Senior Director, Production & Entertainment

Columbus Crew   •  

Golden Valley, MN

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 328 days ago

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Job DescriptionThe Senior Director, Production & Entertainment is responsible for managing all audio/visual productions and the day-to-day broadcasting needs of the Minnesota United FC.  The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment facilitates the efforts of all live, pre-taped and scoreboard elements within and oversees the relationships with all broadcasters. The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment oversees the infrastructure of the control room and all of its related systems as well as the broadcasting infrastructure and transition to Allianz FieldEssential Duties and Responsibilities:Audio/Visual Entertainment

  • Direct the creation of all audio/visual content
  • Direct long and short form projects 
  • Direct field and studio shoots
  • Direct all internal departments in the most effective use of production assets
  • Direct the distribution of production assets across multiple platforms
  • Direct and manage all projects utilizing external production companies 
  • Direct the design and implementation of all graphical and statistical content
  • Direct live productions and events in conjunction with outside companies and clients
  • Direct the development of new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Direct the implementation of MNUFC branding in all audio/visual productions
  • Direct the overall fan entertainment experience including music, entertainment, videos, etc. 


  • Conceptualize Sponsorship, Group Sales and all internal and external creative ideas
  • Conceptualize new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Write scripts and treatments for various features, commercials and live events


  • Manage full-time, match day and non-match day staff
  • Manage the development of all staff members, ensuring their skills advance
  • Manage the MNUFC post-production process
  • Manage the sharing of content between the MNUFC,, FSN, ESPN, MLS and all other outside companies
  • Manage all match day assets, schedules and scripts ensuring complete activation


  • Manage the relationship with MLS on all scoreboard and broadcasting elements
  • Manage all internal and external broadcasters
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC flagship radio station, on-air talent and crew
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC regional sports network, on-air talent and crew


  •  Supervise 5 full-time staff members
  • Supervise over production match day staff members
  • Supervise production seasonal interns


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with a demonstrated knowledge and proven track record of entertainment practices and principles
  • Advanced creative video production and match entertainment experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience developing creative concepts, producing broadcast-quality video or large-scale stadium/arena live sporting events
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with production switchers
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with non-linear editing systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with motion graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with large screen display
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional video cameras and interchangeable lens systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional lighting, grip and audio equipment
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
  • Working knowledge of control room equipment
  • Knowledge of soccer, its rhythms, history and rules
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize jobs on short notice, and establish and manage priorities
  • Ability to manage a large group of employees successfully
  • Available to work long irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Strong teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Professional soccer and/or other professional sports production experience

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  •  Job requires employee to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venues
  • May work at heights
  • Employee will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances and climb up/down stairs
  • The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.