Manager of Football Video/Digital Production

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation

The Manager of Football Video/Digital Production is responsible for (a) the production of original creative video and (b) daily management of the on-field analytical video needs (practice and games) for a Division I FCS football program. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,600 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Assist the head football coach in all facets of digital media and video production needs for a Division I FCS football program. . Responsible for telling the story of Bison Football through developing and creating video content for social media, visual displays and branding utilization. This is a non-coaching position with NCAA rules restricting all recruiting and on-field coaching activities.

2. Serves as the creative vision for end-to-end management of video content for social media and overall football recruiting assets. Provide comprehensive, advanced-level video and digital media production by developing concepts, researching, planning, scripting, directing, editing, and posting program-specific digital media projects; ranging from recruiting materials, promotional campaigns, web features, hype videos and new media/digital media efforts for the football program.

Operate high quality cameras to acquire footage, both in the studio and on-location, using a variety of audio and video equipment configured in a field (ENG) or studio setting. Responsible for editing program content using Non-Linear systems, motion graphics, and music into a finished piece that meets approval.

3. Works closely and collaboratively with other members of the external operations team, including athletics communications staff. to produce videos that will assist in increasing engagement with prospects, alumni, campus community, and fans.

4. Coordinate and supervise the on-field video production, editing, and distribution of practice and game film including, but not limited to:
a. DV Sport Video support on a daily and post-game basis;
b. Maintenance of video and computer editing equipment;
c. Organization of practice filming and games;
d. Sideline Communications; and,
d. Online video exchange with conference and non-conference opponents.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

The Manager of Football Video/Digital Production will provide experience and expertise that contributes to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
2. Knowledge or applicable strategies for video communications in intercollegiate athletics
3. Experience and working knowledge of design programs and layout (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite or closely related software)
4. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, DV Sport Video Production and Dragonfly sports software for football
5. Strong verbal and written communications skills, along with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relations
6. Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions, problem solve and make decisions
7. Meticulous attention to detail
8. Self-motivated, results-oriented, and has a positive demeanor
9. Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to plan, establish priorities and successfully manage multiple priority projects
10. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Two years of creative media experience (creation, shooting, editing), preferably in college athletics setting
2. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, University, NCAA, and Patriot League rules and compliance related to this position

Physical Demands:
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Extended work days to include nights and weekends, with team travel required.
3. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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