External Application

Where: Cincinnati, OH

Who: University of Cincinnati

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

Type: Full Time


Television Production Engineer
Department of Athletics
University of Cincinnati

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the Department
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats.

UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.387 overall GPA in the fall of 2021 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll.

Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

Job Overview
The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for a Television Production Engineer. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.

The successful candidate will be expected to supervise and direct comprehensive broadcast studio systems and the productions in an athletic and academic setting and maintain all AV equipment and IT operations for supporting the department mission while following University of Cincinnati and departmental policies, NCAA Division I, and Conference bylaws and regulations.

Essential Functions
• Design, select, install, and maintain broadcast equipment and information technology systems as it relates to broadcast productions for ESPN+, videoboard operations, and other department needs.
• Provide subject matter expert advice of existing systems and their operation as well as industry trends for improvement of infrastructure and processes.
• Maintenance and troubleshooting of local computer infrastructure, workstations, local area network equipment as well as broadcast and streaming devices.
• Installation of all hardware including fabrication, labelling, and cleaning up all cabling for the systems as well as documenting the operation and pathways.
• Liaison with broadcast partners in regard to setup and technological engagements within UC’s athletic facilities.
• Schedule production facilities and equipment for use daily.
• Schedule and direct all personnel necessary for technical aspects of production.
• Work in conjunction with the Media Production division at CCM and other programs throughout the university.
• Assist with the implementation of Capital projects related to electronic systems.
• Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Required Education
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Seven (7) years of relevant experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of educational requirement.

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at https://bit.ly/3L1WJLb and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related experience in a live studio or studio production environment.

Additional Qualifications Considered
• Experience with Ross Video Systems and ancillary equipment associated with Ross Video Systems (Ultrix router, Carbonite switcher, Xpression graphics and Mira video server) is ideal.
• Experience with Daktroniks video board systems is ideal.
• May require some evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
• Sitting - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

• Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
• Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
• Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
• Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
• Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
• Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
• Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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