The Assistant Director of Live Event Production assists with the production of live sporting events for Northwestern’s in-venue video board and Big Ten Network StudentU streams. This position is responsible for recruiting and training student and freelance workers for the execution of live event productions, and produces original creative video content for department’s video boards and social media channels to engage fans, and promote and increase brand awareness of Northwestern’s athletic programs.Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Note: Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, often including evenings, weekends and some travel as required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Plans, strategizes and executes the production of live sporting events for Northwestern’s in-venue video boards and Big Ten Network StudentU streams.
Assists in control room during live productions, with responsibilities including directing, technical directing, and operation of replay and graphics machines.
Produces original creative video content for Northwestern’s stadium video boards and social media channels. Conceptualize, shoot, edit, produce and distribute videos for various platforms.
Staffs, recruits and trains students and other temporary workers for BTN StudentU streams and Northwestern live events.
Collaborates with other units within external affairs department, including marketing and athletic communications, to plan and execute content that meets department goals and objectives.
Shoots Electronic News Gathering (ENG) style video at games and athletic department events for use in video production and online distribution. Travels with teams to selected road contests to capture behind-the-scenes access of Northwestern programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in video/film production, communications or related field or successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum 1 year of professional experience with live sporting event production and technical understanding of required equipment (including Ross Carbonite, XPression & Mira). Experience with directing, technical directing and overseeing game day staff preferred.
Minimum 1 year of professional experience with video production, including shooting, editing and post-production.
Experience with video post-production and graphic creation software, including Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.
Experience with shooting of sports games, highlights and interviews.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work efficiently on short deadlines, including balancing multiple projects simultaneously.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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The Northwestern CommunityNorthwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff.Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies.Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities.Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich op...portunities for learning.To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.The Northwestern Work EnvironmentOur two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation. To learn more about our Qatar campus, visit http://www.qatar.northwestern.edu/.The Northwestern Employment PossibilitiesWe have full and part-time staff positions available in a variety of roles.Job areas we frequently recruit for include:Office and School AdministrationInformation TechnologyHealthcare and ResearchAccounting and FinanceFacilities ManagementProfessional: Entry, Mid-level and ManagementLaw Enforcement and SecurityNorthwestern University also operates its own Temporary Center. Whether you are a first-time or transitional job seeker, college graduate, graduate student, experienced professional or retiree, we have a variety of temporary positions such as: Office Assistant, Accounting/Financial Assistant, Executive Assistant as well as various other administrative, professional and contract positions. To learn more about our temporary employment, visit our Temporary Center.The Northwestern BenefitsNorthwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including:Competitive compensationComprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverageTuition reimbursementPre-tax transit optionsProfessional development opportunitiesVacation, sick, and holiday payExcellent retirement plansWork/Life balance and resourcesDependent care matchFaculty-Staff Assistance ProgramWe also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.For more information on benefits and perks offered by Northwestern, visit the Benefits section.