Brown Sports Network Production Crew

Brown University

Job Description:

The Brown Sports Network is seeking Production Crew team members to assist with the live broadcast productions of Brown University Athletics varsity sports, viewable on ESPN+, NESN, NESN+, and Stretch. Collaboratively, Brown Sports Network Production Crew is responsible for creating professional level broadcasts by operating cameras, graphics, replay, or other production equipment.

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, and a member of the Ivy League, our intercollegiate athletics program consists of 34 varsity teams with approximately 1,000 athletes who participate within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-D1).

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Setup of production equipment (ie: tripods, cameras, cabling)
  • Pulling, running, and wrapping cables
  • Operating production equipment – based on skill level (ie: camera, graphics, 3Play, Tricaster, Audio, Official Review, TOC)
  • Communicate with production crew, officials, and broadcasters
  • Tear down and organization of equipment after event
  • Other tasks included based on experience and specific job duties within production (ie: camera operator = framing, replay operator = creating melts post game)

The Brown Sports Network seeks individuals who are both starting out in the production industry as well as seasoned veterans with existing knowledge of broadcast cameras, Newtek equipment, and workflow of athletic broadcasts. The successful candidate must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Entry into the candidate pool requires a broad understanding of the workflow of a live event, camera operation, and framing. An ideal candidate will have experience running professional level broadcast cameras – both shoulder mounted and tripod as well as experience in a control room setting operating 3Play, AJT graphics, Newtek Tricasters, directing multi-camera productions, and doing basic trouble shooting of equipment.

Note there are three experience levels within the Brown Sports Network Production Crew position; we encourage all to apply:

Basic: Basic knowledge of broadcasts, broadcast cameras – both shoulder and mounted, understanding of framing (wide/game, close follow, hero shots, etc) and camera directions (pan, tilt, zoom, etc). Looking to learn and gain additional experience in broadcast production.

Experienced: Experienced camera operator with ability to operate most equipment in the control room such as 3play, graphics, and audio. Knowledge of cables, their uses, how to setup and teardown equipment independently with the ability to assist others.

Veteran: Veteran with experience in all aspects of production, with the ability to direct certain multi-camera broadcasts. Exceptional camera operators who don’t need to be told cues, but are able to listen to the broadcasters and what they’re saying to help anticipate the shots needed to better tell the story before being directed. Veteran in the industry who has experience with troubleshooting, understanding workflows, and experience with fiber/fiber converters. Able to lead setup of production equipment and is a positive example to those still learning. Can teardown equipment independently when necessary without the concern of damaging equipment or cables.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.  Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, DMV

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here.

Recruiting Start Date:

2024-06-25

Job Posting Title:

Brown Sports Network Production Crew

Department:

Athletics and Recreation

Grade:

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:

Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

10

Position Work Location:

Onsite

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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