The conference office is currently located in Providence, Rhode Island, and will relocate to Dallas, Texas, in the spring of 2020
The director of digital communications and broadcast services manages all aspects of The American’s digital and video department promoting the Conference’s 22 sports. The individual will manage a comprehensive plan for the creation of digital content and have strong written and communication skills. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and experience working with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are also required. Specific responsibilities and duties include:
Develop comprehensive content strategies across all digital platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and TheAmerican.org) to enhance fan engagement
Generate creative assets and programming to be used by ADN and ESPN and for social and digital media that promotes the Conference’s brand identity
Direct all elements of content and video production, including shooting, editing, graphics and lighting
Serve as the lead producer of digital content for the league’s official digital platforms
Oversee the live stream of conference championships and events on ESPN+
Provide supervision of script writing for digital network shows
Serve as the Conference’s secondary on-air talent
Archive and log footage, highlights, melts and original content
Monitor trends in digital communications
Assist with the design of graphics for digital network broadcasts and shows
Collaborate and produce features, profiles, and other original video content for ADN and ESPN+ broadcasts with member institutions
Coordinate with producers assets for promoting conference and future telecasts with member institutions
Direct production of non-exclusive shoulder programming for ESPN+
Have familiarity of Ross XPression for graphic production Produce videos for select conference events
Travel and represent the Conference at championships and regular-season events to assist with Digital Network coverage as needed
Oversee the maintenance of the video control room, recording studio, and all video related equipment
Ensure working knowledge on all NCAA compliance issues that pertain to communications matters
Assist with other Conference-related functions as assigned
The successful candidate must have a combination of a bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of experience creating and managing digital content, preferably working in sports. The individual will oversee the assistant director of digital communications and broadcast services/reporter and work closely with the director of creative design and services and the director of social media and digital communications. The individual will lead the strategic vision for the American Digital Network (ADN) and direct the production of digital content for social media accounts, in-venue video boards and television commercials.
The candidate will serve as a liaison with ESPN and support the implementation and integration of ESPN+ shoulder programming for the Conference.
The candidate should have practical experience and demonstrated skills in videography and post-production. Experience working within an athletic department or conference office at the collegiate level is preferred. On-camera experience is desired. The individual must have the ability to work well with a variety of constituents, including conference staff, and administrators and staff at member institutions.
Night and weekend work will be required.
A letter of application, resume and professional references should be forwarded to:
Bernadette Cafarelli Associate Commissioner for Communications and External Relations American Athletic Conference 15 Park Row West Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Email: [email protected]
The application deadline is March 1, 2020.
Additional Salary Information: Includes participation in the conference’s employee benefit plan.
About American Athletic Conference
The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the NCAA, was reconstituted in 2013. With the conference office in Providence, Rhode Island, The American is comprised of the following institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, ECU, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State. Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 22 championships – 10 for men and 12 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; began new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports in 2014; and has a marketing partnership with Learfield. For more information, please visit www.TheAmerican.org.