External Application

Where: Ithaca, NY

Who: Cornell University

Field: Live Broadcast / Sports / TV News / Technical Operations

Type: Full Time


Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell’s Vaccination Compliance Program click here.

Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of physical and outdoor education, recreational services, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic competition, plus Wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.

The Athletic Communications staff works closely with all coaches and Athletics Department administrators to communicate positive stories about Cornell’s athletics programs and distribute this information to our many constituencies, including alumni, students, faculty and staff, fans, and prospects. This is done through many venues, including the Athletics Department’s official website, through live event production on ESPN+ and via official social media channels. The department also maintains the photographic, multimedia, historical and statistical archives for the Athletics Department, coordinates media operations at home games, including stat keeping and result reporting and coordinating content distribution to national, regional and local media outlets.

Cornell communicators share a mission to enhance and preserve the university’s brand and reputation as a top research institution and a leader in higher education, and to support and promote critical programs that serve the university’s teaching, research and public engagement mission.

Communication services are carried out through a matrixed organizational system in which University Relations houses the departments of News (Cornell Chronicle), Media Relations (pitching and servicing media requests), Brand (Cornell.edu, multimedia production), Strategic Communications (communications plans, key messaging, campus statements, social media management), and Cornellians (digital alumni publication). Communicators in colleges, schools, and units regularly collaborate with, and consult, University Relations departments. University Relations serves as a partner and resource for all unit communicators.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Multimedia & Production, the Assistant Director of Creative Video Design and Production works independently and as part of a team to execute the production of Cornell Athletics broadcasts for ESPN+ (approximately 170 per year) and for in-venue video boards at several of the university’s athletic venues (approximately 50 per year). This role is integral to the operation of Cornell Athletics’ production facilities, creating feature content and video interviews during the week for all sports and department needs. In addition, this position supports efforts in directing, technical directing, and operation of replay and graphics machines during live productions; fulfilling media, institution and internal requests for footage; and coordinating video archives. As a member of the Athletic Communications team, the Assistant Director of Creative Video, Design and Production upholds our mission of sharing positive stories and content on our athletes, staff, and department as a whole.

Success Factors

Creativity in approach and techniques, with the ability to think outside the box in the creation and production of content
Interest and passion for athletics, particularly collegiate athletics, with a drive to share the stories and accomplishments of athletes, as well as the staff and department that support these individuals
Ability to communicate effectively to various entities, including media outlets, to interact clearly and consistently with all constituencies


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of multimedia and broadcast policies and procedures
Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to customer service
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications

Ability to execute a live control room production, with a demonstrated proficiency in directing, technical directing, and operation of replay and graphics machines.
Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite.
Strong integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and University rules.
Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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