Assistant Athletic Director, Broadcast Operations Job at USC, Los Angeles, CA

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  • USC
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description


The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.  We are searching for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

World-renowned for its unparalleled combination of academic and athletic prowess, USC has a storied history of collegiate and Olympic success. The vision of the USC Department of Athletics is to be the most student-athlete centered athletics program in the country. USC Athletics is committed to serving and empowering its student-athletes by providing the support, resources, and environment for student-athletes to pursue a world-class education; engage in a meaningful and fulfilling college experience; transform into the best versions of themselves; compete for championships; and prepare to thrive after USC. A member of the Pac-12 Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, USC is proud to support nine men's (baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) and 12 women's (basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) teams across 12 athletics venues.

Job Description:

USC Athletics is looking to hire an Assistant Athletic Director, Broadcast Operations to join our staff and student community of 600+ individuals.  This individual will direct the production of live sporting events for USC’s in-venue video board and Big Ten Network StudentU streams. This position is responsible for recruiting and training student and freelance workers for the execution of live event productions, as well as producing original creative video content for department’s video boards and social media channels to engage fans and promote and increase brand awareness of USC’s athletic programs.

The ideal candidate will have expert-level understanding of broadcast control rooms and staffing needs to execute a live event production as well as equipment maintenance and purchasing, managerial experience in broadcast control room setting including fiscal and staffing matters, experience with video post-production and graphic creation software, and experience with shooting of sports games/highlights/interviews. This individual will possess strong communication and organizational skills and be able to work efficiently on short deadlines, including balancing multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of and experience working in higher education preferred. Knowledge and previous experience working with sports leagues or conferences a plus. Understanding of the unique culture and needs of college athletes preferred.

This position serves a diverse student and staff population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the program’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.

This is an exempt position with a non-traditional schedule, often including evenings, weekends and some travel as required.

Roles and responsibilities to include:

  • Plans, strategizes and executes the production of live sporting events for USC’s in-venue video boards and Big Ten Network StudentU streams.

  • Works together with Big Ten Network Staff in terms of requirements, event schedules, and production needs in order to meet desired outcomes.

  • Oversees the production of live events, with responsibilities including directing, technical directing, and operation of replay and graphics machines.

  • Produces original creative video content for University of Southern California’s stadium video boards and social media channels. Conceptualizes, shoots, edits, produces and distributes videos for various platforms.

  • Staffs, recruits and trains students and other temporary workers for BTN StudentU streams and USC live events.

  • Works closely with marketing staff, conference, and multimedia rightsholder as well as existing outsourced staff to ensure all sponsorship and marketing content is properly developed, displayed and executed on videoboards.

  • Ensures videoboards are maintained and operational at all times for athletic events.

  • Serves as main point of contact with production team in planning, strategizing and executing the production of live events using stadium and performance venue video boards and online streams as well as overall contract deliverables.

  • Oversight of financial budget for daily operations, equipment, staffing and maintenance.

  • Follows campus and department procurement guidelines using transparent means and established financial parameters

  • Collaborates with other units within external affairs department, including marketing, creative, and athletic communications, to plan and execute content that meets department goals and objectives.

  • Coordinates and supervises training and development of full and part-time staff and students in proper control room and production techniques.

  • Build and lead a team of full-time and part time broadcast professionals, engineers and game-day operators/freelancers to operate and work all events; conduct ongoing reviews of budgeting and staffing plans, recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating departmental personnel and service providers.

  • Maintains technical knowledge needed to execute broadcasts to the specifications of conference and department partners. 

  • Performs equipment upgrades and ensures secure operation procedures.

  • Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.

  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in cinema & television, communication studies or another related field, and a minimum of 5 years (7 years preferred) of video industry experience in television broadcast, live-streaming, and video board production. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

  • Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal.

Salary Range:

The annual base salary range for this position is $120,000-140,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a resume with their application. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. 

-The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in cinema & television, communication studies or another related field, and a minimum of 5 years (7 years preferred) of video industry experience in television broadcast, live-streaming, and video board production. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education. -Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal.

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