Marketing/Promotions, Miscellaneous, Sports Information
4 Year Degree
WKU PBS seeks applicants for the position of Director of Athletic Video. Reporting to the Television Production Manager, this position is responsible for visualizing, producing, shooting, editing and delivering high-energy content for multiple platforms.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Produce high quality, creative videos for multiple WKU Athletic programs on an as needed basis, including conceptualization, research, writing, interviewing, shooting, editing, finishing and delivery
Coordinate video content plan for WKU Athletic programs on multiple platforms; including content requirements for Conference USA and media partners
Coordinate content creation with Hilltopper Sports Marketing (IMG); WKU Athletics: Marketing, Communications and Media Relations; WKU PBS: Logistics Coordinator, Television Production Manager; Other staff as necessary
Supervise streaming, video board, highlight, press conference and other athletics related productions. Including the scheduling of resources and personnel
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate in the training of WKU PBS student crew members on use of athletics related production equipment and processes
Assist with management and archival of media assets
Serve as technical liaison to outside vendors with regards to video productions at athletic venues; also coordinate highlights and other video elements per request to outside TV groups.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Demonstrated ability to generate high quality video projects
Demonstrated ability to acquire high quality audio inside of a video production
General knowledge and skills that will provide success in the duties above
Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and details effectively
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and work effectively with frequent interruptions.
Knowledge of and operational skills related to camcorders, DSLR, lenses, recorders and digital cinema platforms
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and solutions focused approach to challenges and improvements
Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with staff as a team member. Positive attitude and customer service orientation.
Demonstrated experience in storytelling
Demonstrated experience in video: acquisition, editing, color grading, compositing and delivery
Familiarity with Click Effects Crossfire, Daktronics Venus, Grass Valley: 100; Carrera; and Kayenne Switchers
Familiarity with BufTek Sport Replay Systems
Familiarity with audio acquisition best practices and procedures
Ability to Travel, have a Valid Driver's License, Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, work flexible hours including nights and weekends
Bachelor's Degree in Video production or a related field
Minimum two years of sports video production experience
Minimum two years of experience creating promotional content
Minimum two years of experience with Adobe Creative Cloud products and/or Avid Media Composer
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career an...d technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.