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Broadcast Director and Studio Technician

Company:
University of Oklahoma
Job Location:
Category:
Broadcasting, Radio, and Television
Type:
Full-Time
* Job Number:
241744

Organization: Athletic Department

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus

Schedule:

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; nights, evenings, and holidays as required

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description

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The University of Oklahoma Athletics department is looking for candidates that have a passion for both collegiate athletics and live broadcast production. Working under the Director of Broadcast Content and alongside the Director of Engineering, the Broadcast Director & Studio Tech will serve as the primary director for Oklahoma's broadcast productions while also leading the technical management of equipment within the control room. This highly skilled broadcast professional will be responsible for ensuring Oklahoma's broadcasts are on brand under the guidelines set forth by television partners by mentoring and teaching SoonerVision's diverse workforce. The preferred candidate will have a reference list from a variety of producers and will have a track record of working a variety of collegiate sports.

As the lead studio tech, the ideal candidate will have an acumen for control room engineering, including but not limited to monitor walls, routing, encoding / decoding, signal testing, switchers, DANTE and spotbox.

The preferred candidate will also have a background working with student-led production crews, showcasing patience and investment in the learning environment. Regular individual and group trainings will be expected as well as the annual development of students in the roles. Roles include but are not limited to Director, TD, Audio and Graphics.

Essential Functions

  • Broadcast Direction / Technical Direction / Production
  • Control Room Technical Operations
  • Control Room Technical Engineering
  • Train & develop student workers in all aspects of the control room
  • Direct cameras and crew in line with the Producer
  • Serve as the lead Director or Technical Director on the majority of broadcast productions, and other roles as needed
    • Nights and weekends are expected as the broadcast schedule dictates
  • Serve as the lead TD and/or studio control room engineer
  • Supervise and manage roles in the control room, serving as a resource to the students that are learning and developing broadcast skills


Job Requirements

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Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Marketing, Journalism or related field.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.

Skills:

  • Broadcast Directing
  • Technical Directing
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to build rapport with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Strong initiative to solve problems in a timely manner

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects over 79 pounds
  • Ability to engage in repetitive motion
  • Environmental - standard office environment

Certifications:

  • Valid Oklahoma Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire date.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Broadcast Field Engineering
    • Camera builds, cable runs, audio setup, etc
  • Control Room Engineering
    • Monitor walls, Fiber, Routing, DANTE, etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA and Conference rules
  • Experience with intercollegiate athletics
  • 50+ Events of Broadcast Productions
  • Associate degree or Junior / Senior status in a 4-year college

Supervision: Student Group

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.



Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon police records check, Hiring contingent upon driver's license check

Job Posting: Jul 8, 2024

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