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Director Of Game Day Production

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  • USC
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles. We are searching for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

World-renowned for its unparalleled combination of academic and athletic prowess, USC has a storied history of collegiate and Olympic success. USC teams have won 133 national championships, establishing the standard of excellence upon which the athletics program is built. The Women of Troy have claimed 90 individual NCAA crowns while USC’s 327 men’s individual NCAA titles are more than any other university. The USC football program, which competes in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, has won 11 national championships, competed in 34 Rose Bowls with 25 wins, and produced 516 NFL Draft Picks, including five first overall selections. USC is the leader among U.S. universities for most all-time Olympians, medalists, and gold medalists. USC’s 326 all-time Summer Olympics medals would tie for 12th most among all countries, while its 153 gold medals would be 11th most.

The vision of the USC Department of Athletics is to be the most student-athlete centered athletics program in the country. USC Athletics is committed to serving and empowering its student-athletes by providing the support, resources, and environment for student-athletes to pursue a world-class education; engage in a meaningful and fulfilling college experience; transform into the best versions of themselves; compete for championships, and prepare to thrive after USC. A member of the Pac-12 Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, USC is proud to support nine men's (baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo,) and 12 women's (basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) teams across 12 athletics venues.

JOB DESCRIPTION

USC Athletics is looking to hire a Director of Game Day Production to join our staff and student community of 600+ individuals. This role is responsible for serving as the game day producer and is responsible for the management and implementation of all in-game elements and promotions. The Director of Game Day Production is also responsible for fulfilling corporate partner agreements and overseeing game day production staff, including the director, camera and replay operators, matrix board operators, and a team of student interns.

Additional requirements include directing marketing activities for the baseball program. This position will also be expected to help oversee/supervise/coordinate student workers and staff member events.

Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing the Director of Game Day Production will work in collaboration with the department’s external team, game day production companies, corporate sponsorship partners, sports programs, and other units within the Athletics department. The ideal candidate will be creative, detail-oriented, have experience writing game scripts, public address announcements, and game day event production, and possess extensive knowledge of control room equipment (including Click Effects, Daktronics V7000 & Show Control). Knowledge of and experience working in higher education preferred. Understanding of the unique culture and needs of college athletes is preferred.

This position serves a diverse student and staff population and must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the program’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.

This is an exempt position, some work in the evenings and on weekends is expected.

Roles and responsibilities to include:

  • This position will serve as the game day producer responsible for the management and implementation of all in-game elements and promotions, fulfill corporate partner agreements, and oversee game day production staff, including the director, camera and replay operators, matrix board operators, and a team of student interns
  • Head game day producer for Men’s & Women's basketball, Men's & Women’s volleyball, which includes writing scripts, implementing special events, and lining up halftime entertainment.
  • Manage sponsorship content at Football games.
  • Coordinate with Associate Athletic Director of Marketing on the execution of in-game sponsorship elements via Playfly for assigned sports to create fun and engaging in-game atmospheres for fans and student athletes.

BASEBALL

  • Oversees, coordinates, and manages all marketing, fan experience, digital and traditional advertising, and promotional efforts for the Baseball team
  • Create ticket sales campaigns that target various fan demographics.
  • Partner with Associate Athletic Director of Ticket Sales and Director of Community Outreach on theme nights, community outreach events, and group events
  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold the principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3 years of experience producing events at the NCAA Division I or Professional Sports level.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with the ability to create and maintain very specific timelines.
  • Great teamwork, communication skills, and collaboration skills.
  • Flexible hours to accommodate various sports schedules throughout the year
  • Possess extensive knowledge of control room equipment (including: Click Effects, Daktronics V7000 & Show Control)
  • Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal.

To Apply

All candidates must submit a (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) and cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in working at USC, qualifications for the position, impact the candidate would make on the department of athletics and how the candidate would contribute to the department's goal of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education and sport. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected] Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of marketing and business management. Knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts and methodology of marketing. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

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