Audio/Visual Media Producer (Live Production Coordinator)

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN4.2

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $61,000 a year
EducationSkills
Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • A BA/BS degree in an appropriate area of specialization 2 years experience in broadcast/control room setting for live events and/or studio production
  • Solid understanding of control room systems (Router, Switcher, Graphic Systems, Replay systems, servers etc) including but not limited to Ross Switchers and Xpression, Click Effects Crossfire, NewTek Tricaster and Daktronics control systems
  • Ability to stay abreast and learn new software and technology quickly and independently
  • Strong & professional written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Ability to maintain a schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Live Sports Production Experience
  • College Athletics Experience
  • Experience in a central control room setting which serve multiple venues
  • Daktronics Experience
About the Job

Live Production Coordinator - Gopher Athletics (Gopher Digital Productions) Last Updated: Oct. 2018 Classification: Civil Service Job Code: 8342

Job Duties:
Coordinate Production Efforts to Support Gameday Readiness - 45%
  • This position will coordinate or assist with coordination of all home Gopher Athletics live events, oversee all aspects of Minnesota’s BTN Student U broadcasts, various University and non-University events and Gopher Sports Properties events. This will include but is not limited to:
  • Coordinate the production of all LED display and webcasts from athletic facilities
  • Staffing all relevant positions
  • Equipment scheduling, prep, setup and teardown according to production needs
  • Configure Daktronics' control, scoring, timing and stats hardware and software
  • Prepare various control equipment for productions
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite to update, modify, and create content
  • Troubleshoot minor technical issues
  • Fulfill and execute sponsorship elements
  • Effectively communicate with key event stakeholders to ensure goals are met
Staffing: Recruiting, Training and Scheduling - 25%
  • The Live Production Coordinator will manage all production staff which will include but is not limited to:
  • overseeing the recruiting and hiring process for new production assistants
  • Logistical planning for event production including assessing the needs and schedule staff accordingly
  • Provide training opportunities
  • Develop and manage a communication plan to handle schedule changes
  • Ensure staff hours are input accurately & efficiently into timeclock management system Event Support and Staff Supervision - 20%
  • This position will also serve as a production staff member and provide support at all football games and other events as needed in roles such as control room supervisor, director, technical director, camera operator or other positions
  • Provide direct oversight of student workforce
  • This position has a full-time intern Future Planning - 5%
  • Consistently helping identify and implement opportunities for workflow efficiencies
  • Assist Live Production Manager and Broadcast Engineer with efforts to add, expand and maintain all broadcast infrastructure within each athletic facility and central video production control rooms
Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

Required Qualifications:
  • A BA/BS degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 2 years professional experience (in broadcast/control room setting for live events and/or studio production, preferred) or 6 years combined equivalent education and experience
  • Solid understanding of control room systems (Router, Switcher, Graphic Systems, Replay systems, servers etc) including but not limited to Ross Switchers and Xpression, Click Effects Crossfire, NewTek Tricaster and Daktronics control systems
  • Ability to stay abreast and learn new software and technology quickly and independently
  • Strong & professional written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Ability to maintain a schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Live Sports Production Experience
  • College Athletics Experience
  • Experience in a central control room setting which serve multiple venues
  • Daktronics Experience
About the Department

With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country. Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference – our teams have won more than 200 conference titles to go with 26 national titles – and is currently home to 25 programs, the fourth-most in the league. There are more than 700 student-athletes and nearly 300 full-time employees in our athletics department. That community has built Minnesota into a nation’s top- ranked public school with respect to student athlete academic performance in each of the past four years, a span of time during which the Gophers have won 13 conference team titles and a collection of individual conference and national crowns. Housed in the historic Dinkytown neighborhood on the northern edge of the University campus, Gopher Athletics is succeeding against a backdrop unique in college athletics, nestled at the heart of a bustling, modern metro area. We are proud of our decorated history, but we are prepared to achieve even greater success in the years to come. Ski-U-Mah!

How To Apply

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.