Assistant Director, Multimedia / Multimedia Specialist The University of Delaware Newark, Delaware
The Assistant Director, Multimedia/Multimedia Specialist within The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS) at the University of Delaware is a valued member upholding and embracing the departmental mission of “Achieving Excellence Together." Under the general direction of the Assistant AD of Video & Multimedia Production, the Assistant Director, Multimedia/Multimedia Specialist will drive storytelling content production and is responsible for the ideation and creation of video and multimedia content on behalf of the University of Delaware's Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This position will be charged with increasing Delaware's video storytelling online across our 21 varsity sports, cheer, and various recreation and club services and will directly oversee a team of student interns. The Multimedia Specialist will be in charge of executing a wide variety of broadly based video programming and content for the External Relations area in Intercollegiate Athletics. The Multimedia Specialist will work closely across the External relations staff, including with the Social & Digital Director and marketing team, as well with various contacts inside the unit (coaches, administrators, and staff) and outside the unit (vendors, partners, businesses, Alumni, Development, OCM and parallel staff members at other intuitions). The incumbent will work to serve all 21 sports as fully as possible and should be able to help creatively and proactively ideate story angles and features in collaboration with the communications team. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 75%
Produces online video content for Delaware Athletics in regard to storytelling features, season previews and recaps, event highlights, original live and on-demand content series and pieces, and hype and promotional items.
Helps set team strategy for video production series and storytelling in collaboration with the Assistant AD.
Drives storytelling video and multimedia content for distribution across bluehens.com, social media, newsletters, in-game digital displays and in other venues.
Work in tandem with the communications team to collaboratively ideate creative storytelling angles and content ideas that are modern, timely and promote the Delaware Athletics brand.
Provide coverage of all major events video from a storytelling perspective including Fandemonium, Season Kick-Offs, Pep Rallies, Future Hens Club events, National Signing Days, Donor events, as well as team outreach efforts in the community.
Create, produce and post video features, including conducting on-camera interviews and athletic-related video series such as coaches shows.
Support the development of athletics broadcast and stream commercial spots.
Oversee the production and development of social media video content, including hype pieces, behind-the-scenes features, and video reports.
Coordinate with corporate sales department to help execute online deliverables for corporate partners as well as with Athletics Development on promotion and coverage of events.
Collaborate with the Social & Digital Director to create new ideas to build brand awareness and exposure across our digital channels via storytelling content.
Gather footage from Hen’s home events and practices for use in videos.
Help edit photography and audio for use on BlueHens.com and social network sites.
Collaborate with marketing department in the use of digital, social, and other new media to advertise ticket promotions, events, or other applicable happenings.
Helps distribute event highlights and recaps to regional media outlets for use in broadcasts to help Delaware Athletics gain exposure and awareness.
Oversee a team of three paid content interns, in addition to utilizing a pool of -20 unpaid student volunteers, including helping recruit, staff and train these positions alongside the Assistant AD.
Collaborate with the Assistant AD to recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate video production staff, including three paid content interns as well as unpaid student volunteers.
Help oversee game day staffing for storytelling content capture and highlights, as well as staffing for various interviews and events.
Train interns and student volunteers on creative tools and processes.
Ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures governing University employees, including collective bargaining agreements. Help manage payroll functions for paid interns.
Ensures that appropriate time-keeping and Human Resources procedures are followed. Helps flag and resolve payroll issues with Assistant AD.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Miscellaneous May occasionally support live game streaming pending other duties and staffing.
Helps proactively maintain and support all video archiving efforts.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Helps serve as video liaison between Delaware Athletics and the CAA for various storytelling and integration opportunities.
Collaborate with the graphic design department and Social and Digital Director to ensure necessary photography is captured for video support.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Audio/Visual Communications, Design, Production or Journalism preferred.
Interest in and knowledge of athletics and the university environment.
Experience working with and helping manage student interns.
Proficiency with video production software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro X, and Apple Motion.
Experience with video production process, camera operation, different camera and lens types, proper filming techniques, lighting design, microphones, and the post-production process Experience with live event production.
Strong knowledge of current and emergent audio/video technologies, web architecture, online design and live streaming, multimedia communications and video production.
Candidates must be highly motivated, proactive, energetic, creative, and positive.
Effective interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
Independent judgment and self-motivation are needed for this position.
Ability to create, compose, edit video scripts and storyboards, and perform editorial research.
Ability to work independently, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Willingness to comply with NCAA regulations and to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights, and weekends throughout the academic year, as required.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers reference Job ID: 496964 . Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start of their employment at the University of Delaware.
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