Director of Creative Media #210832

Employer
Western Carolina University
Location
Cullowhee, NC
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

SHRA818P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/16440

Classification Title:

Visual Arts Specialist

Competency Level:

Journey

Working Title:

Director of Creative Media #210832

Department:

Office of Athletic Programs

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

This is a time-limited, full-time position. Employment is contingent upon funding availability.
Western Carolina University is now accepting applications in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for the position of Director of Creative Media. WCU is a NCAA Division I university and a member of the Southern Conference.

The Director of Creative Media 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.

Manage the overall creative content strategy for WCU Athletics and;

· shoot and produce digital content that supports all sports with respect to social media, marketing, recruiting, ticket sales and attendance; scope of digital content production includes both shooting, editing and content distribution; ability to shoot still photography and utilize digital asset management platforms also is desirable, including file storage, meta-tagging, student-athlete content distribution and communications digital file distribution; · collaborate with athletic support staff and university marketing and communications staff; work in concert with the video operations staff to develop content for in-arena video boards, currently at the football stadium and within the Ramsey Center; · responsible for the management, vision, and philosophy for all Catamount Athletics social media platforms; · meet quick turnarounds to post high-quality videos on same day that events occur, as well between events for promotion and engagement; · provide insight to push department forward with emerging trends in social, digital media, as well as in-venue entertainment; ensure consistency in brand guidelines and messaging related to content and posting; goals include creating relevant and compelling content for various social media platforms that engages fans and encourages follower growth;· manage a full-time intern and help organize/manage a group of student workers from digital media and sport management departments to ensure all WCU athletic programs are highlighted appropriately; · work with campus MarCom department on providing additional resources and support for athletic creative media department;· complete projects that coincide with the overall strategy and philosophical goals of the department, in a timely manner; · perform other duties as assigned.

Candidate should be team-oriented, bring a positive attitude to the office and willing to work irregular hours and under a deadline. Demonstrate high levels of energy, creativity, and initiative.

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:
o Creatively strategize, shoot and produce digital content for multiple social medial and online media platforms to generate engagement and positively brand Catamount Athletics
o Photograph athletics competition/practice and other team events while utilizing digital asset management and content delivery systems.
o Work 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:

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/video creation.

· 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 proven ability to:

o Creatively strategize, shoot and produce digital content for multiple social medial and online media platforms to generate engagement and positively brand Catamount Athletics o Photograph athletics competition/practice and other team events while utilizing digital asset management and content delivery systems. o Work collaboratively with other external relations staff (e.g. marketing, video, development) on group projects, as well as coaches and student-athletes.
Additional Preferences:
Two years of sports experience in creative video content. 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:

$42,000 - $46,000

Position Type:

Time-Limited Full-Time

Number of Hours per Week:

40

Number of Months per Year:

12

Salary Band Range:

$27,761 - $63,744

Open Date:

07/16/2021

Close Date:

08/03/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited, full-time position. Employment is contingent upon funding availability.

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information). Examples of work are recommended.

For questions or additional information, please contact Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, Chad Gerrety at (828) 227-2767 or visit online at www.CatamountSports.com.

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

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.

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).

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

Background/E-Verify:

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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. 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.

AA/EOE:

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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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Awards

Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Benefits

Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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