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Visual Content Specialist - Public Affairs

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NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.


Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Visual Content Specialist, reporting to the Managing Editor.

The Visual Content Specialist plays a crucial role in capturing and conveying the University's narrative through engaging photography and some videography. This role involves close collaboration with various departments to produce visual stories that accurately represent the vibrancy of university life, the achievements of its students, and the groundbreaking research of its faculty. The specialist is also responsible for managing the digital asset library, overseeing equipment, and coordinating the involvement of external freelancers or vendors for specialized projects.

Key Respnsibilities:
  • Capturing, editing, and delivering high-quality photographs and managing some videography for events, projects, and publications. Includes organizing and maintaining digital assets in an accessible manner
  • Leading major visual storytelling projects from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with the University's brand and narrative goals. This duty encompasses managing and coordinating external freelancer or vendor engagements, facilitating their campus access and integration with the External Relations team
  • Responding to and prioritizing community requests for visual content based on strategic importance anddeadlines
  • Providing creative direction for marketing initiatives, social media content, websites, and other media projects. Includes maintaining an inventory of photographic and video graphic equipment, and managing its storage, repair, or upgrade


Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in photography, photojournalism, or related field, or equivalent professional experience in visual content creation
  • Professional training in photography and practical knowledge of videography.
Required Experience:
  • Proficiency in photo and video editing software (e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Suite)
  • Expertise in digital asset management, studio photography, and lighting
  • Demonstrable skills in video recording and editing
Preferred Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience in visual content creation, with extensive photography skills and a solid background in managing complex projects, including some videography work

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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