Assistant Producer, Videographer, Editor | Videotape Producer/Director II

Michigan State University
East Lansing
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

Job Details

Job no: 719307
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: University Communications
Department: Mktg, Public Rel, And Digital Strategy 10063701
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant Producer, Videographer, Editor

Position Summary

The Assistant Producer, Videographer and Editor is a visual storyteller who helps grow, engage and sustain audiences for MSU’s brand story. Works independently and in teams to produce, write, research, direct, shoot and/or edit video and other visual content for online digital distribution channels; directs productions and handles technical aspects of programming for institutional-level University Communications and campus community content.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produces, writes, researches, directs, shoots and/or edits content to be used in MSU’s online digital channels and national broadcasts and to support national media outreach.
  • Interviews program guests in order to produce programs or segments of programs.
  • Works with producer(s) and confers with faculty, staff, alumni and students in order to assist in the design and development of digital content.
  • Develops and writes production scripts and storyboards.
  • Designs lighting setup and captures audio necessary to produce nationally competitive, digital content.
  • Delivers and customizes video content in multiple formats and for multiple audiences customized for specific channels.
  • Maintains archiving system and contributes to ongoing file management for all institutional programming and related content.
  • Ensures content adheres to campus-wide accessibility standards.
  • Assists in providing instruction in digital content production and design to student interns and employees.
  • Stays current with national video trends, videography equipment and non-linear editing software.
  • Travels to domestic and international locations if needed for production
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Television Production, Broadcast Journalism or Communications; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in studio and remote television production, directing, editing and the use of related television equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Three to five years of progressively responsible or expansive professional experience in remote and studio production of media for television; AVID and/or Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and related graphics proficiency required at a national broadcast standards level; significant production experience in studio and remote locations; experience producing HD programming; knowledge of and experience with digital still photography; ability to work independently, to write and edit scripts and to interview subjects for appearance on television; expertise in the selection, use and maintenance of the equipment and techniques necessary to produce nationally competitive, high-quality digital programming.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


3 Professional References

Personal Portfolio and any other related content of previous experience.

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends 7/20/2021, at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jul 14, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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