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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
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Classification Title : Broadcast and Emerging Media Manager
Department : Athletics
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
UNC Asheville Athletics is seeking a Director of Live Productions that will be responsible for managing all aspects of video operations to ensure the delivery of quality live streaming video productions for ESPN and WLOS broadcasts in collaboration with the Athletics External Relations office. The position will direct the broadcast by providing leadership and directing all activities and personnel engaged in operating, maintaining, and programming the audio and video systems within the sports arena for home athletic events while ensuring live video feed to ESPN remains uninterrupted. This position will serve as a liaison to Big South Conference and ESPN to fulfill video requests used for broadcast and for distribution on various platforms including social media and on the official athletics website. This position must ensure that all video productions adhere to rules and regulations as set forth by Big South Conference, ESPN and UNC Asheville Athletics while also developing concepts and story lines for videos to be used at various UNC Asheville Athletic events.
The position will work within the framework of the University's and Athletics department's strategic plans to coordinate and stream selected UNC Asheville home athletic events for multiple sports teams over the course of the athletic year as well as help provide video highlights with the Director of Multimedia. This position will focus on the live video production of UNC Asheville's home athletic events for multiple sport programs. This individual will help successfully integrate the UNC Asheville Athletic product into the ESPN+ platform and be the direct contact for live productions on all ESPN and WLOS broadcasts.
In addition, this position along with the Athletics External Relations office will direct all activities and personnel engaged in the creation of video content used in the development of marketing and promotional videos to be utilized via social media, digital media, official Athletics website and various other avenues. This position will develop a content schedule each week in collaboration with the Director of Multimedia.
This is a highly visible and responsible position that requires a detailed, creative thinking and technical decision-making individual who will work closely with partnering organizations and various outlets to enhance and promote the UNC Asheville Athletics brand and programs.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
High school diploma or equivalency and four years of progressive experience in a broadcast television, radio and emerging media environment, of which one year is supervisory; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree in broadcast communications, journalism, graphic design, sports management and/or new media is preferred. A qualified candidate with another degree may also be considered.
Effective communication skills both oral and written
Ability and willingness to work evening and weekends
A past history of working with ESPN is also a plus.
Previous knowledge of video streaming and new media platforms is encouraged.
Prior work and knowledge of a NewTek Tricaster, Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut, Adobe After Effects and various media encoders is preferred.
Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics and live sports production.
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Internal Number: 3671
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.