Operations, Operations - Marketing/Promotions, Operations - Video Services
The Director of Broadcast and Digital Media, a new position with the Big Sky Conference, will serve as the on-air talent for the Conference and be responsible for owning the production process from start to finish: conceptualizing, coordinating, writing, shooting, and editing videos for the Conference’s website, social media accounts, in-venue video boards, and television commercials. This position will produce highlight and interview packages; behind-the-scenes features; student-athlete, coach, and administrator profiles; social media “hype” videos; and other duties as assigned. This position will support the Big Sky Conference and its member institutions to promote and enhance all entities, through digital video and social media.
The Director of Broadcast and Digital Media will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for Communications and External Affairs and will be responsible for assisting staff in implementing the comprehensive integrated communications and marketing strategies that utilize online communications tools, with special attention to video and social media. The successful candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator, and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner. Must be proficient in video and editing.
Essential Functions include:
Shoot and edit video content for the Big Sky Conference across all platforms, including official website, social media accounts, in-venue video boards, and television
Work with Communications and Marketing teams to produce innovative and engaging content for social media platforms, including GIFs, animations, short videos, and other social media-specific content
Assist in coverage of conference events with a focus on identifying organic video content for social media platforms
Ability to travel to select events
Ability to demonstrate creativity in shooting, editing, and producing innovative content with limited supervision
Ability to work in a small group setting
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An understanding of video and social media communication trends and technologies
Working knowledge in planning, managing, and executing social and digital media communication initiatives
Expertise in managing the full production process and producing high-quality videos, including proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Additional Info: Occasional travel will be required. This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $40K-$50K plus benefits. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, along with significant on-air experience and a minimum of two years’ experience in athletics at a college, conference office, news studio, or media company. Experience with video content creation in an athletics-related field and live broadcast production is preferred.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020. The Big Sky Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Applicants should submit one e-mail – with separate PDF attachments of a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least three professional references – with the subject line Director of Broadcast and Digital Media 2019-11 <Applicant’s Last Name> to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Big Sky Conference
About the Big Sky Conference: The Big Sky Conference is an NCAA Division I conference spread across the western United States. Founded in 1963, the Big Sky supports nearly 4,500 student-athletes from 15 different institutions (11 full-time members and four affiliates) competing in 16 sports (seven men’s, nine women’s). For more information, visit BigSkyConf.com and follow @BigSkyConf on Twitter and Facebook (facebook.com/BigSkyConf).