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Sr. Producer, Video Production- Office of Communications and Marketing

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Communications & Marketing, Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details


Regular Full-time, Market Range 10

The Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Senior Producer. The senior producer is a seasoned video storyteller that creates a wide range of visual content and manages high-profile projects focusing on key areas including recruiting and retaining students, engaging alumni, and promoting the university’s brand and image.

UT is the state’s flagship research university, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, the institution fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement.

The Office of Communications and Marketing is dedicated to advancing the university’s reputation. Staff members support the institution’s mission and goals, promote its successes and achievements, inform and engage its stakeholders, and ensure the integrity of its brand. We craft audience-focused communications based on data, best-practices, and emerging trends. The division employs more than 50 full-time professionals across several cross-functional teams—Creative, Digital, Marketing, News, Special Events, Video, and WUOT 91.9FM.


  • Determine creative direction and visual tone for content.
  • Manage all aspects of a video project from initial concept to final delivery
  • Create, plan and execute all facets of high-quality video productions
  • Operate cameras and direct lighting setups in field and studio production
  • Edit audio/video footage
  • Develop and execute visual graphic ideas, motion graphics and animations.
  • Interact with clients to determine project scope, and continues correspondence to project completion
  • Schedule staff, equipment and participants for video productions
  • Monitor and maintain cost control on video budgets
  • Initiate customer/client relationships across campus, from the department level to upper administration.
  • Collaborate with other Communications & Marketing team members on department-wide, strategic initiatives

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of video production principles
  • Strong videography skills
  • Strong audio production skills
  • Lighting skills
  • Advanced ability to create and utilize graphics and graphics animation
  • Non-linear editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to direct talent and conduct interviews
  • Ability to estimate cost and stay within a project’s budget

  • Ability to operate various types of video cameras including HDSLR and documentary-style, cinematic cameras including ARRI, RED or Canon Models
  • Adobe Creative Suite software skills, including After Effects and/or DaVinci Resolve
  • AVID Media Composer or Adobe Premiere non-linear editing skills
  • Drone videography skills

Required: High School Diploma and at least 9 years video production experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; OR,

Associate's Degree and at least 7 years video production experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; OR,

Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years video production experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years video production experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


The hiring range for this position is Communications & Marketing, Professional 2, Market Range 10. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.


The university offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes health insurance and retirement plans through the State of Tennessee, generous annual and sick leave accruals, longevity pay, tuition waivers and discounts, discounted athletics tickets, and more.

Application Process

A review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically through Taleo and submit a cover letter including a link to samples of recent work, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.



Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Video Production
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 2, 2021, 11:42:52 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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