Job no: 503029
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions
OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Video Coordinator
DIVISION: University Advancement
DEPARTMENT: University Marketing
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat. 11
EEO STATUS: 37
JOB CODE: 2920
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Integrated Media
SUPERVISES: Supervision over student workers
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Video Coordinator creates video that tells the UMassD brand story for distribution on all marketing channels including the University website, in presentations and live events such as open house and accepted student days, and on social media. This is a fast-paced, high volume production position where creative ideas and good judgement are key to success. The Video Coordinator is out and about on campus, seeking, identifying, and acting upon opportunities to tell our unique stories, then works to quickly edit those stories for distribution to the appropriate channels. A broad knowledge of video production, pre-production, shooting and editing is required.
Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collaborates with University Marketing colleagues to develop video concepts that support current marketing and recruitment and retention efforts.
- Works with University Marketing plus faculty, staff and students to produce and publish videos based on the approved concepts.
- Develops and improves upon established video production processes to produce high volume, good production value videos and video assets.
- Evaluates and makes recommendations for the selection of equipment, supplies and software related to video production; works with Video Production Specialist and CITS to recommend and implement new hardware and software.
- Recruits and supervises student workers for roles in production and as on-camera talent.
- Attends, and records video at, University events, which often involve working during weekends and evenings.
- Operates video, audio and computer equipment to stream live events, using a closed-circuit system or web stream.
- Contributes to University Marketing’s Department priority projects as appropriate, including serving as a back-up to the Video Production Specialist.
- Maintains working knowledge of newest advancements in video technology, production techniques, digital formatting and copyright in legal issues.
- Assists with the creation of other Marketing projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associates Degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated (over three years) professional experience in all facets of digital image capture, editing, studio and field lighting and sound. Demonstrated experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Microsoft Office. Experience with file conversion software. Experience working in a team environment.
OTHER: Flexible schedule required including nights and weekends. Must be able to travel to all campus and UMass Dartmouth sites. Must be able to carry, move and stage photographic and video equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to create inventive and effective marketing material.
- Proficient, constructive, and effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of the University community.
- Storyboarding and presentation skills.
- Must be able to function in a collaborative, iterative environment, with each iteration improving upon the previous.
- Working knowledge of current industry standard audio and video file formats.
- Ability to research and implement new techniques and equipment.
- Proficiency with current audio and video editing hardware and software, including the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office suite.
- Strong project and time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must be able to work with little supervision and be skilled in understanding, interpretation and application of policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Experience in the use of a video switcher and soundboard.
- Significant knowledge of DSLR cameras.
- Understanding of three-point lighting techniques.
- Work experience in higher education
- Bachelor’s Degree
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.
The deadline for internal applicants to apply is October 29, 2019.
The review of applications will begin October 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Advertised: 15 Oct 2019 Eastern Daylight Time