Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Broadcast Services, the Broadcast Producer-Director is responsible for producing and/or directing broadcasts for the ESPN family of networks via the University of Arkansas Athletics sports programs.
The position is a dual role position depending upon event scheduling and other available staffing. This position will require sports event coverage and television production as assigned requiring frequent nights, weekends, and holidays as to fulfill assigned duties. The position will coordinate, direct, and participate in the creative development and execution of live-game productions for the University of Arkansas as well as for ESPN/SEC Network.
As a producer of a broadcast, the position will consist of coordinating with the graphics team, broadcast talent, broadcast director, communications staff and student staff to ensure broadcast standards are being upheld. The producer will lead the moment-to moment editorial direction of the show, regarding replay angles, graphics content and announcer information.
As the director of the broadcast, the position is responsible for “calling” the broadcast, directing camera operators what/how to frame shots, calling audio cues, calling for replays and graphics. The director executes the producers vision of the storytelling element of the broadcast.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Media, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education Two years of experience producing live television and/or sports production at a professional or collegiate program Two years of editing experience in non-linear formats Two years of experience directing live sports television on a network level for a professional or collegiate sports program
Preferred Qualifications: Skilled experience producing sports for broadcast television Extensive experience in creating and implementing graphics for sports broadcasts Operational level experience in Electronic News Gathering (ENG) (field video camera, lighting, and related audio) Experience in graphics creation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) Experience with Non-Linear Editing on the AVID platform Experience broadcasting multiple sports across an academic year
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must possess excellent communication skills Ability to clearly communicate project goals to all members of the production team Must be able to work across and with departments to successfully portray the Arkansas Razorback brand Proven ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines Strong analytical and technical skills Good instincts, creative ideas, leadership capabilities and ability to stay calm under intense pressure
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque riv...ers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.