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TITLE: Media Assistant – Photographer

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences

REPORTS TO: Land Grant Program Media and Communications Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Land Grant Program Media and Communications Manager on the Kentucky State University Campus, the Media Assistant – Photographer will be responsible for assisting the Land Grant Program Media and Communications Department with efforts to promote the work of the Land Grant Program and Kentucky State University, primarily through photography.

The Media Assistant – Photographer will support existing Land Grant Program Media and Communication efforts with an emphasis on photography. The Land Grant Program Media and Communications’ team’s goals include: 1) highlighting and promoting the work of the Land Grant Program, Cooperative Extension Program, Cooperative Research Program, and College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences; 2) producing content such as narrative videos, AgKnowledge magazine, press releases, and photographs; and 3) offering technical support and planning for programming and events. The Media and Communications Assistant – Photographer will address these goals through taking professional photos of Land Grant Program events, personnel, projects and stakeholders for documentation and marketing.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists media and communications department with efforts to promote the work of the Land Grant Program and Kentucky State University, primarily through professional photos of Land Grant Program events, personnel, projects and stakeholders for documentation and marketing.
  2. Photographs Land Grant Program events and research projects for documentation purposes.
  3. Photographs for promotional materials such as social media posts and flyers.
  4. Photographs portraits, products, and in-field subjects for annual AgKnowledge magazine.
  5. Works with content editors, graphic designers, videographers, and other members of the media team to create multimedia projects.
  6. Contributes to the Land Grant Program’s image management.
  7. Assists the video production department with projects.
  8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Experience with DSLR camera, studio and flash photography, captioning photos, and editing and basic retouching of photos.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful and punctual.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Experience with A/V appreciated.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position does have supervisory responsibility.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • Work is normally performed in either a typical interior/office work environment or in a farm-related setting.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions, including heat or rain.
  • Ability to lift 15lbs required.
  • This position requires some night meetings, weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings.
  • A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Mileage will be reimbursed at a rate established by the University.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • The position will conduct other duties as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Communications, Communications, Journalism, Digital Media, or related field.

Licensing and Certifications: NA

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 




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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy.

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