Director of Live Productions

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Posting Number S0299 Classification Title Broadcast and Emerging Media Manager Overall Position Competency Contributing Working Title Director of Live Productions Position Number 000472 FLSA Exempt NC Salary Grade Equivalency GN11 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only Recruitment Range $32,000-$34,000 Position Summary

UNC Asheville Athletics is seeking a Director of Live Productions that will be responsible for managing all aspects of video operations to ensure the delivery of quality live streaming video productions for ESPN and WLOS broadcasts in collaboration with the Athletics External Relations office. The position will direct the broadcast by providing leadership and directing all activities and personnel engaged in operating, maintaining, and programming the audio and video systems within the sports arena for home athletic events while ensuring live video feed to ESPN remains uninterrupted. This position will serve as a liaison to Big South Conference and ESPN to fulfill video requests used for broadcast and for distribution on various platforms including social media and on the official athletics website. This position must ensure that all video productions adhere to rules and regulations as set forth by Big South Conference, ESPN and UNC Asheville Athletics while also developing concepts and story lines for videos to be used at various UNC Asheville Athletic events.

The position will work within the framework of the University’s and Athletics department’s strategic plans to coordinate and stream selected UNC Asheville home athletic events for multiple sports teams over the course of the athletic year as well as help provide video highlights with the Director of Multimedia. This position will focus on the live video production of UNC Asheville’s home athletic events for multiple sport programs. This individual will help successfully integrate the UNC Asheville Athletic product into the ESPN+ platform and be the direct contact for live productions on all ESPN and WLOS broadcasts.

In addition, this position along with the Athletics External Relations office will direct all activities and personnel engaged in the creation of video content used in the development of marketing and promotional videos to be utilized via social media, digital media, official Athletics website and various other avenues. This position will develop a content schedule each week in collaboration with the Director of Multimedia.

This is a highly visible and responsible position that requires a detailed, creative thinking and technical decision-making individual who will work closely with partnering organizations and various outlets to enhance and promote the UNC Asheville Athletics brand and programs.

Division Office of the Chancellor Department Athletics Full-Time / Part- Time Full-Time Months per Year 12 Months Time Limited Position No If time-limited, length of assignment Not Applicable Minimum Education/Experience/Skills

High school diploma or equivalency and four years of progressive experience in a broadcast television, radio and emerging media environment, of which one year is supervisory; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications, journalism, graphic design, sports management and/or new media is preferred. A qualified candidate with another degree may also be considered.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability and willingness to work evening and weekends
  • A past history of working with ESPN is also a plus.
  • Previous knowledge of video streaming and new media platforms is encouraged.
  • Prior work and knowledge of a NewTek Tricaster, Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut, Adobe After Effects and various media encoders is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics and live sports production.
Work Schedule and Hours

Flexible hours to include nights and weekend. This position requires some travel and night, weekend and holiday hours.

Competency Profile Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Date 01/28/2019 Closing Date 02/17/2019 Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
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    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
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  2. * What is the highest degree you currently hold?
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Associate's
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Doctoral or equivalent or higher
  3. * How much experience do you have in television broadcast production or live streaming?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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