University Job Title: Digital Communications Officer Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group) Time Type: Full time Duration Type: Regular Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations Wage Ranges: Click here to see our Wage Ranges Work Location: Central Campus Worksite Address: 20 Tower Parkway New Haven, CT 06511 Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard) Searchable Job Family: Athletics Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5
Position Focus: The Director of Digital Marketing & Game Presentation will support the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing in developing inclusive, strategic, and interactive materials for use on LED video boards, managing game scripts and rundowns, and creating innovative marketing and promotion plans, for Yale Athletics. Responsible for creating digital content (graphics and videos) for LED video boards at the Yale Bowl, John J. Lee Amphitheater, Reese Stadium and Johnson Field in conjunction with the Yale Athletics Brand Strategy. Serve as the game day producer by creating and executing game scripts, rundowns, and playlists, overseeing videoboard and audio operators, and managing overall game experience for select Division I sports. Collaborate with Yale Precision Marching Band and Yale Cheer Team on the presentation and timing of in-game performances. Assist with the development and implementation of Yale's Athletics' digital presence through marketing initiatives and analytics through social media and creative marketing techniques. Create and execute marketing plans and promotional schedules (along with budgets) for select Division I sports to increase overall attendance and fan interaction. Assist with hiring, training, management, and evaluation of interns and student employees. Ensures positive relationships between the Athletics department and key stakeholders, to include alumni, local community, fans, parents, faculty and other University constituents Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties: 1. Designs, edits, proofreads, prepares layouts, and formats online and printed materials utilizing appropriate equipment and/or software. 2. Delivers creative, cost effective solutions for all projects (email, web, print, etc.). 3. Capable of supporting clients with questions about production techniques, materials, project specifications, graphic content, and media requirements. 4. Works collaboratively with interactive teams to create a seamless communications effort, with the goal of ensuring Yale’s pre-eminence in communicating its key programs and stories. 5. Maintains shared server resources. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of experience working in complex organizations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Required: Photoshop, Premiere Pro. Preferred: Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects) and Microsoft Office Suite.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to operate video boards and manage in-game content.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Direct knowledge of NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Prior marketing and game operations experience in college or professional athletics preferred. Experience with branding, promotions, marketing initiatives and content creation preferred. Ability to deliver creative content through video and graphics preferred. Prior experience with Motion Rocket, Nevco products, and Sound Director preferred.
Drug Screen: No Health Screening: No
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