Creative Content Director #210832

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Visual Arts Specialist

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Creative Content Director #210832


Office of Athletic Programs

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

The Creative Content Director will be responsible for contributing to the creative video content strategy and producing/distributing digital content and creative video that support all sports, as well as other duties assigned by the Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs and Director of Athletics.

Employment is contingent upon funding availability.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Digital Media, Graphic Design or related field, with at least one (1) year of experience in Creative Media Services.
•Demonstrated experience in digital and creative media production
•Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Premiere, After effects, Photoshop, and Lightroom skills desired
•Extensive knowledge of and the ability to:
oCreatively strategize, shoot and produce digital content for multiple social medial and online media platforms to generate engagement and positively brand Catamount Athletics
oPhotograph athletics competition/practice and other team events while utilizing digital asset management and content delivery systems.
oWork collaboratively with other external relations staff (e.g. marketing, video, development) on group projects, as well as coaches and student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Technological expertise in digital and creative content production, including motion graphics; strong knowledge of various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat) as well as digital asset management (DAM) systems, certified drone pilot desired; considerable initiative, creativity, flexibility, efficiency, independence and love of sports.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$38,680 - $42,900

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Permanent Full-Time

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$27,761 - $63,744

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employment is contingent upon funding availability.

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

Please include a cover letter and resume with online links or other avenues to view examples of video production work, highlight reels, etc., as proof of video editing experience. Please also include a list of references (with complete contact information).

Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.


For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this Journey level position is considered a Salary Grade 65.

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time