The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Video Production. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. Triton Athletics placed among the top 10 in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup for the third straight year in 2017-18 and has placed among the top 10 in 19 of the last 23 years. The Director of Video Production will oversee all video and broadcast productions and related services for UC San Diego Athletics, while playing an integral role in the development of the new UC San Diego Athletics Production Suite and final preparation for the launch of live streaming production for ESPN3/ESPN+ and the Big West Network. The incumbent will direct existing team members to provide best-in-class content and event production. Recruit, train and schedule event production crew including freelance and student employees. The Director will need to be an innovative and creative mind who will produce video content and messaging during a transformative time for UC San Diego Athletics, who also possess the experience and skill set to interact with a broad spectrum of internal and external constituencies. The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. With full transition to the Big West Conference scheduled for summer 2020, this position will play a critical role in institutional preparedness, related to live and creative video production. Work schedule will include evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be able to travel to out-of-town meetings and athletic competitions.
A complete application will include an online resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.
Thorough knowledge/understanding of relevant technology, including methods of broadcast operations.
Knowledge of video filming techniques (shooting and editing) as well as proficiency with video production software. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and other Adobe Creative Cloud elements preferred.
Thorough knowledge of various types of programming. Knowledge of and experience directing live event production, the creative video production process, camera operation, different camera and lens types, proper filming techniques, lighting design, audio production and the post-production process.
Thorough written, research, editing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Skills to communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and personalities.
Demonstrated ability to convey technical information and provide guidelines in a clear and professional manner, using diplomacy, tact and discretion in all interactions.
May require experience in broadcast operations. Experience in intercollegiate or professional sports video content development and/or live production or an appropriate substitution of general video production and film industry experience.
Proven supervisory skills, including ability to train, motivate, schedule, and evaluate student employees, interns and volunteers; to delegate tasks; to schedule sufficient staffing for simultaneous athletic events. Knowledge of all schedules and the needs for sporting events; and establish cash-handling standards for ticket sellers.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast paced environment. Ability to identify and implement methods, procedures, and policies. Ability to use good judgment for problem solving. Ability to analyze data and situations and provide recommendations based on findings; ability to be proactive to avoid potential problems.
A Bachelor’s Degree in the area of media design, multimedia, cinematography, digital arts, audio/video technology, communications or a related field.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
A valid driver's license is required. May participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.
This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).
This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
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Internal Number: 98611
About UC San Diego Tritons
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.
A premiere NCAA athletics program, our vision encompasses; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and t...he establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region.
As of the end of the 16-17 academic year:
Triton teams have captured 30 national championships while 44 squads have finished as national runners-up and 49 others have achieved national third-place honors. All told, UC San Diego has won 251 national, regional and conference championships. UC San Diego student-athletes have won 138 individual national championships. A remarkable 1,309 Tritons have been named to All-America teams. UC San Diego student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 36 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 78 Academic All-America selections, including a program-high 10 over the 2015-16 campaign. Consistently, over 55 percent of student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2016-17, UC San Diego posted a fourth-place finish out of 266 Division II schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level for the 2000-01 academic year, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on 12 different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego won its seventh California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2017, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the prestigious conference.