Video Production Assistant

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036589 Department Code 22605-4417 Department University College Job Title Video Production Assistant Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 04 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Video Production Assistant actively collaborates and engages with video producers and editors, instructional designers, and graphic designers to create video content for educational online programs.


• Bachelor’s degree in Film, Communication, or similar field is required.

• Three (3) plus years of prior production and post-production experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Experience working in Studio for video production as grip and/or electric:
o Considerable knowledge of, and working experience with Canon and Blackmagic camera systems.
o Considerable knowledge of, and working experience with camera external recorders (Convergent Design and Atomos)
o Considerable knowledge of, and working experience with sound equipment.
o Knowledge of electrical safety and safety issues for media and sound production, studio recording/video shoots, and production environments in general.

• Detailed technical knowledge of video codecs, and transcoding for web delivery.
• Must have a fundamental understanding of video and audio editing.
• Expert knowledge of data management, equipment compatibility, and post-production workflow.
• Software: Adobe Premiere, Media Encoder After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and Davinci Resolve.
• Understanding of basic computer network concepts.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects independently.
• Experience in handling DIT activities.


• Pre-production and production. Organizing and set-up Studios for recording sessions.
• Camera operator/sound mixer/gaffer and grip, as assigned by the Video Producers
• Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment problems and performs regular maintenance
• Ingest, logging, syncing, and organization of media. Post-production project setup, editing, on-lining, archiving video, delivery, and managing of digital assets.
• Assemble footage into string outs, rough, fine and final cuts while maintaining professional standards.
• Receive and implement notes regarding the editing of projects based on content and input from the producers, instructional designers, and faculty member.
• Perform initial color correction passes and preliminary sound sweetening.
• Provide graphics support utilizing Adobe After Effects and Creative Suite.
• Ensure quality control and consistency on final deliverable’s utilizing and recommending advanced technologies, workflows, and post-production methodologies.
• Archiving and maintaining record of master files, making sure all footage is secured and backed up.
• Ability to help with on-set production when needed.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

Please include a link to your portfolio in your cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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