The position of Director of Production and Engineering will oversee all production responsibilities and well as serve as the athletic department’s primary engineer for broadcasts. Under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations, this position will be responsible for:
1.Overseeing all Duquesne-produced live-event broadcasting (streamed and linear) and serving as the primary point of contact with all nationally-broadcast events
2.Serving as the department’s technology engineer
3.In-arena event production (i.e. video boards) for all home contests, NCAA or conference championships and University events (supplementary income provided for NCAA or University events)
4.Production of an 18-20 episode coach’s show and managing the execution of all digital content creation.
5.Direct and oversee all elements of video production for distribution across various channels
6.Managing a staff that consists of a full-time assistant director, a graduate assistant, and undergraduate students and interns including recruiting, training and managing day-to-day responsibilities
A. Overseeing live-event production
Direct the production of live broadcasts for all home athletics events (approximately 60-70 per academic year)
Oversee all equipment maintenance, staffing, script planning, graphic, corporate integrations and in-broadcast feature videos.
Oversee the entire production from setup to strike
Oversee the continued care and maintenance of a production trailer
Serve as the primary point of contact for all nationally-broadcast events
NOTE: Candidates for this positions MUST be able to produce an ESPN+ streamed broadcast from start to finish with minimal to no training.
Serve as the department’s technology engineer providing maintenance, repairs and training on equipment and control room
A working knowledge of fiber paths, video switchers, audio mixers, graphics platforms, LED displays and components, instant replay systems, broadcast cameras, coax and audio cable termination is preferred. Any official engineering certifications is a plus.
Ability to integrate the above functions into a single broadcast
Provides recommendations for equipment lifecycle and upgrades
C. Leading in-arena event production
Directs and oversees all UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in-house productions
In collaboration with the graphic designer, develops and uploads content for game themes, statistical interfaces and interactive content for events
Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Sales and Revenue to ensure all corporate activations are executed in game.
Staff and produces other events as scheduled, additional compensation provided pending upon the event
D. Lead department-wide video production execution
Manage assistant director and interns to build a comprehensive production calendar for all sports for distribution across various channels (e.g. social media, in-broadcast segments, national media requests, video boards, ticket spots etc.)
Maintain a comprehensive content calendar to be merged with other individual and department-wide content calendars
Assist with social media planning and coverage
E. Coach’s Show Production
Oversees the production and distribution of an 18-20 episode coach’s show airing on AT&T SportsNet
Responsible for the scheduling, shoot setup, coordination of content with Media Relations, editing, captioning, properly licensing music and building commercial logs.
Managing a staff that consists of a full-time assistant director, a graduate assistant, and undergraduate students and interns including recruiting, training and managing day-to-day responsibilities
Hires and manages vendors and serves as a liaison to Daktronics, DVSport and Wing Warp
Responsible for the planning and maintaining of the production budget
Serves as a liaison to the Atlantic 10 and Northeast Conference for broadcast and video requests
Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in digital media or similar program and 3-5 years of experience in digital media/live event productions/television production. Related experience can replace formal education.
Candidate MUST be able to produce an entire ESPN+ broadcast from start to finish with little to no training. Ideal candidate will have experience working in a television production trailer with NewTek and AJT Systems technologies as well as general engineering experience (assigning IP addresses, configuring network switches, routers, encoders).
Portfolio of work is required for consideration; most at least include one piece in which the applicant was the primary producer and director of an event.
Excellent organizational, project management and problem solving skills
Willingness to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the academic year.
Innovative, creative and energetic personality that will recommend and implement new ideas that fit within provided budget
An understanding of the collegiate broadcast and streaming industries
Preferred video production qualifications include proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite focusing on Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.
Ability to communicate and adhere to University, Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations
About Duquesne University
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Order of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world. Duquesne is consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and a tradition of academic excellence. A coeducational university on a self-contained campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers, the university has students representing nearly every state in the union and 80 nations. Duquesne has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, and 87 percent of incoming freshman are drawn from the top half of their high school class. Duquesne offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts. Duquesne University offers 6 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports, including NCAA Division I Basketball, (Atlantic 10 Conference), and Division I-FCS football (Northeast Conference). Learn more about our athletics programs at GoDuquesne.com.