The position of Director of Production and Engineering will oversee all production responsibilities as well as serve as the athletic department’s primary engineer for broadcasts. This position is under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations.
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-Serves as the department’s technology engineer providing maintenance, repairs and training on equipment and control room.
-A working knowledge of fiber paths, video switchers, audio mixers, graphics platforms, LED displays and components, instant replay systems, broadcast cameras, coax and audio cable termination is preferred. Any official engineering certifications is a plus.
-Ability to integrate the above functions into a single broadcast.
-Provides recommendations for equipment lifecycle and upgrades.
In-arena event production:
-Directs and oversees all UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in-house productions.
-In collaboration with the graphic designer, develops and uploads content for game themes, statistical interfaces and interactive content for events.
-Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Sales and Revenue to ensure all corporate activations are executed in game.
-Staff and produces other events as scheduled, additional compensation provided pending upon the event.
-Managing a staff that consists of a full-time assistant director, a graduate assistant, and undergraduate students and interns including recruiting, training and managing day-to-day responsibilities.
-Hires and manages vendors and serves as a liaison to Daktronics, DVSport and Wing Warp. Responsible for the planning and maintaining of the production budget.
-Serves as a liaison to the Atlantic 10 and Northeast Conference for broadcast and video requests.
Department-wide video production execution:
-Manages assistant director and interns to build a comprehensive production calendar for all sports for distribution across various channels (e.g. social media, in-broadcast segments, national media requests, video boards, ticket spots etc.)
-Maintain a comprehensive content calendar to be merged with other individual and department-wide content calendars.
-Assist with social media planning and coverage.
Coach’s Show Production:
-Oversees the production and distribution of an 18-20 episode coach’s show airing on AT&T SportsNet.
-Responsible for the scheduling, shoot setup, coordination of content with Media Relations, editing, captioning, properly licensing music and building commercial logs.
-Completes other duties as assigned.
-Bachelor’s degree in digital media, broadcast media or a related field from an accredited institution.
-3-5 years of work experience.
-Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
-Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
-Willingness to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the academic year.
-Innovative, creative and energetic personality that will recommend and implement new ideas that fit within provided budget
-An understanding of the collegiate broadcast and streaming industries.
-Preferred video production qualifications include proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite focusing on Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.
-Ability to communicate and adhere to University, Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
-Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
-Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Order of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world. Duquesne is consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and a tradition of academic excellence. A coeducational university on a self-contained campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers, the university has students representing nearly every state in the union and 80 nations. Duquesne has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, and 87 percent of incoming freshman are drawn from the top half of their high school class. Duquesne offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts. Duquesne University offers 6 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports, including NCAA Division I Basketball, (Atlantic 10 Conference), and Division I-FCS football (Northeast Conference). Learn more about our athletics programs at GoDuquesne.com.