Columbia University Athletics seeks a highly-motivated individual with strong television broadcast, video production, social media and communication skills for the part-time position of Multimedia Specialist. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction and production of multimedia content that connects Columbia student-athletes, coaches and administrators to its fans, followers and alumni network. The individual will also serve as a primary athletics communications contact for Olympic sports as assigned. This position will serve as the media liaison/contact between the athletic department and local/regional/national media representatives. In addition, the selected individual will create website content and manage all assigned social media accounts for respective programs.
Cultivate, write, produce and promote broadcast video features on Columbia sporting events, programs, special events, teams, coaches and student-athletes for all sport.
Serve as storyteller, reporter, writer and producer for all sport.
Create video related content for www.gocolumbialions.com, Ivy League Network on ESPN and Columbia social media accounts
Capture, edit and produce pro-Columbia feature content (video, audio and written);
Develop and manage publicity for various teams, serving as the primary public relations contact for several assigned Olympic sports and assist with coverage for other sports;
Write, research, compile and edit various athletic department communications materials including press releases, game notes, game programs and feature articles;
Responsible for updating record books and student-athlete/coaches' bios in a timely and effective manner;
Responsible for maintaining statistical archives both current and historical for designated sports;
Assist in overall maintenance and upkeep of athletic department website (www.gocolumbialions.com) with specific focus on assigned sports;
Coordinate game day operations and supervise game day staff for assigned Olympic sports;
Manage all host responsibilities in regards to television, media members;
Promote student-athletes for various national, regional and conference awards; Contribute to the department's social media communication efforts;
Serve as social media contact for assigned sports;
Assist in mentoring and assigning projects to student workers and interns;
Arrange public appearances and coordinate interviews with head coach and student-athletes for assigned sports.
Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League and Columbia rules, regulations and policies.
Other duties as assigned.
0-2 years experience.
Bachelors degree and/or equivalent related experience required
Television/video/multi-media experience; experience with video production and video editing;
Desire to get into the athletics communications, TV broadcast or multimedia field;
Experience in a collegiate or professional athletic communications/media relations/sports information setting;
Highly motivated with a willingness to learn;
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field;
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal); High-level of customer service and ability to handle multiple tasks;
Able to meet deadlines with superior organization skills;
Proficiency with online and desktop publishing, including InDesign, Photoshop;
Familiarity with StatCrew and online publishing software;
Experience in working with social media tools;
Flexibility to travel and work night and weekend hours.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 500575
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