Visual Storyteller/Editor

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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of experience in developing visual stories from concept to execution. Experience in video concepting, scripting & editing, storyboard creation, and sound recording. Versed in lighting techniques. Proficiency in video and photography operation and production with D-SLR cameras. Proficiency in digital media software tools (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:  

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Communications, Media Studies, English, Journalism, Graphic Design or related field. Additional years (4+) of experience in developing visual stories from concept to execution. Experience in graphic design, social media, photography, sound design & soundtracks, and color correction. Experience in managing projects from conception to organization and fulfillment.  Experience with Content Management Software (CMS) (e.g. OmniUpdate, Wordpress or similar). Experience with Filemaker or other project management software.

Brief Description of Duties:  

The Visual Storyteller/Editor’s responsibilities are to lead, manage and produce video assets for publishing and sharing across the university's various owned channels (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube and the University Website), shooting and editing videos, including stop motion and simple motion graphics. Work hand-in-hand with creative, content and social team members in the development of campaigns and videos.

Produce Video Content

Oversee, coordinate and deliver on video creation from creative conception and completion toward publishing and distribution. Write creative briefs and generate new and fresh ideas about stories and approaches to coverage that are most user-friendly and shareable. Interact and build relationships with college and department communicators and communications team members to build and broaden reach of stories as well as to uncover story opportunities. Produce content weekly or daily as needed.

Project manage visual driven productions

Manage visual-driven productions from conception to completion and serve as a manager of large and medium size projects and initiatives. Working with department partners and others on the Communications and Marketing team, create content to support the University’s brand pillars and mission.  Align work with the shared University content calendar, home page calendar and social media calendar, tracking to make sure efforts are aligned. Responsibility includes developing a creative brief for major projects and summary plans for smaller ones per Office of Communications and Marketing approved process.

Project Scheduling/Workflow

Maintain and update projects on a shared annual project and content list.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain the FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Mar 11, 2019
Posting End Date: Apr 10, 2019, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 3/12/2019
Application Due: 4/11/2019
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