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Producer/Director III/IV

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2022

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

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Office of Communications&Marketing

Division Name

Communications and Marketing

Position Title

Producer/Director III/IV

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University is seeking applicants for a senior video Producer/Director who will lead production of high-level, memorable digital video content that will enhance and differentiate the Auburn brand, generate awareness, and inspire philanthropy and engagement. Housed within Advancement Communications and reporting to the Assistant Vice President, this position participates in the planning and production of video projects to create content that meets strategic communications goals for a variety of audiences.

As team lead and supervisor, the producer/director will collaborate with others on a broader creative team and be responsible for directing, shooting, and editing content for the university, as well as colleges and units around campus.

Essential Functions
  • Directs and manages all technical and creative aspects of media production.
  • Estimates budgets of media projects and schedules and directs all project activities to meet budgeted target; allocates resources to the various phases of projects.
  • Advises clients to determine desired message and which media, format, and style to deliver message to the target audience.
  • Directs and manages technical and creative personnel including but not limited to legal, professional, creative, and financial personnel.
  • Develops and arranges new stories through interviews and responds to requests from members of the media; writes scripts based on content provided by the client or generated directly from first hand research.
  • Create, design and direct university news material, commercials, and video for distribution to local and state media and general viewing audiences through multiple means of communication.
  • Generates proposals for media programs and presents them directly to internal and external funding sources.
  • Manages all aspects of production necessary for the overall effectiveness of the project.
  • Edits all video formats and any other media communication piece in concert with musical and narrative elements.
  • Oversees product distribution including but not limited to: product publicity, packaging and promotion, product duplication, conformity to broadcast standards, and completion of the billing process.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Journalism, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in managing media projects to include producing, directing, and scheduling. Advanced degrees in a related field may be used in lieu of some years of experience.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level IV: Bachelors degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 6 years experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Occasional off-hours work required
  • A portfolio showcasing video production skills
  • Ability to create and apply motion graphics and visual effects to video
  • Experience effectively leading a team
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, shoot and edit high-level videos for a variety of mediums, including live audience production, web, news, and social media
  • Creative capabilities to contribute to video concepting and storyboarding
  • Ability to work with both a production team as well as independently
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, AVID editing software and Adobe After Effects
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Digital Asset Management systems
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to a variety of filming situations
  • A level of professionalism and comfort working closely with senior leaders
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$51,900 - $99,600

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Portfolio
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Journalism, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 4 years of experience in managing media projects to include producing, directing, and scheduling OR an advanced degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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