Multimedia Specialist - University Communications and Marketing
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2018882
Carnegie Mellon University, cmu.edu, is a private, internationally ranked research university with acclaimed programs spanning the sciences, engineering, technology, business, public policy, humanities and the arts. Our diverse community of scholars, researchers, creators and innovators is driven to make real-world impacts that benefit people across the globe. With a bold, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approach, we do the work that matters.
CMU is seeking a creative and energetic multimedia specialist to visually portray the research, experts, events and initiatives of one of the world's premier institutions! The multimedia specialist will create photo, video and other digital content delivered through CMU's central communications and marketing channels, including social media, online content, internal communications, collateral and more. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong photography background and additional experience in video storytelling and digital media production.
The multimedia specialist sits within the creative department of the University Communications & Marketing (UCM) division and reports to the director of photo and video. The multimedia specialist will work closely with other members of the creative team, colleagues in UCM and across the university to help create compelling visual content.
Your core responsibilities include:
Working with all members of UCM, develop story ideas and generate multimedia content for CMU central communication and marketing channels
Produce a variety of digital assets, including photography, short-form video and audio segments using industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Cloud
Provide complete multimedia production services to meet project needs on schedule and strategy, both independently and in collaboration with other content creators in the division as well as across the university
Work closely with the director of photo and video on many aspects of project planning, creative vision and implementation
Work with other members of the photo and video team to determine the best allocation of time and resources to cover project workload
Provide estimates and creative solutions to satisfy project budgets and timelines
With other members of photo and video team, operate and maintain shared professional video and photo camera and lighting equipment, both at an in house studio and on location, and make recommendations for additions and upgrades
Maintain and update asset collections and archives on in-house video server and online digital asset management. Search for and provide assets upon request
Stay abreast of new technology and current trends, and be aware of appropriate multimedia formats for emerging communications channels and platforms
With other members of photo and video team, maintain general operations and quality control for all capturing, editing, post processing and archiving procedures, reviewing and updating as necessary.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within University Communications and Marketing. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Strong photography and visual storytelling skills
Solid understanding of media tools, including online and social media
A love of learning and advancing skills
A willingness to take creative risks
Enthusiasm for telling stories about work that changes the world
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
A team-oriented and collaborative approach
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Capability to handle highly sensitive information
Problem solving and organization skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and successfully.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation in storytelling.
Ability to recognize top priorities and meet deadlines.
Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred, in photography/multimedia/design or a technical field, or equivalent combination of training and experience required
Professional experience in creating and producing photography (samples required)
Proven multimedia experience, including producing video or similar content for online or social media (samples required)
Demonstrate technical and aesthetic skills with a sophisticated eye for lighting, composition and moment
Take art direction as well as make creative suggestions based on feedback
Knowledge of web and social media platforms
Broad understanding of or interest in higher education issues and in current events; experience in or deep knowledge of higher education preferred
Successful background check
Interested in this opportunity? Apply today!
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.