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Videographer/Photographer, 28975

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Job Description

The Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications at UMKC is looking for a creative, collaborative videographer who can tell our story in various formats. This visual storyteller will have s trong organizational and relationship-building skills, plus experience in balancing and meeting deadlines. Video is the primary medium for this position, but the ideal candidate will also be adept at photography since work will be distributed across the team and everyone will need to provide support and cover for each other at times.

The job requires someone who can:

  • Capture well-crafted video footage and assemble it into content for various marketing and communications purposes (examples include short social media video clips, storytelling interviews with students and announcements of major gifts);
  • Insert closed captioning, graphics, or other on-screen text into video content;
  • Organize and maintain a video library that can be shared by other team members;
  • Work as a member of a team to complete projects (including other photographers, designers, project managers and relationship managers), as assigned by the creative director;
  • Photograph or video campus events for internal clients as well as for public relations;
  • Set up and tear down cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones, and props;
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of camera equipment, computer hardware and software and adhere to policies and procedures of Strategic Marketing and Communications;
  • Troubleshoots problems with the equipment and make simple repairs;
  • Strong technical understanding of how to make the most of camera equipment and configure lighting, audio and production equipment in order to get the best results;
  • Make recommendations on equipment needs;
  • Capture and archive background film or “B” roll footage;
  • Take portraits of faculty, staff, administrators and volunteer leaders as assigned;
  • accurately estimate and track time and costs;
  • coordinate with outside companies on photo and video shoots taking place on campus

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the following software in Mac format: Adobe CC including Premiere, PhotoShop and Lightroom; and Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of how to optimize video for publication in various formats, social media, publication with digital magazines, news articles and background video on websites;
  • Good people skills, including the ability to interact effectively with varied persons and personalities from all levels of an organization;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once, prioritize accordingly, communicate progress and meet deadlines in a changing environment;
  • Skills with motion graphics and advanced video editing a plus;
  • Ability to think strategically about how multiple projects fit together as a whole;
  • Business acumen on how to grow our photo/video enterprise in order to best support university priorities;
  • The patience and perseverance to get the best possible shot.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

Position will be open until filled

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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