Senior Broadcast Manager - On-Air Talent & Content

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number NC773P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20829

Working Title Senior Broadcast Manager - On-Air Talent & Content

Position Number 15776

Department Publicity

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Arkansas sponsors 19 varsity sports programs (eight men's and 11 women's). These 19 programs include more than 460 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). As the only mascot of its kind in college athletics, the Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as Hogs, compete in the NCAA's Division I (FBS in football) and are a current member of the Southeastern Conference in the Western Division. The mission of the Razorback Athletic Department is to assist in the development of student-athletes to their fullest potential through intercollegiate athletics.



Department Home Page www.arkansasrazorbacks.com

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

Under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcast Services, this position will serve as the lead play-by-play talent for all selected SEC Network broadcasts originating from the Broadcast Services department on the University of Arkansas campus, as well as overseeing the strategic planning of video content for ArkansasRazorbacks.com, official social media platforms and other broadcast outlets affiliated with the department. Through exceptional creativity, organization and relationship building, this position will work daily to bring transformational stories to the public through all forms of video.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least three years of experience in broadcasting play by play for radio and/or television for a collegiate athletic department or professional sports team
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse sports environment


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Experience as lead on-air play-by-play announcer for ESPN linear or digital events
  • Experience in strategic planning of video content for an athletic department or professional sports team
  • Experience broadcasting a wide variety of sports, including but not limited to: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, softball, track & field and tennis
  • Experience working with SEC and/or ESPN networks


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of SEC and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to work nights and weekends


Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

Occasionally

  • Balancing
  • Crouching
  • Pulling
  • Pushing

Frequently

  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Stooping

Constantly

  • Climbing
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).



Physical Conditions The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Athletic Department

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check


Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 06/06/2017

Close Date 06/20/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please identify your highest level of education from an accredited institution.
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Some college but no degree completion
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's Degree or higher
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in broadcasting play by play for radio and/or television for a collegiate athletic department or professional sports team?
    • Less than one year of experience
    • At least one year but less than two years of experience
    • At least two years but less than three years of experience
    • Three or more years of experienc
  3. * Do you have experience working in a culturally diverse sports environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have as lead on-air play-by-play announcer for ESPN linear or digital events?
    • None
    • Less than one year of experience
    • At least one year but less than two years of experience
    • At least two years but less than three years of experience
    • Three or more years of experience
  5. * Do you have experience in strategic planning of video content for an athletic department or professional sports team?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience broadcasting a wide variety of sports, including but not limited to: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, softball, track & field and tennis?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience working with SEC and/or ESPN networks?
    • Yes
    • No


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status

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