LED signs and organization of files on a shared network; Directing staff and third party vendors to manage creative content projects, and overseeing studio and location shoots, as needed. Managing full-time, freelance, and student staff – Overseeing the recruitment of student and freelance staff; Coordinating pre and post event staff meetings; Scheduling and managing staff hours and wages; and acting as a resource for staff on questions and concerns.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Broadcasting, Communications or related field is required. Three (3) to Five (5) years of live event production experience is required, seven (7) or more years of related professional experience for the senior level. Two (2) or more years of experience with Daktronics or similar LED control software and equipment, preferably in a Division I or professional sports environment is also required.
Other qualifications include: Extensive sports knowledge; Extensive knowledge of audiovisual methods, mediums and techniques used for live video production; Proven artistic skills and creativity; Knowledge of Adobe software to create videos, animations and graphics; Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to accomplish projects under tight time constraints; Knowledge of rules and regulations of the Big Ten, NCAA, WCHA, and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and how they apply to Video Services; Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; Ability to sit at a terminal and operate a computer for long periods of time; and ability to work a flexible schedule which will include nights and weekends, as required by events.
Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or have the ability to obtain one upon appointment and meet and maintain State driving requirements.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after August 1, 2017. Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s). Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, July 25, 2017. Please complete the online application: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495672/live-production-manager and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship,... respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.