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
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
VP Strategy Marketing and Communications
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
60% Video production, including pre-production, field 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
- Is a strong writer, capable of developing compelling video
scripts and storyboards.
- Is a nimble editor, capable of turning video assignments
- 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
- 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
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.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Professional experience shooting, editing and producing news,
documentary-style and scripted video projects, including
- 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
- Demonstrated understanding of video formats and compression,
including experience using Media Encoder, Compressor or similar
- Professional experience developing storyboards and writing
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
- Experience working in a video production house, agency, news
organization or institution of higher learning.
- Experience using content management and asset management
- Proficient using After Effects, Motion or other motion graphics
- Experience with audio mixing and sound design, including
proficiency in audio editing software such as Adobe Audition and
- Experience as a one-person-band video producer or multimedia
journalist, with journalistic instincts and strong interviewing
- Experience with studio production, including lighting and
8 a.m – 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings as
photo events require
Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
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
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must
apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com
References refers to a list of three professional references and
their contact information.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
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.
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MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees
a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the
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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
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