MultiMedia Specialist - Photographer/Videographer/Student Worker Supervisor
Arizona State University
Journalism & Mass Comm
Campus: Downtown Phoenix
Under general direction, performs photography, videography and creative content functions by planning, organizing and directing the day-to-day multimedia operations for ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Communications and Arizona PBS Brand Engagement and Communications Department. Reports to the Executive Director of Brand Engagement and Communications.
The Brand Engagement and Communications team at the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS seeks a dynamic multimedia specialist with expertise in photography, videography and content creation for digital platforms. The specialist will develop and capture content for social media, live streaming, special events and broadcast on Arizona PBS. This position aims to increase engagement by showcasing both brands and providing the visual components for digital marketing campaigns that drive revenue, recruitment and brand awareness. This position will significantly contribute to the digital presence of the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS.
Successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills and a strong creative focus. The candidate should have expertise in video editing, effects and graphics, along with professional in-studio or on-location photography. A skilled and creative specialist should have extensive knowledge of the digital ecosystem and be able to produce various video projects, including documentary, instructional, promotional commercials/sizzle reels and event recap productions.
Depends on experience
- Trains, coordinates and supervises student worker assignments by organizing photo operations, schedules and photographic production; Sets priorities for processing and inspecting work for quality.
- Performs specialized artistic and technical photo assignments requiring extensive knowledge of photographic equipment capabilities and techniques; determines such elements as equipment to be used, lighting requirements, composition, background and exposure time.
- Edits and assembles final visual/audio program material; ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors technical quality of end product. Tests all equipment to determine the technical quality of recording, audio and lighting apparatus prior to operation in the field.
- Responsible for producing, interviewing and curating promotional style videos for academic programs, PBS programs and student/fundraising events.
- Oversees the security, operation and maintenance of equipment utilized in shooting and editing.
- Skill in graphical design and layout, broadcast quality standards/requirements and post-production effects software on both MAC and/or PC-based platforms.
- Skill with photo/graphic editing applications such as PhotoShop, etc.
- Shoot and capture content, ensuring the brand's tone and presence consistency.
- Coordinate with development, recruitment, outreach and membership teams to define project scope, strategies and objectives.
- Review and proofread all content/graphic/text treatment, etc.
- Assists in the department's management; supervises, trains and evaluates student workers.
- Maintains and implements department policies and procedures.
- Represents the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS serving on various department and university committees.
- Resolves problems and issues affecting the department and recommends measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
Bachelor's degree in Media Communications, Film or Video Production, Design, or Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, or a closely related field AND two years of progressive experience GRAPHICS (Proficiency) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator - or - VIDEO (Proficiency) video/audio production. OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Experience in advertising, digital media, marketing or similar. (2 years)
- Experience with all major social media networks including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, TikTok and YouTube.
- Evidence in being adaptable, versatile and able to keep up to date with social media trends and technological advancements.
- Evidence of effective communication skills.
- Experience in project management skills.
- Knowledge of television broadcasting rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of field production techniques and standards.
- Experience in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices pertaining to special event photography, videography and social media content generation.
- Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
- Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
- Experience in planning, analyzing and coordinating photography and videography shoots.
- Experience in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned student workers.
- Evidence of effective communication.
- Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
- Use office equipment including a desktop computer.
- Lift up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to interview, video and/or record individuals in conjunction with project work.
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
- Regular review of completed tasks.
Based on business needs a flexible work schedule may be available after training and meeting department criteria and rules:
Flexible work options
- Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
- Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.
The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. Cronkite champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education in which students create professional content under the guidance of top professionals. Cronkite News, the student-powered, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS with news bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles, produces a daily newscast for the station. Cronkite emphasizes programs that experiment with new forms of storytelling, audience engagement, digital interactivity, data visualization, audience analytics and revenue models.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
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