Athletics Video Producer/ Editor

Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
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December 1, 2022
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

The Athletics Video Producer/ Editor is responsible for the production of original creative video to engage the audience and increase visibility and brand awareness of Northwestern Athletics. This position conceptualizes and collaborates on all aspects of creative production, from shooting through post, for social media, in-venue video boards and television shows. This position will serve as a lead producer of creative video, while also assisting with coverage and promotion for all 19 varsity sport programs.

*Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, often including evenings, weekends and some travel as required.*

Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, shoot and edit original creative Video for Northwestern varsity athletics, including content for various social media platforms, and in-venue video boards.

  • Collaborate and assist with video production for Northwestern varsity Sports programs.

  • Work with other units within external affairs department, including marketing and athletic communications, to plan and execute content that meets department goals and objectives.

  • Designs and creates motion and still graphics using Adobe Creative Suite or other related software to create a dynamic branded appearance for use in-venue, online and television video content.

  • Assists with control room production of live sporting events and web streaming to increase exposure for Northwestern’s athletic program.

  • Travel with Northwestern teams to select road contests; shoot and edit video of games and feature stories for television shows and department website.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience in creative video production, including lighting, shooting, editing and post-production work.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience with the design and creation of motion and still graphics.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience with video production software, including the Adobe Creative Suite or other related software.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work efficiently on short deadlines, including balancing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Working knowledge of video control room and live sporting event production, including experience operating switcher board, replay and graphics machines preferred.

  • Experience in a collegiate or professional athletics setting preferred.


At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at to learn more.

Work-Life and Wellness:

Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.

We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at to learn more.

Professional Growth & Development:

Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you’re interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at to learn more.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our
COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

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