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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number: SRGV5335
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: University Marketing and Communications
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To manage the University's visual storytelling function across both photography and videography in order to inform, engage, and entertain audiences and support the university's communication and marketing goals. Provides professional and administrative work involving complete responsibility for directing and supervising multimedia productions.

Description of Duties:
• Directs and supervises all aspects of the production area including: client and project management, supervision and training of staff, studio operations, project planning, production, and post-production of commercial-quality multimedia projects characterized by excellent technique, sophisticated digital motion graphics, creative thinking, and strong storytelling.
• Responsible for the complete, proactive management of overall production schedules including assignment of resources, equipment, and support staff.
• Responsible for the complete planning and scheduling of projects and assignment of duties to staff members.
• Gathers and proposes ideas and topics for multimedia projects, initiates content production meetings for new projects, assists in content development and message strategy, coordinating closely with the client and the Marketing Strategy and Coordination team.
• Provides creative direction, produces and directs multimedia projects; develops quality standards and ensures they are met on all productions, and provides final approval on all projects ensuring they meet brand and quality guidelines.
• Develops annual goals and assessment plans for the area, provides technical and creative guidance to staff, and conducts staff conferences and critiques in an effort to maintain high production standards.
• Makes recommendations involving purchases of equipment, staff assignments, promotions, and operating policies. Provides consultation across the University on multimedia projects and on major audio/video/photo equipment needs and purchases, as needed.
• Oversees all University public facing video sites such as YouTube and others.
• Maintains and logs all projects and content for future use.
• Manages relationships with outside vendors and freelancers, as applicable.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
Five (5) years of related professional experience, including supervisory experience. Work experience will be accepted in lieu of education on a 1-on-1 basis.

Preferred Experience:

Advanced technical knowledge of video and photographic equipment including video and still cameras, editing software, associated hardware, and computers. Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office or studio environment as well as field work; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly, to move objects.

• Strong eye for storytelling; clear and concise written and verbal communications skills; ability to collaborate and an affinity for teamwork.
• Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills including tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to assess project needs, and develop and promote effective solutions.
• Possessing marketing sensibilities about how to properly convey a message and achieve marketing goals via the chosen medium.
• Strong creative portfolio demonstrating an eye for quality, detail, and storytelling.
• Strong competency in cinematography and videography principles from scripting through final editing.
• Strong competency with photography principles.
• Diverse visual style with strong sense of composition and eager to push the envelope creatively.
• Knowledge of social media platforms and how to engage audiences on digital platforms.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and an aptitude for making quick, quality decisions.
• Strong sense of customer service and consistently interact with clients with a high standard of professionalism.
• Strong organizational skills and able to independently manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/13/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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