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Communications: Broadcasting
Director, Athletics Facility Technology - Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

Department Description

Georgia Tech Athletics has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Facility Technology. This position provides professional level support in operation and management of Georgia Tech Athletics broadcast and venue production facilities, ensuring that technical production facilities are at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

Our NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one steeped in history and success, while embracing strategic innovation. Tech fans are passionate about their support of their beloved Yellow Jackets and cherish the many traditions involved with the program. The Georgia Tech Athletic Association sponsors varsity intercollegiate athletics competition in 17 sports for the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred Work Experience:  Five to seven years of progressive job related experience
  • Preferred Certifications:  N/A

Additional Information: Position requires extensive knowledge of video broadcast production equipment.  Additionally, this position requires experience with Ross video switchers, Ross Xpression, Daktronics LED displays and components, video instant replay systems, broadcast cameras, fiber and coax cable termination, and Click Effects. The position requires the ability to work outside of typical business hours as needed, potentially including but not limited to evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: GT Athletics Video, Brand & Ideation, Facilities, Operations, & Events staff; IMG; freelance production personnel; campus partners; external partners.   This position typically will advise and counsel: GT Athletics Video, Brand & Ideation, Facilities, Operations, & Events staff; IMG; freelance production personnel; campus partners; external partners. This position will supervise: As assigned.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning, installation, and utilization of a multiple broadcast control room facility and athletic venue fiber and cable infrastructure used for Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Network, GT Athletics produced broadcast operations, and in-venue fan engagement.
  • Provide broadcast engineering support of live events for in-house and ACC Network video productions, both digital and linear.
  • Oversee and maintain computer equipment, software, hardware, and local area network applications on systems throughout the video production facilities and venues. Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on audio/visual equipment located in GT Athletics offices, athletic venues, and broadcast control rooms.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for workflows related to computer editing systems, including media archiving and storage of video production assets.
  • Serve as a key liaison to outside broadcast partners for GT Athletics venues. Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key internal and external constituents.
  • Exhibit the GT Athletics core values of character, excellence, teamwork, and innovation.  Promote these values throughout the organization with a focus on fulfilling the GT Athletics mission.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Self-Development
  • Service
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Technical Skills
  • Strategic Focus

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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphics Designer (half-time, contingent) - Marketing (Stanford, CA)

The Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is currently accepting applications for the contingent, half-time position of Graphics Designer.  Reporting to the Director, Graphic Design, this position is focused on maintaining, improving and consistently producing Stanford Athletics visual graphics for outreach materials for all sports. In addition, as part of the marketing team, this position will focus on activities that lead directly to three primary outcomes: generating revenue, increasing attendance at events, and successfully positioning/enhancing/protecting the Stanford Athletics brand. Successful execution of this role will result in increased support for Stanford Athletics’ teams, increased revenue, and improved overall attendance at events. 


Summary of essential job functions:


General 

  • Perform routine graphic design with a broader scope and complexity under general supervision; may work on assignments requiring higher levels of creativity. 
  • Exercise judgment in the area of design and apply previous knowledge or specialized skills to achieve desired results.
  • Create both digital and print designs including brochures, flyers, handouts, marketing materials, organizational charts, and web-based materials, working around an initial concept and thinking in terms of broader solutions
  • Work closely with a project manager and other constituents on design assignments in order to maintain pre-established specifications.
  • Maintain quality control of content, and support design strategy and execution.
  • Inspect proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards.
  • Collaborate in developing marketing and promotions plans for all sports

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience with demonstrated understanding of design principles.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator required.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and be able to answer to multiple constituents and prioritize projects, including working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to take and incorporate feedback to improve designs and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated self-starter is preferred; constantly improving processes and reporting will require initiative combined with strong determination to work through difficult challenges
  • Anticipates and/or responds effectively to changing trends and circumstances; embraces change and welcomes fresh perspectives; learns from past mistakes and adjusts accordingly. 
  • Must understand college sports landscape and be familiar with the sports Stanford offers
  • Ability to present a portfolio that reflects creative work. 
  • Strong organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills. 
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team. Team player who is willing to “get hands dirty” and help out where needed.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. 

