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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Producer will be responsible for creating and developing content (including scripts) for live ACC Network sporting events, Coaches Shows, special segments, special interest stories and other athletic department programming used to promote BC athletics. The position will assist with other important aspects of Boston College’s ACC Network broadcasts.  This includes production planning, production and collaborating with External Affairs, Athletic Communications and Interactive Media on the dissemination of content post production. 


This position is responsible for identifying and selecting (under the direction of the Director) professional game day personnel that will produce all live broadcasts. These staff members also include play by play announcers and color commentators.  This responsibility also includes staying within a game day production budget given by the Director of the ACC Network.  The Producer will also be asked to train production staff and supervise the progress of a live broadcast or taped project from pre-production to post-production.

In addition, the position will also be responsible for using creative production techniques to enhance all network content.  He/She must be able to
collaborate with the network Director, other producers, engineers and other key participants about production details and to help facilitate the creation of the “run of show” for live broadcasts and all multimedia content. Additionally, the Producer must be able to operate (and instruct others) a camera and be able to record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media. The Producer must also be knowledgeable of the changing landscapeof live broadcasts with respect to what’s new and accepted in the industry.

The position will work with the stakeholders for all network productions.  He / She will also be a partner in the creative process and be responsible for the development and technical design and execution of the “look and feel” of the event and staging environment. The position will conceptualize, maintain, develop and design the technical aspects of a show including lighting design, staging logistics and stage craft, audio specifications and design, video and graphics projection specifications and signal flow as well as camera and video recording design. In combining artistic flare with
technological talent, the final product is deliverable to a vast audience. The individual is expected to utilize their in depth knowledge of complex
electrical equipment, soundboards, equalizers, microphones, recording equipment, mixing consoles and editing software to achieve quality objectives and customer satisfaction.



Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required Master’s preferred

Formal Experience/Education in Athletic Management

5+ years of experience in the broadcasting industry

4+ years of producing/directing linear and digital broadcasts

3+ years experience in video control room environment

3+ years experience in script contributing or writing.

Leadership skills

Ability to take direction and maintain good relationship with staff

Ability to understand and adapt to budgetary constraints and get the most of what is available

Familiarity with the following systems:

Audio: Powered and passive speakers, mixing consoles, wireless and wired microphones, audio recorders, signal flow

Video:

HD and SD Video Systems   

video switching systems, projection lens to screen throw ratios, signal flow

Computers:

Mac and PC literate, PowerPoint proficient, Microsoft Office

Expert knowledge of Final Cut Pro; Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Ilustrator; and Cinema 4D

Digital and Analog  Audio Systems specifically Dante Protocol  

Daktronics in game technologies

HD/SD Filming

Proficiency in encoding video for various deliverables Time and Resource Management

Experience in design, motion graphics and 3D animation an asset.

Documentation Skills

Troubleshooting Skills

Flexible daily work schedule. Evening and weekend schedule relates directly to athletic events and other university event schedules. This position includes working on holidays.

This position works in multiple types of environments – office, production room, as well as outdoors acquiring video footage/content. In addition, this
position is responsible for lifting video equipment which may be as heavy as 45-50 lbs.










Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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