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Production Manager- Athletics

Company:
West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Category:
Broadcasting, Radio, and Television


Description

The department of Athletics at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Production Manager.

About the Opportunity

This position provides comprehensive, advanced-level broadcast technical expertise for the Athletic Department of West Virginia University pertaining to all ESPN+ Broadcasts, Videoboard Productions, and Studio Productions.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

What You'll Do

  • Engineering/ Maintaining Broadcast and non-broadcast equipment: Responsible for technical aspects in regards to broadcast and videoboard productions for the WVU Athletic Department; ranging from live event ESPN+ broadcasts, promotional campaigns, live studio programs, uplinks, press conferences, and videoboard productions. Job functions include research, training, field and bench maintenance, scheduling, and coordination of staff and equipment needs required to complete the project, including the logistics of moving the mobile TV truck to various venues as needed. Guides the work of staff or student workers assigned to assist on projects. Conducts regular meetings with Athletic Communication Directors and Athletic Marketing Staff regarding project details to ensure that work is progressing on schedule and according to Athletic Department expectations. Working on multiple projects simultaneously is common, therefore successful time management is required.
  • Producing/ Directing/ Broadcast Technical Positions: Produces or Directs live ESPN+ Broadcasts for WVU. Facilitates broadcast crew positions as needed. These would include serving as the primary Audio Mixer, the Technical Director, Video Shader, Replay Operator, or Cameramen for live broadcasts.
  • Crewing and Assisting: Assists other producers and staff members on projects that support the needs of the Athletic Department. This includes, but is not limited to; videography, lighting, audio, scriptwriting, editing, set design, set construction and other production-related duties. These duties often fall outside of regular working hours on evenings and weekends.
  • Leadership, Training and Development: Participates in staff training and development opportunities to research new broadcast techniques and equipment. Provides leadership and sets examples for Student Workers and other staff members within the department.
  • Other Duties As Assigned: Includes, but not limited to; assisting with digital media staff, giving tours to perspective student-athletes or prospective students in communications, purchasing equipment, serving on committees, archiving digital files, completing individual activity reports and working with Engineering staff to ensure equipment is maintained and in good working order. May also include researching equipment, working on special projects for the Athletic Director, delivery or pick up of supplies, materials, - or other production elements. Other duties as assigned or deemed necessary to provide quality live video production services to the Athletic Department and our fans, donors, and alumni.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in digital media, television production, communication arts or related occupational field. Equivalent combination of significant and directly-related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in producing, directing, shooting and editing high quality programming in a recognized, video production facility is required. Experience must include use of current video production equipment, including multi-camera switching, digital audio mixing, and video replay.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience maintaining, assembling, and using all manners of broadcast TV equipment.
  • The preferred candidate will have a blend of experience utilizing live and pre-recorded techniques.
  • Knowledge of sophisticated aspects of video production techniques, aesthetics, and theory.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced principles as they relate to live and recorded program production.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and/or computer-based video editing and graphic systems.
  • Knowledge of various sports, the rules for play, and an understanding of basic strategies for those sports.
  • Knowledge of broadcast-quality level of equipment.
  • Knowledge of FCC laws for wireless frequencies and broadcast transmission.
  • Knowledge of maintaining and repairing video and audio equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a recognized broadcast environment.
  • Demonstrated experience crewing and organizing a broadcast.
  • Demonstrated experience in video and digital signal flow.
  • Demonstrated skills in Producing and Directing live broadcasts.
  • Demonstrated skills using current broadcast quality equipment including broadcast switchers, Ross Xpression graphics systems, CCU's, digital audio - specifically Dante, and EVS, Mira, Dreamcatcher or any other ESPN accepted replay systems.
  • Oral and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically listen to music and sound effects.
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or a flexible schedule as needed; such as evenings, early mornings or weekends to accommodate client schedules, events or to alleviate the demand on equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clear directions to crew.
  • Ability to lead a production team or serve as a team member in a subservient role.
  • Ability to take initiative and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to brainstorm and come up with creative ways to overcome technical challenges.
  • Ability to formulate concepts to plan, develop and implement live and/or pre-recorded video programs.
  • Ability to critically analyze video and audio signals at FCC broadcast standards.
  • Ability to technically understand the electronics and aesthetics of studio, mobile, or field video production.
  • Ability to lead projects and make independent decisions.


Requirements

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds regularly - and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Carrying and lifting heavy and cumbersome broadcast equipment to the shooting event and loading and unloading mobile unit. - Daily
  • Must require strength in arms for pulling and stretching coiling cables - Daily
  • Must be able to hold a 40lb. hand-held TV Camera for long periods of time - Weekly
  • May need to be in a squatting or crouching position in order to shoot certain events or to maintain or repair equipment - Daily
  • Candidate must be able to climb 20 ft ladders in order to prepare lighting on studio ceiling or to run cables on remote production. - Daily
  • May stand for long periods of time during production shoots or broadcast - Daily


About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.



Job Posting: Jun 14, 2022

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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