UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The Marketing And Enrollment Services has an outstanding opportunity for Multimedia Producer to join their team.
The multimedia producer will help to develop a range of videos that promote UW Professional & Continuing Education and UW Continuum College programs. To succeed in this position you must have strong video editing skills, a good understanding of scripting or story building, as well as storytelling, the use of video for social media and advertising, and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals, from students to high-level executives. Experience in journalism and/or two-camera interview, documentary style video production a plus.
In this role you’ll often partner with the multimedia storyteller to set up for video shoots and work with the content afterward. You’ll often be responsible for setup and operation of video, lighting and audio equipment; recording; advanced editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and other programs; and building stories from raw interviews and transcripts with Adobe Premiere. Occasionally assist the multimedia storyteller with shooting photos and video b-roll. Project manage all aspects of video projects from pre-production through post-production. Assist with managing videos on YouTube, including monitoring metrics and posting videos to websites using a CMS.
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and storytelling skills; attention to detail; effective organizational skills; and an ability to juggle priorities under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in video launch meetings with primary stakeholders to determine project scope, storyline, timing, subjects, B-roll ideas and any other project needs.
Work with others to storyboard projects when appropriate.
Help to coordinate faculty, instructors, students, alumni and subject matter experts for video interviews, photoshoots and B-roll opportunities, obtaining and managing proper permission releases, arranging location and transportation as needed.
Scout and secure locations, evaluating and staging them for optimum visual and sound results.
Help to set subjects at ease during setup and recording so they are comfortable on camera.
Set up video, audio and lighting equipment for optimum visual and sound results.
Monitor video and audio equipment during recording sessions, making adjustments as needed.
Obtain proper release forms from subjects.
Using audio files, transcripts and raw video interviews, build compelling stories for marketing videos that effectively target prospective students.
Edit footage from two cameras and B-roll to create clear and concise visual storylines.
Ensure published visuals adhere to the University of Washington’s brand guidelines.
Coordinate with faculty and instructors to arrange and carry out classroom photoshoots throughout the year, obtaining related release forms.
Regularly photograph environment, classrooms, students, instructors, alumni and others, setting subjects at ease with being on camera and capturing compelling moments for storytelling.
Post-process photos for optimum exposure and clarity.
Manage photography galleries on Smugmug.
Project manage video projects, managing workflow, production schedule, coordinating with faculty, staff and alumni, managing project requests, tracking results, reporting, etc.
Maintain Smartsheets to track assets, content production status and YouTube distribution.
Maintain an archive of release forms.
Regularly report progress and status of projects.
Equipment and Asset Management
Maintain multimedia equipment, making recommendations for updates as needed.
Load video content to YouTube channel, set up closed captioning, add videos to website using CMS, and manage YouTube community.
Maintain library and archives of video and photography assets.
Track usage of photo assets in marketing collateral, documenting proper permission releases are in place before publication.
Remain current on trends and techniques in video storytelling, photography and content marketing. Build technical skills and understanding of current and emerging technologies as needed for role.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience is accepted.
2 years of experience in a multimedia or video production role, including:
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proficiency using nonlinear video editing software, preferably Adobe Premiere.
Proficiency using DSLR cameras, lighting and audio equipment.
Some use of video motion graphics software, preferably Adobe After Effects and using Adobe Creative Suite.
Flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends and ability to travel within the region to shoot off site.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry equipment.
Strong organization, communication and project management skills.
Ability to multitask and adjust priorities according to competing needs.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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