UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Create and execute all Athletic Department video and television productions. This includes production of game broadcasts, features, game atmosphere promotions, commercials, development materials, recruiting assets, and special projects. Responsible for ensuring that all broadcast productions maintain and adhere to the philosophies and regulations of the Conference(s), ESPN, NCAA, University, State, and federal entities.
Set up, produce and direct all live game video broadcasts for television, regional sport networks, streaming partners, and internet on the UMass Sports Network, , ESPN+, linear television partners and any other external constituents. Assist and support video board productions for home events (McGuirk Stadium, Garber Field, Mullins Center) in conjunction with marketing department. Recruit, hire and staff student personnel for all broadcasts, including aspiring broadcasting UMass Students.
Produce original content for Athletic Department (website, social media platforms) including features, sit down interviews, social media content, recruiting assets, high dynamic video, promotions, video board projects, commercials, and other special projects (i.e. Hall of Fame Video, SAMMYS, Student Athlete Welcome Back, Football Signing Day Show, etc.).
Create and distribute game highlights for UMass Sports Network, social media and other media outlets (television and Internet) including regional and national stations. Manage and oversee the complete video library for the UMass Athletic Department. Acquiring highlights, melts or full event digital archives of televised/ streamed events (away events).
Work with Senior Associate Athletic Director- Development in crafting annual technological improvement plan, purchasing, and maintenance for all Creative Services equipment. Additionally instruct and coordinate with local vendors on routine maintenance and general upkeep of equipment.
Work with internal Athletic Department offices such as communications, UMass Sports Properties, development, marketing, academic services, compliance, and business office to ensure that all video production initiatives are executed in accordance with each department’s responsibility. Will perform other duties as assigned to assist in these areas (as it relates to digital media).
Oversight of student employee workforce for broadcast productions, including hiring, training, staffing, quality control, accountability, and payroll functions.
Keep abreast of current trends and developments in the field through publications, seminars, conferences and peer group associations. Responsible for adhering to all department, University, NCAA, and State and Federal regulations.
Required to work multiple nights and weekends.
Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and University Policy.
Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.
Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Departmental, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 2-3 years experience in sports video production, or Associates Degree in communications, television production, broadcast journalism, or related field and 2-3 years experience in sports video production.
Knowledge of Ross video systems (or comparable) live video production system.
Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro editing system (or comparable), non-linear editing methods and Adobe Photoshop.
Experience in using Macintosh and/or PC computers.
Experience operating Ross Expressions, Video/Audio Routing Systems, HD Camera Systems (including CCU), fiber optic transport systems, broadcast audio systems, and replay systems.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various constituencies.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Ability to work a varied schedule including nights and weekends.
Extended periods of sitting; standing; repetitive movements; may require lifting and/or carrying video and/or production equipment; nights and weekends required.
Variable schedule depending on the demands of the position.
PSU Level 25
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete online application (using the link below), including a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by July 6, 2021 to ensure priority consideration. The position may remain open until filled.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.