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Social Media and Multimedia Specialist

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Title Social Media and Multimedia Specialist Posting Number S00814JP Department Communications Public Affairs Job Summary

TThe social media and multimedia specialist is a key member within the Office of Communications and Public Affairs in the creation of social media and multimedia content and the administration of the Bowdoin College social media accounts.

The focus will be two-fold: Conceptualizing and producing engaging social media content, in partnership with the digital community manager, that supports the College’s external messaging priorities and working with department team members to produce digital content for other channels, especially video

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Advanced technical ability with preparing and optimizing materials for social media, and the College’s website.

Advanced technical ability with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other professional design tools.

Must be a fast creative talent who moves efficiently through the phases of creative development while ensuring appropriate input along the way.

Strong project management skills, able to manage multiple priorities, anticipate demands, communicate status appropriately, and maintain a high level of operational transparency and accountability.

A demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment is required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of two years of experience in digital content creation, including conceptualization, video editing, writing, graphic design, and visual asset creation.

Scanning and working with digital photography.

Videography and video editing knowledge.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Typically Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. This is an exempt level position and requirements the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 06/04/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Google Search
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • MANP
    • Maine Job Link
    • Employee Referral
    • Bowdoin College Website
    • Radio Ad
    • TechMaine
    • NCAA
    • CASE
    • Other
  2. If you answered Employee Referral or Other, please specify here:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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