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Student Assistant for Videography

The University of Georgia
Athens Area
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Student Assistant for Videography


VPSA-VP for Student Affairs

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Video Production (60%)
• Develop and produce videos student affairs, including individual promotional videos for the division’s 18 departments.
• Produce videos that meet specifications and in a timely fashion.
• Utilize current best practices and ensure student affairs and UGA policies are adhered to.
• Research, explore, train on and test current and emerging video production practices
• Ensure videos are not only ADA compliant and accessible for all end-users
• Meet with constituents to determine their communications needs and create video productions telling their stories while remaining true to the Student Affairs and University of Georgia brand.
• Responsible for video pre-production meetings, concept development, producing, script development, directing, filming, editing, and archiving.
• Consults with stakeholders from production to post-production of original, quality, and brand-specific marketing videos.
• Creates, develops, and guides the video concept, conducts interview questions, and creates storyboards.
• Determines camera equipment and schedules talent for video shoots.
• Transports, sets up, and operates cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio production.
• Responsible for operating and maintaining proper levels and calibration of cameras, audio, video recorders, and other production equipment.
• Edit video and audio to ensure quality and convey the intended message to target audiences.
• Determine and develop titles, special effects, motion graphics and animation.
• Upload video content on social media and websites.
• Establish guidelines and maintain video archiving.

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General Communications (20%)
• Produce videos that inform the public and campus community of Student Affairs news and programs.
• Prepare videos as required to promote the Division.
• Publish student affairs online videos.
• Develop rapport with division communications and program staff and provide excellent customer service to the division’s departments.
• Assist the director of communications and marketing initiatives with administration of student affairs communication initiatives, including, but not limited to, Student Affairs social media, the Annual Report, periodic email communication, the Enewsletter, and special event support like Awards and Celebrations.

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Branding (10%)
• Implement Student Affairs and University of Georgia branding strategy throughout video productions.
• Coordinate cohesive visual branding across the various Student Affairs video projects
• Ensure Student Affairs’ compliance with all public statutes, laws and policies related to intellectual property, copyright and trademarks.

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Other (10%)
• Maintain working knowledge of student affairs’ mission, strategic plan, annual reports, goals and objectives.
• Assist with the marketing of the division’s development and fundraising initiatives.
• Create reports, letters, papers and other written documents for the vice president and others.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the vice president, assistant vice president, or director of communications and marketing initiatives.

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Classification Title:

Student Assistant





Position Summary:

The communications intern for videography is a member of the Department of Communications and Marketing within the Division of Student Affairs and reports to the director of student affairs communications and marketing initiatives. The communications intern for videography assists the director in representing and promoting the Division of Student Affairs by meeting with the director to determine video support needs, developing concepts and script content, and filming and editing to produce videos that serve client needs and reinforce the Division’s brand and supporting the institution’s mission, vision and goals.
The communications intern for videography may be called upon to create ad hoc video projects while simultaneously completing assignments in the standard work flow. The intern may be requested to produce promotional, informational, documentary, educational, entertainment, and other types of video for publication online, in classrooms, presentations, on social media, and other possible placements.

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: video pre-production, concept development, producing, script development, directing, filming, editing, and archiving, consults with stakeholders, equipment inventory, security, and care, talent scheduling, set-up and take-down, quality video and audio editing, developing titles, special effects, motion graphics, and animation, uploading content to social media and websites, and working with the director to establish guidelines and best practices for the position. In addition, this position could be requested to provide design support for the vice president’s initiatives as well as support for departments within the Division.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Experience in special effects, animation and motion graphics. Experience in promotional or marketing efforts, particularly as part of a marketing firm or department.

The communications intern for videography should be knowledgeable of division goals, operations, personnel, functions, services and programs. Also, the candidate should be collegial and have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups to form productive, collaborative relationships.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Demonstrable experience and training in film studies, cinematography, communications, or related field, and expert knowledge of video production equipment and software (Avid, Lightworks, Premiere, after Effects, and/or Final Cut Pro). The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative work style and excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The candidate must have the aptitude to manage multiple complex video and communications initiatives. The candidate must have the ability to execute creative and mission-focused video productions.

Physical Demands:

Light lifting/carrying videography equipment – up to 40 lbs.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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