This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.


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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Communications Fellow - Pac-12 Conference (San Francisco, CA)

PAC-12 CONFERENCE?JOB POSTING?COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW

Company and Current Situation

On July 1, 2009, Larry Scott joined the then Pac-10 Conference as its sixth Commissioner, succeeding Tom Hansen who had been in the role the previous 26 years.  Over the past two years Commissioner Scott has led the transformation and evolution of the Conference into a nationally and internationally recognized collegiate sports brand.  In July 2011, the Pac-10 officially became the Pac-12 Conference with the addition of the University of Colorado and the University of Utah.

The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” earning more than 175 NCAA team titles over the past 20 years, and has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 56 years. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University.

With more than 120 Nobel Laureates across all of its campuses and nearly 500 NCAA Championships, the Conference is synonymous with both academic excellence and athletic success.

The Pac-12 Conference is seeking team members that aspire to build the Pac-12 to be the leading collegiate athletic conference in the United States. The Pac-12 Conference is committed to diversity and gender equality in the workplace.   We encourage applications from women and people of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. The Pac-12 Conference is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Conference office is located in San Francisco, Calif.

The Communications Fellowship:

The Pac-12 Conference has two Communications Fellowship openings. The Communications Fellowship will have a 12-month term with a projected start date of July 6, 2017. The core focus of the program is that the experience is beneficial to the Fellow and to the college athletics community in general and will help provide an initial entry into the profession of athletic communications.

In addition to the day-to-day core functions described below, the Communications Fellowship will work to provide opportunities such as working with a mentor in the Conference office, meeting with key leadership, observation of meetings, job shadowing, conducting informational interviews to explore job interests, visiting member institutions and networking with individuals within institution athletic departments, as well as other opportunities identified as appropriate relative to the Fellowship incumbent.

The Fellowship is a paid position and includes medical, dental and vision insurance. The Pac-12 Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Fellowship Core Functions:

• Involved in all aspects of publicizing the Pac-12’s 24-sport program and 12 member institutions. • Serve as primary media relations contact for Pac-12 institutions for multiple Olympic sports to be assigned. Cultivate positive working relationships with institutional sports information directors and media members. • Work closely with day-to-day media relations duties regarding football/women’s volleyball/men’s basketball/women’s basketball. • Design and edit Pac-12 online publications for football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, baseball, softball, records books and Year in Review.?• Write press releases for sports as assigned. Compile statistics for various sports and distribute in a timely manner to member institutions and media, and report statistics to the NCAA. • Creating original content for the official website www.pac-12.com and various social media platforms, including but not limited to writing feature stories, Q&As and more. • Provide pertinent information to assist in production of games and studio shows for the Pac-12 Networks. • Expectation to proactively pitch Pac-12 storylines.?• Assist with maintaining official website and various social media platforms.?• Assist in the communications and marketing activities for the Pac-12 Conference’s 15 Championships events.?• Assist with the Players of the Week selection process.?• Archival of press releases and statistics for historical purposes. • Assist with phone and mail inquiries from media and general public. • Travel to selected Championships sites and other Conference-sponsored events, such as Media Days.?• Includes other duties as assigned.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each core function as listed above. The preferred educational and employment requirements are listed below:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field?• Preferred graduate from a member institution of the Pac-12 Conference  • A minimum of two years experience working in the Sports Information Department or in some capacity in the athletic department, professional athletic environment or college media outlet?• Computer proficient, knowledgeable in desktop publishing, preferably InDesign, and, familiar with The Automated Scorebook and Stat Crew statistical software preferred?• Posses strong organizational skills, and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills including interviewing skills.?• Experience with web management, social media platforms and content publishing, preferred.?• Have an interest in intercollegiate athletic administration and in pursuing a career in some aspect of the communications field.?• Must be able to multi-task and work under deadline pressure. ?• Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons?• Willing to relocate to the vicinity of San Francisco, California.

