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Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number: R0003706
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The videographer is committed to effectively and efficiently communicating the message of Willamette University through inspired video and art direction. Films and edits video content for university recruitment purposes. Maintains a flexible work schedule in order to accommodate evening and weekend shifts and travel to on-site locations for filming and/or photography. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Willamette, the role of the Marcom team is to execute multi-channel communications strategies that help the university achieve its enrollment goals at the undergraduate and graduate levels and support in the retention of current students at the university. The unit is responsible for developing and executing targeted messaging and storytelling to a wide range of audiences including prospective undergraduates, transfer students, graduate students, international students, students with veteran status and family members who support their college-going students.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with a collaborative team to create the film or video products
  • Generate ideas and concepts which satisfy specific marketing and creative objectives
  • Films video content for production using DSLR cameras, making technical decisions regarding such elements as appropriate lighting, shooting angle and placement and type of microphone, location, use of movement and interviews.
  • Edits and assembles final visual/audio content; ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors technical quality of end product.
  • Tests all equipment to determine technical quality of recording, audio and lighting apparatus prior to operation in the field.
  • Oversees the security, operation and maintenance of equipment utilized in shooting and editing.
  • Interacts with and interviews WU student body, and is responsible for exhibiting a professional and friendly presence as representatives of WU.
  • Works with the Art Director to capture designated subjects or events using state-of-the-art techniques in order to provide video/photographic needs for exhibition, publication, web sites, social media, research, public relations or preservation purposes.
  • As part of the Marketing and Communications team provides video and photographic services that support the University brand.
  • Utilize creativity as well as knowledge of lighting, composition, camera/lens combination, and editing software.
  • Helps plan, schedule and perform video/photo shoots including all post-production processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Film, Fine Arts or related area AND one-year experience operating video cameras and editing equipment OR Five years-experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Must have a strong appreciation for diversity and enthusiasm for working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading the development of video projects.
  • Experience with variable data video, computer graphics, animation, and special effects
  • Experience filming video with DSLR cameras.
  • Experience with problem-solving and decision making.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premier Pro and After Effects.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication.

Typical Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm with some weeknight and weekend work.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Intermittent physical effort involving lifting and moving video equipment such as cameras and lighting.

Large percentage of time spent looking at a computer screen or in meetings.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000

Applications will be reviewed beginning on August 2.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume
  • Link to sample(s) of prior work and/or portfolio

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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