Visual Coordinator

Classification Title:

Visual Coordinator

Job Description:

Bring Your Innovation to a Winning Team!

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications , recognized by its peers as one of the premier programs in the country, is driving innovation and engagement across the disciplines of advertising, journalism, public relations and media production and management. The college’s strength is drawn from both academic rigor and experiential learning.

The Opportunity

The College invites applications for a full-time visual coordinator, responsible for providing visual content (primarily photos and videos) for the use of the College’s communications staff, office of the dean and academic departments. The visual coordinator plays a key role in helping build visibility for the college to help recruit new students, attract world-class faculty, engage alumni and donors and raise our profile with industry, funders and other academic institutions. This role will use visual storytelling best practices – for both print and digital – to ensure we are engaging our constituents and moving them to action. The position will aid the College’s communications staff in updating social media accounts, websites and other publications.

The College of Journalism and Communications ( ) offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates, both online and on campus. CJC students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the Innovation News Center, which generates content across multiple platforms, and The Agency, an integrated strategic communication and consumer research agency focused on marketing to young adults. The College includes seven broadcast and digital media properties, the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the nation’s only STEM Translational Communication Center and Center for Public Interest Communications.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDE efforts, please click on the link: .

We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville ( ) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Expected Salary:

$40,000 annually.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least two years’ experience in a similar position
  • Expert knowledge of DSLR photography and video production
  • Audio gathering (shotgun, lapel, ambient sound, interviews)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere)
  • Digital asset management (the College currently has more than 40,000 still images in its archive and 6 terabytes of video)
  • Video storytelling (including script writing, production planning)
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

  • List of Three Professional References

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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