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Athletics Assistant Director of Video Operations #202894

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

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Athletics Assistant Director of Video Operations #202894


Office of Athletic Programs

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.
The Western Carolina University Athletics Department is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position creating and producing video content and digital media for the athletics department. The Assistant Director of Video Operations will directly report to the Director of Video Operations and ultimately to the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations within the department’s External Affairs. This position will include a wide range of electronic media duties including direct video content creation, live event streaming and broadcast production of home athletic events during the year, assist in the supervision of a production staff, and aiding in the development and implementation of media-based marketing plans. The Assistant Director of Video Operations will be assigned responsibilities including, but not limited to: 1) Assist with and/or produce video streams of live, home WCU athletic events through the ESPN or corresponding platform to meet the contractual obligations of the department; 2) Work in concert with the live video production workforce that consists of full-time WCU Athletics staff, student, and temporary/part-time employees; 3) Assist in the management of the inventory of equipment used by the video production crew; 4) With the WCU Director of Marketing, assist in the production of materials and content for the in-arena video boards at the football stadium and within the Ramsey Center for university events not just limited to athletics; 5) Working with the Director of Creative Content, assist in the development of initiatives in online multimedia, i.e., previews, highlights, features, for use on the Athletics website and social media platforms; 6) Create digital media including video promotional materials, graphic design elements, etc., that assist with external operations of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and overall; This position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to work across multiple departments within and external to the Athletic Department. Flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend hours, are required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

General knowledge of both sports and of video production (cameras, video equipment, formats, editing and producing, etc.); experience in producing game-day video content and directing/producing live events … proficiency in Adobe Premiere video editing software system (or equivalent) and a post-production system; knowledge of audio/video production techniques and standards; ability to conceptualize and create compelling photographic and video narratives on deadline; experience with other items such as Ross Video switchers and software including Ross Xpressions graphics, editing programs such as Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) are a plus, as is knowledge of Daktronics video and scoreboards.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should be team-oriented, bring a positive attitude to the office, and willing to work irregular hours and under a deadline. Demonstrate high levels of energy, creativity, and initiative

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$35,568 - $36,542

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

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Salary Band Range:

$27,761 - $63,744

Salary Grade:

For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this Contributing level position is considered a Salary Grade 61.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information). Highlight or demo reels, examples of work are recommended and can be uploaded under the “portfolio” applicant document.
Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.


For questions or additional information, please contact Assistant Director for Media Relations, Daniel Hooker at (828) 227-2339 or [email protected] or Director of Athletics Video Operations, Noah Sautter at (828) 227-2458 or [email protected] or visit online at

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University 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 or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.


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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at


Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at


Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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