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Director of Broadcasting

University of Utah
Utah, United States
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 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

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,, 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

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.

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

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