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Employer
Whitman College
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024


Video & Multimedia Producer
Whitman College

Compensation: $55,800-$62,000

WHITMAN COLLEGE

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the College's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO).

POSITION PURPOSE

The Video and Multimedia Producer will create compelling video and multimedia content for whitman.edu and other digital and social media channels. Requiring creative, editorial and technical expertise, the Producer creates multimedia content that tells the Whitman College story in compelling ways that capture the viewer's attention in support of Whitman's strategic goals, with an emphasis on marketing to the prospective student audience.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Plan and produce videos for the web and social media including concept development, storyboarding, scripting, logistical coordination, technical production of video and audio, shooting, interviewing and editing. The Producer will be expected to create an average of one to two short-form videos every two weeks.
  • As part of the Communications team, advocate for creative and strategic use of video as a storytelling vehicle and collaborate with other content creators on multimedia storytelling.
  • Strategically develop and maintain the College's YouTube account so it aligns with the College's recruitment strategy.
  • Serve as an internal consultant and collaborative partner for Communications staff, supporting their efforts to include video and multimedia in their work.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends in video and multimedia.
  • Partner with the content team and other college departments to create and distribute videos through the College's various channels.
  • Using appropriate analytical tools, measure the effectiveness of the College's video and multimedia to inform future work.
  • Hire and manage student and freelance photographers and oversee photo shoots and event photography. Help students develop their visual, technical and professional skills.
  • Oversee the accuracy and completeness of photo captions and credits on video content.
  • Help manage digital assets including the photo library and video footage, and facilitate access to digital assets.
  • Maintain the department's videography and photography equipment and recommend necessary equipment, software and technology as needs change.
  • Take still photography that is of significant or strategic value to the College, as assigned by the Director of Content.
  • Ensure all video and audio assets meet accessibility guidelines.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Must be able to explain and/or demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Specifically,

  • Strong video and still photography skills.
  • Fluent digital editing skills, with expertise in video storytelling as well as with software platforms related to digital editing and retouching (e.g., Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom).
  • Understanding of digital video formats for upload to YouTube and other digital channels, as well as with gathering and interpreting video analytics.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects on time, on brand and on budget.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to positively and actively contribute to the College's core values of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Bachelor's degree in film, art, communications or a related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of experience producing video.
  • Experience in the artistic and technical aspects of video production and photography.


Please note that while the description details both required and preferred qualifications, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the preferred qualifications to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DETAILS
  • Applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio of work that demonstrates both technical and storytelling skills.


BENEFITS

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission - Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR JOB CANDIDATES

Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability accommodation in the employment application process.

APPLICATION REVIEW

Application review will begin March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

START DATE

April 2024

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://whitman.bamboohr.com/careers/341


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