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Live Events Director

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 21, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
War Eagle Productions

Division Name
Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Title
Live Events Director

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University Athletics is excited to begin the search for a Live Events Director! This individual will coordinate, supervise, and execute multiple aspects of a live production for athletic sporting events, which includes the execution of creative, administrative, and operational sides of a live event or broadcast. Live Productions include live digital broadcasts, and in-house video board live productions.

About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle : The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • As event-day network director, manages the control room and venue staff. Ensures that the overall look and feel of the show meets all broadcast standards set by Auburn University, the SEC and external stakeholders. Collaborates with, but is not limited to the following positions during a show: producer, technical director, camera operators, graphics producer, replay operators and engineering staff.
  • As event-day video board director, coordinates and executes event-based elements and sponsorships on the sport-specific video boards and concourse TVs in Auburn Arena and Jordan-Hare Stadium.
  • Coordinates with event producer, announcers and graphics producers on the storylines and determines execution leading up to assigned network digital shows.
  • Coordinates with multiple Auburn Athletics departments and Auburn Sports Properties to fulfill all sponsorship, marketing and promotional needs in days leading up to assigned video board shows.
  • Arranges staffing of War Eagle Productions staff with multiple Auburn Athletics departments and Auburn sports teams by scheduling times, arranging content, and staffing prospective student-athlete ( PSA ) recruiting events and select PSA official visits.
  • Directs War Eagle Productions employees including full time employees, temporary employees, and students during and leading up to events which include, but are not limited to, the following positions: technical director, camera operators, assistant directors, replay operators and graphics producers. This includes direct instruction and feedback during shows as well as more detailed video reviews after both immediately after the event and during the week.
  • Leads recruitment of students and temporary positions including reviewing resumes and participating in interviews.
  • Assists supervisor, engineering staff and external stakeholders with planning (camera placements, technical requirements, staffing needs, etc.) of daily and one-off events.
  • Performs other duties as needed on event days, i.e. camera operator, technical director, etc.
  • Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) and Southeastern Conference ( SEC ) regulations in the performance of job duties.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, RTVF (Radio, Television, Film), Broadcast Journalism, Media Studies, or a related field.

3 years of experience supervising staff and coordinating multiple aspects of a live production for athletic events to include execution of creative, administrative, and operational sides of a live
event or broadcast.

Substitutions allowed for Education:
11 years of experience supervising staff and coordinating multiple aspects of a live production for athletic events accepted in lieu of education requirement

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of a broadcast control room, such as: broadcast standard camera assignments, video
  • switchers, replay machines, etc. Knowledge of live video and postproduction procedures and various communications mediums.
  • Knowledge of athletic media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to follow guidelines and policies set forth by SEC Network, Auburn University, and third-party partners.
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Strong problem solving skills, conflict resolution, ability to adapt and collaborate, and interpersonal skills; ability to work well and collaborate effectively with and/or supervise others.
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and with adaptability under strict deadlines.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

Job Category
Athletics Support

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, RTVF (Radio, Television, Film), Broadcast Journalism, Media Studies, or a related field OR have 11 years of experience coordinating multiple aspects of a live production for athletic events?
    • Yes
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  4. * Do you have at least 3 years of experience supervising staff and coordinating multiple aspects of a live production for athletic events to include execution of creative, administrative, and operational sides of a live event or broadcast?
    • Yes
    • No

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