The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics is seeking applications for the position of Director of New and Creative Content. This position will be responsible for the overall ideation, creative direction and production of new and creative digital content and media across multiple platforms as well as all traditional media, collateral and assets.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of New and Creative Content will be an independent content creator, with the ability of successfully lead a team as well as lead the collaborative efforts across multiple departments including Video Services, Marketing and Communications. The selected candidate will be forward-thinking, with the ability to lead and assist in developing and executing strategic content strategies and creative campaigns.
The new and creative content will serve to meet multiple priorities of our social media content strategy including developing a style guide, increasing overall content, cultivating fan engagement, increasing revenue generation and increasing brand and program awareness. Additionally, new and creative content will be utilized to enhance the in-game fan experience to a broad spectrum of fans, prospective student-athletes, students and other stakeholders of UConn Athletics. The individual will possess highly effective communication skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously, is a self-motivated and driven individual who has a passion for applying creativity and innovation to content creation.
This position will require working irregular schedules, nights, weekends and holidays.
Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization such as graphic design, marketing, journalism, communication or other applicable area of study
Four years of related experience including at least two years of producing and managing multimedia content for digital platforms and/or in-game production and two years of experience in social media strategy and execution
Proficient experience in video content capture and editing
Proficient experience in photography and photography editing
Proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite
Two to four years of experience at an NCAA Division I institution
Prior leadership experience of direct oversight or management of a creative team and student interns
Working knowledge of live event production
Proficiency in animation/motion graphics such as Adobe After Effects
Experience with web design including HTML and CSS
Experience in Daktronics software
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495422 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 26, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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Internal Number: 495422-2276_1626726890
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.