Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances, Broadcast Services
National Collegiate Athletic Association - Indianapolis, IN

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POSITION: Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances, Broadcast Services

BASIC FUNCTION: Through the oversight of the NCAA’s television partners and multi-media agreements, manage the NCAA brand by 1) bringing awareness to NCAA championships, student-athletes and special events; 2) manage and support the value of the broadcast and multi-media rights sold to CBS, ESPN, Golf Channel and Turner; 3) provide brand evidence and communicate consistent NCAA messages through television programming and production; and 4) promote NCAA championships as a whole.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

1. Serve as the primary day-to-day contact with ESPN and secondary contact with Turner and CBS on all championships related programming, production and television/digital operations. Communicate/promote scheduling information to internal and external parties.

2. Oversee all aspects of regional and local television syndication operations (bidding procedures, clearance, scheduling, production, guidance compliance) for NCAA championships rounds not activated by Turner, CBS and ESPN. Promote syndicated coverage to internal and external parties.

3. Supervise implementation of NCAA marks, logos and public services announcements on all NCAA championships programming.

4. Serve as broadcasting/media services liaison to championships staff, hosts and committees at various NCAA championship events throughout the year. Conduct pre-championship site visits and serve as on-site liaison during the championships.

5. Work with Nielsen Media Research Company to compile television ratings, reports and analysis for NCAA championships. Provide ratings presentations to various stakeholders including championships and alliances staff and championships committees.

6. Manage partnership with third-party power and lighting vendors. Coordinate all power and lighting upgrades needed at NCAA championships, maintaining lighting and power best practices with vendors, network partners, NCAA championship host and NCAA membership.

7. Maintain consistent championship policies pertaining to broadcast and cable network coverage and operations.

8. Communicate with and educate NCAA membership and national office stakeholders on issues surrounding television programming and production issues.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. Bachelor’s degree (required).

2. Minimum of three years in television programming and production (required).

3. Strong understanding of Nielsen ratings system (required).

4. Experience in sports or entertainment industries (required).

5. Strong organizational and negotiating skills (required).

6. Experience in contract supervision and budget administration (preferred).

7. Excellent written and oral presentation skills (preferred).

8. Demonstrated ability for strategic brand application (preferred).

9. Experience in committee and project team decision-making process (preferred).

PRINCIPLE CONTACTS

Daily: Championships and Alliances staff; NCAA communications staff; and NCAA governance staff; ESPN; Regional Sports Networks and Nielsen.

Weekly: NCAA conferences and member institutions; external vendors; broadcast network partners; NCAA operations staff; and general public.

Monthly: NCAA championship committees; local organizing committees; NCAA legal staff, corporate champions and partner advertisement agencies; other NCAA staff members; various broadcast networks; local television stations; and the general public.

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