Number of Vacancies:
University Marketing and Communications
Scope of Job:
To create compelling visual storytelling across multiple platforms,
using both photography and videography to inform, engage, and
entertain audiences and support the University's communication and
Description of Duties:
• Plans, shoots, produces, writes, directs, and edits
commercial-quality multimedia projects characterized by excellent
shooting and post-production technique, sophisticated digital
motion graphics, creative thinking, and strong storytelling.
• Works with supervisor to absorb creative direction while
proactively bringing a valuable point of view to each
• Video Pre-Production: Actively participates in content production
meetings for new projects, assists in content development and
message strategy, utilizes video script writing fundamentals,
adheres to a production schedule prior to shoot, reserves and
schedules necessary locations, equipment, and support staff.
• Field Video Production: Records material for content using
professional video cameras, follows production schedules
collaborating with clients for revisions as needed, sets up shoot
including lighting, sound, and other technical details.
• Video Postproduction: Performs non-linear editing using digital
editing packages such as Motion, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut
Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Lightworks. Designs after effects as
needed (including motion graphics, layout, and digital animation)
and prepares video for various multimedia formats including web and
other digital distribution mediums. Encodes and archives videos,
tracks video analytics, and ensures that all videos meet the needs
of a varying audience of ability through the use of captioning and
other forms as needed.
• Still Photography Pre-Production: Understands and adheres to
project goals and proposes ideas for shot selection, adheres to a
production schedule prior to shoot, reserves and schedules
necessary locations, equipment, and support staff.
• Still Photography Production: Executes photographic assignments
on and off campus, providing commercial quality images that require
creative thinking and execution and with an excellent eye for
lighting and shot selection.
• Still Photography Post-Production: Responsible for editing and
enhancing photographs through specialized photo editing software
such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixlr, and Affinity Photo.
Prepares and submits photos to writers and content specialists,
assists with photo cutlines and photo tagging for social media,
special projects, and the website.
• Audio Production: Uses a variety of advanced audio capture,
mixing, and editing equipment and software during the recording and
post-production process. During post-production and mixing, blends
recordings to achieve optimal sound and ensures sound lines up with
visual cues to contribute to overall production quality and
• Archives: Helps maintain archive of all multimedia projects for
easy access by multiple users and also researches the digital
archives as needed to select, prepare, and provide photographs and
videos, as requested.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited
Two (2) years of experience in video and still photography
shooting, production, and editing, using industry best practices
and advanced tools, equipment, and techniques. Work experience will
be accepted in lieu of education on a 1-on-1 basis. Must provide a
strong creative portfolio in both video and still photography
demonstrating an eye for quality, detail, and storytelling during
the selection process.
Excellent technical knowledge of video and photographic equipment
including video and still cameras, editing software, associated
hardware, and computers. Use of standard office equipment. Strong
competency with photography principles and photo editing software
packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixlr, and Affinity
Photo. Strong competency in cinematography and videography
principles from scripting through final editing and high level of
proficiency with video motion software and digital editing packages
such as Motion, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media
Composer, and Lightworks.
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
• Strong eye for storytelling; clear and concise written and verbal
communications skills; ability to collaborate and an affinity for
• Demonstrable and exceptional skills in video, photography, and
editing techniques through sophisticated craftsmanship that is
professional and compelling - not just technically proficient, but
also possessing marketing sensibilities about how to properly
convey a message.
• 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
• 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.
• Ability to quickly learn new production and post-production tools
and news shooting styles.
Commensurate with experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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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
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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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30997