The Office of Communications shines a spotlight on the people and programs of Wesleyan University to enhance its reputation as a leader in liberal education. In so doing, it serves as a partner with units across campus, providing expertise in brand management, strategic communication, media relations, digital and social media strategy, website development, content training and strategy, print and online publications and videography and photography.
The Video Producer is responsible for all aspects of video production from ideation, pre-production and planning (script and storyboard) to scheduling and shooting, to post-production and editing, to final delivery of videos. The Video Producer will create videos independently or as part of a larger video team of producers.
Reporting to the Manager of Video, the Video producer is part of a team of video producers who work collaboratively within the Office of Communications to support the vision and goals of the university.
- Create high-quality videos, from ideation to final delivery, that enhance Wesleyan’s reputation as a model for liberal learning.
- Work collaboratively within the Office of Communications to generate new ideas and produce creative concepts that support the University’s brand.
- Capture video footage and record audio on location and on site.
- Edit and perform post-production tasks such as audio and color correction, creating title sequences, lower thirds and onscreen graphics and motion graphics for videos.
- Catalog and maintain library of raw video content and project assets to internal backup storage server and archive.
- Participate in group critiques and team meetings regarding complete and upcoming productions
- Liaison with the Social Media Manager on creating social content
- Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years (professional, freelance or student experience) of demonstrated experience in video production or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience as a videographer or related role. Demonstrated experience with video editing, post-production, delivery platforms, closed-captioning and software for encoding. Such software can include Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and YouTube. Experience with video production equipment including mirrorless/ DSLR cameras, lighting and audio. Experience with creating content for distribution through social media. Ability to manage multiple video projects effectively and ability to work with university project management tools. Excellent storytelling and organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with others. Familiarity with managing and archiving video footage; strong use and enforcement of naming conventions, for both raw footage and final master programs. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree in film production, multimedia production, communications or similar discipline. Proven experience as a videographer or related role. Experience working in an agency or another fast paced, multi-stakeholder environment. Experience using motion graphics or animation tools. (For example, After Effects). FAA Remote Pilot Certificate Experience with photography
Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by July 19, 2022, when first review of applications will begin.
Submit a portfolio to include at least 3 videos that you have shot, edited and produced.
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
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