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Video Production Specialist

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY, US
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TITLE: Video Production Specialist

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture

REPORTS TO: Media and Communications Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Full-time (ex.; Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal)

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  exempt (ex.; Salaried or hourly; Exempt or non-exempt)            

            

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Video production specialist will actively assist in all components of video production for commercial promotion, educational programs, and internal use for the Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences and Land Grant Program research and extension programs.


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Video Production Specialist will edit footage and produce videos for commercial promotion, educational programs, and internal use for the Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems and Land Grant Program research and extension programs. This position will collaborate with the Production Coordinator and Media and Communications Manager to create ideas, story boards, and scripts, and to capture and edit footage that comes in for multiple projects. This position will work with Land Grant faculty, staff, and students to help tell the stories of their research and extension efforts. The Video Production Specialist will ensure the production runs smoothly without any holes in the project or story. The production specialist will need to be a self-starter who can work without direct supervision at all times and who can come up with projects and stories without direction. This position will require attention to detail and a creative and innovative approach to storytelling in addition to a willingness to collaborate with various professionals.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without an accommodation)

1.    Edits and produces video projects for commercial and internal use. 

2.    Develop and teach a course for undergraduate students in the Agriculture Communications Track 

3.    Reads and helps prepare scripts for audio/visual production. 

4.    Assists with studio and field production shoots using various HD cameras and switching technology. 

5.    Creates graphics in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/After Effects to be inserted into video storylines. 

6.    Edits audio for video projects.  

7.    Establishes and maintains relationships with faculty, staff, and students to come up with new video project ideas. 

8.    Develops animation and broadcast-quality motion graphics for various digital video productions including animated logos, show opens/closes, lower thirds, and transitions. 

9.    Collaborates, brainstorms, multi-tasks, and manages projects with communications team.  

10.    Other related duties as assigned.


OTHER DUTIES: (ex: tasks that may be necessary, but are not the main reason(s) the job was created)

The position will conduct other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree and 5 years of production/video editing experience. Preferred experience with developing educational coursework.  


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 

•    Knowledge of all matters pertaining to audio and visual media.  

•    Solid knowledge of NLE software. 

•    Highly driven, self-motivated and works well independently and under pressure. 

•    Willingness to contribute creative and innovative ideas for video projects.  

•    Proficiency in placing footage in a smooth sequence to tell a story. 

•    Ability to collaborate on video projects at all planning, development, and production stages. 

•    Ability to incorporate techniques including inserting audio files for sound into video and to remove unnecessary sounds that may hinder the production of the video.  

•    Experience in video production, including sound mixers, live switching, digital HD cameras, and lighting. 

•    Experience taking concepts and ideas and creating multimedia content. 

•    Ability to technically troubleshoot any production and postproduction issues for solutions. 

•    Self-starter capable of working without direct supervision. 

•    Must be able to lift camera equipment. 

•    Ability to work well as a team member. 

•    Ability to adhere to the instructions of the project director/producer to ensure that the project meets the specific needs of the audience to which the video is directed.  

•    Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. 

•    Ability to work under deadlines.

•    Valid driver’s license.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 


•    Must be able to travel, primarily in-state (20%). 

•    Occasionally may need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.


Revised: 12/8/2021


KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.



Organization

Our Mission

Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

Geographic Region
Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

Institutional Admission Standards
Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

Degree Levels
Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

Enhancement of Instruction
The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

Service and Research Functions
Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

Collaborative Ventures
The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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Location
400 E Main St
Frankfort
Kentucky
40601
United States
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