Creative Video Producer

Position Details

Position Type Civil Service Classification Title Cinematographer/Creative Video Producer Position's Functional Title Creative Video Producer Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

Governors State University Digital Learning and Media Design department is seeking to hire a Creative Video Producer.
The main purpose of this position is to produce, direct, and edit creative video content for delivery to multiple platforms for various initiatives. The position also contributes to the development of new projects and functions in a variety of capacities as a member of multiple production project teams. The special focus of this position is for the needs of university marketing and commercial work creating content from concept to completion for use on a variety of digital, social, broadcast, and print platforms.

Essential Responsibilities:

50% – Provides television and media production services including conception of ideas, project development, scripting, producing, directing, lighting, editing to tell concise, visually compelling stories. Productions may include university events, interviews, and general campus footage recording. Position may require set design & construction, and multimedia production for both studio and field production.
15% – Work with the Director, Television Production Coordinator, Chief Broadcasting Engineer, Graphic Designer, and other production staff to coordinate use of facilities and fabrication of materials for new or modified projects for both internal and external units that may include revenue-generating clients. Helps ensure that all projects are consistent with university branding in partnership with Marketing and Communications.
10% – Assist with troubleshooting equipment issues and equipment management /maintenance.
10% – Assist in the continued training and oversight of student workers employed in the department to ensure that best practices are being enforced and students leave with proper training to secure production work.
5% – Assist in creation and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date documentation of all productions. Utilize facility and system documentation to facilitate/support activities.
5% – Assists in the visualization and creation of motion graphics for distribution on social media and other distribution mediums.
5% – Other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates knowledge and good judgment in matters of college policy and procedures.
• Stays well informed regarding Media Advancements and Technologies.
• Completes miscellaneous correspondence, research, reports, and memos as requested.
• Proactive Leader – Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.
• Assists with questions and problems courteously and promptly.
• Communicate major outages to department managers.
• Maintain and grow technical and job knowledge.
• Close interactions with students regarding training and knowledge of departmental equipment and process.

• Creation of high quality, aesthetically pleasing, communicative images
• Script writing and research
• Organization and direction of productions including working with talents of all kinds
• Operation of field production equipment including cinema cameras, lighting, audio, and grip equipment.
• Operation of studio equipment including camera systems, production switchers, routers, servers, teleprompters, robotics, recorders, storage systems, audio equipment, and lighting systems.
• NLE softwares on a shared network system.
• Ability to supervise others.
• Knowledge of social media platforms and the latest trends and best practices for multimedia applications.
• Comprehensive knowledge of FCC regulations & guidelines.
• Reporting functions are completed accurately and timely, and in accordance with established policies and guidelines of DLMD and/or campus environment.
• Effective working relations exist with multiple campus organizations and departments.
• DLMD’s professional reputation is maintained.
• Apply proven communication, analytical and problem solving skills to help identify, report and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of the systems investment.
• Skills to grow into a subject matter expert.
• Knowledge of networking, Mac, Windows and PC operating systems.

Starting Salary Range: $45,201 to 51,981.15.
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications


1. Bachelor’s degree in film/video production, cinematography, radio and television, documentary film production, photojournalism, communications, graphic design, or media studies.

2. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in areas including non-linear video editing, motion graphics, video lighting and composition, camera operation, graphics design, audio recording, or video production.

NOTE : Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Education and Experience:
• Advanced abilities of set construction and design.
• Advanced knowledge of professional editing systems, especially Avid, not only for basic editing but for creation of advance compositing and visual effects, mattes, animation.
• A desire to continue to postgraduate education in order to teach courses in the field

Posting Date 06/09/2021 Closing Date 07/15/2021 Open Until Filled No Posting Number CS0520P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:

1: All College/University Transcripts

2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).

3: Cover Letter.

4: Resume.

5: A list of three Professional References.

Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.

This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a resident of the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References
  5. Letter of Recommendation
  6. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran’s/Military Preference Points Documentation
  2. Certification/Professional License
  3. Writing/Media Samples
  4. Other
  5. Other2
  6. Other3
  7. Other4

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