Senior Production Manager - SEC Network

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Posting Number NC1056P

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Working Title Senior Production Manager - SEC Network

Position Number 15779

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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.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Senior Production Manager -SEC Network will work in a team television production environment within Athletics in the Broadcast Services department. This position will have prime responsibility to be the daily liaison with the ESPN/SEC Network staff to manage the look and implementation of Arkansas Live Digital and Linear Productions for the network. This position will have oversight of some student and professional staff assignments as well as be in charge of management of project completion and quality control aspects for live events as it relates to broadcasts. The Senior Production Manager will work with ESPN staff on managing the broadcast standards produced by the school for the network. This position will also have oversight of creative storytelling and planning for live productions including production meetings with staff and on-air talent for preparation and quality control for broadcasts. The position will be the lead director for SECN+ broadcasts.

This Position will require sports event coverage and television production as assigned, requiring frequent nights, weekends and holidays to full fill assigned duties. Travel required to cover assigned sports.

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 in Journalism, Media, or Related Field
  • At least five (5) years experience in broadcast-quality television field
  • Skilled experience in producing and directing live event productions

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

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or Radio/Television/Film component - Sports broadcast television production or related experience (editing & graphic creation specific)
  • Experience in graphics creation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • AVID editing experience
  • Television production experience (Electronic News Gathering (ENG)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Extensive Broadcast TV Control Room experience/knowledge Producing and Directing live TV Crews
  • Extensive knowledge of non-linear editing systems
  • Broadcast ENG operational skills
  • Graphics creation skills
  • Video Camera Operation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays to fulfill assigned duties
  • Ability to travel to cover assigned sports

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Climbing
  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Stooping
  • Talking

Employee is required to have close 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 employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians. The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard)

Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work)., The employee is subject to work in close quarters (i.e. narrow aisles, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes) and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

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

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information 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

Close Date 05/16/2018

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

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at 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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Media, or Related Field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in the broadcast-quality television field?
    • 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
    • At least three but less than four years of experience
    • At least four years but less than five years of experience
    • Five or more years of experience
  3. * How many years of skilled experience do you have in producing and directing live event productions?
    • 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
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or Radio/Television/Film component - Sports broadcast television production or related experience (editing & graphic creation specific)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in graphics creation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have AVID editing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have television production experience (Electronic News Gathering (ENG)?
    • 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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Posted: 5/2/2018
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