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USA Hockey Arena Production Director

By USA Hockey, 05/20/22, 8:00AM MDT

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Job Title: USA Hockey Arena Production Director
Department: Marketing, Communications/National Team Development Program (NTDP) & USA Hockey Arena
Reports To: Director of Sales & Marketing, USA Hockey Arena

USA Hockey Arena is seeking a qualified, collaborative and passionate full-time Production Director to manage all facility events, NTDP games and digital assets with the goal of improving our guests experience at USA Hockey Arena 365 days a year.

Responsibilities

  • Operate video production switcher during home games and events
  • Responsible for directing video sources through a video router, performing live digital effects and transitions, plus import of pre-recorded and live material and graphics
  • Responsible for building and updating all transitions, macros, backgrounds, etc., prior to start of games
  • Responsible for the technical quality of the signal being recorded or broadcast and will utilize various measuring devices and displays to ensure quality control
  • Responsible for coordinating with Play-By-Play broadcaster in coordinating & executing broadcast on HockeyTV and on local television
  • Responsible for creating and scripting content to fill a sports television broadcast
  • Monitor audio and mixing as well as audio recordings throughout productions for both in-venue and broadcast
  • Responsible for coordinating with network television crews when a National TV crew is on-site (Examples: NHL Network & TSN)
  • Responsible for providing input into the creative side of the production on both the video and audio aspects of the programming
  • Responsible for executing & creating content for the LED and video boards for events and gamedays
  • Edit game highlights and event recaps
  • Shoot and edit special events or game night promotions to assist in driving ticket sales & revenue
  • Create video content for social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Create video content for videoboards, broadcast & internal use
  • Create sponsor-driven opportunities with video content that generate revenue
  • Assist with graphic projects, including but not limited to headshots and updating templates
  • Collaborate and assist with larger projects
  • Import and format sponsor and team logos/graphics and information as well as pre-game and in-game presentation elements
  • Execute content, sponsorships material and in-game elements as indicated on the run of show or as requested by the Manager of Marketing
  • Troubleshoot both hardware and software issues that arise as part of an in-game entertainment system.
  • Assist with ad hoc graphic requests to support creative needs at games and special events

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience and strong technical directing background with experience in control rooms and studios
  • Previous experience switching games (including building macros and transitions)
  • Extensive knowledge of video transmission displays and projection techniques
  • Ability to creatively collaborate with other production team members
  • Ability to use multiple M/Es on the switcher to produce different shows for the videoboards, television & a feed for coaches film
  • Previous experience with Sportzcast Scorebot scoreboard integration with LiveXML & NewTek LiveText
  • Previous experience with NDI protocol
  • Previous experience with Daktronics AllSport scoreboard controllers
  • Previous experience with video production control room management, maintenance & building add-ons to the infrastructure & production
  • Basic IT knowledge for working with static IP addresses on video & audio networks
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work non-standard hours including nights, weekends, holidays and commit to 60 or more events per year
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with DSLR cameras
  • Strong knowledge of the NTDP, USHL and the game and rules of hockey
  • Experience working in a control rooms and broadcast trucks
  • Experience operating and programming a NewTek Tricaster 460, NewTek 3Play 440/ 425, BlackMagic Video Router, RaspberryPI LED screens and WebDT LED screens.
  • Live sports in-venue video board experience
  • Live sports television broadcast experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience (TBD)

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@usahockey.org

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