The Director of Football Creative Video oversees all daily, weekly and yearly aspects of creative video production for the Michigan Football program. Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Football Communications, this position works directly with the U-M administrators, coaches and student-athletes to promote and maintain a positive image for the football program. This individual is also responsible for working with all related areas to ensure that the football program is providing a collaborative message that will successfully integrate with the athletic department’s initiatives. This position will adhere to all NCAA rules and regulations and fall under the ultimate supervision of the Head Football Coach.
Produce high quality, creative video productions for electronic distribution through social and digital media channels for @umichfootball.
Film, edit and produce content for various events and activities related to the operations of the football program, both on and off-campus.
Participate in weekly brainstorming meeting for football content.
Edit existing, archived football video to produce highlight packages.
Work closely with the program’s graphic design lead and football communications staff, implementing and developing social media distribution plans for online recruiting material and team coverage.
Log all footage shot and help organize video archives in conjunction with other video partners.
Produce recruiting videos and team highlight videos as requested.
Oversee creative video production student intern staff (as applicable).
Assist with various duties and miscellaneous functions throughout the year as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Football Communications.
Work closely with Michigan Sports Television on other football related projects for the athletic department (TV Shows, website content, etc.).
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree required with a minimum two years of video production work at the college or professional sports level.
Ability to think creatively.
Ability to create cutting-edge content for @umichfootball social channels (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook).
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
Must demonstrate problem-solving skills and solution-focused approach to challenges and improvements.
Ability to utilize good judgment in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures and to exercise discretion in confidential matters is essential.
Ability to work well both independently and/or in collaboration with staff as a team member.
Understanding of college football and Michigan Football culture.
Must possess outstanding work ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
Must have a service-oriented attitude.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Concur, M-Pathways, calendaring and email systems.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan Athletic Department
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.