Director, Digital Content

Virginia, United States
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department    Intercollegiate Athletics
Criminal Background Check    Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check    Yes
Job Category    Administrative or Professional Faculty
Job Type    Full-Time
Location    Fairfax, VA
Salary    Commensurate with education and experience.

The George Mason University, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking a Director of Digital Content. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Director of Digital Content will support the ideation, development and implementation of George Mason Athletics multi-platform content with focus on digital and social opportunities that align with departmental content strategies. 

Responsibilities include:

•Lead the department in the creative development, production, preparation and delivery of George Mason Athletics content for multi-platforms (digital, social and broadcast).
•Select and prepare content and highlights that are consistent with viewer trends to drive consumption.
•Perform pre-and-post production digital video editing optimized for sharing.
•Determine the agenda/tone of segments, organize, and evaluate content for assigned sports programs.
•Coordinate with Marketing and External Affairs staff to shape content for video segments used in digital and social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube)
•Manage the production of real time reactions to breaking George Mason Athletics news and live coverage of George Mason sporting events.
•Execute duties of field producer on ENG (electronic news gathering) shoots.
•Travel with athletic programs when required.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (emphasis on digital media production) or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.
  • Experience producing custom digital content.
  • Strong knowledge of digital video production related techniques and on-line content management systems.
  • An established ability to create and produce compelling stories; generate and execute ideas, from concept to execution.
  • Ability to create engaging hype videos, feature content and recruiting elements.
  • Proficiency with technology platforms and graphic design software packages (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Software).
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere and/or Apple Final Cut Pro.
  • Highly skilled in camera operation, microphones, lighting and related production equipment.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated production/editing experience with an intercollegiate athletics program or professional sports team
  • Possess or be able to quickly obtain a deep knowledge of George Mason athletics and pop culture

Special Instructions to Applicants  
For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. 

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! 

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement    

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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