Videographer and Producer – Marketing and Communications
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 10845
The videographer is a strategic and creative professional responsible for providing brand-consistent visual storytelling to aid in overall marketing and communication goals prioritized by the Division of Marketing and Communications. The videographer will conceptualize, plan, manage, capture, edit, caption, publish, and archive videos and footage. As a team member in Duquesne’s Division of Marketing and Communications, this position will bring visual stories to life that support divisional objectives, balancing an array of video requests, meeting project objectives, managing projects in different stages of production, using a variety of cinematographic techniques, editing to deadline, and working at times alongside student and freelance resources. Reporting to the Executive Director of Creative Services, the videographer will collaborate with DMC team members and campus partners to participate in and contribute to content development, facilitate the process for footage and project delivery, and stay abreast of trends in video as it is used in higher ed marketing. The position’s direct responsibility is to plan and implement videographic content for marketing purposes, news and media outreach, special assignments, and social media.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Produces documentary, informational, and promotional videos that evoke Duquesne’s brand in authentic, visually-arresting, and intentional ways, using media in ways consistent with or better than expectations of content related to a national university.
Exercises creative judgment and initiative in developing plans for stories and message impact, create media assets that maintain and enliven brand standards, contribute to project goals, and have a useful life beyond immediate needs.
Manages all aspects of production: conceiving ideas, storyboarding, shooting, editing, and all aspects of post-production, including adherence to ADA standards.
Meets regularly with the creative services director, designers, marketing and communications team members and colleagues in order to kickoff projects and brainstorm workable solutions to issues that arise.
Coordinates with DMC colleagues to ensure projects maximize potential for use across multiple channels and in additional contexts.
Maintains the digital assets by following (and adjusting as necessary) a naming, tagging, and archiving structure.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in digital media, digital communications, video production or broadcast journalism from an accredited institution.
Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in a videographic field in journalism, advertising, communications, marketing or PR, preferably at an educational institution. Preferred qualifications:
Valid Driver’s License
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Strong storytelling ability and understanding of a wide array of narrative techniques
Extensive knowledge of both the artistic and technical qualities of videography
Extensive experience with videographic equipment, software; video and sound equipment; Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Audition. Familiarity with Sony A7III, is a plus.
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong ability to assess and identify opportunities for visual media to aid in achieving division objectives
Ability to create and adapt visual assets within a brand framework
Ability to set and meet deadlines
Proficiency with photographic equipment and software
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator)
Proficiency with Mac platform and advanced office software
Proficiency with motion graphics, typography and design
Holds drone certification or willingness to obtain
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.