Application Process:?In order to be considered, all applicants must apply through the position posting on www.teamworkonline.com. This position will be posted and will be open through May 5, 2017.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Have you graduated from a Pac-12 Institution, or are planning to receive a degree from a Pac-12 Institution in Spring of 2017?
2. Do you have experience using the software product InDesign? If YES, please describe your knowledge of the software and how you have used it.
3. Do you have experience using the software product StatCrew? If YES, please describe your knowledge of the software and how you have used it.
4. Do you have experience writing press releases?
5. If you have experience writing press releases, for whom have you written them and how often?
6. Have you volunteered for championship events? If YES, what was the most important thing you learned from working the event and why?
7. What is your proudest professional achievement in media relations or sports information and why?


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Communications: Internet Communications
Athletic Communications Volunteer Intern - University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

The University of California at Berkeley, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs.  These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).  We are currently seeking two volunteer Athletic Communications Interns.

Job Description:

The Athletic Communications Interns will work directly with the Athletic Communications staff to provide support for all of Cal’s intercollegiate sports, providing an individual with a significant learning experience through a wide range of aspects pertaining to the day-to-day operations of an NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Department.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship.  Selected candidates may be asked to work non-traditional hours, including some nights and weekends. 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing day-to-day operational support in the Cal Athletics Communications office.
  • Writing feature stories on student-athletes for CalBears.com, game programs and other media.
  • Writing game recaps and other news releases.
  • Helping produce video features on Cal student-athletes.
  • Supporting live television broadcasts.
  • Assisting with social media, including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Assisting with publication of information guides and game programs.
  • Staffing and providing game day coverage for sports as needed throughout the year.
  • Researching historical records.
  • Coordinating and managing media interviews.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Familiarity with appropriate software (Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite, StatCrew).
  • Understanding of the use of emerging and social media related to promoting teams and Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Ability to multi-task and think critically.
  • May be asked to work non-traditional hours including weekends.
  • Ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced, student-athlete, and service-driven environment in a collegiate setting.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office and web based applications.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pac-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

 Preferred Qualifications::

  • Prior experience working in an athletic communications office.
  • Working knowledge of the campus and Intercollegiate Athletics, including achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.

Application Instructions:

Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application.  Please submit all application materials via email to benenson@berkeley.edu with the title: Volunteer Internship.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For information on our department, please visit our website: calbears.com


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Video Producer - University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs.  These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).  We are currently seeking a Video Producer for our Creative Services.

Responsibilities: Responsible for the shooting, producing, directing, and editing of video content for the external units and athletic programs of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Assists Director of Video in the development of content for the department’s videochannels – official athletic site, social media channels and Pac-12 Network. Responsible for attending Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Baseball games to work with board show teams, stream live video (if applicable), and shoot B-Roll video. Liaises with website management company for video content on CalBears.com.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of production processes and vendor requirements for a variety of products.
  • Working knowledge of applicable creative software applications including the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Working knowledge to maintain files and image storage.
  • Skills to effectively produce videos that meet and satisfy the needs of the client.
  • Proficient with using video cameras to shoot footage as well as setting up equipment such as lighting or backdrops.
  • Ability to edit footage to use for a variety of formats including television and Internet.
  • Ability to manage projects from concept to creation.
  • Interpersonal communications skills to interact effectively with a variety of clients, support staff and vendors.
  • Ability to accept feedback as part of the creative process and educate clients on design theory and/or using that feedback to make work stronger.
  • Skills in collaboration to best meet goals and objectives of clients.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pac-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the sports industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

For more information on our department, please visit www.calbears.comThe University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. 

It is mandatory that you apply for this position on the Berkeley Jobs Website, the job number for this position is #23022.  If you click “Apply Now” at the bottom of this listing, you will be asked to sign in through Teamwork Online. Once you have logged in to their site, you will be rerouted to Berkeley Jobs to submit your application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application. 


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