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Creative Media Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 13231 University Title Communications Generalist 1 University Job Family Communications ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Creative Media Coordinator Position Number 593540 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Development Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a creative individual with an eye for design and details to join our team. The Creative Media Coordinator enhances the university’s relationship with alumni and donors through the creation of timely and compelling multimedia communications. The key objective and responsibilities include:

  • Identify, research and create multimedia content and coordinate photo and video shoots for print and electronic communications (magazines, brochures, newsletters, e-newsletters, e-solicitations, digital ads, social media and websites).
  • Brainstorm and develop multimedia features, interview subjects and shoot and edit videos for posting.
  • Actively contribute to the communications and marketing team, providing creative ideas and strategies to achieve Development and Alumni Relations goals.
  • Manage digital assets and share files as needed.
  • Support the assistant director of creative media content in the production of larger multimedia projects.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, art, marketing or related field required.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in photography and videography, with an emphasis on higher education or nonprofit setting.
  • Proficiency in photo/video editing software (Adobe Premiere, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop).
  • Excellent interpersonal and interviewing skills.
  • Trustworthiness and superior ability to serve as a brand ambassador for the university and to navigate challenges.
  • Strategic thinker who can enhance DAR’s presence as the communications landscape changes.
  • Aptitude to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to anticipate client and subject needs.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas accurately and clearly.
  • Ability to work with details and deadlines to manage demanding workload.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be skilled at building relationships and must maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Must be flexible and be available 8-5 M-F (and sometimes after hours and on weekends) to work at events and to conduct photo/video shoots.
  • Must be able to occasionally travel for assignments.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a university professional at VCU .
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, handle and operate photography/videography equipment.

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Professional work experience in the communications field preferred.
  • Experience working in higher education with a demonstrated understanding of a large, complex research university with an academic medical center.
  • Experience with closed captioning.
  • Familiarity with digital asset management software.
  • Experience with motion graphics or digital animation.
  • Ability to update web content in T4 CMS .
  • Experience with livestream event coverage.
  • Experience using project management software.
  • Knowledge of AP style.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience up to $50,000 Application Process/Additional Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit creative samples (i.e., URL’s or images), uploaded in the ‘Documents’ section, for review and consideration. Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40hrs Normal Work Days/Hours M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Job Open Date 08/08/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Development Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing to travel on occasion?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your background in photography and digital imaging or scanning. How familiar are you with image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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