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Director of Broadcasting

Employer
University of Utah
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Director of Broadcasting

Job Summary

The University of Utah is now accepting applications in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for the position of Director of Broadcasting. Utah is a NCAA Division I school in the Pac-12 Conference, and becoming a member of the Big 12 Conference in the summer of 2024. Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing television play-by-play for multiple sports for Utah's Big 12 Now/ESPN+ game broadcasts, and managing the scheduling, hiring, evaluating, and training of play-by-play broadcasters and analysts for said broadcasts. The position also includes but is not limited to, responsibility for planning and creating original storytelling content to maximize in-broadcast institutional inventory and present the University of Utah in the most beneficial way. The position is deeply integrated with the department's communications and digital & creative media teams for the short-, medium and long-range planning of content ideas, and plays a direct role in the creation of content for Utah Athletics' digital and social media channels. Additional responsibilities include conducting interviews with coaches, student-athletes and staff, and potential future content such as coaches shows, podcasts and other original content.

An excellent benefits package is included (see https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full description of the benefits package):
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition benefits
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available.
  • Free Trax/UTA pass during employment


Responsibilities
The Director of Broadcasting will be responsible for overseeing and managing the broadcast talent for Utah Athletics’ broadcasts of home athletics competitions for Big 12 Now/ESPN+, provide play-by-play for a number of broadcasts, and play a direct role in the creation of original content showcasing Utah’s 20 sport programs, under the direction of the Sr. Associate A.D. for Strategic Communications.
  • Play-by-play lead for Utah Utes’ Big 12 Now/ESPN+ broadcasts for multiple sports
  • Manage scheduling and staffing for play-by-play and analysts for Big 12 Now/ESPN+ and Utah Utes livestreams.
  • Manage, train and maintain standards for freelance on-air talent
  • Mentor/trainer for student broadcasters, cultivating pool of talent to contribute to livestreams and content creation
  • Create an educational pathway for University of Utah students seeking to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, and work with appropriate academic units to develop relevant curriculum.
  • Manage specific content and maximize use of inventory of video spots in Big 12 Now/ESPN+ broadcasts
  • Liaison with communications, digital/creative media and broadcast operations staffs to plan, execute and distribute content to appear within Big 12 Now/ESPN+ broadcasts.
  • Storyboard and plan content to tell stories of Utah student-athletes, coaches and staff (interviews, messaging, narrative-building)
  • News and Information distributed via YouTube, UtahUtes.com, social media channels
  • Be present at practices, cultivate relationships and take active role in identifying and telling compelling stories to engage fans, recruits, donors and sponsors.
  • Emcee Utah Athletics events and make appearances on behalf of Utah Athletics




DISCLAIMER
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically requiredNearly Continuously: Office environment.Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4-6 years of experience in sports broadcasting, and progressively more responsible management experience.
  • Background knowledge of the assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.
  • Demonstrated experience in sports broadcasting, media production and content creation.
  • Compliance with NCAA, Conference and University of Utah policies and procedures
  • Ability to travel with teams
  • Strong communication skills and an effective sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Extensive knowledge of the applicable elements of television or radio broadcasting, and ability to conduct interviews with subjects
  • Mastery of play-by-play abilities and knowledge of the rules of various sports
  • Familiarity with the inner workings of an intercollegiate athletics department
  • Experience in managing multiple tasks at once in high-pressure environment of live television production and ability to present in a professional manner that represents the University of Utah in a favorable light.
  • Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.


Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Preferences
Proven experience as a play-by-play broadcaster for intercollegiate athletics competition, preferably at the high Division I level.

Special Instructions
Please include a link to your broadcasting reels.

Requisition Number: PRN38200B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary:
Department: 00327 - Athletics Department
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: Commensurate with experience
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/163003


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