ZACHARY J. SWARTZ

 

535 Irving Schottenstein Dr. #186

Columbus, OH 43210

zjswartz@gmail.com

614.561.3154

Professional Experience

 

Director, Creative Media & Post-Production

Ohio State Football - Columbus, Ohio | 2017 - Present

 

  • Manage all creative initiatives for Ohio State Football, including social media, recruiting projects, and internal video content

  • Co-direct "Platforms" program, which provides student-athletes with tools to leverage their personal platform and grow their individual brand equity

  • Produce engaging short-form video content for recruiting and marketing purposes on all social media platforms​

  • Produce all in-house motivational video content for Ohio State Football

  • Oversee creative team of four full-time staff members and multiple student interns

  • Manage all Ohio State Football social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

  • Manage operating budget for Ohio State Football creative media department

  • Collaborate directly with head coach Ryan Day and former head coach Urban Meyer, assistant coaches and recruiting staff to produce unique and innovative content to grow the Ohio State brand and attract prospective student-athletes

  • Manage multimedia and audio-visual needs in football facility

Director, New & Creative Media

Ohio State Football - Columbus, Ohio | 2016 - 2017

 

  • Led all social media and recruiting initiatives for Ohio State Football

  • Produced engaging short-form video content for recruiting and marketing purposes on all social media platforms

  • Launched official Ohio State Football Twitter account from scratch, including working with Twitter corporate to verify account before launch & managing creative team to develop plan for initial content

  • Managed creative team of two full-time graphic designers and two student video production interns

  • Managed operating budget for Ohio State Football creative media department

 

Senior Production Manager - Videoboards & Digital Content

University of Arkansas Athletics - Fayetteville, Ark. | 2015 - 2016

 

  • Oversaw all live production & pre-produced content for videoboards at football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, softball, soccer & track & field venues

  • Oversaw planning and production for all online video content for ArkansasRazorbacks.com & social channels

  • Led implementation process for design & content of new videoboard installation at football, basketball, baseball & softball venues

  • Produced full ESPNU, SEC Network & SEC Network+ linear & digital broadcasts in state-of-the-art control room through a variety of roles, including producer, technical director (Ross Carbonite 3S switcher), graphics operator (Ross XPression), replay operator (Evertz Dreamcatcher), & camera operator

  • Activated sponsorship elements on videoboard & digital signage at all venues through collaboration with IMG College representatives

  • Collaborated with coaches and recruiting coordinators for all 19 sports to produce video content to deliver to potential recruits

  • Produced live videoboard shows for football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer, softball & track & field events

  • Served as primary liaison to marketing department to design & implement video in marketing strategies for all major communications campaigns & special events

  • Designed animations & still graphics for use in live videoboard productions

  • Produced weekly football & men's basketball coaches' television shows

  • Supervised 3 full-time producer/editors & 30+ student assistants

  • Controlled official Razorback Sports Network Twitter account (@RSNmediaHD)

  • Responsible for multimedia production from start to finish, including concept design, shooting, interviews, lighting setup, editing, color correction & dissemination to web & social media

 

Production Manager for Web/Special Projects

University of Arkansas Athletics - Fayetteville, Ark. | 2014 - 2015

 

  • Oversaw all multimedia & video production for web & social media

  • Produced full ESPNU, SEC Network & SEC Network+ linear & digital broadcasts in state-of-the-art control room through a variety of roles, including producer, technical director (Ross Carbonite 3S switcher), graphics operator (Ross XPression), replay operator (Evertz Dreamcatcher), & camera operator

  • Produced live videoboard shows for football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer & track & field events

  • Served as primary liaison to marketing department to design & implement multimedia marketing strategy for all major communications campaigns & special events

  • Designed animations & still graphics for use in live videoboard productions

  • Managed all live audio & video streams to ArkansasRazorbacks.com

  • Developed digital video platform for brand new Arkansas Razorbacks official website through Ustudio

  • Controlled official Razorback Sports Network Twitter account (@RSNmediaHD)

  • Produced weekly football & men's basketball coaches' television shows

  • Supervised & trained staff of 20-30 student assistants

  • Responsible for multimedia production from start to finish, including concept design, shooting, interviews, lighting setup, editing, color correction & dissemination to web & social media

 

 

Producer/Editor

University of Arkansas Athletics - RazorVision Productions | 2012 - 2014

 

  • Produced branding, promotional & feature content for web, social media, videoboards & coaches' shows

  • Served as primary multimedia producer for implementation of marketing & communications campaigns & special events

  • Technical director for live videoboard shows for basketball & baseball

  • Sole producer for "This is Baseball," a weekly behind-the-scenes webisode documenting baseball team's season

  • Responsible for multimedia production from start to finish, including concept design, shooting, interviews, lighting setup, editing, color correction & dissemination to web & social media

 
New Media Graduate Assistant

University of Arkansas Athletics - RazorVision Productions | 2010 - 2012

 

  • Produced branding, promotional & feature content for web, social media, videoboards & coaches' shows

  • Directed & operated camera for live video streams

  • Shot & posted highlight packages for 19 Razorbacks Athletics programs

  • Enhanced level of fan engagement through live blogging athletic events for 19 Razorbacks Athletics programs

  • Organized, shot & disseminated press conferences & interviews

  • Produced weekly football & basketball coaches' television shows

 

Education

 

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

M.Ed. in Recreation & Sport Management | 2012

 
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

B.S. in Journalism (Cum Laude) | 2010

Minor: Spanish | Specialization: Sport Management

 

Technical Skills

 

NLE/GRAPHIC DESIGN

ADOBE PREMIERE

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

ADOBE INDESIGN

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

AVID MEDIA COMPOSER

FINAL CUT PRO (7 & X)

 

LIVE PRODUCTION

EVERTZ DREAMCATCHER

NEWTEK TRICASTER 850

ROSS BLACKSTORM

ROSS CARBONITE 3S

ROSS INCEPTION

ROSS XPRESSION

CLICK EFFECTS BLAZE

CLICK EFFECTS CROSSFIRE

DAKTRONICS SHOW CONTROL

 

CAMERAS

SONY FS7

SONY A7S, A6500, A9

CANON DSLR

PANASONIC P2

SONY XDCAM

Honors/Awards

 

2020 COLLEGE SPORTS MEDIA AWARD FINALIST - 

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE

SHOOTER/EDITOR/PRODUCER

PLACES

WATCH

2017 247SPORTS 30UNDER30

READ

ATHLON SPORTS: BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TWITTER ACCOUNT

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

OHIO STATE FOOTBALL

READ

2015 COLLEGE SPORTS MEDIA AWARD WINNER - 

OUTSTANDING LIVE GAME PRODUCTION

PRODUCER

ARKANSAS BASEBALL VS. LSU

SEC NETWORK+

WATCH

 

 

2015 COLLEGE SPORTS MEDIA AWARD FINALIST - 

OUTSTANDING LIVE STUDIO/
REMOTE HOSTED PROGRAM

PRODUCER

ARKANSAS FOOTBALL NATIONAL SIGNING DAY SHOW

SEC NETWORK+

WATCH

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