This position will interface, connect with and tell Central stories to external constituencies, including prospective students, families, alumni, donors, corporations, foundations and friends of the college. We are seeking someone to help build our brand, increase awareness of our academic program offerings and grow the college’s digital presence.
We need a talented photographer and videographer to develop and create visual storytelling across multiple platforms to inform, engage and entertain Central audiences and support the college’s communication and marketing goals. A key player on the integrated marketing communications team, this position captures photographs and video of a variety of events, including faculty and staff, campus scenes, campus activities, signature athletics events, buildings, individuals, groups and more. This position leads the production of multi-image, multi-media and video presentations, including pre- and post-production responsibilities.
We’re looking for someone with exceptional video and photography skills, including a high command of video, sound, camera, lights, and software. We also need someone who possesses an understanding of copyright regulations and privacy laws, accessibility guidelines and livestreaming. We work in an Apple Mac and Adobe Creative Cloud editing environment.
Reporting to the director of integrated marketing communications and media, this position will help guide and support the college’s communication priorities and strategies for student success.
The person in this role must have a great attitude and understand digital and traditional channels used to reach and engage with an audience. As part of a learning organization, the content specialist – photography and videography will have the opportunity to sharpen existing skills and hone new ones in a fast-paced, results-driven and supportive environment.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, multimedia, broadcasting, journalism or film. One to five years of successful experience in communications, public relations, social media, design, photography or videography is desirable. Will consider recent graduates eager to learn.
The successful candidate should communicate exceptionally well; be creative; operate in an organized manner; and have the ability to deliver aligned content to meet the needs and interests of college priorities. In addition, the successful candidate will have an interest in and curiosity for all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the college through developing excellent relationships with faculty, staff, students, volunteers and colleagues.
Central values positive attitude, adaptability, cooperation, and respect among its employees. The communications team embraces those values and extends them to the work with external constituents, aligning passion and commitment to Central’s priorities. The work of communications is highly focused on priorities related to recruiting students and attracting financial support for the college.
Please provide a link to your digital portfolio demonstrating ability in composition, creativity, digital editing techniques and multi-media post production in your resume and/or cover letter.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.