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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is seeking applications of candidates for a Video Production Assistant (On-Air) position. The Video Production Assistant’s primary responsibility is to market and promote the Department of Athletics and its teams through video.
The VPA will be the primary on-air talent for UNCG Athletics, developing video content for www.uncgspartans.com, including shooting, editing and producing features, recaps, etc. The VPA will host the #letsgoG Sports Show, The Wes Miller Coaches Show, The Trina Patterson Show and work as a sideline reporter for ESPN3 broadcasts. The VPA will be responsible for all aspects of the video production. The VPA will play an active role in the Spartan Sports Link student group, which teaches and collaborates with UNCG students on video production.
The VPA will assist all ESPN3 and Southern Conference Digital Network broadcasts, both with preproduction and in-game duties. The VPA must be able to work numerous projects at one time and work on tight deadlines to get video on the website and social media in a timely manner. Additionally, the VPA will work closely with the marketing department and Spartan Club producing videos that will assist in revenue generation and branding. The VPA must be comfortable interviewing coaches and student-athletes as well as working as on-camera talent.
The VPA will also be charged with continuing the growth of the Spartan Sports Link program on campus, making contacts with various departments on campus and recruiting new students into the program each program. The VPA will work closely with the Video Production Coordinator and Video Production Assistant on a day-to-day basis, splitting sport responsibilities as necessary.
A bachelor’s degree is required. At least two years of experience in athletic video production is required and preference will be given to candidates with collegiate sports experience. Understanding of NCAA rules is desired. Demonstrated expertise in written and oral communication skills is a prerequisite. The VPA must be goal and task oriented and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. The VPA must be creative and self-motivated to accomplish tasks. Experience in working with editing programs (i.e. Adobe Premiere Pro or similar program) is a requirement. Experience working on the production side of athletic broadcasts is preferred (Xpression graphics, Ross Switchers, 3-Play, etc.). The job will include extensive evening, weekend and holiday assignments. The VPA position will require physical activity including pulling cables, setting up cameras and other duties needed to produce ESPN3 and SDN broadcasts.
This is a 12-month appointment, with an option for renewal. The VPA position will pay $18,000 with an expected start date in early July.
Resumes and cover letters need to be sent to Matt McCollester, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, Marketing and Video via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include work samples if applicable.
The UNCG Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is administratively housed in the Office of the Chancellor. The University’s 17 teams compete as members of NCAA Division I and the Southern Conference. Approximately 300 students are involved as athletes, managers, trainers, statisticians, cheerleaders, etc.