At the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota, we’re discovering who we are and why people need to know that. We have storytelling challenges, rooted in an evolving identity. Thankfully, you’re a problem solver who sees these as opportunities—and you’re an excellent storyteller to boot. We need your help to uncover and tell our story through images and sound so we can:
Recruit and retain more students
Welcome and keep world-class staff and faculty
Better connect with our alumni
Grow giving ($$) for student support
Position our college as a leading institution
Meet the communications needs of individuals and communities with diverse backgrounds and identities.
If you’re a multimedia storyteller who understands the big picture and can execute on the details, apply. If you’re someone who can put together an animated one-minute explainer video as easily as they can produce an evocative, tear-jerking video profile of an alumni, apply. If you thrive on mission-driven and world-changing work, definitely apply!
In return, we’ll offer a supportive, collaborative team environment where we have each others’ backs. We’ll give you space and freedom to explore creative ideas, even ones that push the boundaries. We’ll be direct and honest in our coaching and feedback, and ask you to do the same. And you’ll be part of a learning community that extends beyond our college and offers pretty competitive benefits.
Plus, CEHD offers flexible work environments, including a flex schedule that allows for variations in starting and departure times, a compressed work week (40 hours of work in fewer than 5 days), telecommuting allowing work to be conducted at on/off-campus locations, and fully remote options with occasional in-person meeting attendance. Just know this position will require a higher amount of in-person work based on college and department needs.
Tl;dr: We need a multimedia producer to create photo/video/audio media, and we can offer a great place to work tied to an important mission.
Capture, edit, and produce high-quality photo, video and audio content (70%)
Develop photo, video, and audio marketing collateral for internal and external communications, including advertising campaigns, social media initiatives, digital marketing and events
Use various media including graphics, animations, data visualization, music and voice overs to create professional-grade content
Secure and archive permissions for use of photo/video/audio
Curate a digital asset library of images and video content that can be used to reflect the brand in communications, marketing and press
Strategic thinking and consultation (25%)
Determine the visual and audio components of marketing and communications projects, including developing storyboards and shot lists
Oversee consistent, reliable visual storytelling that shares the stories of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Consult with those looking to create video projects and make recommendations to the team on which projects to support
Offer recommendations on external photo/video vendors for projects beyond the team’s scope and/or capacity
Support and training (5%)
Stay abreast of changing practices and trends in multimedia production
Offer training to staff, faculty, and staff on video best practices and how to make usable media using everyday tools
Support members of the team in strategy development and non-multimedia projects as needed
BA/BS plus at least four years of experience
Experience working with people with diverse backgrounds and identities
Cinematography experience, including basic knowledge of common DSLR cameras & lenses
Experience with photo/video/audio/production equipment
Ability to pack and transport video camera(s), tripods, lighting, microphones, and other associated equipment to all sites and other necessary locations
Knowledge and experience with non-linear editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, FInal Cut Pro, etc.
Knowledge of Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics software
Knowledge of photo editing software, such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.
Evidence of dependability, accuracy, attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and problem-solving skills
Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays (dependent upon event schedule)
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and use appropriate time management skills
Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of faculty, staff, students, and external partners
Ability to work independently, solve problems, and/or refer issues to appropriate authority
Experience managing sensitive and confidential issues
Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading skills
Ability to travel (likely less than 5% of work hours)
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.