Operations, Operations - Sports Information, Operations - Video Services
4 Year Degree
The Director of Creative & Emerging Media is responsible for creating and implementing the overall digital communications strategies and creative initiatives of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. Will work directly with all sports except for football in the creation and implementation of a social media strategy and content production. This position will communicate with the football program’s Director of Football Creative & Engagement and the football program’s creative and engagement staff, fostering a working relationship that helps both organizations meet its goals in an effective manner. Serve on the Executive Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications’ executive team to provide feedback and expertise on creative and emerging media trends and best practices. Assist the Executive Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications in the management of the Creative Services team to advance the Nebraska brand across all creative outlets. Directly responsible for the management, professional development and task assignment of the Creative and Emerging Media staff to create photo, graphic and video content for digital distribution across all platforms to achieve Athletic Department goals. Directly oversee and manage digital communications channels such as primary social media accounts for the Athletic Department and all sports except football and overall direction and design of Huskers.com. Serve as liaison with 3rd party rights holder and 3rd party technology companies to achieve department initiatives in the digital space. Create education and training initiatives across the Athletic Department to assist in the management of secondary social media outlets. For all sports except football, work with coaches and administrators to develop digital media campaigns and activations. Explore and implement new and developing technologies to engage existing and new audiences with the Nebraska brand.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting, communications, graphic design, advertising, or related field. Minimum of three years of social media and digital content creation required in Division I Athletics or Major Professional Sports Leagues (i.e. NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS) Knowledge of social media platforms and engagement strategies and best practices. Knowledge of the structure of Athletic Departments and vested interest groups. Working knowledge of photography, video production and graphic design. Applicants must supply a strong portfolio of previous work. Ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in journalism, broadcasting, communications, graphic design, advertising, or related.
Must be available to work evening and weekend hours. Periodic travel with teams throughout the academic year. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins August 6. View requisition S_180606 at http://employment.unl.edu to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.