Assistant Director, Video Production (5173U)

San Francisco
Jul 19, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director, Video Production (5173U)
About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 10, 2019

Departmental Overview
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Director, Video Production who will work within the department's Football unit.

This position will be responsible for producing all aspects of production video for the Football department. This includes the handling all aspects of project planning, storyboarding, execution and optimization for all video and motion graphic projects used for the Football program. Must have experience accepting input on a project and feedback on a concept and implementing this information. Must have experience creating weekly or occasional motivational highlight videos for sports teams. This is a high pressure, Athletic Department environment where deadlines must be met.

  • Coordinate content plan for all Cal Football video content.
  • Work closely with recruiting staff to develop program ideas and content as needed to aid in the recruitment of student athletes (i.e., manage multimedia and web-based content).
  • Upload/post finished product to the team's digital properties and social media profiles.
  • Export finished product to multi-bit format for delivery to various devices at multiple speeds.
  • Develop, capture visual content, edit, and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline for all digital platforms.
  • Editing will include integration of graphic elements, sound, and music.
  • Collaborate with team Multimedia Journalist to deliver impactful pieces of content to help reach the department's overall annual content goals across all platforms.
  • Translate high-level ideas from project owners and convert them to production treatments.
  • Assist writers and staff in multimedia to complement written articles.
  • Assist with the organization of the video department facility and keep it stocked with necessary supplies.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all requisite software applications relative to video production and motion graphics and have the ability to put this knowledge into practice in the creation of Football video content.
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Football Technology with respect to troubleshooting and repairing video equipment and development and management of a yearly budget.

    Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and experience in a professional video production setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to keep information confidential when appropriate.
  • Experience with XOS Digital Coaches Analysis system.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Software, specifically Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects
  • Experience accepting input on a project and feedback on a concept and implementing this information.
  • Experience creating weekly or occasional motivational highlight videos for sports teams.
  • Experience creating end of the year recruiting videos to be shown to potential student-athletes, at awards banquets and other football events. These videos must be completed using highly creative editing techniques and high impact music to deliver an emotional response that creates great pride in the California brand.
  • Must have shown the ability to be a self-motivator and have a proven track record of working independently to complete assignments early or on-time in a stressful editing environment .
  • Must be flexible to travel with assigned teams as required and work non-traditional hours.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pac-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

    Salary & Benefits
    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    How to Apply
    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Driving Required
    A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

    Other Information
    This is a one year contract position.

    Conviction History Background
    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Mandated Reporter
    This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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