Manager of Multimedia

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
The Office of Communications shines a spotlight on the people and programs of Wesleyan University to enhance its reputation as a leader in liberal education. In so doing, it serves as a partner with units across campus, providing expertise in brand management, strategic communication, media relations, digital and social media strategy, website development, content training and strategy, print and online publications and videography and photography.

Reporting to the Director of Creative, the Manager of Multimedia oversees a team of videographers and photographers who work collaboratively within the Office of Communications, ensuring high-quality strategic visual storytelling across our distribution channels. Supporting colleagues and partners across the University, the Manager of Multimedia maintains a hands-on approach to developing strategic creative content, creative content, leveraging new trends and techniques, data-driven decision making and effective resource allocation.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Create strategic video and photography plans based on the goals of the Office of Communications ensuring that all multimedia projects and assignments are on message and on brand.
  • Create multi-channel distribution plans in collaboration with Strategic Communications and Digital Marketing teams.
  • Create high-quality videos that enhance Wesleyan’s reputation, attract prospective students, and support development and fundraising activities.
  • Lead and participate in all aspects of video production from ideation, pre-production and planning (script and storyboard) to scheduling and shooting, to post-production and editing, to final delivery of videos.
  • Mentors, leads, and challenges multimedia team to push their creative boundaries. Ensures that all staff has the direction, training, and resources to be successful.
  • Works closely with the Strategic Communications team to ensure direct assignments are executed on time, support curated content creation and ensure compelling visual storytelling.
  • Manages multiple multimedia projects/schedules effectively while communicating progress clearly. Maintains accurate production schedules.
  • Maintains all multimedia equipment, including strategy and budget recommendations for maintenance and upgrades to ensure quality performance.
  • Edits and performs post-production tasks such as audio and color correction, creating title sequences, lower thirds and onscreen graphics and motion graphics for video programs.
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends emerging multimedia technologies and platforms for use in future projects.
  • Participates in video initiative and policy planning with regard to use, deployment, sharing, archiving and storage of university assets such as raw video content and project assets. .
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is required to work on campus in Middletown, CT.

(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of five years of experience in video production.

Bachelor’s degree, film production, multimedia production, communications or similar discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to guide strategically oriented storytelling based on institutional priorities. Experience supervising others.

Experience in creating strategic video plans and goal setting

Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with others.

Experience with reporting on video analytics and make data informed decisions.

Demonstrated experience with video editing, post-production, delivery platforms, closed captioning and software for encoding. Such software can include Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and YouTube.

Experience with video production equipment including mirrorless/ DSLR cameras, lighting and audio.

Ability to manage multiple video projects effectively and ability to work with project management tools.

Experience in the naming and archiving of video assets and materials.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends and holidays as needed.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact professionally with individuals of different backgrounds.

Ability to meet the requirements of the job with or without accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using motion graphics or animation tools. (For example, After Effects).
  • FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by September 25, when first review of applications will begin.

As part of your application, please provide a portfolio including at least 3 videos that you have shot, edited and produced.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at

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