Job description

The College of New Jersey seeks a full-time photographer/videographer with a strong visual sense and a love for visual storytelling.

The Office of Communications, Marketing, and Brand Management produces images and video content for college news outlets; TCNJ Magazine; media relations outreach; college, school and department websites; social media; student recruitment materials; athletics and events, etc.

The ideal candidate will have produced a portfolio of compelling photography and video, understand theories of light and composition, be able to multitask, be accustomed to working against deadline, and able to collaborate and communicate within a team environment.


Working under the direction of the Director for Marketing Communications and in collaboration with members of the web and creative services teams, the photo/videographer will:

  • Film and/or photograph events, programs, students, and activities for use across various print and digital platforms (including website and social media marketing, TCNJ Magazine and marketing publications). Images/video will balance artistry and innovation with practical business requirements; promote design, consistency of look, tone, and feel, and ensure brand guidelines and execution requirements are met.
  • Edit, retouch, crop, and/or color correct images/videos.
  • Produce regular video newsreel for campus news channel, as well as other special projects such as the president's holiday video and marketing videos.
  • Manage student photographers and videographers.
  • Scout locations and setups.
  • Manage digital photo/video archive.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in photography, video production, communications, or related field.
  • Portfolio demonstrating professional quality work.
  • Professional experience as a photographer or videographer is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop CC, Lightroom and other photo editing/processing software.
  • Efficiency in Adobe Premiere, visual effects and sound software.
  • Experience developing and maintaining photo and/or video archive systems.
  • Studio and location lighting skills are necessary.
  • Strong organizational skills are a must.
  • Detail oriented and creative with a trained eye for composition and design.
  • A team player mentality with an ability to work independently.

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 20001637
Posted: 1/4/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable