Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM with occasional nights and weekends as needed.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until first review deadline of August 29, 2017.
Department Overview: The Office of Strategic Communication (OSC) provides a broad range of services and is committed to developing and executing strategic communications programs designed to gain and sustain public support of the University. OSC assists each client with reaching marketing and communications goals, including crisis communications, copywriting and editing, graphic design, media relations, marketing consulting, seminars and training, and website development and tools. As the campus-level strategic communications and marketing unit, OSC manages the campus website and responds to national surveys in addition to a wide array of special projects. OSC provides public relations, marketing and planning assistance to the president, deans and department heads, advancement/development and alumni relations, admissions, student and career services. OSC is committed to working with the two campuses - San Bernardino and Palm Desert - to coordinate efforts and ensure the consistent application of the University's image and messages.
There are three divisions within OSC - (1) Creative Services, providing graphic design, project management, and advertising services; (2) Marketing and Public Relations (formerly Public Affairs/News Bureau), delivering research and campus-related press content, CSUSB brand and identity program management, CSUSB Magazine; and, the (3) Photography/ Videography Department, providing a variety of photography and videography services for campus units. OSC seeks a dynamic, energetic and self-motivated individual to serve as the Media Production Specialist I. The Media Production Specialist reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and also take direction from the Senior Digital Media Specialist. Current employees will be given preferred consideration.
Under immediate supervision, the incumbent will proactively promote CSUSB through the development of digital media in both news and marketing efforts utilizing all appropriate Strategic Communication media channels. This position will primarily act a production assistant to two or more experienced staff by providing technical support for a variety of preproduction, production, and postproduction activities, distance learning, or related multi-media projects including;
Performance of moderately complex technical work to support and assist in the various phases of multimedia production and delivery.
Support of multimedia functions may include distance learning, web course updates and transfers, video conferences, and photography.
Day-to-day work is performed relatively independently under general supervision with guidance provided for priorities and new assignments.
Work involves establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, other staff members and students. The position will also need to interpret the needs of faculty to clarify objectives and apply methodologies to facilitate producing effective video.
Classification Overview: The Media Production Specialist is a broad classification with three position skill levels. It is designed for positions responsible for the performance and/or leadership of technical production work of instructional and/or promotional communications using such media as film, television, radio, multimedia, and photography. Incumbents can also be responsible for the production of audio slide/tapes, sound presentations and distance learning programs. Individual positions may be specialized in one function related to the production cycle or may perform more generalist duties throughout the production cycle.
Skill Level I - Incumbents at this level typically perform assignments of limited scope and complexity. They primarily act as production assistants to more experienced staff by providing technical support for a variety of preproduction, production and postproduction activities, distance learning, or related multimedia projects. Assignments may include, but are not limited to: obtaining equipment; setting up and testing equipment; assisting in prop and set production and set up; photographing events or subjects; developing film and/or digital still photography and image processing; maintaining files on visual materials; performing basic shoots or assisting in more complex shoots; duplicating and editing audio and video tapes; assisting in video conferences; and providing technical support for distance learning.
Experience & Abilities:
Working knowledge of techniques, materials and equipment used in the production of instructional media and related communication assignments.
Working knowledge of full range of production techniques including sound recording, graphics, television, photography, video taping, lighting, editing methods and equipment.
Ability to set up and operate a wide variety of production equipment, including set-up for multi-camera video productions and distance learning classrooms.
Ability to learn techniques in the development of television, film, radio or multimedia productions.
Basic computer skills to operate digital and analog production-related editing and duplication equipment.
Basic photography skills such as film speed, light, and color requirements.
Ability to use and maintain studio, camera and related equipment.
Solid writing and editing skills, including a strong foundation in English grammar.
Strong interpersonal skills including excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to build and maintain working relationships with staff and students.
Well-developed organizational skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
Entry to the first level within this classification requires a basic knowledge of and skill in graphics, still or motion photography, or television production. This knowledge and skill normally is obtained through a bachelor's degree in a related field and at least six months of experience in still and motion picture photography, including a thorough knowledge of video production techniques.
Prior experience or proficiency with Macintosh (Apple) PCs, possess knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Software, knowledgeable of Final Cut Pro in various editions, various types of cameras including; JVC cameras, DSLR camera equipment (including stabilizers, tripods, audio equipment, lighting), and motion software.
Proven editing skills, storytelling skills with demonstrated experience taking a project from ideation to production and strong organizational skills to develop storyboards and shotlists.
Previous experience working in a higher education environment is highly desired.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, a...s well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.