The Assistant Director of Creative Video is responsible for the production of original creative video to engage the audience and increase visibility and brand awareness of Northwestern Athletics. This position conceptualizes and collaborates on all aspects of creative production, from shooting through post, for social media, in-venue video boards and television shows. This position will serve as the lead producer of creative video for Northwestern Men’s Basketball, while also assisting with coverage and promotion of all 19 Varsity sports programs.
*Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, often including evenings, weekends and some travel as required.*
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Conceptualize, shoot and edit original creative video for Northwestern Men’s Basketball, including content for various social media platforms, and in-venue video boards.
Collaborate and assist with video production for Northwestern football and other Varsity sports programs.
Work with other units within external affairs department, including marketing and athletic communications, to plan and execute content that meets department goals and objectives.
Designs and creates motion and still graphics using Adobe Creative Suite or other related software to create a dynamic branded appearance for use in-venue, online and television video content.
Assists with control room production of live sporting events and web streaming to increase exposure for Northwestern’s athletic program.
Travel with Northwestern teams to select road contests; shoot and edit video of games and feature stories for television shows and department website.
Other duties as assigned or required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience in creative video production, including lighting, shooting, editing and post-production work.
Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience with the design and creation of motion and still graphics.
Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience with video production software, including the Adobe Creative Suite or other related software.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work efficiently on short deadlines, including balancing multiple projects simultaneously.
Working knowledge of video control room and live sporting event production, including experience operating switcher board, replay and graphics machines preferred.
Experience in a collegiate or professional athletics setting preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36864
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.