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Visual Storyteller

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01910 Position Title Visual Storyteller Position Number TE2160 Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $54,900-$68,650.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
This is a position with temporary funding approved for three years. Pay Grade
17 Employee Category Professional staff Department VP Strategy Marketing and Communications EClass Code Position Summary
Are you an experienced, creative and versatile multimedia storyteller with a passion for inspiring an audience through the lens of your camera? Metropolitan State University of Denver is looking for a motivated videographer, editor and producer rolled into one – a dynamic storyteller with expert technical skills who is as comfortable at an editing workstation as s/he is behind the camera. The ideal candidate will also be a capable stills photographer, though the primary focus of this role will be on producing a wide range of video projects.

As visual storyteller, you will join a talented and dedicated editorial team focused on telling MSU Denver’s unique story across multiple platforms, including RED, the University’s award-winning digital newsroom; RED magazine; social media; The Early Bird, our daily employee-engagement newsletter; and more. The visual storyteller will also work with MSU Denver’s marketing team to produce advertising spots, promotional videos and other visual content that supports the University’s strategic marketing goals. This position reports to the assistant director of photography and video production in MSU Denver’s Strategy, Marketing and Communications Branch.

IND208 Duties/Responsibilities
60% Video production, including pre-production, field production and post-production.
  • Works on daily and long-term video assignments, sometimes as part of a team and often as a solo videographer/producer.
  • Shoots and edits a wide range of video projects, including news, event, training, marketing and social media-focused productions.
  • Is a strong writer, capable of developing compelling video scripts and storyboards.
  • Is a nimble editor, capable of turning video assignments quickly.
  • Provides counsel and production services for University departments, schools and colleges in support of their communication needs and strategic goals.
  • Develops storyboards and scripts for a variety of internally and externally focused video projects, including news, documentary, promotional and educational productions.
  • Works with the director of media relations to provide photos, b-roll and other content to media organizations.
20% Photography, including planning, shooting and editing news, magazine, event, marketing and other assignments.
  • Works on daily photography assignments, sometimes as part of a team and often solo.
  • Plans, shoots and edits a wide range of photography projects, including news, event, marketing, portrait and web photo assignments.
  • Is a strong writer, capable of crafting succinct and descriptive photo cutlines.
  • Coordinates with the director of client services to provide photography content for University departments, schools and colleges in support of their communication needs and strategic goals.
10% Archiving and asset management.
  • Works with the assistant director of photography and video production to develop and execute photography and video production workflows, archiving and asset management.
5% Equipment inventory and maintenance.
  • Oversees the security, operation and maintenance of cameras, lighting, audio gear, editing workstation and other photography and video production equipment.
5% Metrics analysis reporting. Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience shooting, editing and producing news, documentary-style and scripted video projects, including advertising spots.
  • Expert-level proficiency with digital cinema and DSLR cameras, as demonstrated in a portfolio or professional works samples.
  • Expert-level proficiency with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or similar video editing software, as demonstrated in a portfolio or professional works samples.
  • Expert-level proficiency using photography editing and management software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Photo Mechanic.
  • Demonstrated understanding of video formats and compression, including experience using Media Encoder, Compressor or similar software.
  • Professional experience developing storyboards and writing scripts.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.
Please include a link to a portfolio of work that demonstrates shooting, editing, writing and producing expertise. Portfolio links can be uploaded in a separate document or included in cover letter or resume. Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a video production house, agency, news organization or institution of higher learning.
  • Experience using content management and asset management platforms.
  • Proficient using After Effects, Motion or other motion graphics software.
  • Experience with audio mixing and sound design, including proficiency in audio editing software such as Adobe Audition and Audacity.
  • Experience as a one-person-band video producer or multimedia journalist, with journalistic instincts and strong interviewing skills.
  • Experience with studio production, including lighting and green-screen work.
Work Hours
8 a.m – 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings as photo events require Posting date 01/14/2022 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 01/28/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a sample video script as the writing sample in the required documents area.

Portfolio links can be uploaded in a separate document in the additional document upload area, or included in cover letter or resume.

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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