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Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities. Sundodger Creative (the brand advancement arm serving ICA) is tasked with advancing brand continuity and expression through the development of creative content, marketing collateral, and sales and sport campaigns. Sundodger also works in tandem with ICA’s athletic communications team to facilitate active and dynamic external coverage of Washington’s 22 sport programs.
The Design Director of Video Production will work with internal and external stakeholders to enhance, support, and elevate brand strategy through multi-purpose video content that appeals to wide-ranging audiences across each of UW Athletics’ communication channels.
This role and its focus includes the production of creative video elements for the purpose of marketing, fan engagement, team integration, sponsored content, and any promotional materials used during, and in support of, sporting event presentations – it also supports and facilitates production of original content designed for Washington’s digital (GoHuskies.com) and social media platforms.
Fan engagement elements include crowd rousers, sponsored content, and other video elements as needed. Production of team integration pieces include player and coach features, team introductions, and other video elements as needed – including see-to-completion of “opening” videos for Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Gymnastics, Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and Softball.
The DDVP will foster relationships with team and staff representatives in order to develop a creative video framework, which includes brand-building strategy, storyboard concepts, footage-capture moments, and the production/editing of the video elements listed above. This position will be responsible for the hiring, managing, and scheduling of the video production team, including shooters and editors within the allocated budget allowed for full-time and part-time staff.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the PAC-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, communications, business, public relations or related field. Professional experience may substitute for stated educational requirements.
A minimum 3-5 years of experience in video and/or multimedia production. Proficient in video editing programs, technical use of video cameras, and possess superior organizational skills in order to coordinate several major video projects simultaneously. Ability to identify new, engaging, best-practice approaches to creative video production and story-telling via multiplatform communication strategies. Ability to consistently lift and carry at least 40 pounds.
Master’s degree and knowledge of collegiate athletics helpful, but not required.
•Advance knowledge of lighting/cinematography and sound for interview/studio shoots •Advance knowledge of professional video camera systems and DSLR / mirrorless systems •Green screen workflow from production to post-production •Experience with modern production pipelines •Expert level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop •Experience with modern encoding and delivery practices
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