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Manager, Photo and Video Services - Strategic Marketing and Communications, 28379

Employer
University of Missouri Kansas City
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Editing & Publications Management
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 photographer/videographer to oversee a team of employees and freelance photographers and videographers. This visual storyteller will have s trong organizational and relationship-building skills and experience coordinating and assigning tasks to team members while balancing deadlines and other priorities.

The job requires someone who can:
  • manage and lead photo/video team, providing day-to-day work direction, sharing performance feedback, giving recognition and communicating effectively;
  • review photography and video requests, assign work and manage workload across the team;
  • set individual and team goals and monitor and evaluate performance against those goals;
  • accurately estimate, track time and costs and oversee billing for projects, keeping in mind budget goals.
  • recruit, interview, hire, and train new photographers and videographers, including freelancers, to build and maintain a high-performing team;
  • ensure staff communicate and follow through on assigned work, addressing any issues promptly and managing relationships with clients and other colleagues;
  • capture well-crafted photographs and video footage and assemble it into content for various marketing and communications purposes in collaboration with other team members (including other photographers, designers, project managers, Strat. Comm. specialists and relationship managers);
  • organize and direct team members to maintain photo and video archives;
  • 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;
  • maintain and oversee photographic equipment, backgrounds and props as well as tracking an inventory of the equipment. Also make recommendations on fixing issues and purchasing new equipment.
  • in collaboration with division leadership, facilitate decision-making and timely communications regarding on campus filming with external vendors.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in art, graphics or a related area
  • 3 – 5 years experience in commercial videography or photography
  • 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;
  • good judgment on solving problems and knowing when to escalate issues to the appropriate person to get support.
Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position.

Salary

Salary starts at $47,476, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin June 1st.

Application Instructions

Work samples are required.

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.

EEO IS THE LAW

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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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