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Digital Network Assistant (Internship)

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Location: Providence, RI
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-24-2017

Job Description:

American Athletic Conference

The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), was formed in 2013 after previously operating as the Big East Conference from 1979-2013. With the conference office in Providence, Rhode Island, The American is comprised of 12 member institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa. Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 21 championships – 10 for men and 11 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; began new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports in 2014; and has a marketing partnership with IMG College. For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit www.TheAmerican.org.


The American Athletic Conference is accepting applications for the position of Digital Network Assistant for an 11-month period beginning July 1, 2017, and ending May 31, 2018. The position reports to the Senior Director of Communications & Digital Media and the Assistant Director of Digital Media & Reporter and. The position summary includes creating highlight packages and original content in the conference’s video control room; traveling to various championship sites to create and assist with video coverage; helping shoot and edit The American Digital Network’s in-studio weekly segments.


The successful candidate will be an energetic individual who is interested in the creative process specific to sports video production. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, practical experience and demonstrated skills in videography and post-production (using Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere). Experience creating graphics and using NewTek TriCaster is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience within an athletic department or conference and a desire to work in college athletics long term. The successful candidate should have a passion for sports and a familiarity with Division I collegiate athletics. He or she should also have strong organizational, writing and communications skills. The successful candidate will be expected to work nights and weekends as necessary while balancing work hours in compliance with Federal Law. The candidate must work well as a member of a hard-working team while meeting deadlines and pushing the creative envelope.

Specific areas of responsibilities and examples of duties include the following:

Serve as an integral part of the evolution of The American Digital Network, the conference’s official digital platforms. Assist and work hand-in-hand with Multimedia Coordinator & Reporter to execute Conference’s digital media strategy.
Archive and log footage, highlights, melts and original content including interviews, Media Day content, etc.
Produce highlights and post to conference’s official digital platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, official website) following selected televised events.
Produce additional videos; Assist with various shooting, editing, producing, lighting and other duties.
Collaborate and produce features, profiles, and other original video content.
Travel to various conference championships to assist with Digital Network coverage as needed.
Ensure proper use and maintenance of video control room and all video related equipment.
Capture, edit and post weekly coaches’ teleconferences.
Other duties as assigned.


A letter of application, resume, professional references and video samples should be forwarded to:

Bill Potter
Senior Director of Communications & Digital Media

Hali Oughton
Multimedia Coordinator & Reporter

The application deadline is Monday, April 24. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted with the application. Only applicants with completed files will be considered.

The American Athletic Conference is an equal opportunity employer. The Conference does not discriminate against applicants for employment on the basis of their membership in any protected class under federal or state law. The applicant must be able to lift and operate equipment up to 50 pounds.

Stipend for appointment is $20,000 and includes participation in the conference’s medical and dental insurance plans.

For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit www.TheAmerican.org.


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