UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Create, direct, and execute all Athletic Department video and television productions. Produce live game broadcasts, features, the UMass Sports Insider show, commercials, and special projects. Support UMass Athletics and engage fans through delivery of broadcast content and programming and production of creative and engaging original video for NESN, ESPN+, CBS All-Access, UMass Sports Network, regional and national television. Directly manage staff and student employees supporting athletic video productions. Responsible for ensuring that all video and television productions adhere to the philosophies and regulations of the Conference, NCAA, University, State, and Federal entities.
Set-up, produce and direct live game video broadcasts for linear television and internet streaming including New England Sports Network, ESPN+, etc. Work with marketing department to provide live stream access for in game video boards. Recruit, hire, train, and staff personnel for all broadcasts.
Produce original content for the Athletic Department (website, team and main social media platforms, and linear network TV broadcasts) including features, promotions, video board in-venue content for six sports teams, ticket commercials, and other special projects (i.e. Hall of Fame Video, Football Signing Day Show, SAMY’s, etc.).
Create and distribute game highlights for UMass Sports Network, social media and other media outlets (television and internet) including regional and national stations. Manage and oversee the complete video library for the UMass athletic department. Acquire highlights, melts or full event digital archives of televised/streamed events (away events) and oversee efforts to help the communication department capture content for live social media distribution with Twitter Media Studio and/or other “live” cutting platforms.
Work with Associate Athletic Director of Communications and Broadcasting in purchasing and maintenance for all video broadcast equipment.
Work with internal Athletic Department offices such as communications, creative services, marketing, academic services, development, compliance, UMass Sports Properties, and business office to ensure that all video production initiatives are executed in accordance with each department’s responsibility. Provide input during creative strategy discussions, including interfacing with internal teams to produce innovative content representative of the UMass Athletics brand and message.
Supervise the Coordinator of Video Production position and provide oversight of student employee workforce for broadcast productions, including hiring, training, staffing, quality control, accountability, and payroll functions such as time and attendance.
Keep abreast of current trends and developments in the field through publications, seminars, conferences, and peer group associations. Adhere to all department, University, NCAA, and State and Federal regulations.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.